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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:



Beavercreek: Britney Falkinburg, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Fairfield: Lanita Mcgee, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Peebles: Brittany Pryor, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Springboro: Michael Kindel, Bachelor of Science



Edmond: Brooke Lennington, Bachelor of Arts

Enid: Carrie Highfill, Master of Science in Food Science

Jenks: Marcus Heckman, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Lawton: Michael Pooschke, Bachelor of Science

Norman: Bethany Jaques, Bachelor of Science; Joseph Turner, Bachelor of Science in Education

Tulsa: Heather Johnson, Master of Science in Apparel and Textiles Merchandising; Shaun Simon, Bachelor of Science

Yukon: Nicholas Gowen, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering



Beaverton: Molly Triplett, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Lexington: Stephan Gibson, Master of Public Health