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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release


Five men and five women have been named Tower King and Queen candidates at Northwest. King candidates are (top row, left to right): John Carr, Grant Kirk, Doug Porter, Walter Redden and Quentin Templeton. Queen candidates are (bottom row, left to right): Stacia Bricker, Meryl Engen, Emily Felton, Chelsea Nett and Laura Yeager.

April 7, 2011

Students invited to vote for 2011 Tower King and Queen

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Student voting is underway at Northwest Missouri State University to crown its next Tower King and Queen.

The honor is awarded annually to a Northwest student who excels academically and exhibits high involvement at Northwest in the Maryville community. Individuals are nominated by on-campus organizations and the king and queen are then chosen by the student body.

King candidates are:

  • John Carr, a senior psychology major from Cameron
    Memberships: President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Psi Chi, Freshman Seminar peer advisor, Atlantic Hope Field Training Exercise, Tripoli Rocketry Society, Boy Scouts of America, Up ‘Til Dawn
    Sponsor: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia


  • Grant Kirk, a senior biology major from Grain Valley
    Memberships: Vice president of Tri Beta, scholarship chair for Phi Sigma Kappa, co-chair of Homecoming parade, Talent Development Center, Phi Eta Sigma
    Sponsor: Tri Beta


  • Doug Porter, a senior business economics major from Grain Valley
    Memberships: Past president and senior advisor for Phi Sigma Kappa, treasurer of Order of Omega, Cardinal Key Honor Society, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Student Ambassador, Career Ambassador
    Sponsor: Panhellenic Council


  • Walter Redden, a junior public relations major from Ravenwood
    Memberships: Student Ambassador, office assistant for Student Affairs, SOAR leader, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County
    Sponsor: Alpha Delta Pi


  • QuentinTempleton, a senior business management major from Kearney
    Memberships: Student Senate president, Millikan Hall academic resource consultant, Delta Mu Delta, Alpha Chi National Honorary Society, past president of National Residence Hall Honorary, Millikan Hall Council advisor, Blue Key Honor Society, Eagle Scout
    Sponsor: The ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha


Queen candidates are:

  • Stacia Bricker, a senior marketing major from Blue Springs
    Memberships: Alpha Sigma Alpha, president of Cardinal Key Honor Society, secretary of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Order of Omega, Animal Welfare Committee
    Sponsor: Order of Omega


  • Meryl Engen, a senior elementary education major from Omaha, Neb.
    Memberships: Kappa Kappa Psi, vice president of membership for National Honorary Fraternity for College Bands, Student Ambassadors, Bearcat Marching Band, Blue Key Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    Sponsor: The men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia


  • Emily Felton, a senior biology major from Maryville
    Memberships: Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Pre-Health Occupations Club, Up ‘til Dawn, Science Olympiad volunteer, student employee in Provost's Office, science SOAR leader, organizational design committee for Foundations of Excellence
    Sponsor: Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society


  • Chelsea Nett, a senior theatre performance major from Corning, Iowa
    Memberships: President of Alpha Psi Omega, president of University Players, co-captain of forensics team, Theatre Northwest
    Sponsor: Alpha Psi Omega


  • Laura Yeager, a senior speech and organizational communications major from Omaha, Neb.
    Memberships: Executive Director of Up ‘til Dawn, Alpha Sigma Alpha, secretary of Mortar Board, Blue Key Honor Society, Order of Omega
    Sponsor: The men of Phi Sigma Kappa

Students may vote for the 2011 Tower King and Queen between now and 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, by logging on to CatPaws and clicking on the voting tab. Students will be allowed one vote each for the king and queen.  

The 2011 Tower King and Queen will be crowned at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Memorial Bell Tower.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468