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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:


Brooklin: Colin P. Tareila, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering



Mount Airy: Dustin Joseph Bresnock, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Silver Spring: Andrew Wesley Goodwin, Master of Arts in Communication Studies; Marjorie Strachman Miller, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology

Waldorf: Troy Anthony Butler, Bachelor of Science



Lexington: Miranda Burnett Grizio, Master of Science in Food Science



Austin: Stephanie M. Angalet, Master of Science in Food Science

Circle Pines: Angela Dee Adams, Master of Science in Chemistry

Prior Lake: Mauricio de la Serna, Master of Engineering Management

Saint Louis Park: Kash Tucker Schumacher, Master of Agribusiness

Saint Paul: Dominic Albin Krezowski, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts  

Woodbury: Haley L. Caughron, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services;Haley L. Caughron, Secondary Major



Ellisville: Stacey Scharlene Blalock Henry, Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology

Port Gibson: Willie Henry Scott, Master of Science in Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education

Blue Springs: Cortez Lamont Groves, Bachelor of Science; Melissa Rose Dalton, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Brentwood: Emily Ann King, Master of Landscape Architecture

Columbia: Eun Hae Park, Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication



Kansas City Bradley Dewight Craig, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Amanda Diane Doyle, Master of Science in Academic Advising; Caroline Alexandra Simpson, Master of Arts in Political Science; Korinne Kishino Todd-Takeyama, Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Hillary Grace Parker, Bachelor of Arts; Christopher Cruz, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Lee's Summit: Laura Jill Blankenship, Bachelor of Arts

Monett: Austin Kale Stephens, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Reeds Spring: Ashley Renee Sloan, Bachelor of Science



Helena: Thomas Roy Sando, Master of Arts in Geography