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Area students graduate from K-State during summer

Published on -9/23/2012, 1:37 PM

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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:

Hays: Kayla Marie Dinkel, bachelor of science in bakery science and management; Anthony William Dowling, bachelor of science in construction science and management; Antoinette Christine Leiker, master of science; Shane Patrick Terrell, master of science.

Logan: Savannah Noel Sammons, bachelor of science in family studies and human services.

Phillipsburg: Toma Vae Griffey, bachelor of fine arts.

Paradise: Kathleen Elizabeth Sexton, bachelor of science in education.

Russell: Benjamin Trible, master of science.

Hoxie: Allison Nicole Ebert, master of science; Lindsey Jo Niermeier, bachelor of science in family studies and human services.

Goodland: Drew G. Wilkens, bachelor of science in business administration.

Kensington: Alia Marie Rice, bachelor of science in family studies and human services.

Colby: Logan Marie Wark, bachelor of science; Brenda Lea Wilson, bachelor of science in apparel and textiles.

Wakeeney: Teran Ayn Frick, magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in family studies and human services.

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