October 7-9, 2022

Homecoming Weekend is set for October 7-9, 2022

We are excited to announce that Homecoming Weekend has been set for October 7-9, 2022!  Details for the weekend will be added to this website as planning progresses.  If you missed any of the 2021 Homecoming festivities or you want to relive your favorite moment, be sure to take a look at the photo gallery from the weekend>> 


2021 Love & Honor Cup

Congratulations to the Love & Honor Cup winners:  Destiney Nicol and Sydney Jefferson!


Meet the 2021 Love & Honor Cup Finalists!

Catherine Wegman

Major: International Studies, Linguistics
Minor: French

Catherine is a Senior undergrad student at Miami from the Pittsburgh area. She is a double-major in International Studies and Linguistics, as well as a minor in French. On campus, Catherine is on the exec board for the Beta Xi chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, a Student Leader with Miami Cru, and a fourth-year member of the Choraliers. In her free time, she loves photographing her travels, exploring the nature trails in Oxford, collecting used vinyl records, and reading any book she can get her hands on. After graduating, Catherine plans to work with an NGO or volunteer program before attending law school to pursue her dream job in Human Rights Legislation.  

Favorite Miami Memory: “ Although we were sent home early, the 2 months I spent in Luxembourg is my top Miami memory. It gave me the perfect opportunity to solidify my passions in foreign affairs and language. I grew so much as a student and an overall individual through the difficult cultural adjustments. Studying at MUDEC was one of the best experiences of my life, and one I know I'll hold onto forever!”

Dane Doebereiner

Major: Marketing
Minor: Emerging Technology and Design in Business

Dane Doebereiner is a Senior here at Miami, Majoring in Marketing and Minoring in Emerging Technologies. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio and comes from a whole family of RedHawks. Dane has been cheering on the RedHawks from the stands since he was 2, and for the last 4 years you've been able to see him on the sidelines as a Miami Cheerleader. He loves being involved in campus life whether it's intramural flag football and hockey, PSE business fraternity or Christian Organizations like Cru and Athletes in Action. Dane has loved his time here at Miami and truly values the lasting friendships that he has gained. He feels the experiences that he has had at Miami have shaped him into who he is today. 

Favorite Miami Memory: “My favorite Miami memory is competing at 2019 UCA College Cheerleading Nationals. It was the first time Miami cheer had competed in 25 years. It was an honor to represent Miami and an amazing experience to take 7th in the Nation in the Gameday competition. This was the culmination of an amazing season of countless hours of hard work, dedication, teamwork and friendship. As a walk-on freshman the support and love of my teammates truly made the whole competition experience something that I will remember and cherish for life.”

Destiney Nicol

Major: Early Childhood

Destiney Nicol is an early childhood education major and she is a second-year Residential Assistant in Dennison Hall. Destiney is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi International Society for Educators and the Miami Autism Allies club. She is the current Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for her sorority Alpha Phi. Destiney is also an undergraduate assistant for the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Favorite Miami Memory: “Move-in week for first-year students will always be my favorite Miami memory. As a Residential Assistant, I love getting to know the students in my residence hall. I was able to attend the move-in-week events with my residents. This was my first time experiencing move-in-week events because I transferred to Miami as a sophomore.”  

Josie Pucel

Major: Public Administration and Environmental Science

Josie Pucel is a first-generation college student from Hartsgrove, Ohio. Studying both public administration and environmental science, Josie plans to pursue law school with the goal of working within the appellate or post-conviction jurisdiction. She spends her time in Armstrong Student Center serving as both the Chair of the Board governing Armstrong and in the Center for Student Engagement, Activities, and Leadership as a Head SEAL Ambassador. She has a passion for peer mentorship and has dedicated her time at Miami to reducing barriers for student organizations.

Josie has cherished her time at Miami and is honored to be nominated for the Love and Honor Cup. She looks forward to making the most of her Miami Experience throughout her senior year and exemplifying love and honor throughout the years to come!"

Favorite Miami Memory: “ Mega Fair 2019 was one of the best days of my life. I had the privilege to help plan the event that ultimately drew in around 6,000 people. During the midst of the event I was able to stand on the steps of Goggin with my best friends and take in the excitement, energy, and gravity of the event. I know people who found their best friends that day and joined organizations that forever changed the course of their lives. It means the world to me to know that I had a hand in helping keep such a wonderful Miami tradition alive and impact so many students.”

Lindsay Stewart 

Major: Supply Chain and Operations Management
Minor: Entrepreneurship  

Lindsay Stewart is a 3rd generation Miamian from Cincinnati, OH. She is a senior Supply Chain and Operations Management major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Throughout her time at Miami, she has been actively involved in the Miami Community. Lindsay is the Executive Chair of the Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF), working with Miami students of the past, the present, as well as, shining a positive light on Miami to future students. Outside of MUSF, she participates in the Professional Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, where she has served as the alumni chair, connecting brothers and alumni throughout the United States. Additionally, she is in a social sorority, Kappa Delta. Lindsay has brought a creative twist to the organizations that she is a part of, as she works to make events better than they were before. Currently, she is working to bring back a long-standing tradition, MUSF's 20/20 Bike Race. Lindsay is also connected to the Miami network through her job at the Alumni Association as an alumni relations assistant and by working at the local Oxford Donut Shop. She values the Miami family and through her work on campus and in the Oxford community tries to represent Miami's Love & Honor code in all that she does.

Favorite Miami Memory: “Lindsay's favorite Miami Memory involves getting to host events with alumni through the Student Foundation. She enjoys getting to expand her Miami network and lifelong connections with the people she meets who also hold Miami near and dear to their hearts. For example, being a host at the President's Box has given her many opportunities to meet past, present and future Miami students while viewing local Miami sporting events.”


Nina Emlemdi

Major: Human Capital Management and Leadership
Minor: Sociology and Law

Nina Emlemdi is a senior, Human Capital Management major, from Cincinnati Ohio. She has 4 brothers, who all attend other colleges around the nation, and is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and LeBron James. On-campus, Nina serves as President of Miami Activities and Programming, as well as a Fellow for the META Collective. On-campus, her favorite spot is the Pearson's study lounge, and her favorite food is a Dividend's salad. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and see where life takes her!

Favorite Miami Memory: “My favorite Miami memory happened in 2018 when I was a freshman commuter. I had the opportunity to sleep over at my high school friend's dorm, and it was my first night away from home as a college student. My friends and I decided to take a late-night adventure at midnight where we ended up at Pulley's Diner. We stayed there for two hours, talking, dancing, and laughing with other students. We met girls that we still talk to today as seniors! We laugh when we see each other and remember that night at Pulley's freshman year.”

Ruthy Rutherford

Major: Geology
Minor: Creative Writing, Global Perspectives on Sustainability

Ruthy Rutherford is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Geology, with double minors in Creative Writing and Global Perspective on Sustainability. While she is very active in a lot of things on campus, she is most proud as the president of GEODES, where she leads an effort in informing others of the works of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities within the geosciences while working to better diversify them by creating educational programs. She also promotes the love of literature as the President of Sigma Tau Delta by assisting with events in the English department and offering fun opportunities (such as facilitating a comic book club). She is also diligent in her academics, having presented multiple research projects at both a national and local level. When she is not in school, she is looking for other ways to help people through volunteerism and mission work. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family. She also enjoys playing StarDew Valley on her switch, drawing, watching anime, participating in musical theater, and so much more! Ruthy shows what love and honor means just by being herself and following her passions. 

Favorite Miami Memory: “My favorite memory of Miami was my freshman year walking in the snow to art after dark. I remember the live music, the crafts, the smiles, and the snow balls after the fact! It was so amazing to meet new people, and make new friends just by sitting next to them and making a newspaper collage. I am still best friends with some of those people today, and one of them is even my roommate. I'll never forget the memories on campus at Miami. “

Sydney Jefferson

Major: Sociology
Minor: Spanish

Sydney Jefferson is a senior hailing from West Chester, Ohio studying Sociology with a minor in Spanish. Sydney is the current Chief of Staff in the Office of ASPIRE, track and field athlete, and proud member of the Zeta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Last year Sydney was awarded the 2021 Miami University's Greek Rising Leader of the Year. As Chief of Staff, Sydney coordinates visits with publicly elected officials, educates students on civic engagement, and advocates on behalf of the University to public offices. Last year, Sydney served on the Innagural Miami Women of Excellence committee celebrating the accomplishments of 7 leading women on Miami campuses. 

As the daughter of a Miamian, Sydney is so grateful for her time at Miami, her ability to grow as a leader and friend, and the ability to represent the Class of 2022. Love and Honor! "

Favorite Miami Memory: “I have so many that it truly is hard to choose one! If I had to choose, I would say that my favorite Miami memory is being a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL) and meeting students that were in my small group in person. Leading virtual Orientation was a fun and challenging experience so meeting all of the students in person is great each time. I am filled with joy whenever I hear my students are so happy and that they love the school just as much as I do.”

Victoria Villanueva

Major: Business Economics
Minor: History, Political Science

Victoria Villanueva is a Business Economics major who has been heavily involved in student life during her time at Miami. Her freshman year, she started Miami's first pre-professional organization for Latinx students, the Lex Latinx Society. She's been involved in the Associated Student Government for over two years and is currently serving as the Speaker of the Student Senate. This is also her second year working on the Wilks civic engagement team. She spent her first three years interning at the First Miami Student Credit Union, where she served as the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Committee. 

As she hopes to attend law school next year, she is also involved in the pre-law office and is currently busy applying to law schools. Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, she's planning on choosing a Chicago school so she can be closer to her German Shepherd, Rocky, and have easier access to White Sox home games. 

Favorite Miami Memory: “Last year, through my work in the Wilks Institute of Leadership, I organized our first Week of Service. Here, I was able to raise over 100 donations from students for local Oxford food pantries and nonprofit organizations. It was extremely rewarding to be able to give back to the Oxford community I've called home for the last three years!”






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