The 2015 Homecoming Court

By Rabia Ilyas

Jazmyn Thomas

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Hometown: Peoria, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Bombay

Greatest experience of the past year: Helping with International Student Orientation

Mitchell Dickey

Major: Political Science and Economics

Hometown: Bourbonnais, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Bangkok Thai

Greatest experience of the past year: Introducing Vice President Joe Biden to campus for the It’s On Us campaign

Alex Nathan Kahn

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Maize

Greatest experience of the past year: Competing across the country with Illinois Men’s Volleyball

Kendall L. Herren

Major: Agricultural Communications

Hometown: Somonauk, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: La Bamba

Greatest experience of the past year: I think the best part of this past year has been spent with my sorority sisters

Maxwell Elliott Colon

Major: Psychology and Spanish

Hometown: Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Mia Za’s

Greatest experience of the past year: Facilitating the packaging of over 150,000 meals to for those in need.

Oluseun Kayode Arowolaju

Hometown: Matteson, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Maize

Greatest experience for the past year: Being able to really explore and get involved on the Illinois campus, and meeting new people every day

Michael John Fassler

Major: MCB

Hometown: Sterling, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Cactus Grill

Greatest experience of the past year: Being elected to represent the UIUC Greek community on the Interfraternity Council

Deneen Amanda Holmes

Major: Community Health

Hometown: Calumet City, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Maize

Greatest experience of the past year: Hosting Wake-Up Call 2015

Nicholas Leighton Tarleton

Major: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Hometown: Westchester, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Zorba’s

greatest experience of the past year: Being crowned Mr. University of Illinois 2014

Yitian Tang

Major: Economics and Statistics

Hometown: Wuhan, China

Favorite restaurant on campus: Basil Thai

Greatest experience of the past year: Spent the summer of 2015 interning

Illyanna Lopez

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Elgin, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Joe’s fo half-priced burgers

Greatest experience of the past year: Traveling around Thailand for three weeks

Ashley S. Moy

Major: Bioengineering

Hometown: Barrington, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Cravings

Greatest experience of the past year: Spending winter break on the Illinois Ski and Snowboard Club trip

Nia Green

Major: Kinesiology 

Hometown: Matteson, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Caribbean Grill

Greatest experience of the past year: Being able to represent the U of I and my chapter in Washington, D.C.

Razyeeh Mazaheri

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Vernon Hills, Illinois  

Favorite restaurant on campus: Zorba’s

Greatest experience of the past year: Transferring to the University of Illinois

Hannah Taylor

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Hometown: Pawnee, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Black Dog

Greatest experience of the past year: Meeting Dee Brown

Bridget O’Brien

Major: Civil Engineering

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Maize

Greatest experience of the past year: Helping plan several Homecoming events

Matthew Hill

Major: Political Science and Communication

Hometown: Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Which Wich

Greatest experience of the past year: Snapping a selfie in Vice President Joe Biden’s limo when he visited to promote the It’s On Us campaign

Marc Allen Fabros Chua

Major: Economics, with a minor in business

Hometown: Gurnee, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Joe’s for half-priced burgers

Greatest experience of the past year: Working as a consultant with Mandalay Bay in the Willis Tower

Krishna Somayajula

Major: Industrial Engineering and Economics

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Favorite restaurant on campus: Antonio’s Pizza

Greatest experience of the past year: Attending the Big Ten on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C.

Jaylin DaVon McClinton

Major: African-American Studies and Political Science

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Favorite restaurant on campus: Maize

Greatest experience of the past year: Winning my student trustee election and meeting Hillary Clinton