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Student Life

Senior 25

Each year, Lake Forest College honors the Senior 25 – twenty-five  senior year students who have, as leaders among their peers, positively contributed to the quality of life in the Lake Forest College community through their service, commitment, and achievements. 

The campus community nominates students during their junior year and a selection committee comprised of faculty, staff and current members of Senior 25 select the honorees, which are announced at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. During their senior year, the Senior 25 assist with the planning of senior year events and the fundraising of the Senior Class Gift.

Meet this year’s Senior 25

  • Perculiar Adimabua

    Asaba, Delta, Nigeria

    Majors in Chemistry and French

    Perculiar is involved as a Resident Assistant, a member of UMOJA and United Black Association as well as serving as Student Tutor and Research Assistant in the Chemistry Department and Student Assistant with the offices in Rosemary House.

  • Jared B. Applegate

    Lombard, Illinois

    Majors in Neuroscience and History 

    Jared is involved as a New Student Orientation Coordinator, the Lacrosse Team, the Clio Society, as a Neuroscience Department Peer Mentor, the Neuroscience Department and History Department Student Academic Advisory Committees and Relay for Life.

  • Nena Fasbender

    Hastings, Minnesota

    Majors in Neuroscience & Business with Accounting Concentration

    Nena is involved with Kappa Alpha Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Nu Rho Psi, POMS Team and is a Residence Assistant with Residence Life.

  • Claire Grebner

    Lake Villa, Illinois

    Majors in Sociology and Anthropology and Politics

    Minors in Spanish  

    Claire is involved with Alpha Phi Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta and Lambda Alpha SOAN National Honors Societies and is a New Student Orientation Coordinator, Writing Center Tutor, and Gummere Fellow.

  • Caroline Griffith

    Upper Arlington, OH

    Psychology

    Caroline is involved with the Panhellenic Association, POMS Team, Kappa Alpha Theta, Psychology Club, Student Ambassadors, and is a Lab Manager and a Research Assistant. 

  • Adelaide Grubbe

    Columbus, Ohio

    Majors in Communication and Business with a Concentration in Accounting 

    Adelaide is involved with Women’s Volleyball, Alpha Phi, the Student Activities Finance Board, the Panhellenic Association, Athletic Council, and Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society.

  • Krista Grund-Wickramasekera

    Chicago, Illinois

    Majors in Politics and Legal Studies

    Minors in Economics

    Krista is involved with Student Government, the Center for Chicago Programs, the National Residence Hall Honorary, and is a Residence Assistant, Chicago Fellows Research Assistant, and TEDx Lake Forest College Speaker.

  • Hajar Habbal

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Majors in Business Marketing

    Minors in Entrepreneurship

    Hajar is involved with Kappa Alpha Theta, TEDx Lake Forest College, Relay For Life, Student Ambassadors, Orchestra, and is a Kemper Scholar (& Richter Scholar).

  • Crystal Hernandez

    Mundelein, Illinois

    Majors in English and Political Science

    Minors in Asian Studies with a Concentration in Japanese Language 

    Crystal is involved in INK, Student Government, Japanese Cultural Club, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Sigma Iota. 

  • Hannah Hornacek

    La Grange, Illinois

    Majors in Psychology

    Minors in Sociology and Anthropology 

    Hannah is involved with the Women’s Volleyball Team, Delta Gamma, the Judicial Academic Honesty Board, Athletic Council, Synapse, and Lake Forest Psychology Club. 

  • Sangjun Hornewer

    Gurnee, Illinois

    Majors in Communication 

    Minors in Journalism and Spanish 

    Sangjun is involved with The Stentor, Women’s Varsity Soccer, the Writing Center, the Peer Navigator program, Gummere Fellows, and Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society.

  • Annie Keller

    Gurnee, Illinois

    Majors in Psychology 

    Minors in Neuroscience and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies 

    Annie is involved as a Student Admissions Specialist, Student Ambassador, Language Lab Assistant, K-Lab Research Assistant, Technology Relationships, and  with the Psychology Student Academic Advisory Committee.

  • Naomi Morales

  • Leah Moss

    Glenwood, Illinois

    Majors in English

    Minors in Print and Digital Publishing and Digital Media Design

    Leah is involved with Tusitala, Alpha Phi Omega, The Stentor, INK, The Garrick Players, and is a Peer Mentor.

  • Alejandra Ocampo

    Waukegan, Illinois

    Majors in Education (k-12) and Spanish

    Alejandra is involved with Latinos Unidos, Latinos Unidos Dance Team, PRIDE, the Culture Coalition, the Student Education Advisory Council, and is a Residence Assistant.

  • Sushmeena Parihar

    Mumbai, India

    Majors in Psychology

    Minors in Politics

    Sushmeena is involved as a Student Admissions Specialist, Research Assistant for the Psychology Department, and is involved with Psi Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student Ambassadors and the LFC Dance Team.

  • Sandra Khouri

    Palos Hills, Illinois

    Majors in Economics and Philosophy 

    Minors in Legal Studies  

    Sandra is involved with Student Government, TEDx Lake Forest College, Demos, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Career Advancement Center, Law & Public Service Leadership Team, and as an Economics Department Research Assistant.

  • Hakob Parsamyan

    Yerevan, Armenia

    Majors in International Relations and Marketing

    Hakob is involved with Student Government,TEDx Lake Forest College, Omicron Delta Kappa, and is a Residence Assistant, Chicago Ambassador, and Richter Scholar.

  • Cole Pedro

    Plainfield, Illinois

    Majors in Finance

    Minors in Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

    Cole is involved with Alpha Tau Omega, Student Government, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, the Forester Guides, the Gates Center, and the Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society.

  • Adrian Perez

    Chicago, Illinois

    Majors in English 

    Adrian is involved with INK, the Student Academic Advisory Committee, the English Department, WMXM 88.9FM, and as a Residence Assistant, Student Ambassador, and Chicago Ambassador.

  • Dillon Rice

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    Majors in Business

    Minors in Politics

    Dillon is involved with Cross Country, Track, Delta Chi, the Inter-Fraternal Council, and as a Residence Assistant.

  • Alexander Shepperd

    Tempe, Arizona

    Majors in Business 

    Minors in African American Studies 

    Alexander is involved with the Black Men’s Group, Athletic Council, the Midwest Conference Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Varsity Football, the Student Activities Finance Board, and is an Athletic Orientation Guide.

  • Zaria Sydnor

    Matteson, Illinois

    Majors in Economics and African American Studies 

    Zaria is involved with the Women’s Basketball Team, the UBA Executive Board, ODE (Economics Honor Society), and is a Richtor Scholar.

  • Rachel Trevillian

    Richmond,Virginia

    Majors in Physics 

    Minors in Math 

    Rachel is involved with the Women’s Swim Team, Delta Gamma, the Athletic Council and SAAC, the Student Programming Board, Forester Guides, and the Student Ambassadors Program.

  • Noah Vanderhyde

    Flint, Michigan

    Majors in Biology and Music  

    Minors in Neuroscience

    Noah is involved as a Gummere Fellow, Student Ambassador, Student Admissions Specialist, First Connection Coordinator, Concert Band, and with Net Impact.