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Melissa Shuttic and Matt Parnell Named 2008 Homecoming Queen and King

October 18, 2008

  Alumni Weekend and Homecoming PHOTO GALLERY

kingqueenDuring halftime of the Mount Union College vs. Heidelberg football game on October 18, Melissa Shuttic and Matt Parnell were named Homecoming Queen and King respectively.

Shuttic, an early childhood education major and intervention specialist minor of Cortland, Ohio, is a graduate of Lakeview High School. A participant in the First Year Experience Program and Concert Band and member of Sophomore Service Honorary, she has also been named to the Dean’s List. She is also active in Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Delta Pi and M3C and is a member of the Marching Band. She has also been active in History/Political Science Club and the Mount Union College Democrats, having served as vice president.

Parnell, a sport business major and business administration minor of Green, Ohio, is a graduate of Green High School. He has been named to the Dean’s List and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honorary. Captain and a four-year letter winner for the men’s soccer team, he recently represented Mount Union at the NCAA Student Athlete Student Seminar. In addition, he has served as a Preview and Orientation Guide and is a member of the Black Student Union and the Sport Business Association. He has also participated as a team captain for Relay for Life and is currently in his third year of serving as a mentor for the Dowling Mentor Program.

Other candidates for Homecoming Queen 2008 included Rebekah Deppert, Jillian Eckart, Jennifer Kohr, Kendall Koons, and Jenna Patterson.

Deppert, a psychology major and Spanish minor of Avon, Ohio, is a graduate of Lutheran High School West. She has served as a student intern in the Office of Human Resources and as an Advancement Ambassador. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi and Blue Key Honor Society and has served as vice president of each. She is also a member of Psi Chi, Order of Omega, Sophomore Service, Panhellenic Council, the Association of Women Students and Women’s Chorus, active in theatre at Mount Union and has been named to the Dean’s List.

Eckart, a political science major and criminal justice, sociology and pre-law minor of Lyndhurst, Ohio, graduated from Gilmour Academy. A letter winner in track, she has also participated in basketball and cross country and has been named to the Dean’s List. Active in Alpha Lambda Delta, Sophomore Service Honorary and Student Senate, she has held leadership positions in Alpha Delta Pi, the Law and Justice Association, Phi Alpha Delta and Pi Sigma Alpha.

Kohr, an exercise science major and biology and Spanish minor of Leroy, Ohio, is a graduate of Riverside High School. She currently serves as president of the Exercise Science Club and vice president of Blue Key Honor Society and has been named to the Dean’s List. She is also an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, Student Senate, Pre-Health Professions Club and Alpha Mu Gamma and was active in Alpha Lambda Delta. In addition, she serves as a volunteer for the G.I.F.T. program as a fitness trainer for a faculty member and fitness coach for the Alliance Community Hospital Biggest Healthy Loser Challenge.

Koons, a sociology major and Spanish, psychology and pre-law minor of Bucyrus, is a graduate of Bucyrus High School. A member of the Freshman Year in Honors Program, History/Political Science Club and Alpha Lambda Delta, she is active in Alpha Delta Pi and serves as executive vice-president of the Panhellenic Council. She is president of Phi Alpha Delta and the Class of 2009 and has been named to the Dean’s List.

Patterson, a business administration major with concentrations in management and quantitative analysis and an accounting and psychology minor of Industry, Pennsylvania, graduated from West Beaver High School. She has participated in studying abroad and has served as a Preview and Orientation Guide. She has also been involved in Sophomore Service, Emerging Leadership and the First Year Experience Program. Currently, she is active in Alpha Phi Omega, Mount Union After Hours, the Society for the Advancement of Management and Habitat for Humanity, serving as vice president. She received the Robert Hillier Scholarship, the Carl Mathematics Prize, is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Blue Key and has been named to the Dean’s List.

Other candidates for Homecoming King 2008 included Ryan Coller, John Gallo, Ryan Shannon, Adam Thomas and Ryan Wilk.

Coller, a sport business and business administration major with a concentration in management of Burghill, Ohio, graduated from Brookfield High School. In addition to having completed several internships, he has served as a Preview and Orientation Guide and Emerging Leaders Coordinator. A member of the M3C program and Campus Crusade for Christ, he serves as secretary for the Sport Business Association.

Gallo, an English and philosophy major of Lisbon, Ohio, is a graduate of David Anderson High School. He has been active in Relay for Life, the English Society, WRMU 91.1, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Sigma Tau, Alpha Lambda Delta, Sophomore Service and Blue Key Honor Society and has been named to the Dean’s List. He serves as president of the College Democrats, co-editor of the Calliope and vice president of Student Senate.

Shannon, a business administration major with a concentration in marketing and a psychology minor of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Midpark High School. He is active on campus, working for the Office of Admission, Information Desk and Residence Life. In addition, he has become a member of the “Purple Suits.” He is currently serving his second term as president of Phi Kappa Tau and has also served as recruitment chair.

Thomas, a mathematics major and adolescent to young adult education minor of Sullivan, Ohio, graduated from Black River High School. He is a member of the Mount Union Gold Team, Blue Key Honor Society, Sophomore Service Honorary, Order of Omega, Kappa Delta Pi and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has been named to the Dean’s List. A member of the men’s golf team, he has also served as a Preview and Orientation Guide and as president of the Interfraternity Council. He is currently president of Alpha Tau Omega and has also served as secretary and vice president.

Wilk, a sport business major and business administration minor of Aurora, Ohio, graduated from Aurora High School. In addition to completing several internships, he has been a four-year member of the football team. He has also been active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Sport Business Association. He has served as a mentor for Alliance Middle School students and has been a member of the Raider Buddy Program for three years.

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