Homecoming Court 2016


Bluffton crowns Homecoming king and queen

Seniors Chad Gundy of Flanagan, Ill., and Kati O’Neill of Wapakoneta, Ohio, were crowned Bluffton University’s Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 15.

Other seniors on the Homecoming court were John Eckenrode of Oregon, Ohio, and Mickie Gonwick of Hicksville, Ohio. Junior attendants were Malik Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Elaina Alpeter of Galloway, Ohio, while sophomore attendants were Dan Gregg of Ontario, Ohio, and Erika Motiejunas of Mentor, Ohio.    

Gundy is double majoring in mathematics and information Technology with a minor in computer science. He is a resident advisor in Ropp Hall and is part of Frisbee Club, Sunday Night Worship and Camerata Singers.

O’Neill is majoring in food and nutrition with a minor in public health. She is the Student Alumni Association president, Bluffton University Nutrition Association care package coordinator, a Student Ambassador, sings in Gospel Choir, volunteers at Mennonite Memorial Home, works in the admissions office as the ambassador coordinator and is a member of SERVE and Bluffton University's Sustainability Club.

Eckenrode is majoring in middle childhood education. He played soccer for four years, was an orientation leader and works as a stage manager in the theatre department.

Gonwick is majoring in early childhood education. She is a resident advisor in Ropp Hall and is a part of SERVE, the Sustainability Club and Peace Club.

Jackson is majoring in accounting. He is a member of the football team and is a student leader for Multicultural Affairs.

Alpeter is an intervention specialist and early Childhood education major who works as a ministry assistant on campus. She is vice president of Bluffton Education Organization (BEO) and is a member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Homecoming committee. She is also a student ambassador, custodial supervisor and a Bluffton Elementary School tutor.

Gregg is a business administration major with a concentration in management and human resources. He is a member of the cross country and track and field teams and is involved in International Connection and Investment Club.

Motiejunas is an early childhood education and intervention specialist double major. She is a member of the women’s basketball team.


Homecoming Court 2016
The 2016 Bluffton University Homecoming court included sophomores Dan Gregg (with J. Denny standing in for him due to a cross country meet) and Erika Motiejunas, juniors Malik Jackson and Elaina Alpeter, seniors John Eckenrode and Mickie Gonwick, King Chad Gundy and Queen Kati O’Neill, and last year’s king and queen Mike Liska and Meg Short.