The Newman University 2021 homecoming candidates have been announced.
Five women and five men have been honored on social media with a video introduction and the crowning ceremony will take place at halftime of the men’s game Thursday, Feb. 18.
The attendance policy at games limits the crowd size so most students will be celebrating at a watch party held at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
The homecoming candidates will attend the watch party prior to and following the crowning ceremony, which will take place in Fugate Gymnasium at halftime of the men’s basketball game.
Braxtyn Stewart: An organizational leadership major and a member of the women’s basketball team.
Gabrielle Altenor: A biology major with minors in pre-law and Spanish. Altenor is a member of the Honors Program, a resident assistant and president of the Student Government Association. Altenor is an active member of the Black Student Union, Future Legal Professionals of Newman University, Asian Student Association and took part in the Guatemala Study & Serve Program.
Haley Albers: A biology major with a pre-medicine concentration. Albers is active on the women’s basketball team, a student ambassador, a member of the Newman University Medical Professionals Club, Campus Ministry and serves as a peer tutor.
Katherine Sullivan: A biology major concentrating in pre-physical therapy. Sullivan is an active member of the cheer and dance team, a resident assistant, a writer for The Vantage, is on the Mission Advisory Board and active on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Karen Do: A biology and psychology double major with a concentration on pre-physical therapy. Do is the president of the Asian Student Association, a member of Campus Ministry, the Multicultural Leadership Organization and the Newman University Medical Professionals Club. She has taken on leadership roles as a Traditions and Transitions facilitator, a student ambassador, admissions student coordinator, Honors Program House Leader and a former science and math department student worker.
Chase Bowman: A biology major with a pre-medicine concentration and minors in sports medicine and chemistry. Bowman has been part of the Honors Program for four years as well as an active member of the men’s soccer team, president of the Chemistry Club and a member of the Asian Student Association and Disc Golf Club.
Cole Schnieders: An English major, Schnieders is a staff writer and copy editor for The Vantage, prose editor for the Coelacanth publication and active in the theater department and Campus Ministry.
McGrew “Mac” Foley: A bio-chemistry major, Foley is on the triathlon team, vice president of Student Government Association and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Foley is an Honors Program member, Newman University Medical Professionals Club and Chemistry Club member and a First-Year Experience leader.
Mitchell Austin: A biology major with a pre-physical therapy concentration and minors in psychology and sports medicine. Austin is an active member of the Newman University baseball team and Newman University Medical Professionals Club and has worked on campus as an aid for sports teams and the weight room as well as a custodian.
Zachary Myers: An interdisciplinary studies major with a focus in business and leadership. Myers is active in Jets for Life, the Residence Hall Association, intramurals and is a First-Year Experience leader.
Mitchell Austin and Karen Do were crowned 2021 Homecoming King and Queen at the homecoming ceremony.