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 bachelors, more than 250 masters, 42 doctorates and three associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees.

Students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include:

Hays: John Walter, bachelor of science in education.

Oakley: Jeremiah Vangilder, bachelor of science.

Norton: Katie Maddy, bachelor of science in agriculture.

Atwood: Marcus Cahoj, bachelor of science.

Damar: Rebecca Benoit, bachelor of science in milling science and management.

Colby: Jaron Cox, bachelor of science in agriculture; Anthony Schroer, master of music.