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Kansas State University Spring 2011 Graduation Candidates

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. 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 graduation candidates from that area.
News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535,

Thursday, May 12, 2011


MANHATTAN -- More than 2,800 students are set to graduate from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring.

Ceremonies on K-State's Manhattan campus will be Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Commencement for K-State at Salina was May 7.

K-State is awarding more than 2,100 bachelor's degrees, more than 550 master's degrees, more than 170 doctorates and more than 40 associates degrees. More than 55 students are receiving multiple degrees.

Candidates for graduation include:


Ammon: Matthew M. McDonald, Master of Science in Food Science

Homedale: Lucy Elizabeth Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Idaho Falls: Kendall Christen Marvin, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture



Bartlett: Jessica Marie Fouch, Master of Regional and Community Planning

Belleville: Christopher Michael Gaertner, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Chicago: Abigail Marie Simon, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Downers Grove: Katherine Kristine Sapyta, Bachelor of Science

Dundee: Danielle Hoster, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Florin I. Iva, Master of Science in Grain Science

Ivesdale: Stephen Franklin Wright, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Lebanon: Kaitlin Michelle Holle, Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design

Maywood: Jacob Everse Pullen, Bachelor of Science

Minonk: Megan Agnes Cassidy, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Palatine: Meriel Louisa Harwood, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Peoria: Megan E Johnson, Master of Arts in Theatre

Plainfield: Jeffrey Thomas Cargerman, Bachelor of Science

Sleepy Hollow: Stephanie Louise Schneider, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Winnebago: Danielle Marie Hill, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture



Brownsburg: Larry Alan Gossen, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Camby: Sheila K. Hamlett, Master of Science in Food Science

Columbia City: Carrie Ellen Randall, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Indianapolis: Paul Alexander Harris, Bachelor of Arts; Ian Angelo Smith, Master of Science in Entomology

Jamestown: Rachel C. Hieston, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

La Porte: Bryan C. Donze, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Manhattan: Morgan Andrea Bernal, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Seymour: Michelle Statia Davenport, Master of Arts in Theatre



Anamosa: Ashley Beth Dohrmann, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Archer: Heidi Sue Proehl, Bachelor of Arts

Council Bluffs: Sandra Rae Law, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Gladbrook: Alyssa J Riley, Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

Grinnell: Nicholas Adam Ihde, Master of Science in Agronomy

Newton: Lisa Rae Bernal, Master of Science in Academic Advising

Ottumwa: Jessica Ann Bezona, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Pella: Paul Joseph Michaels, Master of Architecture

Story City: Jennifer Lynn Schroeder, Master of Science in Family Studies and Human Services