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

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Summer graduates: More than 580 students earn degrees

MANHATTAN -- More than 580 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 68 Kansas counties, 37 states and 25 countries. Of K-State's newest graduates, 35 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 335 bachelor's, more than 200 master's, 45 doctorates and five associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

For outstanding academic work, 10 students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Eleven students graduated magna cum laude and 14 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 2012 graduates had the option of participating in K-State's spring or fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.

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

Labette County

Edna: Kellie Ann Allen, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture


Lane County

Healy: Kurt Adam Fenster, Bachelor of Science


Leavenworth County

Basehor: David Mark McKelvey, Master of Science

Fort Leavenworth: Darryl Dwayne Hairston, Bachelor of Arts

Lansing: Danielle Marie Glynn, Bachelor of Arts; William Wade Johnson, Bachelor of Science

Lawrence: Ali Jo Pistora, Master of Science

Leavenworth: James Patrick Bailey, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science; Linda Conner, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics; Michelle Marie Meier, Master of Science


Lyon County

Emporia: Heather Caswell, Doctor of Philosophy; Eric Benjamin Dorsey, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Erin Abigail Sudlow, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Hartford: Clareen Mary-Jeanne O'Connor, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services