2013 Homecoming Court Announced

There are so many aspects of homecoming to look forward to, and while the parade and the game certainly rank pretty highly, finding out which of our classmates have been selected for Homecoming Court is always a thrill. The ten students for the Student Court were selected after receiving nominations from their peers, completing an application, and interviewing for the position with faculty and staff.

The Homecoming Executive Committee announced the members of the 2013 Homecoming Court throughout the day on Monday. Were you ever curious about how students are informed that they’ve been selected? Here’s how:

“We email their professors ahead of time to make sure it is okay to come in, and then we surprise them in front of their class with the news that they are part of the Homecoming Court,” said Mackenzie Piche, Royalty Director. “They are given a crown, a sash, and a balloon, and have their pictures taken. Everyone seemed really excited and grateful, and some girls even cried.”

Here are the lucky students selected for Student Court:

  • John Satira
  • John Boston
  • Alexa Melucci
  • Rocky Collins
  • Michael Barbalace
  • Brenden Dooley
  • Katelyn Mullen
  • Rhonda Bates
  • Marcy Herr
  • Jessie Maynor

As for University Court:

  • Dr. Andrew Read, professor of entomology and biology
  • Marce Pancio, assistant director of Residence Life
  • Dr. Chuck Nicholson, professor of supply chain management
  • Dr. Darrell Velegol, professor of chemical engineering
  • Jill Garrigan, fitness program coordinator
  • Elena Joshi, senior instructor of industrial and manufacturing engineering and undergraduate program coordinator
  • Dr. Erika Poole, professor of information sciences and technology
  • Dr. Tom Hogan, professor of practice in the School of Labor and Employment Relations

And finally, those selected for the First-Year Court are:

  • Jessica Paugh
  • Parker Rohrbaugh
  • Dana Kyle
  • Lucas Rickley
  • Jamie Gallagher
  • Aly Kulp
  • Terrin Hartman
  • Frank Liang

The Court will participate in all Homecoming events, attend workshops, and represent the Penn State community throughout Homecoming week, slated for Oct. 5-12. Voting for Homecoming king and queen will take place during that week, so don’t forget to vote for the friends and faculty that you hope will take the crowns!

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Jessica Tully

Jessica Tully is a first-year law student at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law. She graduated in May 2014 with degrees in journalism and political science.

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