Student Involvement

Courtwarming 2011

Court Warming is here! February 21-26, 2011. The theme is 1980's Athletics.



Also attached is a description of each Court Warming event. Any student organization can participate in the Court Warming events even if they do not have a candidate. Those organizations who sponsor a candidate will be required to participate.


2011 Candidate Application Packet

2011 Court Warming Weekly Events

2011 Hold Harmless Agreement

2011 Yell Like Hell Registration Form

2011 Yell Like Hell Song Selection Form




Monday, February 21 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: APCinema

Location: Student Union Theatre

Showing "The Breakfast Club"


Tuesday, February 22 7:30 p.m.: Trivia Night

Location: Student Union Multipurpose Room

Teams of 4 can compete in trivia night for a change to win great prizes!

Call the Office of Student Involvement to registeryour team by Monday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 22 8:00 p.m.: Yell like Hell

Location: Student Union Theatre

Teams are encouraged to make up a chant, yell, skit, and/or dance/musical to perform in the competition. The theme is 1980's athletics.

To register your team, song selection must be submitted to using the attached form byFriday, February 9

All other registration materials are due to the Office of Student Involvement by Tuesday, February 22


Thursday, February 24 7:00 p.m.: Blue and Gold Game

Location: Swinney Recreation Center

Come support the UMKC men's basketball team play against Oakland University to prepare for the Court Warming game!

Mr. and Miss UMKC candidates will be judged on their 1980's athletics costumes.

Fans in attendance will have a chance to win great prizes!


Friday, February 25 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Black light Dance

Location: Student Union Multipurpose room

Wear your 1908's athletics to the annual UMKC dance. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided!


Saturday, February 26 7:05 p.m.: Court Warming Coronation Game

Location: Swinney Recreation Center

Come support the men's basketball team and watch the crowing of Mr. and Miss UMKC!


Here are the candidates in the running for this year's race!

Vote HERE!

Mr. UMKC Candidates


Adrian Banuelos, Lambda Theta Phi
Adrian Banuelos was born May 28, 1989 in the beautiful city of Kansas City, Missouri. The experience of growing up in the heart of the United States has been an enjoyable one; he actually likes Kansas City weather. He studies at the Bloch School of business with a major in Business Administration with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship.
Shortly after he began attendance at UMKC, he became involved with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. and with it came good works being done both on campus and throughout the community. He became a brother in the Fall of 2010, and the values and tradition put forth by Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. are a crucial driving force for Adrian as an individual, a member of a brotherhood, and a student of the University of Missouri – Kansas City.



Luke Byle, Beta Theta Pi
2010 & 2011 Orientation Leader
Participates in Intramural Basketball and Flag Football
Involved in many student organizations on both the UMKC Volker and Hospital Hill Campuses
Highly Involved in Philanthropy and Community Service.
Senior, 3rd year Pharmacy Student
Pharmacy Intern at Alber’s  Pharmacy
“You get out what you put in. There’s no reason to be bored. Get Involved!”





Ryan Enderele, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Ryan is a sophomore here at UMKC, and is in his first year of the 5 year Doctor of Pharmacy program. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, where he currently serves as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Scholarship, the School of Pharmacy Class of 2015, and was formerly a member of Alpha Phi Omega. Last summer he worked for the university as an Orientation Leader, helping incoming freshman and transfer students become acquainted with the school and it’s campus before coming here in the fall. He also has worked as a student caller for the university, helping raise money for it’s various academic departments. Ryan has always been successful in academics, and hopes to stay active with UMKC as an alumnus after he graduates. He cherishes the good times he’s had here at UMKC, and holds his family and friends closely, including his friend Kyle’s yellow lab puppy Jace.


Caleb-Michael Files, Queer Alliance
Caleb-Michael Files is a freshman at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and was nominated for Mr. UMKC by Queer Alliance. He has taken an active role in Queer Alliance as well as many other organizations since joining the UMKC family. Caleb-Michael is a political and social activist in the Kansas City community; also he is a UMKC Cheerleader and a Wing Representative for his Residence Hall on the RHC. Caleb-Michael Files should be YOUR Mr. UMKC for the school spirit that he exudes and the enthusiasm that resounds when you are around him.







Levi Rash, FOCUS

Levi Rash is a third year UMKC student and will graduate this May with a B.A. in Communication Studies. During his time at UMKC, Levi has been involved in a multitude of activities and organizations including Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Impacting through Leadership and Service, Alternative Spring Break, Trustees’ Scholars, Roos for Life, Residence Hall Council, Student Government Association, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Levi works on-campus at Swinney Recreation Center and is also a substitute teacher. His community experience includes American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Roos Give Back, YouthFriends Mentoring, Non-Profit Connect Shadow Day, and Habitat for Humanity. Levi wants to be your 2011 Mr. UMKC because he has a strong passion for the university and feels it is an absolute perfect culture for personal development and intellectual growth. If selected, Levi plans on promoting UMKC by displaying a pride for the university and working towards achieving a more unified campus atmosphere.


Jordan Strange, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Jordan Strange is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon where he serves as the social and co-recruitment chairman.  He is a student of the Bloch School of Business and plans on majoring in both marketing and entrepreneurship.  He was born and raised as a Kansas City native and plans on remaining in the KC area far after graduation.  One could best describe Jordan as having a very witty and outgoing personality with a comical twist.  Some of his favorite things include competitive sports, traveling, and Thursday night Jersey Shore episodes.  He has overcome various obstacles to be in the position he is in today and credits most of his success to his father James.  Jordan is just one big likable, lovable guy who is everybody’s friend on and off campus.  A true gentleman.




Miss UMKC Candidates


Michela Brogoto, Delta Zeta

Continuing her third year at UMKC, Michaela has realized ways in which she has been involved on campus. She has a lot of responsibility with being the Vice President of New Membership Education for Delta Zeta. Michaela has participated and helped organize a variety of events such as, Community Service Day, FOCUS, Alternative Spring Break, Roo Camp and Pre-Dental Society. Working as an Orientation Leader as well as in the Office of Student Involvement has really opened her eyes to what really goes on behind the scenes to make this one of the best experiences for a student. She believes she is a good example of having pride in what our university is doing through a variety of organizations and activities in which they provide. If Miss UMKC is how she can reach out to others then she hopes to influence students in realizing all of the opportunities this campus has to offer.




Lauran Clifton, Alpha Sigma Alpha
Lauren Clifton is an incredible young lady; she is very dedicated, responsible and caring. She believes everyday is a gift to be cherished and embraces new opportunities. Lauren transferred last fall from the University of Kansas, a Liberal Arts major, with aspirations of acceptance into UMKC’s Nursing School this fall. Lauren took part in many UMKC new student and APC events, plus joined the new sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. She is currently the Vice-President of Recruitment, for ASA and plans on playing intramural tennis. Lauren volunteers at her church nursery and St. Luke’s South Hospital every week, while maintaining her part-time job at Houlihans. Lauren would be the ideal Miss UMKC because she is very dependable, outgoing and would welcome sharing her amazing transition to those considering the quality education at UMKC. Her school spirit transcends words, especially coming from a school with high athletic involvement. Lauren believes that every aspect of school support is highly important and would value being the role model for UMKC in 2011.




Lydia DeGarmo, Chi Omega

As Chi Omega’s Courtwarming candidate, Lydia DeGarmo is thrilled to be in the running for Miss UMKC 2011! Besides majoring in business finance, Lydia is a sophomore who is involved in numerous activities on campus. Those activities include the Trustees’ Scholar program, president of Chi Omega fraternity, president of Alpha Lambda Delta freshmen honor fraternity, member of the Honors Program, Team Development co-chair for UMKC & Rockhurst’s Relay for Life committee, and an employee at Swinney Recreation Center. As Miss UMKC 2011, Lydia would serve as the representative of the student body. She would love to see the Honors Program become an Honors College and for organizations across campus to collaborate to create bigger events. And, at the top of the list, she would like to improve the on-campus parking situation also. Vote Lydia DeGarmo for Miss UMKC 2011!



Sierra Drimak, Alpha Delta Pi

Sierra Drimak is ready to make her mark at UMKC! Dreaming of being a dentist, all roads have led her to UMKC. “All roads” is no exaggeration, having traveled to 26 different countries and lived in three. Sierra was eager to get involved in the UMKC scene, joining Alpha Delta Pi, BSSG, and pre-dental society as a freshman. With additional time available, Sierra was able to join Smile Academy, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Alpha Phi Omega and played intramural football, all while maintaining an outstanding GPA. Giving back to the community in organizations, such as St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, Free Cakes for Kids, The Ronald McDonald House, and Habitat for Humanity, are all extremely important to her. Her dedication to studies, extracurricular involvement, enthusiasm in community service, pride in being a Roo, and a dash of sparkling personality are the secret ingredients that make Sierra Drimak the ideal Miss UMKC.




Tori LoGrasso, Delta Rho
Let me introduce myself, I am a peace sign-loving, good time-having, Roo enthusiast that wants to represent YOU, as Courtwarming Queen!  If you know me at all, you know that I am a Delta Rho. I have had the privilege of serving as Formal Chair, Alumna Secretary, Special Event Coordinator, and Parent’s Weekend Facilitator.   I am a sophomore at the Bloch School, studying Marketing. When I’m not nose-deep at Miller Nichols studying, you can see me at Imo’s slinging pizza or Beauty Express making the world a more beautiful place, one person at a time. 
For the past 2 years, I have made my home-away-from-home UMKC.  It would be my honor to serve as Courtwarming Queen so I can spread my Roo Pride throughout the campus, and Kansas City.  I believe the best way to take advantage of your time in college is to be involved, and that is what I have been doing, and intend on continuing!  


Chelsia Potts, Delta Sigma Theta

Hello UMKC! My name is Chelsia Potts a Junior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I am majoring in Middle School Education and I plan to pursue my masters in Higher Education Administration upon graduation. I am currently the President of Activity and Program Council, 1st Vice President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Student Government School of Education Rep, SAFC Education Rep, and member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society. I would like to be given the chance to be Miss UMKC because I feel as if this title should be more than a popularity contest but a friendly competition of leaders that strive for excellence and represent UMKC in all that they do. I plan on continuing to be a positive role model for my peers and leaving an amazing legacy when I leave this great institution! One quote I always live by is "Bring your leadership, while leaving your legacy."




Vote HERE!


For any questions regarding Court Warming 2011 contact We look forward to your student organization's participation!