GARDEN CITY -- The ranks of the graduates at Garden City Community College included approximately 175 individuals earning honors status and 132 receiving high honors.
The class includes the following: Clement William Fellhoelter, Grinnell; Karla Murguia, Hays; Bailey Ann Hemmert and Ethan Jirak, both of Oakley; and Tate P. Andrews and Kenzi Knobbe, both of Sharon Springs.
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HESSTON -- Hesston College announced the names of full-time students whose spring semester grades earned them a place on the Dean's List (3.90 to 4.00) and Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.89).
Taylor Ermoian, Hays, was named to the Dean's List. Ermoian, a freshman, is the son of Cheryl Herman and Kyle Ermoian, Hays.
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CONCORDIA -- Cloud County Community College commencement activities were May 18. President Danette Toone announced 314 students were candidates for graduation.
Candidates for graduation and their degrees are:
* Glade: Skye C. Long, associate of applied science
* Hays: Ashley M. Calvin, associate of arts; Andrea M. Fairbank, associate of applied science; Justin Lee Gallentine, associate of applied science.
* Hoxie: Jonathan T. Johnson, associate of applied science.
* Kensington: Cheyenne Grauerholz, associate of science; Craig Alan Wolf, associate of arts.
* Logan: Alaina Long, associate of science; Bryce D. Sammons, associate of applied science; Holly Kathleen Sparks, associate of science.
* Norton: Lacey Elaine Wallingford, associate of general studies.
* Phillipsburg: Mandra Joy Imm, associate of applied science; Kylie DeNae Powell, associate of arts; Allison Marie Wach, associate of science.
* Russell: Alan Rourke, associate of arts.
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LAWRENCE -- Five University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching as an assistant abroad for the 2012-13 academic year, including Andrew Toth of Colby.
Toth is a graduate of Colby High School. He is the son of Sally and Patrick Toth. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
He has received a Fulbright grant to Germany to study in the master's program in environmental engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg-Hamburg. Toth is especially interested in the treatment of wastewater so it becomes a source of energy. In addition to taking classes that address the Water-Energy Nexus, he will complete an internship at Hamburg's wastewater treatment plant to experience first-hand the equipment and processes that generate energy from wastewater sludge.
Fluent in German, Toth first went to Germany as a high school student. He returned last summer as an intern in Lú where he was instrumental not only in facilitating the residency of the KU orchestra and Hansel and Gretel cast in nearby Eutin (a sister city of Lawrence) but also arranged for internships in local businesses for KU students. Toth has attended KU as a Summerfield Scholar.
The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.