Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court
Kinesiology major Sara Sherman and music education student Michelle Gaunt are among the 12 outstanding senior ambassadors named to Michigan State University’s 2012-13 Homecoming Court.
During homecoming week, Oct. 8-13, ambassadors attend many functions, including the parade on Oct. 12 and the football game on Oct. 13. They began their duties during the summer, and will represent the MSU student body at various alumni, community and university engagements throughout the 2012-13 school year.
“Being nominated and selected to represent MSU on the Homecoming Court is an incredible honor,” said Gaunt. “I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity and I am so excited to share my experience and love for MSU with others.”
Gaunt, of Walled Lake, is the daughter of Richard and Debra Gaunt. She is majoring in music education with a French minor, and she is a member of the Honors College. Gaunt is a long-standing resident mentor and she was nominated by B. Scott Clark, assistant hall director, Campus Living Services and Residence Life.
Sherman, of St. Louis, Mo., is the daughter of Steve and Laura Sherman. She is an undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Kinesiology, where she is focusing on exercise physiology with a specialization in health promotion. She was nominated by Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology.
Ambassadors are chosen through a highly selective process. Nominees are evaluated based on 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 12 court ambassadors.
Visitors can learn more about the Homecoming Court ambassadors, as well as follow along with their journeys, by checking out the Homecoming Court blog. Sherman and Gaunt wrote one blog post together about their experiences.