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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:



Adams: Allan Richardson, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology, Magna Cum Laude

Bartley: Denton Haag, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Beatrice: Jessica Wilkinson, Master of Science in Special Education

Columbus: Melissa Wilke, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Dix: Colton Daum, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

Imperial: Tyler Heinen, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Lincoln: Clinton Bruhn, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Maurianna Shelbourn, Master of Arts in Communication Studies; Matthew Turnbull, Bachelor of Science

Oakland: Marcie Lechtenberg, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Omaha: Anthony Chinn, Bachelor of Science; Robert Dorman, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering; Kara Tischer, Bachelor of Science

Oxford: Kevin Nielsen, Master of Agribusiness

Papillion: Jenna Lempke, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

South Sioux City: Melissa Barr, Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management



Las Vegas: Kirsten Snead, Master of Science in Academic Advising


New Hampshire

Salem: Samuel Bragg, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction


New Jersey

Dumont: Renee Sanjuan, Master of Arts in Security Studies

West Milford: Zachary Nussbaum, Bachelor of Arts


New Mexico

Albuquerque: Joseph Kinney, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude


New York

Bayside: Nicole Pinkowski, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Brooklyn: Pnina Garfinkel, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude

Cheektowaga: Amy Menzie, Master of Science in Dietetics

Deer Park: Tanvir Matin, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Fort Drum: Thomas Hussey, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education


North Carolina

Catawba: Erin Dubea, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Locust: Brandy Cleveland, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude

Pikeville: Ross Clark, Master of Science in Academic Advising