Doane Names 2011 Homecoming Duke and Duchess

Doane College seniors Derrik Castillo of Omaha and Allison Van Driel of Alma were crowned Duke and Duchess during Homecoming events Thursday, Sept. 29, at Fuhrer Field House. Homecoming Royalty

Duke and Duchess are chosen by a vote of the student body.

Other royalty candidates were:

Candidates for Duchess

Terra Andreason

Major/Minor:  Biology

Hometown: Bellevue, NE

Activities on Campus: Volleyball (Captain), Gamma Phi Iota, Human Resource Club, Relay for Life

Parents/Escort: Todd and Jody Andreasen


Kellie Peterson

Major/Minor:  Exercise Science with a Minor in Biology

Hometown: Ord, Nebraska

Activities on Campus: Volleyball- team captain, Human Resource Club- Vice President, HMOC, Relay for Life, DAT (Doane Athletic Trainers club), Gamma Phi Iota, Intramural Basketball

Parents/Escort: Dale and Jeanne Peterson


Stacy Rundback

Major/Minor: Major - Psychology;  Minor -  Communications

Hometown: Paxton, NE

Activities on Campus: Psi Chi Honor Society, President of Greek Council, Vice President of Gamma Phi Iota, Vice President of Sociology/ Psychology Club, Historian of the Human Resources Club, Member of SHRM (shram), member of Service to Mankind Club, member of American Association of University Women, intramural volleyball

Parents/Escort:  Roy and Jana Rundback

Carli Sjmeling

Major/Minor:  Special Education (plan to attend grad school in Speech Pathology)

Hometown: Elwood, NE

Activities on Campus: Gamma Phi Iota, Student Education Association of Nebraska, Relay for Life, Human Resources, German Club, Intramural Volleyball

Parents/Escort: Parents Shaunna Sjomeling and Dan Sjomeling  


Courtney Wendt

Major/Minor: Biology Major in Pre-Physician Assistant; Psychology Minor

Hometown: Leigh, Nebraska

Activities on Campus: President of Gamma Phi Iota, Directions Mentor, Health and Medical Occupations Club, Hansen Leadership Program

Parents/Escort: Randy and Tammy Wendt


Candidates for Duke

Dylan Kendall

Major/Minor:  Elementary and Middle Education

Hometown: Beatrice, Nebraska (B-town)

Activities on Campus: Relay for Life (2009-2011)--Co-Entertainment Chairperson (2011), Student Education Association, Multicultural Fair, Participated in the Africa Interterm with Dr. Betty Levitov, Alpha Pi Epsilon Fraternity--was the Social Chair in 2010-2011. Collegiate Chorale, Doane Choir, Cardinal Zone at Crete Middle School. Currently student teaching at Norris Middle School (8th Grade) and coaching 8th grade football.

Parents/Escort:  Jana Kendall and Troy Kendall


Destry Kenning

Major/Minor:  Physics/Pre-Engineering   Minor:  Business

Hometown: Hebron, NE- Thayer Central High School

Activities on Campus: Sigma Phi Theta; Greek Council, Fundraiser Chair, and currently President; Engineering Club- 4 years; Unknown Pinecones (intramural team)- 2 years Team Captain; Football- 2 years; Neuman Club- 2 years 

Parents/Escort:  Alan and Debra Kenning


Bryan Meyer

Major/Minor:  Elementary/Middle Education

Hometown: Broken Bow, NE

Activities on Campus: Varsity Basketball; Honor Roll; NAIA Scholar-Athlete; Directions Mentor, Delta Kappa Pi-Greek Council Representative; Student Education Association; CCLC Volunteer Tutor; Relay for Life; Alpha Lambda Delta (Honorary Academic Society); Active Member of Crete's Grace United Methodist Church

Parents/Escort:  Gary and Stephanie Meyer Escort: Brent Sherman


Dalton Ryba

Major/Minor:  Biochemistry Major and Psychology Minor

Hometown: Grand Island, Nebraska

Activities on Campus: Student Congress Senator, Health and Medical Occupations Club Treasurer, Doane Ambassador, Psi Chi Honor Society, Doane Football

Parents/Escort: Mother Kathy Steffes, escorted by Kelly Jirovec


Jeremiah Saffold

Major/Minor:  Math

Hometown: Aurora, CO by way of Papillion, NE by way of Sagamiono, Japan

Activities on Campus: Captain of the football team, FCA, Cru, Doane Men United (for those that remember), Fishes only club and Jesus is the only way club.

Parents/Escort:  Jody Reckling


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