Nearly 1,300 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this fall.
The graduates hail from 87 Kansas counties, 35 states and 22 countries. Graduation honors were also earned by 132 of these new graduates for their outstanding academic work.
Degrees earned include more than 1,100 bachelor’s, approximately 200 master’s, nearly 50 doctorates and more than 15 associate degrees.
Twenty-three students graduated summa cum laude, the university’s top graduation honor, by earning a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average. Forty-five students graduated magna cum laude and 62 graduated cum laude. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an academic average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with academic averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude.
Local students earning degrees and students earning graduation honors include: Claflin: Scott Ryan Bulin, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Lance Robert Hoffman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Ellinwood: Michele LeeAnn Younker, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Great Bend: Shelly E. Bullard, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Shaun A Dobratz, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Marisa Faye Rose, Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management; Jason A Sell, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Zachariah Starr, Master of Science in Horticulture; Lindsey Jane Tipling, Master of Science in Academic Advising; Hoisington: Audra Kay Jonas, Bachelor of Science; Anamarie Elizabeth Weber, Bachelor of Science; Larned: Kylee Ann Grant, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry; Christopher Shandon Lemon, Master of Arts in Modern Languages; Timken: Taberie Hartshorn, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Russell: Kellie Nicole Cobb, Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services; Stafford: Calvin B. Basye, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.