Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.
Area graduates and their degrees include:
• Garnett: Arielle Adams, bachelor of science in business administration; John Joseph Nicolas, master of architecture; and Kendra Porter, bachelor of science.
• Ottawa: Jori Graf, bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management; Abby Guenther, bachelor of science in food science and industry; Damon Guyett, bachelor of science in chemical engineering; Kayla Hambleton, bachelor of science; Kylene Howard, bachelor of science in family studies and human services; Chad Jackson, doctor of philosophy in adult, occupational and continuing education; Donald Jamison, bachelor of science in athletic training; Robert Wooster, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering; Katie Wootten, bachelor of science in education; and Cara Yuen, bachelor of science in agriculture.
• Richmond: Amanda Bures, bachelor of science in agriculture.
• Princeton: Casey Droddy, bachelor of science in agriculture; Shelby Droddy, bachelor of science in agribusiness; and Michael Mills, bachelor of science in business administration.
• Wellsville: Alex Bachman, bachelor of science in agriculture; Todd Coen, bachelor of science in agriculture; and Emily Sellers, bachelor of science.
Pratt Community College
Nolan Rush, Wellsville, was one of eight athletes at Pratt Community College to receive a student-athlete award.
Rush, a member of the college’s men’s baseball team, received a Superior Academic Achievement Award from the National Junior College Athletic Association for having a grade point average between 3.71 and 3.99.
Pratt athletic programs that were named to the 2013-2014 NJCAA All-Academic Teams include men’s baseball, women’s soccer, women’s softball, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s wrestling.
Four local students received academic recognition from McPherson College.
To qualify for the college’s honor roll, a student must be full time and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term.
Local students recognized include: Erika Doty, freshman, Ottawa, fall 2013 and spring 2014; Cydney Lewis, freshman, Ottawa, fall 2013; Cord Cunningham, senior, Ottawa, fall 2013; Erin Meldahl, senior, Richmond, spring 2014.
Florida Institute of Technology
Dana Doerflinger, Wellsville, was named to the Florida Institute of Technology’s Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester.
Doerflinger is majoring in bioscience, marine biology.
To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4.
Florida Institute of Technology is an independent, technologcial university in Melbourne, Florida.
Fort Hays State University
Local students were among the 1,170 undergraduates named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester.
Students on the honor roll and their grade levels and majors include:
• Garnett: Morgan D. Parker, senior, psychology.
• Ottawa: Haley Anderson, junior, organizational leadership; Cesia Raquel Crook, senior, Spanish; Eric N. Crook, junior, physics; and Michael Emmet Ritzel, senior, music (education).
To be eligible, students must have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester. Full-time on-campus and virtual students are eligible.
Marissa Edwards, Wellsville resident and student at the Pratt Institute, was among more than 1,000 students who made the Dean’s List in the spring 2014 semester.
The Pratt Institute is located in New York City and offers programs in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences.
About 175 high school musicians were scheduled to attend the 31st annual Kansas Masonic All-State High School Marching Band and band camp July 22-26.
Presented by the Kansas Masonic Foundation, Inc., the five-day camp ended with performances at the Shrine Bowl parade, as well as pre-game and half-time performances during the Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl July 26 at Pittsburg State University.
Area students, their instruments and sponsors who were to attend the camp included:
• Central Heights High School: Cooper Dennett, percussion, Gardner Lodge No. 65; and Sandie Scott, clarinet, Kansas Masonic Foundation, Inc.
• Melvern High School: Isaac Lynn, trumpet, Melvern Lodge No. 22.
• Ottawa High School: Drew Birzer, alto saxophone, Ottawa Lodge No. 18; and Jonathan Branson, trumpet, Ottawa Lodge No. 18 and Franklin County Shrine Club.
• West Franklin High School: Miranda Carey, clarinet, McKinley Lodge No. 41; Isaac Deer, trumpet, McKinley Lodge No. 41; and Tiffani Montano, sousaphone, McKinley Lodge No. 41.
Two Ottawa students received degrees from Bradley University during commencement ceremonies May 17.
Amanda Marie Green, Ottawa, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in manufacturing engineering. Bailey Aileen Conness, Ottawa, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
To achieve summa cum laude, a student must achieve a 3.8 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. To achieve cum laude, a student must achieve a 3.4 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Bradley University is a private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, that offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.