Four Schreyer Scholars named to 2015 Penn State Homecoming student court

Caroline Briselli
September 25, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Schreyer Scholars Josh Bram, John Connolly, Kevin Montminy and Abby Renko will have the honor of representing the student body and will participate in Homecoming events as members of the Penn State Homecoming student court. The week of festivities begins Oct. 4 and concludes with the crowning of a Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Oct. 10 Penn State football game against Indiana.

After two open nomination periods and an application period, selected faculty members conducted student court interviews in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The five male and five female students chosen for the student court were informed as Homecoming Committee members surprised the selectees — in classrooms, club and organization offices, and across campus — with their crowns. The pictures of the new court members were posted on Penn State Homecoming’s Twitter account @PSUHOMECOMING with the hashtag #CourtCrash15.

Renko, a senior from Ellicott City, Maryland, is president of the Panhellenic Council and was in the Greek Life office when she found out that she had been selected for the student court.

"Penn State means the world to me and so to have the opportunity to become a part of the tradition and history of the University in this way is truly an amazing way to kick off my senior year," Renko said. "I think I’m most looking forward to spending time with the other individuals on the student court while continuing to promote student engagement and school spirit and pride over the next few weeks."

In addition to the student court, there is a first-year court, a University court and an alumni court. The alumni court is new for 2015 and will consist of past student dourt members who will be invited to participate in Homecoming events, including the Homecoming parade.

A schedule of events for the week as well as additional information about Homecoming 2015 is available at

The Schreyer Honors College welcomes its current scholars and scholar alumni to its parade watch at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in the Simmons Hall Courtyard. The event includes a free tailgate dinner, family fun, a bounce house, giveaways and a chance to win a James Franklin-signed football. For more information, or to RSVP for the parade watch, visit the event link. Scholar alumni may receive specially priced tickets for the Homecoming game, while supplies last, by emailing

The Schreyer Honors College promotes academic excellence with integrity, the building of a global perspective, and creation of opportunities for leadership and civic engagement. Schreyer Honors Scholars, including Gateway Scholars admitted after their first or second year of enrollment, total more than 1,900 students at University Park and 20 Commonwealth campuses. They represent the top 2 percent of students at Penn State who perform well academically and lead on campus.

Last Updated October 02, 2015