The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at The University of Kansas this spring — representing 92 Kansas counties, 46 other states and more than 40 other countries — have been announced by the university registrar.


The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at The University of Kansas this spring — representing 92 Kansas counties, 46 other states and more than 40 other countries — have been announced by the university registrar.
KU’s class of 2010 includes 2,385 who completed degree work in summer and fall 2009. Because KU conducts only one formal Commencement ceremony each year, many of these graduates returned May 16 for the university’s 138th Commencement. More than half of the members of the Class of 2010 are expected to participate.
Local and area students who were graduation candidates included:
• Burrton — Brianna Dahn Flickinger, bachelor of science in athletic training.
• Halstead — Elizabeth Ann Major, bachelor of arts/history of art and bachelor of arts/anthropology.
• Hesston — Brady John Jansen, bachelor of science in biology; Whitney Nicole Janzen Pankratz, bachelor of social work and peace and conflict studies; Allison Marie Ott, bachelor of science in business/marketing; Grace Marie Rizza, master of accounting; Kayla Vernise Schrag, bachelor of science in nursing.
• Hillsboro — Aislinn Rea Conrad-Hiebner, master of social work; Danielle Nicole Hagen, bachelor of arts/psychology; Megan Anne Vogel, doctor of pharmacy.
• Marion — Brandon Allen Watson, bachelor of arts/sociology and bachelor of science in journalism.
• Newton — Jennifer Elizabeth Beck, bachelor of arts/English; Samuel Zenas Davidson, bachelor of science in business/finance; Ryan Sol Funk, master of science/pharmaceutical chemistry; Taryn Nicole Gilbert, bachelor of arts/English; Kristen Marie Hanzlicek, bachelor of science in nursing; Leslie Anne Hardin, bachelor of general studies/anthropology; Ashley Elizabeth Lachenmayr, bachelor of fine arts/design; Tom H. Le, bachelor of arts/chemistry; Gabriel Micheal Metzler, bachelor of science in clinical laboratory science; Seth Isaac Metzler, bachelor of science in clinical laboratory science; Cliff A. Nye, bachelor of arts/political science and global and international studies; Elizabeth D. Robb, bachelor of science in education; Saron Tech Tran, bachelor of general studies/film and media studies; Nathaniel Cole Yartz, doctor of pharmacy; Andrew Charles Koehn, bachelor of science in biology.
• North Newton — Melissa Ann Paradis, bachelor of science in business/marketing.
• Sedgwick — Christopher J. Maugans, doctor of medicine.
• Whitewater — Lindsay N. Bromlow, master of social work.