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Written by: Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Monday, June 24, 2013

Scholastic success: More than 350 students receive graduation honors

MANHATTAN -- More than 350 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees.

Earning the university's top graduation honor, summa cum laude, were 91 students who earned an academic average of 3.95 or higher; 131 students graduated magna cum laude for an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 128 students graduated cum laude for an academic average of 3.750 to 3.848. Forty-eight students earned graduation honors for multiple degrees.

Kansas State University students earning graduation honors include:


Danbury: Alyssa Rippe, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Elkhorn: Elizabeth Faltin, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services, Summa Cum Laude; and Matthew Hull, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

Lincoln: Sophia Dongilli, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

Omaha: Taylor Kelly, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Cum Laude

Papillion: Katelyn Harvey, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Summa Cum Laude; Scott Johnson, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude; and Chandler Whaley, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Platte Center: Shannon Goedeken, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Summa Cum Laude

New York

Greenport: Lara Mcneil, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Cum Laude

Horseheads: Angela Eck, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude

North Dakota

Edinburg: Karin Thomasson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude