Homecoming 2018 Roundup: Royalty, Alumni, Reunions

Najelle Gilmore and Christopher Nolan are Alma College’s 2018 homecoming queen and king. For more photos, visit Alma College Flickr.

Najelle Gilmore and Christopher NolanNajelle Gilmore and Christopher Nolan

Homecoming Royalty — Najelle Gilmore, a senior from Grand Blanc, and Christopher Nolan, a senior from West Branch, were crowned Alma College homecoming queen and king prior to the Scots’ homecoming football game on Sept. 29.

Gilmore, an English major with a biology minor, is editor-in-chief of the Almanian student newspaper and a member of the Kappa Iota sorority. After Alma she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in student affairs. She is the daughter of Shay and Gemia Gilmore.

Nolan, an English major with a minor in philosophy, is a student ministry coordinator for the chapel program and a member of the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity. After Alma he plans to further his education in seminary. He is the son of Robert and Melanie Nolan.

Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court — Front row, from left: Caitlin DeZwaan, senior from New Era; Emily Jodway, senior from East Lansing; Marina Thornton, senior from Niles; Alyssa Mohr, senior from Standing; Najelle Gilmore, senior from Grand Blanc. Back row, from left: Eric Ferrara, senior from Livonia; Christopher Nolan, senior from West Branch; Logan St. John, senior from Weidman; Brian May, senior from Frankenmuth. Not pictured: Benjamin Elliot, senior from Mount Pleasant.

Alumni Awards

Alumni Award Recipients — From left: Matt vandenBerg ’02, vice president for advancement; Jonathan Morley ’11, Young Alumni Award; Dr. Lisa Knowles ’94, Smith Distinguished Service Award; Kirk Smith ’81, Distinguished Alumni Award; President Jeff Abernathy.

The 50-year class of 1968.The 50-year class of 1968.

The 25-year reunion class of 1993.The 25-year reunion class of 1993.

Story published on October 01, 2018