Justin Jacobs, a senior from Barnhart, Missouri, and Francesca Bucci, a senior from Gurnee, Illinois, were crowned the 2019 Man and Woman of the Year at halftime of the Southeast Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, on Houck Field.
Jacobs, who is pursuing a degree in business administration, was sponsored by Sigma Nu, where he serves as president of the fraternity. He is a Presidential Ambassador and also serves as treasurer of Student Government. He is the son of Corinne and Steve Jacobs.
Bucci, who is double majoring in theatre, acting option, and mass communications, public relations option, was sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi, where she has served as past house manager and Resident Advisor. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, Order of Omega and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is the daughter of Michelle Rivelli-Bucci and Richard Bucci.
Runners-up for Man and Woman of the Year were Elwood Voss, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Mo Muzzey, or St. Charles, Missouri, respectively, both sponsored by Iota Chi.
Other finalists were Emma DeRousse, of Belleville, Illinois, sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma; Roshelle Tauro, of Maharashtra, India, sponsored by Presidential Ambassadors; Margy Tepen, of Jerseyville, Illinois, sponsored by Delta Delta Delta; Dominick Gillette, of Saint Ann, Missouri, sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon; Anthony Shepard, of Florissant, Missouri, sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega; and Jacob Wilkinson, Of Eureka, Missouri, sponsored by Student Government.
Overall Homecoming winners for Division 2 were Gamma Sigma Sigma and Kappa Beta Gamma, both taking first place.
Division 1 Winners:
- First Place: Alpha Xi Delta and Sigma Chi
- Second Place: Alpha Delta Pi and Lambda Chi Alpha
- Third Place: Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon
Winners for Class A Large Floats were as follows:
- First Place: Alpha Delta Pi and Lambda Chi Alpha, “Peter Pan”
- Second Place: Alpha Xi Delta and Sigma Chi, “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs”
- Third Place: Sigma Sigma Sigma, Theta Xi and Tau Kappa Epsilon, “The Magic Treehouse
Winners for Class B Floats were as follows:
- First Place: Gamma Sigma Sigma and Kappa Beta Gamma, “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
- Second Place: Lutheran Student Fellowship, “The Chronicles of Narnia
- Third Place: Alpha Phi Omega, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”