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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 4, 2011

Five men, five women nominated as 2011 Homecoming royalty

The Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming committee has announced royalty candidates for the University's 2011 Homecoming celebration.

Students may begin voting Monday, Oct. 10, by logging onto CatPaws. The king and queen will be announced at about 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, during the Homecoming Variety Show.

Joining Northwest's Homecoming royalty this year will be Homecoming Princess Lucy Parsons, who is the daughter of Tye and Vanessa Parsons, and Homecoming Prince Will Thornsberry, who is the son of Jeff and Gretchen Thornsberry. Lucy and Will are in first grade at Horace Mann Laboratory School.

Northwest will celebrate its Homecoming week, "Once Upon a Time," Oct. 16-23. Events are open to all Northwest students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, friends and community members. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2011 activities and events, click here.

The Variety Show is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free and available at the Student Services Center or at the door. 

Candidates for Homecoming king

Michael Hoffman Alan Reed Gunnerson Sumy Nathan Tucker Riley Ziemer
Michael Hoffman Alan Reed Gunnerson Sumy Nathan Tucker Riley Ziemer


Hometown: Weston

Hometown: Independence

Hometown: St. Joseph

Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

Hometown: Winchester, Kan.

Major: Physical education with an emphasis in kindergarten through 12th grade Major: Special education and elementary education major Major: Political science Major: Corporate finance and financial services major Major: Business management and marketing major
Activities: He is a member of Blue Key Honors Society; Student Ambassadors; Student Support Services; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Club; Special Olympics-Young Athlete Program; Northwest Rugby Club; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Activities: He is the executive director of St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn; chapter president and state vice president of the Northwest Council for Exceptional Children; and advisor for Special Olympics Missouri Youth Activation Committee. He is a member of the Student Ambassadors and Blue Key Honor Society. Activities: He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Student Senate, Blue Key Honor Society, Order of Omega, Northwest Student Ambassadors, and he is a Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader at the Talent Development Center. Activities: He is the president of Phi Sigma Kappa and volunteers with Special Olympics. Activities: He is the president of Phi Delta Theta, treasurer of Student Senate and overall co-chair of Greek Week. He is a member of Interfraternity Council, To Write Love On Her Arms, Ad Ink and the Homecoming Special Events Committee.
Sponsor: The women of Phi Mu Sponsor: Northwest chapter of Up 'til Dawn Sponsor: The women of Sigma Kappa Sponsor: The men of Phi Sigma Kappa Sponsor: The men of Phi Delta Theta


Candidates for Homecoming queen

Katelyn Bridges Elise Jones Giavanna Macaluso Kelsey Waibel Zandria Williams
Katelyn Bridges Elise Jones Giavanna Macaluso Kelsey Waibel Xandria Williams

Hometown: Albany

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Hometown: Lee's Summit

Hometown: Odessa

Hometown: Chillicothe

Major: Public relations Major: Interactive digital media with an emphasis in computer science programming Major: Elementary education Major: Elementary education Major: Instrumental music education

Activities: She is on the executive boards of St. Jude Up 'til Dawn and Cardinal Key. She is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and president of Alpha Sigma Alpha.

Activities: She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Spirit and Truth Gospel Choir, M.O.R.E, DigEM, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Awaken Student Ministries.

Activities: She is a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Student Ambassadors, Order of Omega, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and is an Alumni House Cat Caller.

Activities: She is the president of Sigma Sigma Sigma, philanthropy chair of Order of Omega, a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and she is Homecoming Campus and Community Involvement Committee co-chair.

Activities: She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Bearcat Marching Band, the Collegiate National Association for Music Educators, Wind Symphony, Northwest Flute Quartet, Orchestra, Studio Jazz Band, University Chorale and Symphonic Band.
Sponsor: The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon Sponsor: The women of Alpha Delta Pi Sponsor: The women of Phi Mu Sponsor: The women of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sponsor: The women of Sigma Alpha Iota

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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