Homecoming Royalty at UNK Announced

Heather Wolf
coordinator of Student Activities, Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.839

UNK – Andy Greer and Allie Nightingale, both of Kearney, have been crowed 2010 Homecoming King and Queen at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The pair were crowned last night (Thursday, Sept 30) at the Lip Sync competition, which took place in the UNK Health and Sports Center.

The two and their attendants will be featured in the UNK Homecoming Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 2), and then they and their families will be guests of UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen in the Nebraskan Student Union Skybox for the football game Saturday afternoon with Adams State. Homecoming royalty will be introduced to the crowd during half-time.

Nightingale is a senior majoring in elementary education. She is the president of Alpha Phi social sorority. In addition, she is a member of the education club SEAN, Order of Omega and Mortar Board. She volunteers with Buddy Bowling, the ARC of Buffalo Country, Kidz Explore and St. Jude’s Up ‘Til Dawn. She is currently employed at the office of Residential and Greek Life as an office associate, and at BIOMET out of Omaha.

Greer, who is a senior majoring in sports administration and broadcasting, is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is a Student Diplomat and was a Student Advising and Enrollment student leader last summer. Currently, he works for the UNK Office of Admissions as a Loper Liaison.

Members of the 2010 Homecoming royal court, listed alphabetically by hometown, include:

Kearney – Matthew Jensen. Jensen is a junior from Kearney, majoring in chemistry with an emphasis in molecular biology. He is a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Student Senate, the Choraleers, UNK Vocal Collegium and the Newman Center. He is the secretary/treasurer for Mantor Hall and the National Residence Hall Honor Society.

Loup City- Mathew Day. Day is a senior from Loup City, majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish.

Mills –  Rowen Beck. Beck is a senior, majoring in social work. She is involved in Overflow, Christian Student Fellowship Missions Team, Loper Liaisons president, UNK Honors Program, and she is a Chancellor’s Ambassador. She works for the Office of Admissions, and has served on the Summer Advising and Enrollment leadership team for two summers. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Campus Roots.

Overton- Bryan Frost. Frost a senior, majoring in interior design. He is the assistant hall director for Conrad Hall, a member of Multicultural Affairs, the president of Student Interior Design Organization, and cofounder and chair of the Queer Straight Alliance.

Plymouth – Michelle Hermesch. Hermesch is a senior, majoring in exercise science with a minor in health science. She is the Chancellor’s Ambassadors coordinator, executive director of the St. Jude’s Up ‘Til Dawn executive board, secretary of Mortar Board, senior adviser of Phi Eta Sigma, and a Summer Advising and Enrollment student leader. She is also involved in the UNK Honors Program, Health Science Club, Loper Liaisons and the Gold Torch Society. She has been a community adviser for URN, a Student Diplomat, and a member of the UNK Track and Field team. She will graduate in May and plans to continue her education to become a physician assistant.

Shanghai, China – Yao Zheng. Zheng is a senior majoring in business administration. She is currently assistant director in Nester North, a Chancellor’s Ambassador, International Student Recruitment Ambassador, chair person of iCARE, student adviser for Chinese Students and Scholars Association, vice president of Phi Eta Sigma and vice president of Beta Alpha Psi.