Eastern Michigan University
Get Ready to Cast Your Vote!
Voting for Homecoming Court 2016 begins at 8AM on Sunday, October 2nd, and ends at 11:59PM on Thursday, October 6th. Please note that you may only vote once, and that you may not change your vote once cast! That being said, we encourage you to use some of the week's activities to get to know your candidates and cast a vote for the couple that you believe best represents Eastern Michigan University!
On Monday, October 3rd at 4:00PM in the Student Center Room 300, we invite you to join us for the Homecoming Court Q&A! This is a chance to get to know your candidates and understand what makes them TRUEMU. Throughout the week, you'll also see our candidates at pop-up Spirit Stations - come say hello!
Below, please find your candidates for Homecoming Court 2016 listed in alphaetical order by last name. This page will be updated shortly with photos of each couple!
Tequeria Barrett and Nyra Carr
Tequeria Barrett is the daughter of Valerie and Kenneth Marshall of Chicago, IL. She is a graduating senior majoring in psychology where she plans to become a future therapist specializing in mental health. Tequeria is actively involved in various organizations at EMU including the NAACP, Inspired Motivated Activists Geared Toward Education (IMAGE) and Kingdom Come. When she finally catches a break, she loves to spend her time hanging with friends and family. When she graduates, Tequeria plans on attending graduate school at Chicago State University and wishes to open a young girls facility in her hometown of Chicago while finishing the Master’s program.
Nyra Carr is a proud Detroit MI native and a senior presently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Communications and Leadership with the passion to positively impact lives. She is currently a selected member of Campus Life's Orientation Team of Eastern’s Advisors and Mentors (O-TEAM), helping one generation at a time achieve a TruEMU experience while carrying on the legacy of EMU’s late Dr. Yvonne Calloway. She hope to one day obtain a master's in student affairs and continue on to her doctorate.
Taylor Baugh and Sequoia Farrell-Williams
Taylor Baugh is the daughter of Joe and Shelley Baugh of Morenci, MI. She is a junior going into her fourth year at Eastern Michigan University, where she is majoring in K-12 Special Education, EI, and a minor of language Arts. Taylor is running for this years homecoming court as she wants to inspire others. Taylor has been very involved, as she reaches new heights while being in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars program (NSCS), Greek life, EMU Club Soccer, New Student Orientation Assistant (NSOA), and Relay for Life. She also is very involved in campus life as she participates in Eagle Nation, Campus Jam, Rec/IM intramural sports, and many others. Taylor also says that her heart belongs to Alpha Gamma Delta where she has held many leadership positions and was given the Miss Congeniality award at the Miss Greek Pageant. She values her extra time around campus as she spends time at the library with friends, welcomes anyone and everyone to any sporting event, and spending her extra time to try new things.
Sequoia Farrell-Williams is the the son of Nichole Farrell. He grew up in Michigan and Washington State. He has always loved sports and learning. He is a criminal justice major and hopes to become a police officer after graduating. He has played multiple sports here at Eastern, as well as being an NSOA, and is an active member of CloseUp Theatre Troupe. He loves getting involved and meeting all sorts of people on campus.
Candice Crutcher and Brianna Moore
Candice Crutcher is a Junior from Farmington, MI. She is a political science major with a minor in Public Law and Government. She sits on the Eboard of NAACP as Secretary and as Treasurer of the Black Student Union. When she isn't working or doing organization things, she enjoys political protests and activism, and will use her degree to protest against injustices in the world.
Brianna Moore is a Senior studying Sports Performance & Fitness Entrepreneurship, while obtaining a minor in Entrepreneurship. With this, she plans to become a personal trainer. Her ultimate goal is to become a personal trainer for the NBA! She is the oldest child in her family, and she is the only girl! She is actively involved in numerous organizations on campus. She hopes to one day surpass all of her goals, and to be an inspiration to others!
Austin Fricks and Andrea Scheffler
Austin Fricks is double majoring in Psychology and Communication as well as double minoring in Marketing and Leadership. He is often found on campus with a big smile on his face hanging out with friends. He is a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and spends a lot of his time doing volunteer events with the other members. He is very relaxed, optimistic and easygoing and ultimately just wants to help as many people as he can.
Andrea Scheffler is from Dexter, Michigan, and she is a junior majoring in Marketing. Andrea is a founding member of Unprepared & Confident, which is a comedy club on campus, and she has volunteered as a New Student Orientation Assistant for the last two years. She loves attending events on campus, and she's always looking for new ways to get involved. After graduation, Andrea would like to move somewhere warmer than Michigan.
Lewis Jacques and Kristen Lintz
Lewis Jacques is the son of Deborah and Lew Jacques of Warren Michigan. He is studying Product Design and Development and enjoys spending his spare time inventing, fixing things people come to him with, gardening, and adventuring. Although Lewis attributes a significant amount of his leadership and life knowledge towards his venture to becoming an Eagle scout, being a resident advisor for Eastern has ultimately done the same thing. This will be Lewis’s 3rd year working as a resident advisor and he now resides in Hoyt Hall. He has been involved with Housing Residence Life, the university green house, lifeguarding at the REC/IM, and activities such as National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the honors college, and concert band. These have all allowed him to meet the wonderful people supporting him in his running. Lewis is honored to simply be a part of EMU’s homecoming tradition and is excited and supportive for all in the running. Go Eagles!
Ms. Kristen Lintz is the daughter of Christopher Lintz and Pamela Lintz from Fraser, Michigan. She is a junior majoring in Apparels, Textiles, and Merchandising with minors in Communication and Art. Kristen is a second year Resident Advisor for EMU housing in Best Hall. Kristen spends her time planning programs for residents, working at a Tutor Time daycare, and feeding squirrels around campus.
Kevin Kollar and Meaghan Lynch
Kevin Kollar is the son of Ken and Laurie Kollar, and older brother to Austin Kollar. He grew up in Ypsilanti, and is now a Secondary Education Major at Eastern. Kevin is actively involved in Campus Life and recently served on EMU's O-TEAM. He is also very involved with Greek Life as a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity! When he graduates, he wishes to teach Middle School Science.
Meaghan Lynch is the daughter of Lisa Lynch and older sister to Laura Lynch of Royal Oak, Michigan. She's a junior Political Science major with a double minor in international affairs and interdisciplinary leadership. Meaghan is involved on campus as a tour guide, a recruiting fellow at The Honors College, an NSOA, President of the Model United Nations team, and is in CloseUP Theatre Troupe. When she graduates, she plans to join the Peace Corps and eventually get her Masters Degree in Higher Education Student Affairs.
Jessie Morrison and Harley Turner
Jessie/Max Morrison is a Grand Rapids Area native, born and raised. She is a junior majoring in Literature and double-minoring in English Linguistics and Creative Writing. She has been the QUEST President for two years now, and has been actively involved for three years in multiple areas of the LGBT community on campus. She works two jobs on campus, as a part of the Student Center Operations Team and the Rec/IM staff. She puts in a lot of effort for her writing, her work as an advocate, and her many hats besides. When she continues after graduation, she plans on taking a gap year to be a caregiver, then pursue her Doctorate in Literature and Linguistics from Michigan State University.
Ms. Harley Turner is the daughter of Rowdy and Susan Turner of Battle Creek, Michigan. She is currently a senior majoring in Nursing. Harley works two on campus jobs while maintaining full time student status. She works at both the student center and the marketplace over 30 hours a week. Once Harley got accepted into the nursing program, she devoted all her time to working and the program. When she graduates she wishes to work at U of M hospital as a surgical transplant nurse. She plans on going back to receive a Masters in the Orthotics and Prosthetics program here at Eastern, and then to go on and pursue a degree in Bio-mechanical Engineering.