MANHATTAN — Nearly 1,430 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University in fall 2018.

The graduates are from 85 Kansas counties, 41 states and 31 countries.

The university awarded 1,137 bachelor’s degrees, 204 master’s degrees, 67 doctorates and three associate degrees. Several students earned multiple degrees, according to a news release.

More than 170 students earned graduation honors for outstanding academic performance. Of those, 69 students graduated summa cum laude with a grade point average of 3.95 or above; 55 students graduated magna cum laude with a grade point average of 3.85 to 3.949; and 49 students graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.75 to 3.849.

Local graduates include:

Linn County

La Cygne:

  • Lacy Stockton, Master of Science


  • August Dunlop, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Lucas Miller, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Miami County


  • Sydney Haas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude.


  • Sarah Albert, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Bailey Alexander, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Secondary Major; Konnor Cook, Bachelor of Science; Taylor Dechant, Bachelor of Science; Ashley Eberhart, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; James Reedy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Madeline Unruh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


  • Erika Davis, Master of Science; Benjamin Dorsett, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.


  • Brandon Hagger-ty, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Sarah Ludwick, Bachelor of Arts; Brooke Prothe, Bachelor of Science.

Spring Hill:

  • Crystal Frazier, Bachelor of Science; MacKenzie Getz, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; Magna Cum Laude.

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