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Each year 10-12 outstanding MSU students are selected to represent the university as members of the Homecoming Court. The 2016-2017 Homecoming Court members are:

Claire Bratzel

Claire Bratzel

Hometown: Wheaton, IL
Colleges: James Madison College
Major: Social Relations and Policy
Study Abroad: Cuba (Fall 2013), Washington (Spring 2015), Italy (Summer 2015)
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Doug Toma award recipient
  • Assistant Recruitment Coordinator, James Madison admissions office
  • Member, Honors College fundraising group
  • Dean's List (six semesters)
  • Member of an MSU student panel and spoke about "Why I Love MSU," making several alumni cry with my response
Elexis Grimes

Elexis Grimes

Hometown: Eastpoint, MI
Colleges: Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Accounting
Study Abroad: Art in Tanzania Internship (Summer 2016), Intensive KiSwahili Group Project Abroad (Summer 2016)
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Community Leader, Residential Business Program
  • President, Kongamano student group
  • Accounting Intern and language program participant, Tanzania (Summer 2016)
  • Intern, Ernst & Young (Summer 2017)
  • Member, National Association of Black Accountants
Ahmad Hassan

Ahmad Hassan

Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Colleges: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Major: Food Industry Management
Study Abroad: Rome and Florence (Spring 2015)
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Intern, Frito-Lay, Google and Martinrea
  • MSU Intercultural Aide
  • Member, MSU Homecoming Court
  • Acceptance to Michigan State University
  • Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Delta Chapter
Ellen Hicks

Ellen Hicks

Hometown: Pinckney, MI
Colleges: College of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of Social Science
Major: Psychology
Significant Accomplishments:

  • MSU Intercultural Aide
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Rispoli Research Lab and MSU ELLI Lab, NAP Project
  • Founding member, Sigma Alpha Omega Sorority
  • President, Somewhere in Between student organization
  • LiveOn Street Team Member
Lazarius Miller

Lazarius Miller

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Colleges: College of Education, College of Natural Science
Major: Biological Sciences, Secondary Science Education
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Resident Assistant, Brody Neighborhood
  • Student Supervisor of Student Development, MSU's Residence Education and Housing Services
  • College of Natural Science Dean's Research Scholar
  • Student Speaker, Empower Extraordinary event in Detroit (Fall 2015)
  • Site leader, SPARTANS WILL. POWER Global Day of Service
Jason Porter

Jason Porter

Hometown: Milford, NH
Colleges: College of Social Science
Major: Political Science
Significant Accomplishments:

  • President, Akers Hall
  • College of Social Science representative, ASMSU General Assembly
  • Vice President for Internal Administration, ASMSU
  • Mentor and advisor to 100 student leaders on campus
  • MSU representative, Association of Big Ten Students
Alexa Ruestman

Alexa Ruestman

Hometown: St. Johns, MI
Colleges: James Madison College
Major: Social Relations and Policy
Study Abroad: London (Summer 2015)
Significant Accomplishments:

  • President, Delta Gamma Sorority
  • Intern, Executive Office of the Governor
  • Resident Assistant
  • Student Ambassador, James Madison College
  • Honors College member
Dorothoy Shewchuck

Dorothy Shewchuck

Hometown: Charlotte, MI
Colleges: James Madison College
Major: International Relations
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Vice President, Marketing Mix Association
  • Intern, La Bottega Shanghai (Summer 2016)
  • Student employee, Office of the President
  • Fundraising Chair, Corporate Retail Association
  • Administrative Assistant, MSU Food Truck and MSU's corporate test kitchen
Julianne Streukens

Julianne Streukens

Hometown: Flushing, MI
Colleges: College of Natural Science
Major: Microbiology and Genomics and Molecular Genetics
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Cru Bible Study leader, MSU's North Neighborhood
  • Founding member, Sigma Alpha Omega Sorority
  • First place recipient, MSU Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Division (2014, 2016)
  • Cast Member, Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom
  • Noted as a research lab assistant in a paper that will be published
Katrine Weismantle

Katrine Weismantle

Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Colleges: College of Arts and Letters, College of Social Science
Major: Social Work
Study Abroad: Amsterdam (Summer 2015)
Significant Accomplishments:

  • Peer mentor, Freshman Seminar in Natural Sciences
  • Member, Sexual Violence Advisory Committee
  • MSU Intercultural Aide
  • Assisted in the creation of an inclusive diversity e-learning program for all incoming Spartan students
  • Child Welfare Intern, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of Ingham County
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