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Meet Your 2018 Homecoming Court

With Homecoming festivities well underway, you’ve likely seen the giant printouts of the court members’ headshots featured at each event this week. The 2018 group is Homecoming’s first gender-neutral court, after the organization announced the change in April.

Here’s what you should know about each member of the court, with information provided by Homecoming:

Noorein Ahmed

Major: health policy and administration
Minor: information sciences and technology
Involvement: Fresh Start, THON captain, UPUA student life director

Elliot Bruce

Major: psychology
Minors: African American studies, history
Involvement: Black Student Union president, Ronald E. McNair scholar, research assistant in two labs

Katierose Epstein

Majors: political science and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
Involvement: Penn State College Democrats president

Bree Guy

Major: meteorology
Minor: theatre

Lulu Hamm

Major: philosophy
Minors: history, human development and family studies
Involvement: THON alumni engagement director, Lion Ambassadors, Camp Kesem, Pink Zone, Headbands of Hope

Nick Karafilis

Majors: recreation, park & tourism management, integrative arts
Involvement: Lion Ambassadors committee director, Singing Lions music Director, Thespians vocal director, Glee Club historian, Lion Caucus, Penn State History Museum

Kylie Kuhns

Major: labor and employment relations
Minor: business
Involvement: founder of Kelsey’s Dream, THON captain

Colleen McBride

Major: advertising
Minor: digital media trends and analytics
Involvement: THON, Empower Orphans, Presidential Leadership Academy

Francesgladys Pulido

Majors: broadcast journalism, comparative literature
Involvement: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Multicultural Greek Council president, RA in Hartranft Hall

Olivia Rockwell

Major: civil engineering (environmental engineering concentration)

The two recipients of the inaugural “Guide State Forward” Award will be announced at halftime of Saturday’s 99th Homecoming game against Michigan State.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


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