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Dec. 23, 2005
Contact: Mary Jane Dunlap, University Relations, (785) 864-8853.

KU announces more than 1,600 candidates for degrees in fall 2005

LAWRENCE -- The names of more than 1,600 candidates for degrees during the fall 2005 semester at the University of Kansas have been announced by the KU registrar's office.

Graduate and undergraduate degrees are conferred in December based on work completed during the fall semester. Because KU conducts only one formal commencement ceremony each year, many graduating in the fall term return for commencement exercises Sunday, May 21.

Four of KU's 14 colleges and universities conducted recognition programs in December honoring those planning to graduate at the end of the semester: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, School of Engineering and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

The fall 2005 candidates for degrees represent 71 of Kansas' 105 counties, 38 states and territories and 35 countries and principalities.

Names of the fall 2005 candidates for degrees is available online at

Degree candidates on this list are from the following Kansas counties: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Doniphan, Douglas, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Kingman, Labette, Lane, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Osage, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Stevens, Sumner, Washington, Wichita, Wilson and Wyandotte. States and territories: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampsire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Other countries and principalities: Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

The degree key below is used in abbreviating names of degrees :
BA-bachelor of arts
BAE-bachelor of art education
BGS-bachelor of general studies
BFA-bachelor of fine arts
BM- bachelor of music
BME-bachelor of music education
BSB-bachelor of science in business
BSE-bachelor of science in education
BSJ-bachelor of science in journalism
BSN-bachelor of science in nursing
BSW-bachelor of social work
CFR-certificate of fellowship or residency
DE-doctor of engineering
DMA-doctor of musical arts
EdD-doctor of education
EDS-specialist in education
JD-juris doctor (doctor of laws)
MA-master of arts
MAIS (MAS)-master of accounting and information systems
MAR-master of architecture
MBA-master of business administration
MD-doctor of medicine
ME-master of engineering
MME-master of music education
MFA-master of fine arts
MHAMS-master of historical administration and museum studies
MHD-master of human development
MHS-master of health service administration
MM-master of music
MOT-master of occupational therapy
MPA-master of public administration
MPH-master of public health
MS-master of science
MSE-master of science in education
MSW-master of social work
MUP-master of urban planning
PD-doctor of pharmacy
PhD-doctor of philosophy


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