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News Release

Mohi Masciovecchio

Holm Ray Siefker VanNordstrand

Mittan Paddock Ranney Templeton

Top row, from left, Homecoming Queen Hollie Mohi, Columbia, and Homecoming King Joe Masciovecchio, Liberty
Middle row, from left, Queen's Court: Erin Holm, Julie Ray, Kara Siefker and Kim VanNordstrand
Bottom row, from left, King's Court: Anthony Mittan, Sean Paddock, Justin Ranney and Quentin Templeton


Oct. 23, 2009

Student body elects Homecoming royalty

The Northwest student body crowned its 2009 Homecoming royalty Thursday, Oct. 22, following opening night of the annual Variety Show in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

This year's queen is Hollie Mohi, a senior elementary education/deaf studies major from Columbia who was sponsored by Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Mohi is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, Order of Omega, Student Ambassadors, Mortar Board, Cardinal Key and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Following graduation, Mohi plans to teach third or fourth grade and incorporate sign language into the classroom.

Joe Masciovecchio, a senior physical education major from Liberty, was elected Homecoming king. He was sponsored by Phi Mu sorority. Masciovecchio is a member Tau Kappa Epsilon, and following graduation, he plans to teach elementary school in Des Moines, Iowa.

During their reign as Homecoming royalty, Mohi and Masciovecchio will ride in the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 24, before being introduced at the football game between the Bearcats and the Washburn University Ichabods that afternoon.

The remaining nominees for king and queen now become members of the 2009 Northwest Homecoming court. They are:

Queen's Court

Erin Holm: Senior marketing major with a minor in public relations from Liberty
Organizations: President of Student Senate and Phi Mu, Student Ambassadors, Mortar Board, Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Delta Mu Delta
Plans: To attend graduate school at Northwest or a larger university and to travel
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon

Julie Ray: Senior public relations major from Concordia
Organizations: President of Panhellenic Council and Order of Omega, Alpha Sigma Alpha vice president, Greek Week, National Society of Collegiate Scholars , Cardinal Key , Mortar Board , Student Ambassadors , Up Til Dawn, and serves in the United States Army Reserves
Plans: To work for a marketing/communications company
Sponsor: Interfraternity Council

Kara Siefker: Senior sociology and Spanish major from Eagle, Neb.
Organizations: President of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Order of Omega, Student Ambassadors, ESL Department Conversation Partner
Plans: To teach English as a second language abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a year
Sponsor: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Kim VanNordstrand: Senior Geographic Information Systems major from Council Bluffs, Iowa
Organizations: Student Senate Treasurer and Sigma Psi Sigma treasurer, Alpha Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, Up Til Dawn and Campus-Community Emergency Response Team
Plans: To attend graduate school at Northwest after completing her undergraduate degree.
Sponsor: Student Senate

King's Court

Anthony Mittan: Junior financial services and financial management major from Beatrice, Neb.
Organizations: Student Senate Vice President, Interfraternity Council President, Alternative Spring Break, Mortar Board, Sigma Phi Epsilon, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cardinal Key, Order of Omega and Blue Key
Plans: To pursue a master's degree
Sponsor: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sean Paddock: Senior business management and marketing major from Bettendorf, Iowa
Organizations: Captain of the football team, Students in Free Enterprise, American Marketing Association and Delta Mu Delta
Plans: To enroll in graduate school in the spring and to get invited to an NFL training camp.
Sponsor: Sigma Kappa

Justin Ranney: Junior accounting major from Red Oak, Iowa
Organizations: Student Activities Council, Student Senate, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Seminar Peer Adviser, Student Support Services Member
Plans: To pursue a master's degree and work in the Kansas City area
Sponsor: Student Senate

Quentin Templeton: Junior management and Spanish major from Kearney
Organizations: National Residence Hall Honorary President, Millikan Hall ARCH, Student Senate, Alpha Chi and Pre-Law Society
Plans: To attend law school and work in immigration reform
Sponsor: Residence Hall Association


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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