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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:



Harrison: Sydney Taylor, Bachelor of Science in Education



Abilene: Joshuah Perkin, Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

Amarillo: Derek Skinner, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Coppell: Kendall Hogan, Bachelor of Science in Education

Dallas: Chloe Nelms, Bachelor of Science in Education; Pyungwha Oh, Bachelor of Science in Education, Summa Cum Laude

Fort Worth: Katherine Leftwich, Master of Engineering Management; Marianne Martin, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Frisco: Caitlin Ehmke, Bachelor of Science in Education

Grand Prairie: Brandon Jackson, Bachelor of Science in Technology Management

Harker Heights: Benny Beasley, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Houston: Katie Mire, Bachelor of Arts

Humble: Abigail Lynch, Bachelor of Science in Education

Katy: Shanon Smith, Bachelor of Arts

Lewisville: Damien Thompson, Bachelor of Science

Lumberton: April Stanley, Master of Science in Apparel and Textiles

Meridian: William Hastings, Master of Science Food Service and Hospitality Management/Dietetics Administration

Pampa: Janette Carrillo, Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Pearland: Dale Green, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Sanger: Ryan Enebo, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

Wylie: Sandra Heard, Master of Science Psychology