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Homecoming King and Queen Competition

Homecoming Court members serve as student representatives at Homecoming events throughout Spirit Week and Homecoming. The three men and three women chosen by the selection committee and will then be voted upon by students for selection as Homecoming king and queen. The Homecoming king and queen serve as student representatives at University events throughout the year and each receive a $250 scholarship.

All full-time undergraduate students are eligible for the Court (freshmen through seniors). Nominees should fill out the  application and follow all instructions. Please pay particular attention to the Homecoming Court Rules and Regulations, as well as the timeline.

Should you have any questions, please contact Natalie Shaak at nds37@drexel.edu.

2015 Homecoming King and Queen Voting

  • All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to vote for the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen via DragonLink.
  • Voting will be open: Monday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. to Friday, Jan. 23 at 12 p.m.
  • Voting Link: Click here to vote (link will be inactive until voting opens on Jan. 19)

2015 Homecoming King Candidates

ZZANE CHOWDHURY

Zzane Chowdhury

Junior, LeBow College of Business/College of Arts and Sciences
International Business and Communications
Representing Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

Just a little about me: Chipotle, iHop, sushi, Korean BBQ, Wawa, Halal truck. Food is my life. Food is my best friend. Just a little about why I should be Homecoming King: Being a transfer student this year from England, I told myself I would get involved and try as many things at the University as possible. Never did I think I would be joining a fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, and become their representative for the Deepher Dude competition as well as a contestant for Homecoming King. I have had many opportunities opened to me since coming to America and attending Drexel, and I think that is what being Homecoming King is all about. By taking chances and seizing the opportunities put in front of you to make the college experience the best it can be.

RICHARD FELIX

Richard Felix

2015 Homecoming King 

Junior, LeBow College of Business
Business and Engineering
Representing Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

My name is Richard Felix (please call me Rich). I am a Business and Engineering major, a Liberty Scholar and brother of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. At Lambda Chi, I served as secretary, house manager, social chair and external Vice President. The most rewarding aspect of my time at Drexel has been the opportunity to give back to the community. I have participated in, competed in and organized many philanthropy events on campus amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars going to those in need. I want to be your 2015 Homecoming King to start giving back to Drexel sooner rather than later. Drexel has played a large role in molding me into the person I am today. Also, I’m a fun loving people’s person who never shies away from an opportunity to look dapper. If you want to know more about me, feel free to add me on Facebook.

MATTHEW MORIMOTO

Matthew Morimoto
Senior, College of Engineering
Architectural / Civil Engineering (BSMS)
Representing the Interfraternity Council

When I came to college in the fall of 2010, I moved from L.A. to Philadelphia without the slightest clue of what I was getting myself into. Since then I have tried everything I possibly could at Drexel. I have been a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, creator of my own club, president of the Interfraternity Council and Sigma Phi Epsilon and studied abroad. All of these opportunities taught me valuable life lessons that pushed me to be a better man. The reason that I am running for Homecoming King is that I want to be able to represent the Drexel phrase ‘Live It’. While the words seem cliché on the page, Drexel has let me meet some incredible people, travel to amazing places and become a better leader. I want to represent the idea of what it means to be a Drexel Student through being Homecoming King.

2015 Homecoming Queen Candidates

TONI GARCIA

Antonette Garcia
Senior, College of Arts and Science
Criminal Justice
Representing Drexel Student Ambassadors

A Homecoming Queen should be someone who embodies and represents the spirit and opportunity Drexel has to offer. As a Senior, I have been able to do so. As a chartering member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, I have held the positions of Ritual Chair and Webmaster. I joined the Student Ambassador Program my Freshman year and have helped train and mentor new tour guides. As an active member of the Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel University (FISDU), I have had the chance to represent FISDU and Drexel while performing at different events and as a part of our annual Barrio Fiesta. As a Criminal Justice major, I have been able to work on many court cases. While being here, my love for Drexel has grown. Drexel has been a huge part of my life. I would be honored to represent the university that has given me so much. Go Dragons!

WHITNEY GIRAUD

Whitney Giraud
Senior, LeBow College of Business
Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Representing Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Ben Stein said "a life lived to help others is the only life worth living," and for me a successful day is a day in which I have helped someone. Either something as small as holding open a door or making someone laugh - makes my day. In regard to student involvement, from campus tour guides/ambassadors to participating in Greek life (Sigma Sigma Sigma and Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor), from club volleyball to filming events for LeBow (Business Learning Community and Business Casual), from the Dean's Student Advisory Board to honor societies (Phi Eta Sigma and the Order of Omega), I endeavor to build relationships to offer my time and passion with the goal of helping others.

ALISSA REICHERT

Alissa Reichert

2015 Homecoming Queen

Pre-Junior, LeBow College of Business
Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Representing Residential Living (RLO)

Through my involvement as a resident assistant in RLO, representation on the Academic Affairs Assembly for USGA, and sisterhood in Alpha Sigma Alpha, I believe I have developed a sense of understanding for the diverse perspectives and needs of my fellow students. Student government has made me cognizant of the ways in which the University can improve the student experience and outlets for transforming an idea into a reality. As an aspiring social entrepreneur, it is my ambition to someday make a social impact on the world and I believe I can start here. I would aspire to further understand and advocate the needs of the study body, as well as seek ways to continue propelling Drexel forward as a leader in education if selected as Drexel’s 2015 Homecoming Queen.

Past Winners

2015 – Alissa Reichert and Richard Felix
2014 – Christe Thompson and Rohil Shah
2013 – Aria Srinivasan and Lawrence Mahoney-Jones
2012 – Kate Ohene and Anthony D'Angelo
2011 – Christina Giannscoli and Nicholas Hoppel

Timeline

  • Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 8 a.m. - Homecoming court applications available on DragonLink
  • Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 (12 p.m.) - Applications due
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 - Announcement of Homecoming court
  • Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. - Jan. 23 at 12 p.m. - Homecoming king and queen voting
  • Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 - Announcement of Homecoming king and queen

Rules and Regulations

  1. Completed Homecoming Court applications are due on DragonLink by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 12 p.m.
  2. Any full-time undergraduate student (12 credit hours or more) may be nominated.
  3. Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. 
  4. Nominees must be in good standing with Student Conduct and Community Standards (no current disciplinary actions).
  5. All nominees must be sponsored by a recognized student organization (under the Office of Campus Activities) OR submit a Candidate Petition with at least ten signatures of undergraduate student supporters.
  6. Eligible candidates will participate in the court selection process, which includes an interview, review of campus and community involvement and personal statement. Final Court selections will include 3 king candidates and 3 queen candidates.
  7. All dates included in the information packet under Required Events are considered mandatory for selected king and queen candidates. If unable to attend, a representative must attend in your place, and Natalie Shaak (nds37@drexel.edu) must be notified prior to the event.
  8. King and queen candidates are expected to attend the Homecoming game for the halftime crowning ceremony. Attire is formal.

Failure to comply with any of the above rules may result in disqualification. 

Evaluation Criteria

Nominated individuals will be evaluated for participation on the Court by a committee of representatives on the following

  • Ability to represent Drexel University
  • Campus and community involvement
  • Knowledge of Drexel University
  • Participation in Homecoming events
  • Academic success
  • Personal statement

Court Selection - Point Structure

The following point structure will be used for the selection of the Homecoming Court:

1. Application (50 points)

Applications will be reviewed by professional staff based on the following:

  • Ability to represent Drexel University
  • Campus and community involvement
  • Knowledge of Drexel University
  • Academic achievement
  • Ability to articulate the impact of Drexel University on him/her
  • Reasoning for wanting to be king or queen
  • Plans for representing Drexel University following graduation

2. Academic Success (20 points)

Each nominee’s GPA will be translated into points, out of 20, by multiplying the GPA by 5.
Example: A GPA of 3.10 would translate into 15.50 points out of the 20 available.

Total points available - 70

In the event of a tie, personal statements will be evaluated by the Dean of Students, who will be asked to choose the nominee most deserving of a position on the Homecoming court.

King and Queen Selection - Point Structure

1. Homecoming Court selection score (up to 70 points)

Points earned from the Homecoming Court selection process will be incorporated into the King and Queen scoring.

2. Student Vote (10-30 points)

King and queen candidates will be ranked and scored based on the number of votes received (in each category, respectively).

  • 1st Place – 30 Points
  • 2nd Place – 20 Points
  • 3rd Place – 10 Points

In the event of a tie, totals from the student vote will be utilized to determine the winner.