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April 16, 2012
Ryan Smith, a junior broadcasting and sports psychology major from Thousand Oaks, Calif., was selected as the 2012 Tower King, and Valerie Neal, a senior psychology and sociology major from Cameron, was selected as the Queen by students at Northwest Missouri State University.
The King and Queen were announced during a ceremony Friday, April 13, at the Memorial Bell Tower, capping Northwest Week activities.
Smith is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Interfraternity Council, Northwest Hockey Club, Order of Omega and the X-106.7 sports staff. Neal is a member of Sigma Kappa and the Homecoming executive board. Both were sponsored by Sigma Kappa.
The Tower King and Queen are selected annually from a group of Northwest students who excel academically and exhibit high involvement at Northwest and in the Maryville community. Individuals are nominated by campus organizations, and the King and Queen are chosen by the student body.
Information about the rest of this year's candidate appears below.
Campus activities: Phi Sigma Kappa, Greek Week co-chair, Homecoming co-chair, Delta Mu Delta, Order of Omega
Sponsor: Phi Mu
Campus activities: Hudson-Perrin assistant complex director, Hudson-Perrin Hall Council, Residence Hall Association, Hudson-Perrin desk manager, National Residence Hall Honorary, Hudson Hall Council, desk assistant at The Station and Tower Suites
Sponsor: National Residence Hall Honorary
Campus activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Interfraternity Council, Northwest Navigators, Delta Mu Delta, Alpha Chi
Sponsor: Interfraternity Council
Campus activities: Alliance of Black Collegians, Minority Men's Organization
Sponsor: Alliance of Black Collegians
Campus activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, St. Jude Up 'til Dawn, PanHellenic executive council, Greek Week executive board, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Sponsor: St. Jude Up 'til Dawn
Campus activities: Delta Tau Alpha, Agriculture Ambassador, Honors Student Association, Sigma Alpha, Northwest Dance Company
Sponsor: Sigma Alpha
Campus activities: Phi Mu, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Alumni House ’Cat Caller, Student Ambassador
Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa
Campus activities: Study abroad, Alternative Spring Break, Order of Omega, Office of Advisement assistant, Alpha Sigma Alpha, St. Jude Up 'til Dawn, Northwest Dance Company, Northwest Conversation Partner, Northwest Cat Crew, Alpha Mu Gamma
Sponsor: Alpha Sigma Alpha
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