Homecoming nominees discuss goals

By 'Chelle Peters

and Greg D'Avis

Special to the Arizona Daily Wildcat

The candidates for University of Arizona Homecoming Queen are:

Michelle Johnson

Sponsored by: Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Michelle Johnson is a 21-year-old Phoenix native and a senior majoring in political science. Johnson said she believes her nomination is a great opportunity to get more involved and represent the UA for the students, community and the alumni. She said she would like to help represent student concerns and Greek life in a positive light.

In the future, she would like to become a traveling consultant for Kappa Kappa Gamma, then continue on to law school to study civil liberties and constitutional law.

Missie Hinske

Sponsored by: Gamma Phi Beta.

Missie Hinske is a 21-year-old Tucson native and a senior majoring in acting and directing.

"I think Homecoming is a great way for students to be enthusiastic, get more involved and gain school spirit," she said.

She said she hopes to represent the diverse group of students and help to get students more involved in the university.

Stacy Brickley

Sponsored by: Order of Omega.

Stacy Brickley is a 21-year-old economics and regional development senior from Arvada, Colo. Brickley said she is honored to be one of the five finalists and hopes to represent her sorority, Chi Omega, and the campus community well.

Brickley plans to graduate is Dec. 1995 and then pursue a career in economic development.

Sophia Durney

Sponsored by: MEChA.

Sophia Durney is a 22-year-old Chicano studies and art history senior from Tucson. She said she hopes her nomination will help represent the Hispanic and


other minority communities positively.

"I hope I will serve as a role model to other ethnic students in a traditional event at the UA," Durney said.

Durney said she plans to graduate in December and continue on to graduate school. She said she aims to earn her doctorate and become a professor at the university level.

Jill Fowler

Sponsored by: Mortar Board.

Jill Fowler is a 20-year-old studio art senior from Phoenix.

"I want to represent the diversity of students, from art students to Student Union workers to rugby and lacrosse players," she said.

Fowler said she wants to get her teaching certification in art and become a high school art teacher and counselor after graduation.

The candidates for University of Arizona Homecoming King are:

Devin Elliott

Sponsored by: Arizona Ambassadors.

Devin Elliott is a 23-year-old communication senior from Tucson, who said his goal as a Homecoming king candidate is "to represent the diversity of the UA."

After graduation, Elliott said he hopes to become a professional mascot with a National Basketball Association team. He said he does not have a preference as to which team.

Dan Divjak

Sponsored by: Sigma Kappa.

Dan Divjak is a 22-year-old criminal justice senior from Mesa.

Being named Homecoming king would be "the icing on the cake of my college career," Divjak said.

Divjak, who played four years on the Icecats club hockey team, said he hopes to be a sports attorney after graduation.

Ara Feinstein

Sponsored by: Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi.

Ara Feinstein is a 21-year-old interdisciplinary studies senior from Tempe, and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

"I hope to improve the spirit of alumni and boost the UA through my own successes," Feinstein said.

After graduation, Feinstein will attend medical school at Yale University.

Reuben Morales

Sponsored by: MEChA.

Reuben Morales is a 22-year-old marketing and human resource management senior from Tucson, who is the coordinator of the First Year Student Center and a founding member of Juntos, a Latino coalition.

Morales said he sees his nomination as "starting a new tradition, one of diversity and student empowerment."

After graduation, Morales said he will be working with S.C. Johnson Wax as an area sales manager.

Matt Shaheen

Sponsored by: Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Matt Shaheen is a 22-year-old finance senior from Atherton, Calif., who also serves as chairman of Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol and is a member of Mortar Board.

Shaheen said his aim as a Homecoming king nominee is "to keep up tradition at the UA and to foster a positive spirit, not only among current students but also alumni."

Shaheen said he is currently interviewing with investment banking and consulting firms and hopes to move to San Francisco or Chicago after graduation.

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