Seton Hill announces 2016 homecoming court

Voting for Seton Hill University’s (SHU) Homecoming King and Queen began Monday and ended today. Each student, staff and faculty member had the opportunity to vote once or abstain from voting on Griffin’s Lair. Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen takes place during halftime at SHU’s football game Saturday, Oct. 22 against Mercyhurst University. The game starts at 4 p.m. at Offutt Field. Here is more information about the members of the homecoming court.

Members of the 2016 SHU homecoming court pose for a picture. From left to right: Row 1: Paula Carvajalino, Catrina Abbott, Emily Frost. Row 2: Emily Hutsko, Marisa Corona. Row 3: Christian Strong, Michael-Patrick Buckley, Emmanuel Joshua. Row 4: Fito Andre, Noah Davis. Photo courtesy of M.Corona.

Members of the 2016 SHU homecoming court pose for a picture. From left to right: Row 1: Paula Carvajalino, Catrina Abbott, Emily Frost. Row 2: Emily Hutsko, Marisa Corona. Row 3: Christian Strong, Michael-Patrick Buckley, Emmanuel Joshua. Row 4: Fito Andre, Noah Davis. Photo courtesy of M.Corona.

Photo courtesy of F.Andre.

Photo courtesy of F.Andre.

Fito Andre is a criminal justice major with minors in sociology and psychology. He is a member of Future Greek Leaders, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Residence Life and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

“Being nominated for Homecoming King is a great honor. I appreciate all the love from SHU faculty and my fellow SHU colleagues.”

 

 

Photo courtesy of M.Buckley.

Photo courtesy of M.Buckley.

Michael-Patrick Buckley is an accounting major with a minor in mathematics. He is a member of the baseball team, SAAC and the Griffin Advantage Promotions Club. Additionally, he does the readings and intercessions at church on Sunday evenings and is working to start an online e-commerce business with eight others from SHU called Gray Hemlock.

“Being that I am the first baseball player to ever be on the homecoming court, it is an honor and a pleasure to be in this position. This type of experience is one that cannot be taken for granted because I will never have this opportunity again. I will full-heartedly take advantage of this week and will make the best out of each step of the process. I have also had great participation, thus far, from my team in getting my name out there. They are definitely being team players and want this just as much as I do. This not only makes it fun for me, but quite enjoyable for my team as well. Lastly, I wish everyone else on the homecoming court much luck and that each individual can enjoy this experience as much as I will. We are all deserving of this award and it is unfortunate that only one male and female can be crowned King and Queen.”

Photo courtesy of N.Davis.

Photo courtesy of N.Davis.

Noah Davis is an English literature major with a certification in secondary education. He is the captain and SAAC representative for the men’s basketball team and treasurer of the English Club.

“I feel honored to be a member of the court with these gentlemen who represent Seton Hill so well. I hope that in the future I can continue to represent Seton Hill in a positive light.”

 

 

Photo courtesy of E.Joshua.

Photo courtesy of E.Joshua.

Emmanuel Joshua is a marketing business administration major. He is the founder of [a]wake and a member of the men’s basketball team, Enactus and campus ministry at the Greater Pittsburgh Church of Christ.

“I feel honored to be on homecoming court, especially because I am a transfer and relatively new here. It means a lot that people see me as someone worthy of this stage.”

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of C.Strong.

Photo courtesy of C.Strong.

Christian Strong is a new media journalism major with a minor in communications and a niche in sports management. He is a captain and quarterback on the football team, the leader of the FCA football team studies and editor-in-chief of The Setonian.

“I feel honored to be nominated for Homecoming King and really appreciate all who view me as someone who fits that title. All the nominations are wonderful people who truly deserve this award; I’m just proud that I could be in the ballot with them.”

 

 

Photo courtesy of C.Abbott.

Photo courtesy of C.Abbott.

Catrina Abbott is a human resources and marketing business administration double major. She is the head resident assistant, a Griffin Guide, vice president of the Business Club, co-awards officer of the Society of Human Resources Management Student Chapter, secretary of Project Helping Other People Everywhere, secretary of the Wounded Warriors Project Student Ambassadors and a member of Enactus and Seton Hill Student Ambassadors.

“I am very honored and thankful for the nomination from the students, professors and faculty here at Seton Hill. I love this university so much and I would not want to attend college anywhere else! Thank you!”

 

Photo courtesy of P.Carvajalino.

Photo courtesy of P.Carvajalino.

Paula Carvajalino is an international organization business administration major with a minor in Spanish. She is captain of the women’s tennis team and a member of Enactus.

“It is really exciting. I came from a country (Venezuela) which does not have that type of activities in high school. Also it is exciting to be selected among many people.”

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of M.Corona.

Photo courtesy of M.Corona.

Marisa Corona is an advocacy media and corporate communication dual major with a new media journalism minor. She is a Griffin Guide, president of the Seton Hill Programming Board (SHPB), the Class of 2017 CLRB officer and member of the Communication Club, the Volleyball Club, campus ministry and [a]wake.

“Being nominated for Homecoming Queen is such an incredible, surreal experience that I honestly never imagined would happen to me. I’m extremely grateful, honored and excited to be participating in this wonderful experience. Seton Hill people are the best!”

 

 

Photo courtesy of E.Hutsko.

Photo courtesy of E.Hutsko.

Emily Hutsko is a biology and psychology double major. She is president of SAAC, a teaching assistant for Connections, an orientation leader and a member of the field hockey team, Chemistry Club, Psychology Club, Nature Club, College Republicans and FCA.

“I am very honored and blessed to be nominated for Homecoming Queen. Having been afforded the opportunity to represent Seton Hill University along with nine of the finest, most dedicated members of our senior class is truly a privilege. My pride in and admiration for Seton Hill is that much greater because of our amazing student body.”

 

 

Photo courtesy of E.Frost.

Photo courtesy of E.Frost.

Emily Frost is an art therapy major with a minor in gender and women’s studies. She is a resident assistant, a Griffin Guide and a member of campus ministry and the SHPB.

“Being nominated for homecoming court, much less queen, has been really exciting and surprising all at the same time. This is my first time having something like this happen, so I feel really lucky that my peers chose to vote me for this opportunity.”

 

 

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