Elections open today for Homecoming Court start today

Elections for the 2006 Homecoming King and Queen began at 8 a.m. today on Web for Students and end at noon Friday. The Homecoming Court candidates are:

Jason Hawk

Hometown: Sarver, Pa.

Sponsored by: Student Alumni Association

Major: Advertising

Minor: Marketing

Kent State involvement: Student Ambassadors, Department of Recreational Services, Student Recreation Council, Alpha Phi Omega, Students of Scholarship, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta

Career goal: To work as an account executive at a major advertising firm

Fondest Kent State memory: “From our giant Valentine’s Day date freshman year to playing bingo with the elderly ladies at Four Seasons Retirement Home to burying a dead goat, I’ve had some amazing times these past couple of years. However, I think my ultimate fondest Kent State memory would be the great times I had last year at a party. Complete with a giant banana, Harry Potter and a sexy seductress, it was definitely a defining moment in my Kent State career.”

Brice Kertoy

Hometown: Ravenna, Ohio

Sponsored by: Koonce Hall Council

Major: Music

Minor: Education

Kent State involvement: Resident assistant in Koonce Hall and resident assistant liaison for Hall Council

Career goal: To become a teacher and coach sports

Fondest Kent State memory: “Going to the Palace of Auburn Hills to cheer on the Flashes against Pittsburgh in the NCAA tournament.”

Dennis McCann

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Sponsored by: Student Advisory Council

Major: Political Science

Kent State involvement: Student Advisory Council, College Curriculum Committee, Judicial Affairs Student Judicial Advocate, Tau Sigma Honors Society, Kent State Mock Trial Team, Phi Alpha Delta, SCREAM

Career goal: To have a career in public service as a prosecuting attorney

Fondest Kent State memory: “Celebrating the 2006 MAC Basketball Championship on the court at the ‘Q’ (Quicken Loans Arena) and attending the first round game against Pittsburgh.”

Ryan Neubig

Hometown: Loudonville, Ohio

Sponsored by: Kent Student Ambassadors

Major: Physics

Kent State involvement: Kent Student Ambassadors President, Phi Delta Theta, Inter-Greek Programming Board, Society of Physics Students president, Student Orientation instructor

Career goal: Receive a doctorate in Theoretical Cosmology and work as a research professor

Fondest Kent State memory: “Watching KSU football games with President Cartwright in the President’s Lodge.”

Jamal Redding

Hometown: Fairport, N.Y.

Sponsored by: Finance and Hospitality Management Departments

Major: Finance

Kent State involvement: Collegiate Business Association, Financial Management Association, Golden Key Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kent State Intramurals

Career goal: To get his MBA and pursue a career within a Fortune 500 Corporation

Fondest Kent State memory: “Making the Kent State President’s List for five consecutive semesters.”

Christopher Taylor

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Sponsored by: All Campus Programming Board

Major: Nursing

Kent State involvement: All Campus Programming Board vice president, College Democrats, Daily Kent Stater columnist, Public Safety Advisory Committee, PRIDE!Kent, Students for Professional Nursing

Career goal: Public health activist

Fondest Kent State memory: “Slipping down the stairs of the Campus Loop and tumbling onto the ground.”

Megan Grote

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Sponsored by: Delta Zeta

Major: Public Relations

Kent State involvement: Delta Zeta president, Public Relations Student Society of America vice president, Kent State United for Biloxi, University Communications and Marketing, student public relations coordinator

Career goal: To incorporate her passion for public relations with her passion for arts

Fondest Kent State memory: “I stepped out of my comfort zone when I decided to spend my spring break in Biloxi, Mississippi with 400 other students. Even though I wasn’t with friends, I felt this was something I needed to do. By the end of the trip, I had become close with my fellow roofing buddies. Our last morning in Biloxi, we watched the sun rise on the beach. We all had such a feeling of accomplishment. I actually learned how to use a nail gun, and I met some pretty fascinating people along the way. I will always cherish this Kent State memory.”

Michelle McCall

Hometown: Akron, Ohio

Sponsored by: Student Alumni Association

Major: Business Management

Minor: Political Science

Kent State involvement: Student Alumni Association, Zeta Phi Beta, Student Ambassadors, Beta Gamma Sigma

Career goal: To become an attorney and then a judge

Fondest Kent State memory: “My entire four years at Kent State have been memorable, but if I had to choose, I would pick the Washington Program in National Issues. This program is a great internship opportunity and networking opportunity where I was able to meet the President of the United States and many important politicians.”

Katie Morse

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Sponsored by: Student Media

Major: Broadcasting

Minor: Sociology

Kent State involvement: TV-2 news director and anchor, NewsOhio reporter

Career goal: To become a reporter in a top market

Fondest Kent State memory: “Watching movies with my friends in Dunbar on one of the snow days freshman year.”

Traci Sanders

Hometown: Boardman, Ohio

Sponsored by: Kent Interhall Council

Major: Integrated Science Education

Kent State involvement: Kent Interhall Council president, student ambassador, Student Athletic Advisory Board, National Residence Hall Honorary, Academic Success Center group tutor, Orientation instructor and trainer, Summer Conference assistant, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Career goal: Teach middle school or high school science

Fondest Kent State memory: “Seeing the smiling faces of those enjoying the ‘Wild and Crazy’ Lil’ Sibs program that I planned for Spring 2006.”

Melissa Schlotterer

Hometown: Norwalk, Ohio

Sponsored by: Kent Student Ambassadors

Major: Accounting

Minor: Management

Kent State involvement: Center for Student Involvement Student Assistant, Kent Student Ambassadors, Students of Scholarship, Beta Alpha Psi, Honors College, Week of Welcome, University Orientation, College of Business Colleagues

Career goal: To start in public accounting at Ernst and Young after completing her master’s degree in January 2008. Also, she would like to pursue her doctorate to teach accounting.

Fondest Kent State memory: “All of my involvement here at Kent State has led me to meet so many amazing people and create so many long, lasting friendships. When I think back on my years here at Kent State, those people will be the thing that make so many memories unforgettable.”

Victoria “Tori” Ung

Hometown: Essex Junction, Vt.

Sponsored by: Kent State Cheerleading

Major: Architecture

Kent State involvement: Kent State Cheerleading, Kent State events, Blue and Gold functions, American Institute of Architecture Students, Construction Specifications Institute

Career goal: Graduate with a master’s in Architecture and Environmental Design, applying for the Intern Development Program and take the Architecture Registration Exam to become a licensed registered architect.

Fondest Kent State memory: “Cheering at the 2005-2006 Kent State MAC championship basketball game. This led to the NCAA tournament where Kent State played Pittsburgh in the first round.”