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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:


Lincoln: Angela Tran, Master of Science

Malcolm: Samuel Aaron Heider, Master of Science

Omaha: Rachel Jane Tomcak, Master of Science


New Jersey

Columbus: Deborah Marie Kane, Master of Science

Harrington Park: Amy Elizabeth Cantone, Master of Arts

Hewitt: Jeffrey Rotondi, Master of Science

Princeton: Pammi Parekh, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Runnemede: Jessica Lynn Lacontora, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics


New Mexico

Clovis: Ashley Marie Thackrah, cum laude with a Bachelor of Science

Corrales: Chester Dale McDowell, Master of Science

Las Cruces: Clinton John Roof, Master of Public Health


New York

Oswego: Kubrom Hisho Teka, Doctor of Philosophy

Saratoga Springs: Kelly Lea Becker, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics


North Carolina

Cary: Kendra Joleen Hunt, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Greensboro: Alicia Elena Fenton, Master of Science

Raeford: Nicholas Alford Rau, Bachelor of Science