Kyle Chesterman from Beaver City, Neb., and Betsy Rodgers from Loveland, Colo., were crowned as Hastings College’s 2012 Homecoming King and Queen at the Homecoming dinner held on Thursday, September 13 – the 130th anniversary of the College’s founding. Jose Jimenez of Lexington, Neb., and MaKayla Kort of Grand Island, Neb., were named Homecoming Prince and Princess. All are juniors.
2012 Hastings College Queen
Betsy Rodgers, daughter of Steve and Elizabeth Rodgers, is a nursing major from Loveland, Colo. She has been active in the Public Relations Council, the Student Association Executive Council, Chi Omega Psi sorority and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2012, she was named the Most Valuable Player on the HC Bronco Women’s Golf team.
2012 Hastings College Princess
MaKayla Kort is majoring in art therapy and is the daughter of Shelly Moreno. The Grand Island, Neb., native serves on the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium committee and the Chapel Committee. A member of Alpha Phi Sigma sorority, she plays in the chapel band, sings for the campus Catholic Mass and is in her fifth year as a catechist at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island.
2012 Hastings College King
Kyle Chesterman, son of Scott and Joanna Chesterman and Jim and Susan Fries, is a strategic communications major from Beaver City, Neb. A dean’s list student, he has been active in campus media including KFKX radio station, the Collegian newspaper and HC Media Online. In 2012, he received the Golden Leaf Media Award for best public affairs program. Kyle sings in the Hastings College Choir and is a member of Beta Chi fraternity and Pi Rho Sigma leadership fraternity. He serves on the Artist Lecture Series Student Symposium committee which he co-chaired in 2012, the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC).
2012 Hastings College Prince
Jose Jimenez, a math education, English as a Second Language education and communication studies major from Lexington, Neb., is the son of Hector Jimenez-Valdez and Rosalva Lopez de Jimenez. A national tournament qualifier for the HC Bronco Forensics team, he has been a member of the Student Alumni Ambassadors, the Minority Student Union, the Public Relations Council, the Peer HIV Educators Organization (PHIVE-O) and the Student Senate. Jose is the co-founder of Pi Rho Sigma leadership fraternity, has presented during Academic Showcase Day and received the Spirit of Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association Award.