McCabe, Cox named homecoming king and queen

After being voted for by the student body, our homecoming king and queen, Shane McCabe and Lindsay Cox were announced Saturday at halftime of the football game.

For those who are not familiar with the new king and queen, here is information about them.

What is your major?

McCabe: Art Therapy
Cox: Business Management with a minor in Strategic Communication

Where are you from?

McCabe: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cox: Erie, Pennsylvania

What activities are you involved in?

McCabe: I’m an ultimate Frisbee addict. I became the president of Mercyhurst’s ultimate Frisbee club and intramural sophomore year, and I couldn’t be happier about that. Besides that, painting, working with ceramics, dancing without shame and listening to music are my other favorite activities.

Cox: I am the Ambassador Club President, Student Alumni Association Vice President, Chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee and 2011 Student Chair of Summer Orientation and Welcome Week.

Jill Barrile photo: Lindsay Cox and Shane McCabe were voted royalty Saturday.Jill Barrile photo: Lindsay Cox and Shane McCabe were voted royalty Saturday.
What is your favorite part about going to school at Mercyhurst?

McCabe: My favorite thing at Mercyhurst (aside from the roaming packs of wild dogs around campus) is the undivided attention and support I have received from both friends and professors.

Cox: I am often known as the girl who loves Mercyhurst so much, so it’s quite difficult to pinpoint my favorite thing about the entire community that I am so passionate about. If I have to narrow it down, the people, the community of Mercyhurst is what makes this my home. Whether its roommates, friends, club mates, faculty, staff or administration, my college experience would not be as fulfilling as it has been thus far without the people who make me feel at home and comfortable in the entire ‘Hurst atmosphere.

Were you excited to find out you were nominated for king and queen by your fellow classmates?

McCabe: I didn’t really expect to be nominated at all, but when I was, I thought the possibility of homecoming king would definitely be something to check off of life’s bucket list.

Cox: I was excited. It was a great honor to be highlighted along with the other wonderful candidates during such an exciting weekend. The alumni events and ‘Hurst Fest events make Homecoming weekend a lot of fun, and it was a privilege to be a part of it all. Seeing so many alumni coming back to Mercyhurst and reliving their college years really reminds me that college has flown by for me, and it’s moments like this that I will always remember and hold as special Mercyhurst memories.

What are your plans for the future after you graduate?

McCabe: My future plans are to receive my master’s degree in art therapy, become a licensed art therapist and work with at-risk adolescents. My ultimate future plan is to retire in a small house on the beach.

Cox: I plan to pursue a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership here at Mercyhurst with dreams of some day working in Higher Education.

The other seniors nominated for the honor of homecoming king and queen were Billy Langston, Chad Ball and Daniel Wasielewski, Meghan Nye, Laura Jones and Tori Scott.