Southeastern announces 2018 Homecoming court and beau court
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
2018 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING COURT – Seven Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen for the 2018 Homecoming court and will reign over Homecoming festivities, Oct. 8-14. Members of the queen’s court are, from left, front, Syndie McClinton, De’Kayta Alex, and Da Jon Shauntreal Beard; back, from left, Gillian MiCulek, Lyndsey Devaney, Jill Munchausen, and Victoria Alexius.
2018 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING BEAU COURT -- Members of Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2018 Homecoming beau court are, from left, front, Claudio Franc, Matthew Matherne, and Cedric Dent, Jr.; back, from left, Daniel Cuevas, Tyler Olivier and Griffin Hakenjos. Not pictured is Bomani Brown, Jr.
HAMMOND – Fourteen Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen
as members of the 2018 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven
men will reign over Homecoming festivities Oct. 8- 14.
Chosen as members of the queen court are seniors De’Kayta Alex, Natchitoches; Lyndsey Devaney, Hammond; Sydnie McClinton, New Orleans; Gillian Miculek, Gramercy; and Jill Munchausen, Ponchatoula; junior Da Jon Shauntreal Beard, New Orleans; and sophomore Victoria Alexius of Spanish Fort, Ala.
Members of the beau court are seniors Daniel Cuevas, Ponchatoula; Cedric Dent Jr., New Orleans; Claudio Franc, Baia Mare, Romania; Griffin Hakenjos, Covington; and Tyler Olivier, Mandeville; and juniors Bomani Brown Jr., New Orleans; and Matthew Matherne, Amite.
The 2018 queen and beau, the top junior or senior vote-getters in the recent online campus election, will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game when the Lions take on Houston Baptist on Homecoming Day, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
The court also will participate in Homecoming festivities such as Gumbo YaYa on Oct. 10, the bonfire and pep rally on Oct. 12, and the 12 p.m. Homecoming Day parade.
Alex is a kinesiology major. She is a member of the Southeastern track and field team, Gamma Beta Phi, Elite Women, Student Athlete Advisory Committee and NAACP. She is the recipient of the 2017 Leading Lion Leadership Award, is the 600 meter school record holder, and secretary of S.A.A.C.
Devaney, an elementary education major, is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, where she serves as president, the Thirteen Club, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is an Alpha Omicron Pi International Collegiate Woman of Leadership, was named the Division of Student Affairs Freshman Woman of the Year in 2015, and is part of the Southeastern Education Residency program.
McClinton majors in biological sciences. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, NAACP, Student Government Association, Elite Women, D.O.A. Honor Society, and Golden Girls. McClinton is the founder of the Lion 2 Lion mentoring program and has served SGA as a senator and director of leadership development.
Miculek, an accounting/pre-law major, is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a College of Business ambassador, vice-president of the Southeastern Diamond Girls, and is an intern to the director of Athletic Advancement for the LAA. She has been named to the President’s List every semester of her college career and has been featured in the College of Business student spotlight.
Munchausen is an accounting major. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a 2017 Orientation Leader, and a College of Business mentor and ambassador. She is the recipient of the Green ‘S’ award, has been named to the Thirteen Club, and works as a manager at Chick fil-A.
Beard, an early childhood education major, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Elite Women, Black Student Union, and Project PULL, where she is co-coordinator. She has been named a Project PULL Rising Star, Unsung Hero and has been named to the President’s List.
Alexius is an international management major. She is a resident hall advisor and was a member of Project PULL in 2017. She has been recognized with the Campus Activities Board Achievement Award, RHA Achievement Award, and was selected as an alternate Orientation Leader.
Cuevas, an occupational safety, health and environment major, is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Catholic Student Association, SGA, and is a DSA Leadership Ambassador. He has been named to both the President’s and Deans lists and is a recipient of the Green ‘S’ Award.
Dent is a social work major. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, where he served as president in 2017 when the chapter was named Outstanding Pan-Hellenic Chapter of the Year. He has been named to the President’s or Dean’s lists each semester of his college career and is the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Lavanner S. Brown Role Model of the Year Award. Dent will become a published author this fall when his book titled “Searching for Purpose & Understanding: Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life” is released.
Franc is a microbiology major. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta, where he serves as vice-president. He is the SGA director of public and governmental affairs, is the Evolve U chair for student presenters, and an Auxiliary Services board member. He is also a three time recipient of the Green ‘S’ Award, is a Phi Kappa Phi initiate and Atlantis Program Medical Fellow.
Hakenjos is an accounting major. He is a member Delta Tau Delta and Beta Alpha Psi. He is beau of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and has been named to the President’s List.
Olivier, a marketing major, is a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, where he served as president and treasurer. He is also a member of Ducks Unlimited and Gamma Beta Phi. He has been named to the Thirteen Club, President’s List, and 2015 Southland Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Brown is a business administration major. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and NAACP. He is former event coordinator for M.A.D.E. Men, a DSA ambassador, and a Project PULL mentor. Brown is also part of the Intramural Men’s Football championship team.
Matherne is an occupational safety, health and environment major. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta and is a DSA Leadership Ambassador. He has been named to both the President’s and Dean’s lists and was Sigma, Sigma, Sigma sorority’s Man of the Year.
For additional information about Southeastern Homecoming events, contact the Alumni Association at (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM or visit www.southeastern.edu/homecoming.