William Jewell College crowned senior Trevor Nicks as homecoming king and senior Allie Harbaugh as homecoming queen during the college’s 2016 weekend, Oct. 6-8.
Nicks, from Owensville, is a former member and captain of the Jewell track team and a biochemistry and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry major. He serves as chief science officer of a company he co-founded, Spira, a biotechnology start-up focusing on the use of a cyanobacteria known as spirulina. He recently returned from Cork, Ireland, where he spent the summer working for Spira in the IndieBio EU biotechnology accelerator program. He is a Cardinal Host, president of the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, an Independent Student Association chair, QUILGTBAG secretary and treasurer of WJC Democrats Association. Through his work as a University Innovation Fellow, he served as co-director of #OneDayKC 2016, a 12-hour innovation workshop and competition for college students and high school upperclassmen.
Harbaugh, from St. Louis, is a business administration, communication and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry triple major. A Pryor Leadership Fellow, she is a Cardinal Host, Cardinal Blazer, Admissions student social media chair, director of the Emerging Leaders Conference and a member of Mortar Board, CUA, Delta Zeta, Rotaract, Catholic Fellowship, Order of Omega and Alpha Lambda Delta. She is involved with the football team’s department of player personnel. She also served as an orientation mentor and mentor advisor earlier this year. Over the summer, she used a Jewell Journey Grant to work as a strategic marketing intern at McGraw Hill Higher Education in New York.