Meet the 2021 Penn State Reunion Tribunal


Finally, the first in-person Penn State Homecoming celebration in nearly two years is upon us.

This week, Penn State Homecoming announced the nominees for the 2021 short, which marks the fourth gender-neutral court.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about each member of the various tribunals – student, graduate, academic, and alumnus. You will certainly see their faces and hear their names all over campus this week. Study!

Student court

Alaa Ali Abdou

Major: Biomedical genius
Participation: THON, Advisor and President of Camp Kesem, President of Civic Engagement of the Muslim Students Association, Director of Public Relations FreshStart, Ambassador of the Regeneron Campus, Lion Ambassadors

Allison schlegel

Major: Business innovation and entrepreneurship
Participation: Penn State Women’s Football Captain, Chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Heavenly Good

Major: Women’s studies
Participation: President Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC), Vice-President of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Caucus, Personal Trainer of the official dance team of the Caribbean Students’ Association, Island Fever, intramural football mixed

ByAndré Malcolm

Major: Public relations with a minor in Spanish
Participation: Penn State Student Black Caucus Chairman, Penn State Representative for the National Millenial / Gen Z Community, Co-Founding Member of the Bellisario Alliance for Multicultural Studies, Resident Assistant, Public Relations Student Society of America, Member of the Penn State Chapter of the National Association for the Promotion of People of Color

Erin Boas

Major: International relationships
Participation: President of the University Park Undergraduate Association

Iris Cholula Lopez

Major: Education and public policy, double i = minor in psychology and social justice in education
Participation: President of the Mexican American Student Association, Vice-President of the Greek Multicultural Council, Beta Lambda Chapter of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority

Jaylen carr

Major: Public works
Participation: Millenium Scholar, Resident Assistant, Treasurer of the National Society of Black Engineers, Social President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mentor for BLUEprint Peer Mentoring Group, Mentor for Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), Vice President of the Gamma Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Vice President of Pan-Hellenic National Council (NPHC) Standards

Strait of Jess

Major: Applied Data Sciences, Entrepreneurship Minor
Participation: President of Days for Girls PSU, student teacher, Schreyer student, teaching assistant

Laura Michelle Guay

Major: Biobehavioural health and French and Francophone studies with a minor in global health
Participation: Team Collaborator and Research Assistant, Peer Educator with AIDS Resource

Nora Van Horn

Major: Philosophy, Global and International Studies, and Chinese, plus a minor in Civic and Community Engagement
Participation: University Park Undergraduate Association, University Park Student Fee Broad, Schreyer Gender Equity Coalition

Graduate Studies Court

Cierra chandler

Education: Third year doctorate. student in materials science and engineering, bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering
Participation: SLOAN Fellow, NSF CoMET Fellow, Multicultural Engineering Graduate Association, Black Graduate Student Association

Erin griffon

Education: Second year student in cybersecurity and international development, graduated from the College of Liberal Arts with a degree in international relations / politics
Participation: President and founder of the Middle Eastern Studies Club, teaching assistant, THON

Hannah nolte

Education: Third year doctorate. student candidate in industrial engineering, master’s degree in industrial engineering, bachelor’s degree in physics
Participation: Leader and member of the Graduate Women in Engineering Group, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Graduate Council Student Caucus, Penn State’s Human Factors and Ergonomics

Shahid Soligné

Education: Second year student at the School of International Affairs, previously studied at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and at the International University of Rabat in Morocco
Participation: US Army veteran (service 2012-2018), speaks seven languages, classically trained in opera

University court

Haley staub

Position: Assistant Director of Volunteer Programs in the Development and Alumni Relations Division at Penn State
Participation: Public relations director of the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group, advisor of the Spring Grove Area School District Mini-THON

Lee ahern

Position: Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Director of the Science Communication Program and Principal Investigator at the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication
Participation: Marketing manager for an international custom publishing company, developer and coordinator of the Digital Media Trends and Analytics minor at Penn State

Maria Vinca, Ph.D.

Position: Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Psychology, Certified Psychologist
Participation: Faculty advisor for L; ons Project, a new student organization aimed at preventing suicide

Dr. Stéphanie Danette Preston

Position: Associate Dean for Equity in Graduate Education and Responsible for Diversity at the Doctoral School in the Office of the Vice-Rector for Higher Education and Dean of the Doctoral School
Participation: Current advisor to the Black Graduate Student Association and co-advisor to the Among Us Honor Society

Elders Tribunal

Brett W. Mauser

Education: Two-time Penn State Harrisburg graduate (’14, ’19g)
Title: Consumer Protection Officer in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

Meghan Maffey

Education: 2017 Penn State graduate
Title: Client Solutions Manager in Marketing & Creation, Robert Half

Sarah Andzulis

Education: Bachelor of Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State, Masters of Human Resource Development from Villanova
Title: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for TMNA ​​Services

Wil dunn

Education: 2020 Penn State graduate
Tite: Head of research for quantitative finance and technology startups at Integra Advisors


In 2018, Homecoming removed gendered titles such as “Homecoming Queen and King” and removed the 1: 1 ratio between male and female representation in court. He said he made this change to embrace diversity and gender inclusion within the Penn State community.

To verify this post for a full look at the Homecoming 2021 festivities.


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