Eleven K-State Olathe students earn graduate degrees
Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Eleven students have completed their degree programs at K-State Olathe, including the first in the food science program.
OLATHE — It is a cause for celebration as 11 graduate students at Kansas State University Olathe are receiving their master's degrees and doctorates from Kansas State University.
It is the largest graduating class from K-State Olathe since its opening in 2011. The class also includes the first graduates from K-State Olathe's food science program.
"It has been an honor watching so many of our graduates contribute new ideas and research to their field while they continued to work on their degree," said Janice Barrow, associate dean for academic affairs and executive education. "As bittersweet as commencement is, we are proud of our new graduates and look forward to their future successes using the knowledge and skills they learned from K-State Olathe."
Students will be recognized during Kansas State University's commencement ceremonies Dec. 9-10.
K-State Olathe students who earned their degrees are listed below by state. Graduates are as follows:
• Shelby Miller, master's student in veterinary biomedical science, Baldwin City
• David Culkin, doctoral candidate in adult education, Leavenworth
• Jay Van Der Werff, doctoral candidate in adult education, Leavenworth
• Lindsay Beardall, master's student in food science, Lenexa
• Kyle Lefler, master's student in veterinary biomedical science, Olathe
• Lysa Dvorak, master's student in adult education, Olathe
• Kelly Gude, master's student in horticulture, Kansas City
• Amanda Lindahl, master's student in horticulture, Kansas City
• Josette Wilsey, master's student in veterinary biomedical science, Kansas City
• Katy Gallo, doctoral candidate in human nutrition, Fairfield, Connecticut
• Jacob Jenott, master's student in food science, Eagle, Idaho
Visit olathe.k-state.edu/academics to learn more about the graduate-level academic programs at K-State Olathe.