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Published Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Fritz and McKee honored at Homecoming 2013

During halftime of the Homecoming 2013 football game, Washburn crowned its King and Queen. Derek Fritz and Bonnie McKee received the most student votes during Homecoming Week among 10 candidates.

Derek Fritz and Bonnie McKeeFritz, Salina, Kan., is the vice president of Kappa Sigma and past president of Greek Council. He is a member of the Biology Club, American Medical Student Association and Top City Live. Fritz is a former member of Interfraternity Council and the Leadership Institute. His volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, Swipe Out Hunger, The Big Event, Topeka Rescue Mission, Topeka Cycle Project and Kappa Sigma Day of Service. His honors include Mortar Board, Sagamore, Who’s Who, Tri-Beta, Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Alpha Lambda Delta. Fritz was nominated by the Dancing Blues. He is a senior majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school to become a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy. He is the son of Darlene Flemming and Doug Fritz.

McKee, Abilene, Kan., is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, where she has served as academic achievement chairwoman and judicial chairwoman. She also is a member of the Biology Club, Chemistry Club and American Medical Student Association. McKee is a former member of Bod Squad and has volunteered with Harvesters, the Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Race and Breast Cancer, Memorial Health Clinic, Family Care Clinic, Run For Life and Move Crew. Her honors include Greek Woman of the Year in 2013 and members of Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Tri-Beta, Nonoso, Mortar Board and Order of Omega. She was nominated for Homecoming queen by Zeta Tau Alpha. McKee is a senior majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school to become a physician. She is the daughter of Kathleen and John McKee.

The other Homecoming 2013 Royalty:

  • Angelique Flinn, Topeka, nominated by the Washburn Human Services Coalition. Flinn is a senior majoring in biology and human services.
  • Amanda Kennedy, Bartlett, Kan., nominated by the Honors Student Council. Kennedy is a junior majoring in social work.
  • Bianca Martinez, Garden City, Kan., nominated by Phi Delta Theta. Martinez is a senior majoring in biology and pre-med. She also was a member of the 2012 Homecoming Court.
  • Kathryn Meehan, Topeka, nominated by Sigma Phi Epsilon. Meehan is a music education major.
  • Patrick Barry, Leawood, Kan., nominated for Homecoming king by Phi Delta Theta. Barry is a senior majoring in anthropology and psychology.
  • Ty Concannon, Hugoton, Kan., nominated by the American Medical Student Association. Concannon is a senior majoring in biochemistry.
  • Cory Hamilton, Overland Park, Kan., nominated by the Criminal Justice Association. Hamilton is a senior majoring in criminal justice.
  • Patrick Towle, Topeka, nominated by the Washburn University cheer squad. Towle is a senior majoring in computer information science.

The Ichabods went on to win the football game against the Lindenwood Lions with a score of 44-35. The Ichabods are now 8-0, the best start for any Washburn football team since 1907.