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News release prepared by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

'Tis the season of success: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

MANHATTAN -- More than 1,300 students have completed degree requirements from Kansas State University.

The graduates are from 91 Kansas counties, 42 states and 26 countries. Of the university's newest graduates, 117 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 1,050 bachelor's, nearly 260 master's, more than 55 doctorates and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Earning the university's top graduation honor, summa cum laude, were 32 students, who have an academic average of 3.95 or higher; 41 students graduated magna cum laude with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 46 students graduated cum laude with an academic average of 3.750 to 3.848.

The following students earned degrees from Kansas State University; degree honors, if earned, also are included:



Burbank: Jennifer Godzsak, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Costa Mesa: Miranda Castillo, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Cupertino: Swathisree Kodavali, Master of Science in Grain Science

Fullerton: Michele Dreiling, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Hanford: Trevor Ault, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Helendale: Jeffry Thomas, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Los Angeles: Mohammed Jad, Bachelor of Arts; Emily LaRose, Master of Science in Dietetics

Manteca: Nigel Malone, Bachelor of Science

Mission Viejo: Raniah Crail, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Ripon: Rebekah Adams, Doctor of Philosophy

San Diego: Zachary Hasten, Master of Science in Geology; Shelly Heinz, Bachelor of Science in Education; Shelly Heinz, Bachelor of Science; Danny Panella, Master of Science in Academic Advising

San Mateo: Jessica Gousse, Bachelor of Science



Alamosa: Debbie Hill, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Arvada: Noel Cummings, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering; Nicole Schieck, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Boulder: Brent Johnson, Master of Agribusiness

Broomfield: Amanda Dunlavy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Brush: Rachael Thooft, Master of Accountancy

Burlington: Hayley Orth, Bachelor of Science

Colorado Springs: Kevin Crowe, Bachelor of Arts

Denver: Jessica Carter, Bachelor of Science; Joshua Hockett, Bachelor of Science

Edwards: Paula Hauswirth-Cummings, Master of Science Academic Advising; Lauren Mutter, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Franktown: Courtney Tracy, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude

HighlandsRanch: Michael Potts, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

Littleton: Sarah Eha, Bachelor of Music; Susan Norris, Bachelor of Science in Education

Windsor: Spencer Anduss, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

Yuma: Andrew Terrell, Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management



Greenwich: Ronald Sages, Doctor of Philosophy

Windsor: Kelsey Cahalan, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration