Senior youth ministries major Stephanie Eft came a long way to become a part of the community of Eastern University. Coming from Fishers, Ind., Stephanie has nothing but good things to say about Eastern and her fellow Homecoming court nominees this year.
Stephanie’s favorite memories from her time here at Eastern include the pranks and fun things that she has done with her friends around campus, including dance parties and costume runs, making the weekends at Eastern as fun as possible.
When it came to talking about the possibility of being crowned Homecoming Queen, Stephanie was surprisingly humble. “I am honored that my classmates nominated me for Homecoming Queen, but I’m even more excited to be in the company of such classy people. I don’t know that I want to win. It would be an honor, but I honestly think there are three amazing girls who should get it before me.”
As Stephanie was announced Homecoming Queen of 2007, the expression of her face was one of shock as she stepped forward to receive her flowers and sash. Her humble spirit was seen by many. It is this spirit that showed to students and families both that Stephanie embodies everything that Eastern stands for.
Stephanie sums up her time here at Eastern by quoting Tom Petty’s infamous lyrics “life is a highway.” She thanks Eastern for helping her grow and providing her with fun along the way.
From his casual demeanor walking out onto the soccer field to his victory dance when declared Homecoming King, Mike Skinner is the definition of class.
Known to some as Mike Ski, Mike was born and raised in Philadelphia. He accepted Christ as his savior in his early teenage years and has made the commitment to live for Him through the many different areas of his life.
One of Mike’s greatest accomplishments was getting accepted to Eastern University, being one of the first of his generation in his family to go to college. Since he entered Eastern, he has taken advantage of the opportunities that have been provided to him. As a first-year he served as president of hall counsel. Then for three consecutive years Mike contributed to Eastern’s community by serving as a resident assistant in various residence halls. Now Mike serves as an office assistant for Act 101, enhancing the Eastern education experience for those who are in the program.
His exuberance and vigor for both God and life shine through in his personality and in everything he does. Mike was a perfect candidate for Homecoming King and an even better winner, demonstrating in his daily life what it means to be a passionate Christian.