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Jennifer McCoy, left, was crowned Tower Queen and Dakota Sullivan was crowned Tower King during a ceremony Friday at the Memorial Bell Tower. The Tower King and Queen is organized annually by Blue Key and Cardinal Key and selected from a group of Northwest students who excel academically and exhibit high involvement at Northwest and in the Maryville community.

Jennifer McCoy, left, was crowned Tower Queen and Dakota Sullivan was crowned Tower King during a ceremony Friday at the Memorial Bell Tower. The Tower King and Queen is organized annually by Blue Key and Cardinal Key and selected from a group of Northwest students who excel academically and exhibit high involvement at Northwest and in the Maryville community. (Photo by Stephanie Nachtrab/University Relations)

April 13, 2013

Dakota Sullivan is Tower King, Jennifer McCoy crowned Tower Queen

Northwest Missouri State University’s Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies on Friday, April 12, crowned Dakota Sullivan as this year’s Tower King and Jennifer McCoy as the Tower Queen.  

The Tower King and Queen is organized annually by Blue Key and Cardinal Key and selected from a group of Northwest students who excel academically and exhibit high involvement at Northwest and in the Maryville community. Campus organizations nominate one king and one queen, who then participate in an application and interview process resulting in the selection of five king candidates and five queen candidates to fill the Tower court. The king and queen are selected by the student body.

Dakota Sullivan is a junior pre-law and political science major from Chariton, Iowa. He is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Pre-Law Society, Political Science Club, AmeriCorps USA Alumni and the Pi Sigma Alpha national political honor society.

Jennifer McCoy is a junior organizational communication major from Gower. She is a member of the Baptist Student Union, Student Senate, Lambda Pi Eta national honor society, Student Ambassador and Mortar Board.

Information about the remainder of the Tower court appears below.

King candidates

Nate Beaver

Nate Beaver
Senior business management and marketing major
Hometown: St. Joseph
Campus activities: Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, American Marketing Association, Interfraternity Council
Sponsor: Tau Kappa Epsilon

Brian Geraghty

Brian Geraghty
Senior pre-professional zoology major and psychology minor
Hometown: Lee’s Summit
Campus activities: Beta Beta Beta biological honor society, Pre Health Occupations Club, undergraduate research
Sponsor: Beta Beta Beta

Donnie Merriman

Name: Donnie Merriman
Senior accounting and corporate finance major
Hometown: Orrick
Campus activities: Career Services ambassador, Student Ambassador, Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, Mortar Board, Accounting Society, Delta Mu Delta national honor society in business administration, Alpha Chi national honor society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Psi

Kyle Smith

Name: Kyle Smith
Senior accounting major
Hometown: Waukee, Iowa
Campus activities: National Residence Hall Honorary, Residential Life, Residence Hall Association, Accounting Society, Lutheran Campus Center
Sponsor: National Residence Hall Honorary

 

 

Queen candidates

Madison Lee Name: Madison Lee
Senior agriculture business major
Hometown: Firth, Neb.
Campus activities: Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, Sigma Kappa sorority, Northwest Honors Program, Delta Tau Alpha agriculture honor society
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Psi
Kelsey Knowlton Name: Kelsey Knowlton
Senior international business and marketing major
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
Campus activities: Phi Mu sorority, Student Ambassador, Student Support Services, Order of Omega, American Marketing Association, Delta Mu Delta national honor society in business administration, Mortar Board, Alpha Chi national honor society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Sponsor: Phi Mu
Michelle Madsen Name: Michelle Madsen
Senior elementary and special education major with an early childhood education minor and early childhood special education certification
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.
Campus activities: National Residence Hall Honorary, Residential Life, Residence Hall Association, Student Missouri State Teachers Association, Residence Hall Council
Sponsor: National Residence Hall Honorary
Jena Sosnowchik Name: Jena Sosnowchik
Junior elementary education major with early childhood education and Spanish minors
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Campus activities: Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Panhellenic Council, Alpha Mu Gamma language honors club, Freshman Seminar peer advisor
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma

For more information, please contact:

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

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