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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:

Pawnee County

Larned: Caitlin Linnea Flint, Master of Accountancy


Phillips County

Logan: Savannah Noel Sammons, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Phillipsburg: Toma Vae Griffey, Bachelor of Fine Arts


Pottawatomie County

Manhattan: Cheryl Ann Cleary, Bachelor of Science; Bonnie Jayne Lumb, Bachelor of Science; Colleen Marie Moore, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Winter Portelli, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

Olsburg: Laci Cornelison, Master of Science

Onaga: Robin Lynn Helget, Bachelor of Science

St. George: Carissa Leigh Shaffer, Bachelor of Science

Wamego: Kaitlin Amelia Haukos, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Garth Lee Highland, Master of Science; Katelin Cleion Morton, Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology; Blake Christopher Ward, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Westmoreland: Ashley Walker, Master of Arts


Pratt County

Pratt: Aaron Landry, Bachelor of Science