September 26, 2012
BISMARCK, ND - A junior and a senior were crowned king and queen of the University of Mary's 2012 Homecoming celebration Thursday, Sept. 20, in Arno Gustin Hall. Josh D. Hill, Glendive, MT, and Alicia M. Nehl, Watauga, SD, were elected to reign over this year's annual celebration of school and community at America's Leadership University. The coronation ceremony was followed by a reception for the Royal Court, their friends and guests, in Chick's Place, helping to kick-off Catch The Spirit Homecoming 2012 at the university.
|Alicia Nehl and Josh Hill|
Josh D. Hill is a junior majoring in business administration and health care administration. Hailing from Glendive, MT, he is active in Campus Ministry and has served as office coordinator for two years. Josh's past times include praying, daily Mass, and sports of all kinds. His post-graduation plans are whatever God wills. Josh is the son of Brecky and David Hill of Glendive.
Alicia M. Nehl is a senior athletic training major from Watauga, SD. She has spent her entire college career competing for the Marauders cross country and track and field teams. She was named to the 2011 NSIC Second Team All-Conference for cross-country and earned the U-Mary 2011-2012 Female Student Athlete, Inspirational Athlete of the Year award. That year, she helped her teams win fifth place at the NCAA cross-country championships and first at both the NSIC Track and Field Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Alicia plans to earn a master's degree in kinesiology and work as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Nehl is the daughter of Debbie and Pat Nehl of Watauga and the granddaughter of Martina Ham of Shadehill.
Homecoming Weekend at Mary caps a week of student activities. The public is invited to a pre-homecoming football game gathering (Saturday, Sept 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bismarck Community Bowl), and the Marauders v. Winona State University football game (Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m., Bismarck Community Bowl), volleyball v. Upper Iowa University (Saturday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., McDowell Activity Center) and men's soccer v. Simon Frasier University (Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Community Bowl).
The following students who were also nominated for queen and king make up Mary's 2012 Homecoming Court:
Jacob P. Hruby is a senior nursing major from Bismarck. A 2012 graduate of the University of Mary Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy, he is currently a member of the Nursing Student Association and participates in intramural sports. He played on the Marauders baseball team for two years and basketball team for one year. After graduation, Jacob plans to work in an intensive care unit until he can apply for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist school. His parents are Karla and Dale Hruby of Bismarck.
Anthony J. Kennedy of Harvey, ND, is a junior in the Occupational Therapy Program. He is an active member of Student Government, Students Today Leaders Forever, and Spanish Club. He recently joined the Student Occupational Therapy Association and was previously co-vice president of the Environmental Coalition of Students. After earning his degree, Anthony hopes to gain experience on the west coast and then work around the country as a traveling OT. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing racquetball, slack-lining, reading, and going to Applebee's for half-priced appetizers. He is the son of Kathy and Gary Kennedy of Harvey.
Garrett J. Kubischta is a junior from Dickinson, ND, majoring in mass communication and Spanish. Garrett is active in Students Today Leaders Forever, currently serving as a member to both the chapter and regional cores. He is also active in Spanish Club and has been a member of Environmental Coalition of Students. Last year, he was named Spanish Club Volunteer of the Year. Garrett enjoys traveling, reading, watching television, going to the North Dakota State Capitol, and kite flying. The son of Monica and Ken Kubischta of Dickinson, after graduation Garrett is considering teaching English in Spain for a year.
Deland J. Weyrauch, a senior biology major from Ray, ND, has been a member of the U-Mary track and field team for four years and named to the NSIC Academic All-Conference team numerous times. He is currently vice president for Student Government and previously served as treasurer. His other activities at U-Mary have included the forensics team, theater, and serving as a peer mentor. In 2012, he was honored with a Presidential Student Leadership Award and was named to Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges. Deland, the son of Mary Weyrauch of Minot, ND, and Dennis Weyrauch of Ray, plans to attend medical school.
Kady M. Appelt is a junior medial laboratory science/pre-medicine major from Harvey, ND. She is currently involved in the service group SPURS and serves as treasurer for Students Today Leaders Forever. Kady has been on the Dean's List every semester. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, traveling, running with her dogs, playing guitar and singing, being active, and living life to the fullest. After graduation, Kady plans to attend Bastyr University in California to earn a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree and someday she hopes to do mission work. Kady is the daughter of Dawn and Randy Appelt of Harvey.
Megan J. Goldade, from Jamestown, ND, is a junior nursing major. She is active in Student Government, Students Today Leaders Forever, and Nursing Student Association. Megan is a past president of Environmental Coalition of Students and served in Circle K and Optimist Club. Megan's future plans include working as a nurse in pediatrics or the emergency room. A regular member of the Dean's List, outside of school she enjoys spending time outside, watching movies, shopping, and playing with her dog. Megan is the daughter of Carol Goldade of Jamestown.
Sarah M. Nelson of Grafton, ND, is a junior in the Occupational Therapy Program who plans to go on to study music therapy. For the past two years, she has been active in concert band and concert choir as well as Collegians for Life. Sarah currently serves as Faith Development Coordinator for Campus Ministry. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys teaching Tae Kwon Do, babysitting, watching movies, writing, acting, and reading (particularly the Harry Potter series). In the future, she hopes to have her own OT practice that incorporates music therapy specializing in children with autism. Sarah is the daughter of Suzanne and Kenneth Nelson of Grafton.
Laura C. Petersen is a senior occupational therapy major from Osseo, WI. A four-year member of the women's basketball team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, she has also served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years and recently joined the student OT group. Last year, Laura received the Athletic Director Association Academic Achievement and Campus Ministry Volunteer of the Year awards. Her sophomore and junior years Laura was named to the NSIC All-Academic Team. In her spare time, Laura enjoys horseback riding, hunting, arts and crafts, and playing piano. She is the daughter of Susan and Gregg Petersen of Osseo.