And the winner is...

And the winner is...

Oct 21
Kendra Courson, Director for Special Events
  

Saturday night was a very special night as the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics invited the College of ACES to participate in an on-field promotion at the Illinois/Wisconsin game. ACES' very own Damani Bolden (UIUC Student Body President) and Lucas Frye (ACES Council President) are exceptional role models for our college and proved it by competing against each other in an on-field contest between the first and second quarter. 

Damani and Lucas illustrated through the race how the College of ACES prepares our students to make a difference when they graduate. But, not only did the two students race to the goal line, they had to complete a few tasks along the way that represented each of the seven departments in ACES. Starting at the 25-yard line, they sprinted to the 20-yard line where they put on a lab coat to represent Animal Sciences. They then zig-zagged to put on a hair net and goggles to represent Food Science and Human Nutrition. After that, the guys made their way to the 10-yard line  to pick up a clipboard to illustrate Human Development and Family Studies. After donning those items, they put the clipboard in a briefcase that represented Agricultural and Consumer Economics. Finally, they ran to put on a construction hat at the 5-yard line to illustrate Agricultural and Biological Engineering before racing towards the goal line to receive a diploma from Bob Hauser, Dean of College of ACED to get the diploma. After a bit of a scuffle at the 10-yard line, Damani pushed ahead of Lucas to win the diploma! Thanks to Lucas and Damani for representing ACES in such a fun, yet competitive, light! Great job!