Eureka resident Matthew Jones elected to Olivet's 2013 Homecoming Court

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Matthew Jones, escort of Lillian Guenseth (2nd from left), in Olivet's 2013 Homecoming court

BOURBONNAIS, IL (11/07/2013)(readMedia)-- Matthew Jones of Eureka was part of the Queen's Court for the 59th Homecoming coronation ceremony at Olivet Nazarene University on November 6, 2013. Chosen by his peers for this honor, he is a senior majoring in religious studies and a leader among the student body. He is the son of Deb Jones.

While at Olivet, Jones has served as the junior class chaplain and a resident assistant. He enjoys performing with Spoons4Forks, an improvisational comedy troupe, and Orpheus Choir.

He escorted Lillian Guenseth (Galesburg, Ill.).

Katharyn Schrader (Monmouth, Ill.), the Homecoming Queen, was escorted by Adrian Calhoun (New Paris, Penn.).

Other members of the 2013 Homecoming Court, all seniors and also chosen by their peers for this honor, are: Christine Caven (Boise, Idaho), escorted by Benjamin Geeding (Manteno, Ill); Hannah Taylor (Fenton, Mich.), escorted by Kyle Miller (Sesser, Ill.); and Hillary Vaughn (Kankakee, Ill.), escorted by Caleb Carr (Afolkey, Ill.).

Olivet's Homecoming Queen and members of her Court have been honored each year since 1955. The Queen is a senior woman chosen by the student body. She is person of integrity; gives glory to God in her life; helps others feel loved and accepted; and expresses Olivet's academic, social, and spiritual ideals.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three additional sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.


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Laura Warfel

Public Relations Specialist

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Ill.