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News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu
Note to editors: If a county or state is not listed, there were no students earning degrees or honors from that area. 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Nearly 550 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer, with 28 students earning graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include nearly 300 bachelor's degrees, nearly 200 master's degrees, more than 35 doctoral degrees and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Six students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Ten students graduated magna cum laude and 12 graduated cum laude. Summa cum laude graduates earned a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average at K-State. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude.

Summer 2010 graduates had the option of participating in K-State's May 2010 commencement ceremony or fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 10-11.

K-State students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:




Agoura Hills: Brandon Scott Ballew, bachelor of arts

Arroyo Grande: Gavin Austin Berrier, master of science in academic advising

Atascadero: Jason Douglas Lewis, doctor of philosophy in horticulture

Colfax: Kelly R. Thompson, doctor of philosophy in human ecology

Escondido: Erica Clare Machin, bachelor of science in business administration

Fresno: Jeannette S. Muhareb, master of agribusiness

Healdsburg: Zachary Robert Hanson, bachelor of science

Murrieta: Teara Ann Richardson, bachelor of science; Kirssis Jomara Rullan, master of science in psychology

Sacramento: Hyung Kyung Park, master of science in gerontology



Aurora: Andrea Lynne Ingalsbe, master of music

Boulder: Heidi Lyn Ellis, master of science in academic advising

Buena Vista: Kelly Anne Roberts, bachelor of science



Cheyenne Wells: Alicia Jo Gaschler, bachelor of science in agriculture

Englewood: Scott Edwin Douglas Kreider, master of science in statistics

Highlands Ranch: Audrey Elaine Monroe, summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in dietetics



Greenwich: Frances Ann Mateycik, doctor of philosophy in physics

Tolland: Scott D. Morey, master of science in animal science



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