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Homecoming Roundup: Royalty, Alumni, Reunions

Charles Fales and MariaPaz Ribadeneria are Alma College’s 2016 homecoming king and queen. For more photos, visit Alma College Flickr.

<em>Queen MariaPaz Ribadeneria and King Charles Fales.</em>Queen MariaPaz Ribadeneria and King Charles Fales.Charles Fales, a senior from Olivet, and MariaPaz Ribadeneria of Quito, Ecuador, were crowned Alma College homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Scots’ homecoming football game on Oct. 8.

Fales, a psychology major, plans to attend graduate school for industrial and organizational psychology. He is president of the Alma College Otaku Gamers and secretary of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity.

Ribadeneria is pursuing a double major in psychology and German. She is involved in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the Hispanic Coalition.

<em><strong>Ambassador Award Winners — </strong>From left: Laura Wonacott Asiala ’83, Career and Internship Ambassador of the Year; Christopher Hufnagel ’94, Philanthropy and Stewardship Ambassador of the Year; William McHenry ’83, Advisory Board Ambassador of the Year; Sabrina Baker Gross ’69, Ambassador of the Year; and Joshua Brehm ’06, Campus Involvement Ambassador of the Year.</em>Ambassador Award Winners — From left: Laura Wonacott Asiala ’83, Career and Internship Ambassador of the Year; Christopher Hufnagel ’94, Philanthropy and Stewardship Ambassador of the Year; William McHenry ’83, Advisory Board Ambassador of the Year; Sabrina Baker Gross ’69, Ambassador of the Year; and Joshua Brehm ’06, Campus Involvement Ambassador of the Year.

<em><strong>Zeta Sigma Scholar House Groundbreaking —  </strong>From left: Bryan Segedi ’81, Mike Sherman ’74, Bruce Gerish ’81, Jeff Abernathy, Darryl Schimeck ’82, Brian “Cheech” Churchill ’80, Doug Dice and Cameron Tahaney, the student president of the Zeta Sigs.</em>Zeta Sigma Scholar House Groundbreaking —  From left: Bryan Segedi ’81, Mike Sherman ’74, Bruce Gerish ’81, Jeff Abernathy, Darryl Schimeck ’82, Brian “Cheech” Churchill ’80, Doug Dice and Cameron Tahaney, the student president of the Zeta Sigs.

<em><strong>The James T. McIntyre Scholar House Dedication — </strong>From left, Beaux Wilcox, student president of Delta Gamma Tau; James T. McIntyre ’69, Alma College trustee; and President Jeff Abernathy cut the ribbon.</em>The James T. McIntyre Scholar House Dedication — From left, Beaux Wilcox, student president of Delta Gamma Tau; James T. McIntyre ’69, Alma College trustee; and President Jeff Abernathy cut the ribbon.

<em><strong>Alumni Award Recipients —</strong> From left, Bill Moss ’68, Michael Altman ’80, Vice President for Advancement Matt vandenBerg ’02, President Jeff Abernathy, Laura Kendrick Godwin ’07, John and Nancy Colina.<br></em>Alumni Award Recipients — From left, Bill Moss ’68, Michael Altman ’80, Vice President for Advancement Matt vandenBerg ’02, President Jeff Abernathy, Laura Kendrick Godwin ’07, John and Nancy Colina.

<em>The 50-year anniversary class of 1966.</em>The 50-year anniversary class of 1966.

<em>The 25-year anniversary class of 1991.</em>The 25-year anniversary class of 1991.

<em>The Kiltie Marching Band in the parade.<br><br></em>The Kiltie Marching Band in the parade.

Story published on October 10, 2016