Shuba, Trail crowned Homecoming 2004 royalty

Marietta College seniors Lindsay Shuba (Sigma Kappa) and Casey Trail (Delta Tau Delta) were crowned 2004 Homecoming Queen and King Saturday during halftime of the football game versus Capital at Don Drumm Stadium.

Shuba, of Latrobe, Pa., is the daughter of Joe and Jan Shuba of Derry, Pa. She is majoring in business management and political science. She is president of College Republicans, regional campaign director for Joy Padgett, and a member of Student Senate, College Union Board, dance team, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Lambda Delta.

Trail, of Glenshaw, Pa., is the son of Deborah Trail of Glenshaw and the late Daniel Trail. He is majoring in mathematics. He is president of four organizations at MC — Delta Tau Delta, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa and Kappa Mu Epsilon. He is also a member of the MC Math Club.

This year’s other queen candidates who were nominated by campus sororities and clubs.

Ginger Bennett, of Newark, Ohio, was nominated by Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Bennett, the daughter of Bill and Lissa Bennett of Newark, is majoring in geology with a minor in environmental science. Bennett is a member of the rugby club, Student Conduct Board, vice president of Panhellenic Council, and Chapter Life vice president of her sorority.

Jacquetta Burgess, of Columbus, Ohio, was nominated by Cultural Initiatives. Burgess, the daughter of Ron Burgess of Columbus and Mary Patton of Columbus, is majoring in international business management with a minor in Asian studies and leadership. She is vice president of Cultural Initiatives, a resident assistant, and a member of Omicron Chi Theta, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the dance team.

Julie Moses, of Parma, Ohio, was nominated by Omicron Chi Theta. Moses, the daughter of Bill and Elaine Moses of Parma, is majoring in journalism with a minor in advertising and public relations. She is president of Omicron Chi Theta, a tutor for the Academic Resource Center and a member of the volleyball and softball teams.

Elizabeth Nowry, of Beaver Falls, Pa., was nominated by the Chi Omega sorority. Nowry, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Nowry of Beaver Falls and the late Priscilla Nowry, is majoring in international business management and Spanish with a minor in leadership. She is president of Chi Omega and is a member of Sigma Delta Pi, Order of Omega, Greek Council, McDonough Student Advisory Council, and a teaching assistant for the leadership program.

This year’s king candidates who were nominated by campus fraternities and clubs.

Brian Page, of Berea, Ohio, was nominated by Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Page, the son of Tim and Debbie Page of Berea, is majoring in marketing with a minor in human resource management and leadership. He is a member of Inter-Fraternity Council and was a leadership orientation leader. He has also participated in many community service projects with the leadership program.

Jeremy Reneau, of Grafton, W.Va., was nominated by Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Reneau, the son of Jim and Nancy Reneau of Grafton, is majoring in athletic training with a minor in biology. He is president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and is a member of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Marietta College Student Athletic Training organization.

Seth Schueler, of Richfield, Ohio, was nominated by Delta Upsilon fraternity. Schueler, the son of Peter and Katherine Schueler of Richfield, is majoring in business management with a minor in human resource management. He is vice president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was a leadership orientation leader and a Greek mover.

Marietta College’s campus was buzzing with alumni activities as well, including the annual Alumni Convocation in the McDonough Center Auditorium. Hundreds of alumni returned to a beautiful MC campus, that just three weeks ago was partially covered by floodwaters from the Ohio River.

This year’s alumni award winners were: Carolanne Griffith Roberts ’69 (Distinguished Alumna), Joseph A. Freddoso ’83 (Distinguished Alumnus), Susan MacKenty Brady ’94 (Outstanding Young Alumna), Matthew M. Coffey ’94 (Outstanding Young Alumnus), and Beverly M. Schwartz (Honorary Alumna).

Marietta College’s Alumni Association inducted its sixth Hall of Honor class — which included the College’s first black alum — during the convocation. This year’s class was Charles S. Harrison (Class of 1876), Ruth M. Drew (Class of 1934), W.L. “Bill” Kinney (1952) and Alan A. Baker (1954).

Also drawing a big crowd on Saturday was the Hartel Fellows Brunch & Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy. Featured in the debate were political columnist Richard Galen ’68 and “Take Back Ohio” campaign coordinator Brian P. Rothenberg ’88, who offered their personal perspectives on Iraq and implications for U.S. foreign in the Great Room of Andrews Hall.

The brunch was provided by donors Raymond Anderson and Anna Nichols, alumni and co-chairs of the Hartel Fellows Committee.

Later in the evening was the All-Alumni Dinner at Dyson Baudo Recreation Center and Afterglow, which featured the Dez Rubano trio with Dr. Bob Finney and Scarlet. There was also an African American reception in the Trustees Conference room.