Homecoming Court

Who will be the next Homecoming Top Don?

Do you have what it takes to be Top Don?

As the university realigns and moves toward a new future, all university programs must look to do the same. Students are our greatest and most valuable resource and it is in that vein that we work to ensure all identities are recognized. As part of this realignment, voting for homecoming court will result in one Top Don winner. Our new format of selecting both a Homecoming Court and one Top Don will capture more thoroughly what it means to be a Mastodon. The Top Don represents the best of what it means to be a Mastodon. Those who are selected to be on the Homecoming Court are academically strong, involved on campus, and are future leaders in the community.

Selections for students to be on court will be based on a student’s GPA, credit hours completed, and their demonstrated university spirit. Voting for court will take place Feb. 19th to Feb. 23rd, with the one Top Don winner announced during half time of the homecoming game on Saturday, Feb. 24th.

The one Top Don will be the student who receives the most votes from their fellow students during the voting times designated by IPSGA during homecoming week.

2018 Homecoming Court

Day, Emily-001
Emily Day

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Hometown: North Manchester, IN

Campus Activities: Honors Program, Student Housing Community Council, AmbassaDons, Pre-Med Club

Heckler, Jordan-001
Jordan Heckler

Year: Freshman

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Berne, IN

Campus Activities: Dean's Diplomats, IPSGA Student Senate, Kappa Delta Rho

Kemp, Eliyah-001
Eliyah Kemp

Year: Senior

Major: Geology, Electrical Engineering Technology

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Campus Activities: Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Geology Club, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod University

Unger, Kurt-001
Kurt Unger

Year: Senior

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Churubusco, IN

Campus Activities: OUTspoken, Men's Cross Country, Student Athlete Leadership Team, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Vo, Nguyen-001
Nguyen Le Vo

Year: Junior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam

Campus Activities: BIG Event Leader, International Student Organization, Golden Burma, Vietnamese Student Association of IPFW, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, Brazilian Student Organization, 

Homecoming Court Timeline

  • Application due to Student Life and Leadership Office, Walb 210, 5pm on Friday, December 1, 2017.
  • Interview dates are: December 6, 7, and 8, 2017
  • Finalized Homecoming Court posted by 9am Monday, December 11, 2017.
  • January 23 - Campaigning Begins
  • Voting begins Monday, February 19  - Friday, February 23, 2018.
  • Voting tabulated by IPSGA Election Board Friday, February 23, 2018.
  • Top Don to be announced at half-time of the men's game on Saturday, February 24, 2018.


For more information or questions regarding Homecoming Court: Contact Ashley Malone in Special Events at 260-481-0323 / malonea@ipfw.edu or James Velez in Admissions at 260-481-0349 / velejt01@ipfw.edu