2014 Homecoming King and Queen

  • Homecoming Court 2014
  • Homecoming King and Queen 2014

Congratulations to Connor Smith and Elizabeth Blasko for becoming Homecoming's 2014 King and Queen!

Homecoming Court 2014

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Elliot Berg

4th Year Senior, Major: Economics, Minors: Political Science and Business
HOMETOWN: South Lyon, MI
NOMINATED BY: Campus Activities Board
INVOLVEMENT: Treasurer of Campus Activities Board (present); President of FIJI (present); Intern with LeadCorp (present); Allocations Commission with Western Student Association (present).
FUN FACT: I love to sing, always have! I have done theatre since I was in 6th grade!

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Elizabeth Blasko

3rd year Junior, Major: Public Relations, Minors: Nonprofit Leadership and Event Management
HOMETOWN: Grayslake, IL
NOMINATED BY: Nonprofit Leadership Student Association
INVOLVEMENT: Secretary of Chi Omega (present); Vice President of Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (present); Lead Corp. Intern through the SALP Office (present); Peer Student Success Team Mentor for the Lee Honors College (present); Alternative Bronco Breaks Participant (2013-present); Member of the Public Relations Organization (present); Member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (present)
FUN FACT: In 2011 I co-founded a volunteer group called Magical Moments. Magical Moments is a group of volunteer young women who dress up as princesses and visit children at the hospital and other nonprofit venues. Our mission is to bring children who are sick into a world of imagination and enchantment, In this group I perform as princess Belle.

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Courtney Conrad

4th Year Senior, Major: Organizational Communication, Minor: Event Management
NOMINATED BY: Sigma Kappa sorority
INVOLVEMENT: 2011 Medallion Scholar (present); The Event Company Intern (present); Omicron Sigma Lambda President (September 2013 - August 2014); New Student Orientation Intern (September 2013 - August 2014); Student Orientation Coordinator (October 2012 - August 2013); Orientation Student Leader (March 2012 - August 2012); First-Year Seminar Co-Instructor (present); Fall Welcome Ambassador (August 2012 - August 2014); Sigma Kappa President (January 2013 - December 2013); Sigma Kappa Public Relations Chair (January 2012 - December 2012); Rho Gamma/Sorority Recruitment Counselor (February 2014 - September 2014); Order of Omega Executive Board Member (present); Alpha Lambda Delta member (present). Volunteer: Youth Development Center Tutor (present); Friendship Village (present); Drive Safe Kalamazoo (present)
FUN FACT: I recently completed a personal life goal of mine by running my first marathon in Chicago on October 12th!

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Devin Grover

4th Year Senior, Major: Business Management, Minors: General Business and Family Life Education.
NOMINATED BY: International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)
INVOLVEMENT: Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Omicron Chapter (Present); Management Student Organization President on Executive Board (present) Secretary on Executive Board (September 2011 - December 2013); Business Student Ambassador (present); University Student Ambassador (June 2012-April 2014)
FUN FACT: I am an adventurous and spontaneous woman that has set plans to travel to different countries and continents. I love to explore and try new things. Hearing others' stories of being abroad is intriguing. Understanding the lives of international students is unexplainable, until you have experienced it yourself. I have taken a trip to the Dominican Republic and it is my dream to go to Japan. It does not end there. I have a bucket list of places I want to travel to, which I plan on checking some off my list.

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Connor Smith

3rd Year Junior, Majors: Spanish and Global and International Studies, Minors: Communication Studies and Race and Ethnic Relations
NOMINATED BY: The Western Student Association
INVOLVEMENT: Orientation Student Leader (2013); Fall Welcome Ambassador (2013 & 2014); Zone Captain at Bronco Bash (2013); Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Global and International Studies Department (Fall 2013); Diversity Guidance Chair with Western Student Association (Spring 2013); Student Ambassador with the Office of Admissions (present); University Pride Chair with Western Student Association (2013-2014); Vice President with Western Student Association (present); Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (present); Director of Public Relations in Interfraternity Council (2013); Director of Recruitment with Interfraternity Council (present); Member of the WMU Club Tennis Team (2012-2013), Alternative Bronco Breaks Participant (Fall 2013)
FUN FACT: I have been studying and speaking Spanish for the past eight years and have traveled to six different countries!

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Vicki Van Patten

5th Year Senior, Major: Sociology, Minor: Communication Studies
HOMETOWN: Battle Creek, MI
NOMINATED BY: Student Ambassador Office
INVOLVEMENT: Student Ambassador for the Office of Admissions (present); Special Tours Coordinator for the Student Ambassador Office (present); Retreat Coordinator for the Student Ambassador Office (Fall 2014); Brother of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity (present); Member of Alpha Kappa Delta-International Sociology Honor Society (present); Student Ambassador Of The Year (2013-2014) Coach for Girls on the Run (present)
FUN FACT: I studied abroad in Italy in the summer of 2013!

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Herman Washington III

5th Year Senior, Major: Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics
HOMETOWN: Harrison Twp., MI
NOMINATED BY: National Society of Black Engineers
INVOLVEMENT: President of National Society of Black Engineers (2014-2015); Student Ambassador-College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2014-2015); Senator of National Society of Black Engineers (2013-2014); Student Instructor-First Year Experience (Fall 2013); Fall Welcome Ambassador (Fall 2013); Engineering Peer Mentor (2011-2012)
FUN FACT: I view my opportunity to be Herman Washington III as a continuation of a great and prideful legacy paved before me.

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Evan Williams

4th Year Senior, Major: Psychology, Minors: Art and Speech Pathology focused on Sign Language and Communications
NOMINATED BY: Omicron Sigma Lambda
INVOLVEMENT: President of Omicron Sigma Lambda (Present); Social Chair of Omicron Sigma Lambda (2013-2014); Founding Father of Alpha Sigma Phi (Present); Alpha Lambda Delta (Present); Psi Chi (Present); Resident Assistant (2012-2014) Orientation Student Leader (2013); Student Orientation Coordinator (2013-2014); New Student Orientation Intern (Present); Bronco Bash Zone Captain (2013 and 2014); First Year Seminar Co-Instructor (Present); Volunteer work with Fall Welcome 2014, Drive Safe Kalamazoo, Habitat for Humanity, Homes for Our Troops and Shop with a Hero.
FUN FACT: My favorite movie is Tommy Boy


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