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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 23, 2015

Malldorf voted 2015 Homecoming king, Beckler is queen

Northwest Missouri State University crowned Max Malldorf and Rebecca Beckler as its 2015 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Oct. 22, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.Northwest Missouri State University crowned Max Malldorf and Rebecca Beckler as its 2015 Homecoming king and queen Thursday, Oct. 22, during opening night of the University’s annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Malldorf is a senior pre-dentistry major from Koenigswinter, Germany. He is a student ambassador, Order of Omega president, Alpha Mu Gamma modern languages honors club president and Pre-Dental Club treasurer. He also is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, Blue Key honor society, Tri Beta biology honor society, Cardinal Key honor society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Pre-Health Occupations Club, International Student Organization and the soccer club.

After graduating from Northwest he plans to attend dental school and pursue a career as an oral surgeon.

Beckler is a senior chemistry major with a biochemistry emphasis from Friend, Neb. She is a member of Pre-Dental Club, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The National Society of Leadership and Success and Girl Scouts. She is a University Seminar peer advisor and a Residential Life resident assistant.

Her future plans include attending dental school and pursuing her own practice in a rural area.

Northwest students selected the king and queen during a week of online voting Oct. 12-16.

This year's Homecoming prince is Birkley Stokes, the son Stacey Stokes, a career development coordinator in Northwest Career Services, and Travis Stokes, manager of landscape services. The Homecoming princess is Eliana Wall, the daughter of Dr. Jennifer Wall, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, and Dr. Timothy Wall, associate professor of professional education. Birkley and Eliana attend Northwest’s Horace Mann Laboratory School.

Northwest continues its Homecoming week activities, “Rockin’ Around the Bell Tower,” through Sunday, Oct. 25. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2015 activities and events, click here.

The remainder of the 2015 Homecoming court at Northwest appear below.

Candidates for Homecoming King

Kyle Hufferd Kyle Hufferd
Omaha, Neb.
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary education, minor in early childhood
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa secretary and former philanthropy chair, Cardinal Key honor society secretary, National Society of Leadership and Success, University Seminar peer advisor, Homecoming Committee, co-chair
Future plans: Teach first through third grade, pursue a master’s degree to become a college professor.
Kyle Hyde Kyle Hyde
Leavenworth, Kan.
Year: Senior
Major: Philosophy
Activities: Kappa Kappa Psi, Bearcat Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Mock Trial, Pre Law Society, Honors Student Association, Student Ambassador, Supplemental Instruction leader and tutor
Future plans: Pursue a law degree at William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va.
Nick Smith Nick Smith
Hometown: Indianola, Iowa
Year: Senior
Major: Mathematics
Activities: Sigma Tau Gamma president, Order of Omega vice president of scholarship, Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics fraternity, Blue Key honor society
Future plans: Live in Des Moines, Iowa, and work as an IT application analyst in retirement and income solutions shared services for The Principal Financial Group.
Teagan Suey Teagan Suey
Elkhorn, Neb.
Year: Senior
Major: Special and elementary education
Activities: Sigma Tau Gamma, Northwest Dance Company, Cardinal Key honor society, Alpha Mu Gamma, Bookcats
Future plans: Pursue a career as a special education teacher and continue his education by pursuing a master’s degree in behavioral psychology.

Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Cari Ann Calia Cari Ann Calia
Kansas City, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Public relations
Activities: Greek Life Panhellenic president, Phi Mu, Order of Omega, Greek Life Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society, Blue Key honor society, Peer Advisor, Student Ambassador, Student Support Service mentor
Future plans: Move back to hometown of Kansas City to open a coffee shop and bakery.
Hannah Krohne Hannah Krohne
Holt, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Foods and nutrition: dietetics
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Northwest Student Dietetics Association, Kappa Omicron Nu national honor society, Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, Student Ambassador
Future plans: Become a registered dietitian.
Katie McGuire Katie McGuire
Omaha, Neb.
Year: Senior
Major: Organizational communication
Activities: Phi Mu president and former secretary, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega, Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society, Human Resources office assistant, former Student Ambassador, University Seminar peer advisor
Future plans: Return to Omaha and pursue a career in Human Resources for a respected company.
Miranda Lucas Miranda Lucas
Blue Springs, Mo.
Year: Senior
Major: Interactive digital media: visual imaging, minor in graphic design and advertising
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Student Senate, AdInk, DigEm, Phi Eta Sigma honor society
Future plans: Move to Kansas City and pursue a career as a designer at an advertising agency.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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