Rogers State University announced the 13th annual Homecoming court candidates. The Hillcat Homecoming King and Queen will be chosen and crowned at the halftime of the men’s basketball game against Pittsburg State on Saturday, January 30.
The Homecoming King candidates, along with their photo and statement of consideration, are as follows:
Nate Jarboe, from Oklahoma City, is a business management major and part of the President’s Leadership Class. He says, “Throughout my time at RSU, I have gotten to know so many wonderful people and it would be my honor to serve as Homecoming King. I believe my friends at RSU have shaped me and continue to shape me into who I am today.”
Cody Pechanec, from Copan, is double majoring in criminal justice and psychology. He is part of the Student Writing Organization. He says, “It would be awesome to stand as a representative of organizations like theater and writing. These organizations are what make the Hillcat experience great.”
The Homecoming Queen candidates, along with their photo and statement of consideration, are as follows:
Sarah Knaust, from Claremore, is a liberal art major and Honors student. She says, “My involvement on campus has truly shown me what a great community RSU is, and I would love nothing more than to represent our student body and what I know this university stands for.”
Karleigh McMahan, from Wagoner, is a medical molecular biology major and part of the President’s Leadership Class. She says, “I have been involved in just about everything and have truly had the best experience possible. I would be so honored and proud to represent RSU and give back to the community that has enhanced my college experience.”
Bria Salazar, from Glendora, CA, is a business management major and serves on the Student Advisory Committee. She is a midfielder on the Hillcat soccer team. She says, “It would be a wonderful opportunity to continue meeting people and encourage others to help make our school the best it can be.”
Live streaming of the RSU Homecoming basketball games can be viewed on KRSU-TV, rsuhillcats.com and themiaanetwork.com. Alumni and community members can participate in the festivities by attending watch parties at J Farley’s Pub, Tap on the Tracks and Buffalo Wild Wings.
In conjunction with homecoming, RSU’s Foundation celebrates Giving Week. Last year’s Giving Week was a focused effort to reconnect alumni and friends to RSU and encourage them to donate to the RSU Foundation. This year, Giving Week will focus on securing donations for the general scholarship fund. This fund provides RSU with the maximum flexibility to provide financial assistance to students with need and limited access to other financial aid programs. Traditionally, RSU Foundation events support this fund, but most were cancelled during the pandemic.
To view a list of student and community activities to celebrate Homecoming this week, visit www.rsu.edu/homecoming.