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Note to editors: Students are listed by county and hometown. If a student is receiving more than one degree, all degrees to be earned are listed with the student's name, as are any graduation honors. If a Manhattan area address was given as a permanent address, the student will be listed in the permanent address county and also in the county for the high school of record. If a county or state is not listed, there were no graduates from that area. 
List prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-1542, jfosberg@k-state.edu; and Megan Molitor, 785-532-1566, molitor@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

Fall graduates: nearly 1,300 earn degrees from K-State

MANHATTAN -- Nearly 1,300 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this fall.

The graduates hail from 87 Kansas counties, 35 states and 22 countries. Graduation honors were also earned by 132 of these new graduates for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 1,100 bachelor's, approximately 200 master's, nearly 50 doctorates and more than 15 associate degrees.

Twenty-three students graduated summa cum laude, the university's top graduation honor, by earning a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average. Forty-five students graduated magna cum laude and 62 graduated cum laude. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with academic averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude.

Students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:


Boise: Holly Kay Bechtold, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Rexburg: Timothy Michael Rarick, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology


Blue Mound: Klayton Taylor Butcher, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Des Plaines: Amy Christine Neff, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Elgin: Malcolm David Wooldridge, Bachelor of Science

Fulton: Jessica Lynn Mickelson, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Jerseyville: Lucianna Larkin Reese, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Lake Villa: Leah Michelle Cairo, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

London Mills: Matthew Todd Melvin, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Naperville: Brittany Rose Wands, Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management

Normal: Andrew Frederick Werner, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Woodstock: Paul Anthony Herrick, Bachelor of Arts


Mishawaka: Karina Elizabeth Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Warsaw: Kyle Andrew Messmore, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness


Story City: Garrett Richard Skaar, Master of Science in Animal Science

Urbandale: Brandon Patrick Hall, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude