Mr. and Ms. TCU winners reflect on the meaning behind the crown

first_imgFacebook Facebook printHorned Frogs will see a different kind of halftime show this week as the annual crowning of Mr. and Ms. TCU joins the festivities. TCU has honored two graduating seniors with this title since 1944. In recent years, honorees, who are chosen by their peers, have been recognized for efforts that have changed TCU and Fort Worth for the better.“We have focused more on student involvement in the community, which has really been a great way to see how these students are engaging with the TCU mission statement,” Brad Thompson, the assistant director of student activities said. “There are extraordinary students at TCU, and it is always so encouraging to me to meet them and for them to be recognized by their peers.”TCU student organizations nominated candidates last spring. Finalists were then chosen based on essays, resumes and a student body vote. Ten men and women will continue in this year’s selection process by participating in faculty and staff interviews, according to TCU’s Student Affairs website. Brandon Victorian, an electrical engineering major, is a Mr. TCU nominee. Victorian, who is involved in various programs at TCU, said he thinks he’s qualified for the award because of his campus involvement.“I’ve given so many different people a chance to get to know who I am, and that allows my more social side to show,” Victorian said. “I think winning it would be a huge honor, mostly because the winner is selected to embody what it means to be a TCU student.Michael Drake, a finance and entrepreneurial management double-major, is another nominee. Drake said winning would serve as a great way to see how he has impacted TCU .“It would mean so much,” Drake said. “I still think it is crazy that it is senior year. This school has provided opportunities to grow personally, professionally and I have been blessed with some of the best friends ever.” The 1979 recipient of Mr. TCU, which was named homecoming king, Michael Mckee, said he was elated and humbled when he won.“Being chosen as Homecoming King prompted an even deeper affection and appreciation for my alma mater,” Mckee said. “It was an enormous honor.”The rigor of the selection process didn’t deter the excitement for the 2009 recipient of Mr. TCU, Jimmy Hopper. “The process helped me to build relationships with administrators and professors at TCU,” Hopper said. “I loved my time there, and this was a pleasant surprise.”Elise Smith, Ms. TCU 2009, said winning meant a lot to her as a student and an alumna.“TCU does a wonderful job of acknowledging students that are passionate about this institution – it  further solidified that I was a valued member of the community,” Smith said.The 2007 winner of Mr. TCU, Cameron Sparks, said he was surprised by the student-driven selection process. “I was super grateful and humbled by the whole experience,” Sparks said. The fact that it is voted on by the student body made it that much more special.”Many past recipients said winning this award validates their hard work while they were at TCU.“I loved my time at TCU, and being named Mr. TCU was simply an extension of that love,” Brian Casebolt, the 2002 recipients of Mr. TCU, said. “My life was changed for the better by working alongside the many talented students, faculty, staff and alumni to make our local and global community.”“ Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Twitter Linkedin Previous articleFamiliarity adds another layer to nationally televised showdownNext articleThe Skiff: October 19, 2017 Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grace Amiss Revamped enrollment process confuses some students Twitter Ms. TCU 1995 winner, Gina Rector. Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ TCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food ReddIt + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Flu activity remains high in Texas World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/last_img read more

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Anthony C. Hilbert – St. Leon

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Anthony’s memory include his loving wife of 60 years, Georgiana Hilbert; children, Roseann (Mark) Wirth of Napoleon, Diane (Dave) McConnell of St. Leon, Wanda (Kevin) Alig of St. Leon, and Wilbur Hilbert of St. Leon; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Feller of Harrison, OH, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Anthony Charles Hilbert; son-in-law, Tim Doll; sister, Margaret Weldishofer, and three brothers, Leroy, Cornelius and George Feller.  Anthony C. Hilbert, of St. Leon, Indiana, was born on October 1, 1936 in St. Leon, a son to Irwin and Edna Feller (nee Stenger) Hilbert.  He married Georgiana Hornberger on June 28, 1958 at St. Peters Church and together they raised four children.  Anthony was a devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a welder at Hillenbrand Industries – casket division for over 40 years and enjoyed farming.  In his spare time he liked watching westerns on T.V.  On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 82, Anthony passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the St. Joseph Church cemetery fund, the St. Leon Volunteer Fire Department or for Masses.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Anthony Hilbert.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Campus Church, St. Leon.  Rev. Jonathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.last_img read more

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