MSUToday
Published: July 23, 2015

MSU seniors named to 2015-16 Homecoming Court

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Ten outstanding senior ambassadors have been named to the 2015-16 Homecoming Court.

Ambassadors, who were endorsed by an individual or an organization, were chosen through a highly selective process. The students were evaluated based on his or her leadership, community involvement, academic excellence and Spartan pride. A group of MSU faculty, staff, alumni and students conducted personal interviews with students to select the final 10 court ambassadors.

“This year I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with 10 of the most diverse, talented and devoted Spartan students that we have here at Michigan State University,” said Homecoming Court adviser Natisha Foster. “These students represent the vast experiences both in and out of the classroom that make MSU a world class institution.”

The students have begun their duties as ambassadors this summer, as they have been representing the MSU student body at various alumni, community and university engagements. They will continue their commitment through the 2015-16 school year. During homecoming week, Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, ambassadors will attend many functions, including the parade on Oct. 2 and the football game on Oct. 3.

“To be on Homecoming Court is a true honor because I represent both my community and the broader MSU community simultaneously,” said Myya Jones, a 2015-16 Homecoming Court ambassador. “As a Homecoming Court member and president of the Black Student Alliance, I will be a liaison between students and faculty and staff in hopes to better assist us as we progress through the university, but most importantly, as we graduate.”

The 2015-16 court includes:

Mariam Alamiri, of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is the daughter of Abeer Elquofi and Mohammed Alamiri. She is majoring in human resource management in the Broad College of Business.

Teresa Bitner, of Commerce Township, is the daughter of Jim and Jane Bitner. She is majoring in social relations and policy in James Madison College and minoring in educational studies in the College of Education.

Bradley Disbrow, of Wheaton, Illinois, is the son of Bonnie and Mark Disbrow. He is majoring in microbiology in the College of Natural Science and international relations in James Madison College. He is a member of the Honors College.

Abbie Jankelovitz, of West Bloomfield, is the daughter of Terri Orbuch and Stuart Jankelovitz. She is majoring in psychology with a concentration in health promotion in the College of Social Science.

Myya Jones, of Detroit, is the daughter of Shamenia Stewart-Adams and Ronald Adams, and Sean Anderson. She is majoring in finance in the Broad College of Business and minoring in Arabic and African and African American Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.

Sa Li, of Tangshan, China, is the daughter of Cuijuan Lu and Changsheng Li. She is majoring in mathematics in the College of Natural Science. She is a member of the Honors College.

Marc Reed, of Owosso, is the son of Elaine and Stephen Reed. He is majoring in human resource management in the Broad College of Business and psychology in the College of Social Science. He is a member of the Honors College.

Nate Strauss, of Farmington Hills, is the son of Amy and David Strauss. He is majoring in comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and journalism in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Kenny Williams Jr., of Detroit, is the son of Kimberly Williams. He is majoring in communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and minoring in Leadership in Integrated Learning within the Bailey Scholars Program.

Aarean Wooten, of Twinsburg, Ohio, is the daughter of Tenisha and Anthony Wooten. She is majoring in psychology and interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in human capital and society in the College of Social Science.

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