Homecoming Court 2015

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Courtney Bennett

4th Year Senior, Major: Film, Video and Media Studies Minor: Journalism
HOMETOWN: Garden City, MI
NOMINATED BY: Campus Activities Board
INVOLVEMENT: United Campus Ministries (present); Boys and Girls Club (present); Fall Welcome (2013, 2014, 2015); First-Year Seminar Student Instructor (2014, 2015); Volunteer Recognition, Drive Safe Kalamazoo (2013-2014); Sponsorship Director, Drive Safe Kalamazoo (2014-2015);Special Events Coordinator, Campus Activities Board (2014-2015); President, Campus Activities Board (Present) UCM Alternative Spring Break (2014, 2015); Kalamazoo and Chicago Urban Plunge (2015).
FUN FACT: My favorite animal is a Chimpanzee and I hope that I get the chance to one day meet one!

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Cooper Kudary

4th year Senior, Major: Chemical Engineering, with a Focus in Pollution Prevention Minors: Math and Chemistry
HOMETOWN: Vicksburg, MI
NOMINATED BY: Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
INVOLVEMENT: Phi Sigma Pi (2014-present); Undergraduate teaching assistant (2013-present); Lead Corp. Intern through the SALP Office (present); Peer Student Success Team Mentor for the Lee Honors College (present); Alternative Bronco Breaks (2014).
FUN FACT: This summer I had the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to attend the Phi Sigma Pi national conference

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Kimberly Laurent

4th Year Senior, Major: Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing, Minor: Communications
HOMETOWN: Bridgeport, CT
NOMINATED BY: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
INVOLVEMENT: Orientation Student Leader (2014); Student Supervisor of Valley 2 Dining Facility (2012-2015).
FUN FACT: I am the only person in my family born in the United States and I did not learn how to fully speak English until the 8th grade!

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Rob Nyhuis

3rd Year Junior, Major: Marketing & Management, Minor: General Business
NOMINATED BY: Student Leadership Advisory Board
INVOLVEMENT: Student Leadership Advisory Board, President Western Student Association, Speaker Pro-Tempore Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Communications Chairman Designed to Lead Executive Conference Committee Lee Honors College, Member Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Fraternity, Member Fall Welcome Ambassador (Fall 2015) Bronco Bash Zone Captain (Fall 2015) Business Externship Program (Summer 2015) Student Sustainability Grant Allocations Commission (2014-2015) Best Buddies WMU Chapter, Peer Mentor (2014-2015) Dean's Leadership Scholar Program (2013-2015) (June 2012-April 2014)
FUN FACT: I have served as a camp counselor for the past two summers!

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Andrew Parkinson

4th Year Senior, Majors: Secondary Education; Social Studies Minor: Political Science
NOMINATED BY: Pi Kappa Alpha
INVOLVEMENT: First-Year Seminar Student Intern, Student Coordinator in the Western Michigan University Admission's Office, a member of Kappa Delta Pi, and Founding Father of Pi Kappa Alpha
FUN FACT: I played High School Varsity Football and played Tuba in the High School Marching Band at the same time!

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Emily Rice Smith

3rd Year Junior, Major: Political Science , Minors: Economics and Comparative Religion
HOMETOWN: Greenville, MI
NOMINATED BY: Alternative Bronco Breaks
INVOLVEMENT: Executive Board for Alternative Bronco Breaks: Site Co-Coordinate First Year Seminar Instructor: FYS Pre-Law Fall Welcome Ambassador Summer (2014 and 2015) Executive Board for Mane Attraction; all female acapella group Future Leaders of Kalamazoo; mentorship program with 2013 Medallion class Introductory speaker for "Raise Your Voice" lecture event featuring Professor Anita Hill
FUN FACT: I can wiggle my ears and Jimmy Fallon is my spirit animal.

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Emma Stuba

3rd Year Junior, Major: Integrated Supply Management , Minor: General Business and International Business
NOMINATED BY: The Swim and Dive Club
INVOLVEMENT: VP of Event Management for the Student Leadership Advisory Board, DesignedToLead Logistics Committee Member, Student Co-Facilitator for First Year Seminar, Member and Secretary (2014) of Swim and Dive Club at WMU, Bronco Force Student Consultant, Business Extern (Summer 2014), Dean Leader Scholar Program (2013-2014), Haworth College of Business Citizenship Program (2013-2014), Lee Honors College Member, SAP Help Desk/ISM Peer Mentor, Student Alumni Ambassador at the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (Summer 2014).
FUN FACT:I studied abroad in Germany for 7 months and got to visit 7 different countries (Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands)

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Victor Tran

4th Year Senior, Major: Graphic Design
HOMETOWN: Tecumseh, MI
INVOLVEMENT: President of Pi Kappa Phi (2015-Present) Vice President of Recruitment for Pi Kappa Phi (2014) Fall Welcome Co-Coordinator (2014-2015) LeadCorp Intern (2014-Present) RSO Designs Designer (2014-Present) President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (2014-2015) Orientation Student Leader (2014) The Emcee for the 2014 Homecoming Pep Rally Associate justice for The Western Student Association (2014) First-Year Seminar Instructor (2014) Fall Welcome Ambassador Captain (2014) Interfraternity Council Recruitment Guide (2013)
FUN FACT: I can speak Vietnamese and I love singing

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