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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.
News release prepared by: Megan Molitor, 785-532-3452, molitor@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

Summer graduates: More than 500 earn degrees from K-State

MANHATTAN -- More than 500 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 59 Kansas counties, 32 states and 27 countries. Sixteen of K-State's newest graduates also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include nearly 300 bachelor's, nearly 170 master's, more than 40 doctorates and several associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Three students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Seven students graduated magna cum laude and six 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 2011 graduates had the option of participating in K-State's spring or fall 2011 commencement ceremonies.

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

Marion County

Marion: Erica Shae Geis, Bachelor of Science


Marshall County

Frankfort: Kent Steven Swanson, Bachelor of Science

Marysville: Erin Michelle Meier, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Vermillion: Adam Daniel Polson, Bachelor of Science in Apparel and Textiles


McPherson County

Lindsborg: Karen Renee Kootz, Bachelor of Science

McPherson: Gaspar M Amparan Lopez, Master of Arts in Modern Languages


Miami County

Paola: Rebekah Annette Ludwick, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Jory Michael Setter, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Michelle Lea Sullivan, Master of Science in Animal Science


Mitchell County

Beloit: Rhea Theresa Reitmeyer-Littrell, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education


Montgomery County

Coffeyville: Adam Eugene Rigdon, Bachelor of Science


Morris County

Dwight: Marina Vilardo, Bachelor of Arts