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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 14, 2016

6 men, 5 women nominated as 2016 Homecoming royalty

The Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming committee has announced royalty candidates for the University’s 2016 Homecoming celebration.

Students may begin voting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, by logging onto CatPaws; voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The king and queen will be announced at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, during the annual Homecoming Variety Show.

Northwest will celebrate its Homecoming week, “Make Your Move,” Oct. 23-30. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2016 activities and events, click here.

The Variety Show is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free and available in the cashiering office on the first floor of the Administration Building or at the doors of the Ron Houston Center.

The candidates for 2016 Homecoming royalty at Northwest appear below.


Candidates for Homecoming King

Hunter Davis

Hunter Davis
Hometown:
St. Charles, Missouri
Year:
Senior
Major: Recreation: therapeutic recreation
Activities: Student ambassador, Dietrich Hall residential life assistant, Navigators Campus Ministry student leader, Cardinal Key honor society vice president, Kappa Omicron Nu national honor society
Career plans: Return to St. Charles to work in the recreation field, pursue master’s degree in occupational therapy

Austin Hoffman

Austin Hoffman
Hometown:
Sedalia, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Vocal music education
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa, American Choral Directors Association treasurer, National Association for Music Education, Madraliers, Celebration show choir president, Tower Choir
Career plans: Become a high school music teacher.

Travers Hopkins

Travers Hopkins
Hometown:
California, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Biology education
Activities: Alpha Kappa Lambda, National Education Association
Career plans: Teach high school biology in Kansas City; coach cross country and track and field; open a gym and physical training facility that caters to professional, college and high school athletes

Mike Morgan

Mike Morgan
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Year: Junior
Major: Biology: biomedical sciences
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa president, Order of Omega treasurer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Homecoming organization representative, Wildlife Club
Career plans: Become small animal veterinarian in city, open vet clinic

Matthew Peacher

Matthew Peacher
Hometown:
Gladstone, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Vocal music education
Activities: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, student ambassador, SOAR leader, Tower Choir, Madraliers and Celebration show choir, voice of the Bearcat Marching Band, 2015 Variety Show emcee
Career plans: Teach music and pursue a master’s degree in education administration

Jacob Wood

Jacob Wood
Hometown:
Lawson, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Mass media: multimedia journalism 
Activities: KNWT Channel 8, Student Faculty Discipline Committee, Residential Life assistant complex director at Hudson-Perrin
Career plans: Become TV news reporter and work up to anchor chair

Candidates for Homecoming Queen

Jessica Feltner

Jessica Feltner
Hometown:
Grimes, Iowa
Year: Senior
Majors: Communication: public relations, communication: organizational communication
Activities: Phi Mu vice president and 2015 new member educator, Blue Key national honor society, Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society president and 2015 secretary, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega, The Bridge college ministry, student ambassador, University Seminar peer advisor
Career plans: Move to Kansas City or Des Moines, Iowa, to work in public relations, organizational communication or event-planning

Lacy Larsen

Lacy Larsen
Hometown:
Rock Port, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Communication: public relations
Activities: Sigma Sigma Sigma 2015 president, Panhellenic Council president, Blue Key national honor society president, PRomo, SOAR leader, FosterClub, Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society.
Career plans: Work in event-planning in Kansas City or Texas, volunteering with foster system and helping foster youth through college

Brooke Ravenscraft Brooke Ravenscraft
Hometown:
Kansas City, Missouri
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary education
Activities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, student ambassador, University Seminar peer advisor, Lead Green mentor, Gamma Alpha Lambda, Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students, Cardinal Key honor society, Order of Omega, Exemplary Leadership Academy
Career plans: Complete student teaching in spring, teach kindergarten in Kansas City area, coach Girls on the Run program
Jordan Strittmatter

Jordan Strittmatter
Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa
Year: Junior
Major: Middle school education
Activities: Phi Mu secretary, Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, student ambassador, School Age Childcare afterschool coordinator at St. Gregory’s Catholic School
Career plans: Return to Des Moines to work as eighth grade math teacher

Lyndsay Urban

Lyndsay Urban
Hometown:
Osceola, Nebraska
Year: Senior
Major: Elementary education
Activities: Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Pi
Career plans: Complete student teaching next fall, teach special education or second grade in Midwest


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