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2018 Court Representatives

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 Homecoming Court members! Get to know this year's student representatives from the Class of 2019.

Jessica Altengerber

JESSICA ALTENBERGER

Hometown: South Lyon, Michigan
Colleges: College of Social Science, Lyman Briggs College
Major: Child Development
Minor: Bioethics

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: The Courtyard around Beaumont Tower
Noise or Sound on Campus: The chimes of the carillon
Activity: Going to basketball and football games
Ritual or Tradition: Singing the fight song
Time of Year: Spring
Person/People: Dr. Brophy-Herb, Dr. Vallotton, Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio
Academic Class: HDFS 322: Infant Development and Program Planning

Lauren Bernhardt

LAUREN BERNHARDT

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
Colleges: College of Social Science, Honors College
Majors: Human Capital and Society, Psychology
Minors: Leadership of Organizations, German, Global Public Health and Epidemiology

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: On the banks of the Red Cedar
Noise or Sound on Campus: The bells of the carillon
Activity: Spending time with friends
Ritual or Tradition: Midnight Scream
Time of Year: Fall
Person/People: Everyone who has supported, challenged, or uplifted me at some point, no matter how small the act or how short the friendship
Academic Class: LB 334: Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Lamont Davis

LAMONT DAVIS

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan
College: Eli Broad College of Business: School of Hospitality Business
Major: Hospitality Business

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: Snyder Phillips Theater
Noise or Sound on Campus: Welcome Week
Activity: Traveling and food road trips
Ritual or Tradition: Eating at Snyder Phillips for breakfast during finals week
Time of Year: March/Spring
Person/People: Kevin and Cedrina Davis, Hill Harper
Academic Class: HB 451: Emerging Leadership

Katie Frayer

KATIE FRAYER

Hometown: Dewitt, Michigan
Colleges: College of Engineering, Honors College
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Biomechanics and Computational Design

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: The tables by Sparty's in the Engineering Building
Noise or Sound on Campus: The student section singing MSU Shadows
Activity: Wheelchair hockey on Friday nights in Dem Hall
Ritual or Tradition: Going out with friends and family to get pizza after the football and hockey games
Time of Year: Hockey season
Person/People: My friends and family who have helped me to succeed
Academic Class: ME 371: Mechanical Design I

Jessica Gonzalez

JESSICA GONZALEZ

Hometown: Mission, Texas
Colleges: James Madison College, Honors College
Major: Social Relations and Policy

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens
Noise or Sound on Campus: The sound of the band practicing the fight song in the fall
Activity: Meeting other Spartans on campus
Ritual or Tradition: Sparticipation, and Late Night at Wilson cafe
Time of Year: Summer and Fall
Person/People: Madline Mavrogordato
Academic Class: TE 250: Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions

Shavonna Green

SHAVONNA GREEN

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Colleges: College of Social Science, Honors College
Major: Social Work
Minor: Human Behavior and Social Services

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens
Noise or Sound on Campus: The sound of Spartans cheering at Spartan Stadium
Activity: Open Mic Night
Ritual or Tradition: Spartan Global Day of Service
Time of Year: Football season
Person/People: Residents of MSU
Academic Class: Theater

Lauren Lahie

LAUREN LAHIE

Hometown: Ypsilanti, Michigan
College: College of Social Science
Major: Public Policy
Minor: Environmental and Sustainability Studies

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: Baker Woodlot
Noise or Sound on Campus: The Red Cedar by Wells Hall and the ducks
Activity: Hammocking at Brody
Ritual or Tradition: All students singing the alma mater before football games
Time of Year: Fall
Person/People: My RISE friends, the members of Phi Sigma Pi Co-Ed National Honor Fraternity, Dr. Laurie Thorp, and Heather Shea
Academic Class: PLS 324: Congress, with Dr. Ostrander

Jan Mecano

JAN MECANO

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Colleges: College of Education, Honors College
Major: Elementary Education and Child Development
Minor: Spanish

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: The Vincent Chin Room, Holden Hall
Noise or Sound on Campus: People laughing and having a good time in the residence halls
Activity: UAB Craft Night
Ritual or Tradition: Tailgates with friends and family before football games
Time of Year: Fall; I love the colors, weather, and fashion
Person/People: The people I have met through the Pilipino American Student Society (PASS)
Academic Class: TE 250: Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions

Malik Amir Mix

MALIK AMIR MIX

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
College: Eli Broad College of Business 
Major: Marketing

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: The Rivertrail behind Shaw Hall
Noise or Sound on Campus: Attending the Black Student Alliance and African Amercian Celebration
Activity: Building dreams into reality
Ritual or Tradition: Celebrating end of semesters over dinner with friends
Time of Year: Spring and Fall
Person/People: My family, mentors, and mentees; Our Young Leaders
Foundation Board of Directors; and my army of closest friends
Academic Class: BUS 250: Business Communications: Oral and Written Skills, with Professor Shana Redd

Katherine Rifiotis

KATHERINE "COOKIE" RIFIOTIS

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Colleges: James Madison College, Honors College
Major: Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy

FAVORITE ...
Spot on Campus: Beaumont Tower green area
Noise or Sound on Campus: Grand River flow/waves
Activity: Reading at the Union
Ritual or Tradition: Events at the Rock
Time of Year: October/Fall
Person/People: Team ASMSU
Academic Class: MC 111: Identity and Community: An Approach to Writing

Homecoming Court Application

Being selected to represent Michigan State University on the Homecoming Court is considered one of the highest honors for MSU seniors. Ten to twelve students will be selected to the Homecoming Court based on their ability to exemplify the qualities of leadership, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at MSU.

2018 Homecoming Court members must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a full-time MSU undergraduate student who will have completed at least ninety credits (senior status) by August 23, 2018.
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be in good academic, legal, and disciplinary standing.

To nominate yourself or a student that meets the above criteria for the 2018-2019 Homecoming Court, please download the application packet and complete the online application. The application deadline is Monday, March 12, 2018.

Apply / Nominate for the 2018 Homecoming Court