Seniors Matthew Foley of Lincoln and Charlotte “Lotte” Sjulin of Omaha were crowned king and queen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Homecoming celebration. Foley and Sjulin, who were elected in a vote of the student body on Sept. 29, were crowned on the field at Memorial Stadium at halftime of the Oct. 1 Nebraska-Illinois football game.
Foley is an economics, management-entrepreneurship and innovation major in the College of Business Administration, where he carries a 3.88 grade-point average. He has received the Regents, Richard L. Hofmann and Lawrence Arth scholarships. He is the founder and executive manager of the Going GloBALL Initiative, a project with UNICEF Nebraska and Salvation Army International to collect and redistribute used soccer balls to children in developing countries. Foley is also a project manager for UNL Enactus’ Project Zambia, financial lead and founding member of the FarmAField agricultural startup, a Mortar Board member and the treasurer of FarmHouse fraternity. He is a volunteer with Catholic Social Services’ refugee relief efforts and has taken mission trips to Mexico, Uganda and Trinidad and Tobago. He is a member of the UNL Club Baseball Team and external director of the Big Red Investment Club. He is the son of Mike and Susan Foley of Lincoln.
Sjulin is a biology major with minors in business, biochemistry and gerontology in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she carries a 3.797 grade-point average. She has received a David Distinguished Scholarship. An outfielder on the Nebraska softball team, she has been named Academic All-Big Ten and has won a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award, Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award and Wright-Borg Coaches Award for softball. Sjulin has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times and is a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She is the secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a Mortar Board member, an Alpha Phi sorority member and a volunteer with numerous organizations. She also has job-shadowing experience in obstetrics and gynecology; neonatology; ear, nose and throat; orthodontics; pediatric dentistry; occupational therapy; and speech therapy. She is the daughter of David and Ann Sjulin of Omaha.