University of Southern Indiana

Meet the 2021 Homecoming Court

Marina Blackwell

Marina Blackwell is a senior Biology major and Psychology minor with a pre-med concentration. She is involved in AMIGOs, Student Ambassadors, Southern Indiana Dance Marathon, Pott College Student Advisory Board, Pott College Ambassadors, and Pre-Professional Health Club. Marina is dedicated to bettering the USI community in any way possible and hopes to bring this love for serving others into the medical field as a practicing physician.

Diego Castillo Koussa

Diego Castillo is a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He has had the opportunity to be a Resident Assistant and a Welcome Week Leader. He is currently a Student Ambassador, Global Leader Scholar, member of the Engineering Advisory Board, and President of Engineers in Action at USI. Diego is a person who shows pride and enthusiasm for the University of Southern Indiana and is a firm believer of education and diversity. His dream is to work in the Aerospace Industry someday.

Mary Claire Hall

Mary Claire Hall is a junior Biology major with a Psychology minor from Evansville, IN. She hopes to attend Physician Assistant School after graduation. Mary Claire has been involved with Gamma Phi Beta sorority, USI AMIGOS, the Honors Program, and Southern Indiana Dance Marathon. She has also been involved in the USI Pott College as a Pott College Ambassador, a Peer Advisor, and a Peer Mentor. In her free time, Mary Claire loves teaching swim lessons and hanging out with friends and family!

Jotam Chen

Jotam Chen is a junior Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering major, with a minor in mathematics. Originally from Panama City, Panama, Jotam is an international student, member of the Honors Program, and the Pott College Student Advisory Board. He has had the privilege to lead on the executive board of the Student Ambassador Organization, serve as an AMIGO and a tutor in academic skills. He enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and showing off his Screagle Pride to new visitors on campus!

Sydney Ingler

Sydney Ingler is a junior Biology, Pre-Med major with a Spanish minor from Newburgh, Indiana. She works in Academic Skills as a Biology, Chemistry, and Physics lead tutor. Sydney has the privilege of being the Chair of the Pott College Ambassadors program. She is also involved in the Honors Program, Pott College Student Advisory Board, and was an Emerging Leader.

Mike Durchholz

Mike Durchholz is a senior Communication Studies major from Evansville, IN. His past leadership roles include President of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Vice President of External Affairs of Southern Indiana Dance Marathon, Welcome Week Leader and AMIGO. He has served on Springfest Committee and Interfraternity Council. He was honored as a Top Student Leader in 2019, 2018 Fraternity Member of the Year and 2019 Council Member of the Year.

Kassandra Santos

Kassandra Santos is a senior Communication Studies major who enjoys learning about different cultures. An ambitious Chicana that radiates her heritage and passion for change, Kassandra is a dreamer, a doer, a thinker, she sees possibility everywhere. She plans to hold a position in a multicultural center at the university level where she is able to work with students from underrepresented communities and help them become acquainted to the college environment. Kassandra is a living representation of "si se puede" - Dolores Huerta

Alec Kratzer

Alec Kratzer is a senior Public Relations and Advertising major. He would describe himself as a spunky and creative weirdo that loves art, design, music, and fashion. Alec loves expressing his individuality by wearing quirky and colorful clothing and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, hammocking, and boating. His favorite place in the world is any dimly lit coffee shop that plays smooth jazz. Upon graduation, Alec plans to obtain a graduate degree in Marketing or a related field to pursue his career long-term goal of becoming a Director of Marketing.

Erika Uebelhor

Erika Uebelhor is a junior studying Political Science and Psychology. After graduation, she will attend a three-year law program to practice environmental law. Currently, Erika is involved with several on-campus organizations, having served as Secretary of Student Ambassadors, Attorney General of Student Government Association, Vice President of Political Science Society, and Communications Director of College Democrats. Additionally, she is a member of the Honors Program, Pre-Law Club, and Psychology Club.

Jack Sizemore

Jack Sizemore, or JT, is a senior studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana. His involvement on campus includes being a part of both Campus Outreach and Student Support Services. Jack has previously served as a Resident Assistant for two years. His future aspirations in life include surviving through this pandemic, living a happy life, and forming a family.


Daisy Valdez-Perez

Daisy Valdez-Perez is a senior Engineering major. She is President of the Society of Women Engineers. Additionally, she has held officer positions in Engineers In Action and the Hispanic Student Union. Daisy serves as a bilingual ambassador for the Student Ambassador Organization. She is a member of the Pott College Student Organization Council and USI Solar Splash. She gives credit to God, family, and friends for all of her accomplishments and she loves to volunteer in her community.

Jachonn Tisinger

Jachonn Tisinger is a senior studying Communication Studies and Elementary Education, from Indianapolis, Indiana.  His favorite hobbies are swimming, diving, and trying new foods from different cultures, especially anything covered in cheese or chocolate. Jachonn also loves hip hop dancing and is involved in different dance events and clubs throughout the year. He hopes to one day teach children in kindergarten through third grade.

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