Students earn degrees, honors at KSU and WSU

A total of 13 Marion County natives completed their degrees at Kansas State and Wichita State in fall 2011.

At KSU, undergraduate students who attained a grade-point average of 3.95 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.85 to 3.949 received the magna cum laude award; and those with an average of 3.75 to 3.849 received the cum laude.

Earning degrees and graduation honors were:

? Florence: Danielle Elizabeth Cope, bachelor of science in agriculture, magna cum laude;

? Hillsboro: Caleb Barkman, bachelor of science in agriculture; Tyler Kaufman, bachelor of science in business administration;

? Lost Springs: Tad Remy, bachelor of science in education; Daniel Goentzel, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering;

? Peabody: Lindsay R. Wiebe, master of science in family studies and human services;

? Tampa: Lucas Hamm, bachelor of science in business administration.

Six Marion County residents were among the 925 students who completed their degrees at WSU.

Undergraduate students who attained a grade-point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and those with an average of 3.25 received the cum laude.

Earning degrees and graduation honors were:

? Goessel: Angela T. Duerk?sen, Goessel, completed a master of arts degree in communication science and disorders;

? Hillsboro: Amber K. Loewen completed a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and graduated suma cum laude; Jandi L. Nikkel, completed a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and graduated magna cum laude;

? Marion: Stephanie Jacob?son completed a bachelor of science degree in nursing;

? Peabody: Tarina A. Gfeller completed a bachelor of science degree in nursing and graduated magna cum laude; Jessi J. Hilliard completed a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and graduated cum laude.

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