Meet your 2022 homecoming royalty nominees


Rebekah Nelson

10 seniors across different campus organizations such as Mungano, Student Activities Council and fraternity and sorority life are nominated for homecoming royalty. The crowning will take place Saturday Sept 24 during half time of the 1 p.m. football game at Liston Stadium.

Ashley Daub

Favorite quote: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

Favorite spot on campus: The third floor of Collins Library!

Favorite comfort food: Cane’s!!

Fun fact: When I studied abroad this past summer in Spain, I stepped on a sea urchin and had 28 spines stuck in my foot!


Amy Kamtio

Favorite quote: “Keep your head up and your heart big.”

Favorite spot on campus: The third floor of Mulvane. Nothing I love more than looking at those Polaroids throughout the years.

Favorite comfort food: Any traditional food my mom makes.

Fun fact: My native language is French.

Christian Spitz

Favorite quote: “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” – Kobe Bryant

Favorite spot on campus: The orange chairs by Taft bridge.

Favorite comfort food: Any type of BBQ.

Fun fact: I was originally left handed but broke my arm when I was five and switched everything to my right.

Grace Duddy

Favorite quote: “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway

Favorite spot on campus: The chapel when the sun is shining in.

Favorite comfort food: My comfort food is white bean chicken chili.

Fun fact: I can juggle!

Libby Pirie

Favorite quote: “Whenever I’m about to do something, I think ‘Would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.” – Dwight Schrute

Favorite spot on campus: The picnic tables out front of Mulvane.

Favorite comfort food: White bean chicken chili.

Fun fact: I am double jointed in my back causing my scapulas to pop out.


Mercedes Ruiz

Favorite quote: “You know I’ve realized that I’m probably just perfect, and it’s everybody else around me that’s got issues.” – Scott Disick

Favorite spot on campus: The union patio.

Favorite comfort food: Ramen.

Fun fact: I can bark like a dog.

Neill Bates

Favorite quote: “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”Walt Whitman

Favorite spot on campus: Osborne Chapel. This is where I attended one of my closest friends’ wedding here at Baker. He was an international student from Scotland and it was cool being there for him when his family back home couldn’t make it. That shows how deep of a connection you can form with people here.

Favorite comfort food: Gyros

Fun fact: During the summer, I served Dean Russell at the restaurant I worked at.

Savannah Nott

Favorite quote: “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

Favorite spot on campus: To sit and hang out I really enjoy the brick ledge outside of Mabee. But the Mabee weights gym is by far my favorite place.

Favorite comfort food: I really love tortillas.

Fun fact: All my joints are hyper extensive so I’m both super flexible and super clumsy.


Braydon “Todd” Conaway

Favorite quote: “If you aren’t first, you’re last.”

Favorite spot on campus: The Taft bridge.

Favorite comfort food: Chicken.

Fun fact: I have a fake tooth.


Tyler Chaffee

Favorite quote: “No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” – Mac Miller

Favorite spot on campus: Big fan of the Grape Arbor.

Favorite comfort food: My grandma’s cheese soup with bagel sandwiches.

Fun fact: I love to read.