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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. 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.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Sweet success: Students earn degrees, honors over summer

MANHATTAN -- Nearly 630 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. The graduates hail from 61 Kansas counties, 41 states and 31 countries. Of the university's newest graduates 18 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work.

Degrees earned include more than 340 bachelor's, more than 250 master's, 42 doctorates and three associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

For outstanding academic, two students graduated summa cum laude, the university's top graduation honor; eight students graduated magna cum laude; and eight graduated cum laude. Summa cum laude graduates earned a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average at Kansas State University. 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 2013 graduates had the option of participating in the university's 2013 spring or fall commencement ceremonies.

Students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:

Labette County

Dennis: Amy Lomas, Master of Science

Parsons: Kimberly Reeves, Bachelor of Science

Leavenworth County

Basehor: Kelsey Girvin, Bachelor of Science; Robert Walker, Bachelor of Science

Bonner Springs: Kali Yates, Bachelor of Science

Leavenworth: Jacob Gardner, Bachelor of Science; Eileen Godinez, Master of Science; Douglas Graham, Master of Arts; Lauren Schumaker, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services and a Secondary Major; Cameron Seifert, Master of Arts; Megan Todd, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Jeremy Turner, Master of Arts; Forrest Woolley, Master of Science

Linwood: Benjamin Field, Bachelor of Science

Tonganoxie: Nicole Allen, Master of Science

Logan County

Oakley: Jeremiah VanGilder, Bachelor of Science

Lyon County

Emporia: Mark Dedonder, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Shane Galentine, Master of Music