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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:


Baltimore: Patrick Elvin Trujillo, Master of Science



Newton: Amanuel Kesete, Master of Science



Bay City: Christopher Matthew Nakamura, Doctor of Philosophy

Deckerville: Kimberly Roberts, Master of Science

Remus: Samuel Alvarez-Angel Molina, Doctor of Philosophy

Sturgis: Ryan Connors Lytle, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture



Foley: Mark Gerard Gorecki, Master of Arts

Minneapolis: Leeah Marie Rodriguez, Master of Science

Spicer: Ryan Peder Tollefsrud, Master of Science



Corinth: Tealie Ragan Voyles, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics



Butler: Jeri Lynn Fowler, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Gladstone: Jennifer Beth Egeland, Master of Science

Independence: David Patrick Brayer, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology; Wilson Anthony Smith, Master of Science; Eva Melinda Steinman, Master of Regional and Community Planning

Kansas City: Travis Mikael Ballou, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Morgan Sophia Fry, Bachelor of Science; Amy Goldstein, Bachelor of Arts; Matthew Arthur Loehr, Doctor of Philosophy; Ryan Paul Myers, Bachelor of Science; Caroline Anne Fitzgerald Sweeney, Bachelor of Arts; Woldu Tuku, Master of Science

Lee's Summit: Kira Elizabeth Wylam, Master of Science

Norwood: Rebecca Charlotte Cancilla, Master of Science

Parkville: Tyler Evan Freeman, Doctor of Philosophy; Lee Eric Hoffman, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Mgmt; Jean Marie Volk, Master of Science

Pleasant Hill: Sarah Ann Kimberlin, magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

St. Charles: Alexander Todd Elmore, Master of Architecture

St. Peters: Lance Christopher Harris, Bachelor of Science

St. Louis: Caitlin Hannah Wall, Master of Science