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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 17, 2014

Tohl crowned Homecoming king, Hildebrand is queen for 2014

Matthew Tohl (right) and Betsy Hildebrand (left) were crowned 2014 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Oct. 16, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show. (Photo by Raylynn Myers/University Relations)

Matthew Tohl (right) and Betsy Hildebrand (left) were crowned 2014 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Oct. 16, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show. (Photo by Raylynn Myers/University Relations)

Northwest Missouri State University crowned Matthew Tohl and Betsy Hildebrand as its 2014 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Oct. 16, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Tohl is a senior biology major with an emphasis in zoology and hails from St. Louis. He is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, Blue Key honor society, 102 River and Wildlife Club, Beta Beta Beta Ciological honor society, National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars, Mortar Board honor society, Cardinal Key honor society, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Alpha Chi honor society and Honors Student Association

Hildebrand is a senior public relations major from York, Neb. Her Northwest involvement includes service as a president and choreographer of the Northwest Dance Company, president of the Cardinal Key honor society president, vice president of the Lambda Pi Eta honor society vice president, vice president of public relations and membership for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, treasurer of Echo, and chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Walk. She also is a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood and Mortar Board honor society, in addition to serving as a peer advisor for Freshman Seminar.

Northwest students selected the king and queen during a week of online voting Oct. 6-10.

This year's Homecoming prince is Tate McCollum, the son of Ben and Michelle McCollum. The Homecoming princess is Kori Quinlin, the daughter of Joe and Kelly Quinlin. Tate and Kori attend kindergarten at St. Gregory’s School.

Northwest continues its Homecoming week activities, “A Trip Down Bearcat Lane,” through Sunday, Oct. 19. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2014 activities and events, click here.

All of the candidates for 2014 Homecoming royalty at Northwest appear below.


Candidates for Homecoming King

Trevor Johnson Dannen Merrill Dakota Sullivan Matthew Tohl Tobias Weddle

Trevor Johnson
Hometown:
Blue Springs, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Business management
Activities: Enactus, Maryville Partners in Prevention, Culture Change Committee, Interfraternity Council, contributing columnist for The Northwest Missourian

Dannen Merrill
Hometown:
Maryville, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Accounting and emergency disaster management
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa senior advisor, Student Senate liaison to Maryville City Council and Organizational Affairs Committee chair, St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn assistant director, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega honor society, Campus-Community Emergency Response Team, Missouri Hope Disaster Training Field Exercise Senior Staff, The American Legion Boys State of Missouri Counseling Staff

Dakota Sullivan
Hometown:
Chariton, Iowa
Year: Senior
Major: Pre-law and political science
Activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Political Science Club, Pre-Law Society, Mortar Board, Pi Sigma Alpha honor society, Youth Character Building Academy Foundation for Iowa, AmeriCorps USA alumnus

Matthew Tohl
Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Biology with an emphasis in zoology
Activities: Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, Blue Key honor society, 102 River and Wildlife Club, Beta Beta Beta Ciological honor society, National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars, Mortar Board honor society, Cardinal Key honor society, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Alpha Chi honor society, Honors Student Association

Tobias Weddle
Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.
Year: Senior
Major: Business management
Activities: Tau Kappa Epsilon vice president, Student Senate treasurer, Blue Key honor society president, student ambassador

 

Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Tori Cantrell Hope Garrett Betsy Hildebrand Emma Hulsey Abby Peitzmeier

Tori Cantrell
Hometown:
Easton, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Spanish education and English

Activities: Sigma Society vice president, Student Senate secretary and Civic Service Committee chair, Sigma Pi Sigma honor society vice president, Student Activities Council, Freshman Seminar peer advisor, SOAR leader

Hope Garrett
Hometown:
St. Joseph, Mo.
Year
: Senior
Major
: Business management and marketing
Activities: Sigma Sigma Sigma president, Student Senate vice president, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nodaway County big sister and board member, Freshman Seminar office assistant, Student Ambassador, MORE Mentor, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega honor society

Betsy Hildebrand
Hometown:
York, Neb.
Year
: Senior
Major
: Public relations
Activities: Northwest Dance Company president and choreographer, Cardinal Key honor society president, Lambda Pi Eta honor society vice president, National Society of Collegiate Scholars vice president of public relations and membership, Echo treasurer, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Freshman Seminar peer advisor, Mortar Board honor society, Multiple Sclerosis Walk chair

Emma Hulsey
Hometown:
Gretna, Neb.
Year
: Senior
Major
: Business management and marketing
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega honor society, Delta Mu Delta honor society, St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn, Student Support Services, student ambassador

Abby Peitzmeier
Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.
Year
: Senior
Major
: Business management and marketing
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Student Senate senior class president, student ambassador, Freshman Seminar peer advisor, SOAR leader, National Society of Leadership and Success


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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