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Three seniors named to Homecoming Court

Oct 27, 2016, 03:27 by Gies College of Business

Congratulations to the three College of Business seniors named to the 2016 Illinois Homecoming Court!


Emmanuel Valtierra, Chicago, IL, a first-generation college student, is studying finance in the College of Business and is a member of the Business Honors Program. On campus he is currently the President of Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity and previously served as Vice President for Global Business Brigades. This past summer he interned at JP Morgan and also participated in the Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard Business School. Emmanuel recently joined the Equal Opportunity Committee where he hopes to positively impact the Illinois experience for all students. Wherever he goes, he is proud to be an Illini.


Hannah Schlacter, Riverwoods, IL, is studying marketing and management in the College of Business, where she is a Petullo Scholar and part of the Business Honors Program. Passionate about social entrepreneurship, she has started four organizations that have scaled from a campus-to-global level during her undergraduate career. Hannah looks forward to serving on the Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board and continuing to mentor and sponsor younger students her senior year. She will start her career in consulting in San Francisco, serving as a launching pad for her long-term goal of achieving a global positive impact.


Ronald Lewis, Westchester, IL, is a senior majoring in finance with a minor in technology and management. On campus, Ronald serves the community by working in admissions for the College of Business, teaching Business 101 to Freshman and Sophomores, and serving as the Student Body President for the University of Illinois. In addition, he also is a member of Business Council and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Tau Chapter. After graduation, he plans on doing Teach for America and later pursing a MBA degree. Ronald attributes all of his accomplishments to the people who never gave up on him and believed in him throughout his journey.