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2017-2018 Homecoming Court

Each year, ten to twelve outstanding MSU students are selected to represent the university as members of the Homecoming Court. Please join us in congratulating the 2017-2018 Homecoming Court members! 

For more information about the 2017-2018 Homecoming Court selection process, read the article in MSUToday.  

Claire Bratzel


Hometown: Sichuan, China
Colleges: College of Nursing, College of Social Science
Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Teaching Assistant under Dr. Michael Gottfried
  • Research Assistant under Dr. Desiree Qin
  • Former Member of the Executive Board for the International Students Association
  • Former Intercultural Aide
Elexis Grimes


Hometown: Rochester, Michigan
Colleges: Eli Broad College of Business, College of Arts and Letters 
Majors: Marketing, Professional Writing 

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Member of the Honors College
  • Public Relations Vice President for Alpha Xi Delta
  • Recipient of the Kittie Handy Fuller Scholarship through the Eli Broad College of Business
  • Former Marketing Director and former Events Director for the University Activities Board
  • Former Marketing Coordinator for Bryan Hall Government
Ahmad Hassan


Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
College: College of Education 
Major: Special Education – Language Arts
Study Abroad: New Zealand and Belize

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Former Residence Halls Association President
  • Children's Defense Fund: Freedom Schools Servant Leader Intern

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Ellen Hicks


Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
College: College of Natural Science
Major: Chemistry

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Research Associate at the Regenerative Electrode Interface Lab
  • Michigan Student Power Network Fellow
  • Intercultural Aide at the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions
  • Various student leadership positions
Lazarius Miller


Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan
Colleges: College of Social Science, College of Natural Science
Major: Human Development and Family Studies
Minor: Pre-Medicine/Pharmacology and Toxicology
Study Abroad: China

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Charles Drew Science Scholar
  • Minority Association of Premedical Students President
  • Participated in the Summer Medical Dental Education Program at the Yale School of Medicine
  • Student Mentor for GEAR UP
  • Summer Counselor for the Multicultural Apprenticeship Program
Jason Porter


Hometown: Guiyang, China
College: College of Engineering 
Major: Applied Engineering Sciences

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Chinese Undergraduate Students Association President
  • Student Advisor for the Office of International Students and Scholars
  • Intercultural Aide at the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions
  • Speaker at the 2015 Learning Abroad Conference
Alexa Ruestman


Hometown: Grand Haven, Michigan
Colleges: College of Natural Science, Lyman Briggs College 
Major: Physiology
Minor: Bioethics, Humanities, and Society

Significant Accomplishments:

  • American Medical Student Association Vice President
  • Participated in the Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program
  • Resident Assistant
  • Dean’s List for 6 consecutive semesters
Dorothy Shewchuck


Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
Colleges: College of Communication Arts, College of Arts and Letters 
Major: Communication
Minor: Cognitive Science
Study Abroad: Greece

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Zeta Chapter
  • Winner of the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant
  • Resident Assistant
  • Mentor to more than 150 students through the Engineering and Science Success Academy

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Hometown: Powell, Wyoming
College: Eli Broad College of Business 
Major: Finance

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Member of the Honors College
  • STARR Scholar
  • MSU's Interfraternity Council President
  • Former chapter President of Beta Theta Pi
  • Student Chairman of the Union Advisory Board
  • Member of the Student Leadership Institute: Engaging and Empowering Men to Prevent Campus Sexual Violence
Katrine Weismantle


Hometown: Okemos, Michigan
Colleges: College of Engineering, Eli Broad College of Business
Major: Applied Engineering Sciences
Minor: Supply Chain Management

Significant Accomplishments:

  • Member of the Honors College
  • Men’s Club Volleyball Vice President
  • Member of the Executive Board for the Society of Applied Engineering Science
  • DJ for MSU’s student radio station, the IMPACT
  • Dean’s List

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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 2018-2019 Homecoming Court