My name is Allyson Liefer and I am thrilled to be nominated to represent Missouri State University as 2013 Homecoming Queen. Homecoming is one of the most exciting times of the year at Missouri State and has become one of my favorite experiences as a student. Missouri State has allowed me follow my passion to major in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education. I have capitalized on my passion for teaching by working within international schools on a study away trip to Costa Rica as well as serving as the President of Student Missouri State Teacher’s Association. Currently I serve as the Vice President of Community Relations on Panhellenic Council where I organize campus-wide philanthropy and service events, volunteer weekly with Big Brothers Big Sisters, have served as a Peer Leader, and am a member of several student organizations including Order of Omega and Kappa Delta Pi. I am incredibly appreciative of Missouri State’s support towards Fraternity and Sorority Life and am proud to be nominated by Alpha Delta Pi sorority. I believe the Homecoming King and Queen are great role models for not only the University, but for our surrounding Springfield community as well. If elected Queen, I would continue to portray an image as a role model and would wish to be utilized in the most positive and effective ways. I could not ask for a better college experience and am honored to be a Missouri State Bear today, tomorrow, and forever!
Graduating from Carl Junction, MO, a small suburb town right outside Joplin, Nii Abrahams is excited to be a part of the 2013 MSU Homecoming Court. Nii is majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Ethical Leadership with a Sociology minor. Although Joplin is only an hour and a half away, he has quickly made Springfield, MO and Missouri State University his new home. His biggest involvement has come from his sponsoring organization Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. There, he currently serves as President. Nii has also been involved in a variety of organizations on campus. He spent 3 years serving as a SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) leader, 2 years as a Resident Assistant in Wells House, currently serves as a University Ambassador, and represented the Student Body for the University’s 11th Presidential Search Committee which concluded last year. He is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program and is a part of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, intramural and recreational sports, and playing guitar and singing, As King, he wants to be an even greater influence on campus by serving the school in any capacity needed, and continue the great model of leadership that former Homecoming Kings have displayed. Nii’s favorite experience at MSU has been the amount of overwhelming lifetime friendships and accountability that he has created. He is truly excited and blessed to have the opportunity to represent Missouri State University!