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NWU Names Homecoming Court

Eight seniors have been named to the 2018 Homecoming Court.
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Eight seniors have been named to the 2018 Homecoming Court. Pictured are (front) Claire Beshaler, Kate Richerson, Caitlyn Skuodas and Michaela Wells. Back row are Eli Lundak, Grant Bednar, Dan Novinski and Evan Marshall. The king and queen will be crowned on Friday, October 5 during the pep rally.

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been named to the 2018 Homecoming Court.

Students were nominated by campus organizations and selected based on interviews. 

The NWU student body will vote for this year’s homecoming king and queen until noon on Friday. The 2018 homecoming king and queen will be announced on Friday night during the Howl Like Hell pep rally in Abel Stadium. They will reign over homecoming activities, which continue through Sunday. 

Members of the Homecoming Court include:

Claire Beshaler, a communication studies major from Arnold, Neb. She is a member of Student Affairs Senate, Wesleyan Entertainment Board, Women’s Choir and Society of Scholars. She has served as a Prairie Wolves Welcome leader and has worked for the Weary Center, Department of Nursing and the Center for Student Involvement. Claire has also served as a student representative on faculty search committees.

Kate Richerson, a political science major from Lincoln, Neb. She is a member of the Student Affairs Senate, serving as the current student body president. She is a student representative on the Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors, a member of the Huge Society of Scholars, International Relations Organization, Phi Beta Lambda Business Organization, Student Ambassadors Program, Pre-Law Club, Society of Scholars, Political Affairs Club and Model United Nations. She has served as a student assistant in the university’s career center.

Caitlyn Skuodas, a biology major from Pierce, Neb. She is a member of the Pre-Health Club, Huge Society of Scholars, Red Cross Club, Tri-Beta Biology Honorary, Cardinal Key Honorary and Phi Kappa Phi Honorary. She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, Panhellenic Council and is an NWU cheerleader. She has served as a teaching assistant for the SEA-Phage biology courses.

Michaela Wells, a social work major from Lincoln, Neb. She serves on the Homecoming Committee, Greek Week Committee, and is a member of Wesleyan Advocates for Violence Education. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Panhellenic Council, and has served as a student assistant in the Center for Student Involvement. Michaela is also a teaching assistant in the Religion and Philosophy Department.

Grant Bednar, a biology major from Grand Island, Neb. He is a member of the Student Affairs Senate, Tri-Beta Biology Honorary, Pre-Health Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beekeeping Club, the Student Ambassador Program, Wilderness Adventure Club, and is an organic chemistry tutor. Grant plays for the Prairie Wolves football team, is a three-year letter winner and was named to the IIAC All-Academic Team. 

Eli Lundak, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Lincoln, Neb. He is a New Student Programs co-coordinator, and a member of the Huge Society of Scholars, Society of Scholars, Student Ambassadors Program and Yoga Club. He is a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, is an Archway Seminar student instructor, was selected for the Nebraska INBRE Scholar Program for biomedical research and is a teaching assistant for organic chemistry classes.

Evan Marshall, an accounting major from Seward, Neb. He is a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, International Justice Mission and Blue Key Honorary. He has been a Prairie Wolves Welcome leader, has served as the student member of the Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors, and the Student Affairs Senate. He works with Wesleyan IT Students (WITS) and is an Archway Seminar student instructor.

Dan Novinski, a biology major from Grand Island, Neb. He is a member of Student Affairs Senate, the Huge Society of Scholars, Blue Key Honorary, Phi Kappa Phi Honorary, Tri-Beta Biology Honorary and the Pre-Health Club. He is active with Theta Chi Fraternity and is a member of the Prairie Wolves Men’s Swim Team and was named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team.