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Jacob Trentman was crowned Tower King and Molly Franklin was crowned Tower Queen 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 Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Jacob Trentman was crowned Tower King and Molly Franklin was crowned Tower Queen 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 Darren Whitley/University Relations)

April 11, 2014

Jacob Trentman is Tower King; Molly Franklin crowned Tower Queen

Northwest Missouri State University’s Blue Key and Cardinal Key honor societies on Friday, April 11, crowned Jacob Trentman as this year’s Tower King and Molly Franklin 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.

"They are well-rounded individuals who have achieved academic success and work hard outside the classroom to better the community here at Northwest Missouri State University," Cody Uhing, the chair of the Tower King and Queen program this year, said during the ceremony. "It is such an honor to be a nominee for this prestigious award, and I want to encourage all of you to keep striving for success academically and within the community."

Trentman is a senior business management and marketing major from Kansas City. He is a member of Delta Sigma Phi and was sponsored by Phi Mu. Franklin is a senior corporate recreation and wellness major from St. Joseph. She was sponsored by Phi Mu, of which she is also a member.

Information about the remainder of the Tower court appears below.

King candidates

Colin Porter

Name: Colin Porter, Senior
Major: International business
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Organizations: Phi Sigma Kappa, Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, St. Jude Up til Dawn
Sponsor: Phi Sigma Kappa

Jeremy Meyer

Name: Jeremy Meyer
Year: Junior
Major: Corporate finance and business management
Hometown: Elkhorn, Neb.
Organizations: Phi Sigma Kappa, Student Activities Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Sponsor: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Ethan Essig

Name: Ethan Essig
Year: Junior
Major: Business management
Hometown: Liberty
Organizations: Sigma Phi Epsilon, National Society of Leadership and Success  
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Lathan Clayton

Name: Lathan Clayton
Year: Junior
Major: Economics
Hometown: Harrisonville
Organizations: National Residence Hall Honorary, Residential Hall Association, ACORN
Sponsor: National Residence Hall Honorary 

 

Queen candidates

Lily Gibbens

Name: Lillian Gibbens
Year: Senior
Major: Public relations
Hometown: Kansas City
Organizations: Sigma Sigma Sigma, Panhellenic Council, Lambda Pi Eta, Order of Omega
Sponsor: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Mackenzie Janner

Name: Mackenzie Janner
Year: Senior
Major: Pre-physical therapy
Hometown: Kansas City
Organizations: Alpha Sigma Alpha
Sponsor: Alpha Sigma Alpha

Rachel Kendall

Name: Rachel Kendall
Year: Senior
Major: Business Management and marketing
Hometown: St. Joseph
Organizations: National Residence Hall Honorary, Residential Life
Sponsor: National Residence Hall Honorary

Molly Williams

Name: Molly Williams
Year: Junior
Major: Business management
Hometown: Harrisonville, MO
Organizations: Sigma Society, Delta Mu Delta, American Marketing Association and National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Sponsor: Sigma Society


For more information, please contact:

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

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