Meet the men on the 2014 Tulane Homecoming Court

Art Cai is a physics major from Omaha, Nebraska.

Armando Marin and Amanda Verdi, Online News Editor and Associate News Editor

Students and alumni selected these five senior men to be on the 2014 Tulane Homecoming Court. Students first nominated individuals through OrgSync and the Tidal Wave homecoming committee invited a portion to interview for a position on the ballot. Tidal Wave narrowed the field to ten individuals, and these five men received the most votes from 1,854 voters. The homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime of the homecoming football game Saturday against Memphis.

Art Cai

Art Cai is a physics major from Omaha, Nebraska. He is the chair of the Global Health Committee and the co-chair of the Global Service League. He is a member of the Society of Physics Students, Habitat for Humanity and the Tulane University Vietnamese Association. Cai has also previously been the president of Weatherhead Residence Hall.

Cai said he was honored and excited to be a member of this year’s homecoming court. He looks forward to seeing his mom and getting “free stuff” at this year’s homecoming.

“It’s weird to be recognized when I wasn’t ever planning to be on the court,” Cai said.

Despite his abundant extracurricular resume, Cai still wishes he had more opportunities to explore all Tulane has to offer. He said that Tulane’s opportunities for involvement, medium size and location in the city contribute to making the university a great place to be.

“Being in New Orleans really brings out the best in the experience,” Cai said.

After graduation, Cai plans to take some time off of school and start to work, potentially in a position related to physics or science.

Chris Halbohn

Chris Halbohn is from Levittown, New York and is double majoring in environmental studies and history with a minor in French. He is the current Associated Student Body president, a Green Wave Ambassador, a voting member of Tulane University Senate, a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a social media intern in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Halbohn said he has been wanting to be on homecoming court since he was a freshman.

“I didn’t know who any of the seniors were on homecoming court [my freshman year], but they just looked so cool walking around, wearing their sashes and dressed to the nines,” Halbohn said. “It means a lot [to be on the court].”

Halbohn said Tulane has provided him with experiences he could not have elsewhere.

“I like Tulane because of all the opportunities it has afforded me,” Halbohn said. “When I came here, I didn’t think I’d be involved as I am and find everything I do and the school so interesting.”

Halbohn plans on going to law school after graduation to study maritime law. His top choice is Tulane Law School.

“I would love to stay here forever and ever,” Halbohn said. “I love this school. I love this city. I love all the people I met, and I just don’t want to leave.”

Peter Haskins

Peter Haskins is a neuroscience major from Seattle, Washington. He is the Director of Tulane Emergency Medical Service and a Green Wave Ambassador. In the past, Haskins was a member of the Green Wave track and field team, the Undergraduate Student Government director of communications and a USG senator.

Haskins is enthusiastic about his selection to Homecoming Court.

“I’m excited and glad to be a part of it,” Haskins said.

Haskins said his most memorable Tulane experience was being on duty for TEMS during Hurricane Isaac.

After graduation, Haskins plans to go to graduate school for either a Master’s degree in neuroscience or pharmacology. He hopes to continue his studies here at Tulane.

Adam Rouan 

Adam Rouan is an ecology and evolutionary biology major from Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He is the director of personnel for TEMS, a Green Wave Ambassador, co-founder of the Tulane Pre-Veterinary Society, a resident advisor in Monroe Hall and a volunteer at the Audobon Zoo.

Rouan said his selection to the homecoming court came as a surprise, but he is excited about it.

“I didn’t expect to be nominated, but I’m happy to be a part of the whole homecoming experience with all the people on the court,” Rouan said.

Rouan said the best thing about Tulane is the people who study here.

“It wouldn’t be the same experience in college without each and every friend I’ve made,” Rouan said. “I’m very thankful for them.”

After graduation, Rouan plans to take a year off and apply to veterinary school.

Sean Saxon

Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sean Saxon is double majoring in neuroscience and Spanish. He currently holds the positions of USG Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice Chair for Co-Programming of Community Action Council of Tulane University Students and an officer on the Newcomb-Tulane Honor Board. Saxon is also an intern in the Office of Undergraduate Admission and a Green Wave Ambassador.

Saxon said being able to serve on homecoming court is a great honor.

“I’m really appreciative of all the students who went out to vote, and it’s been a very humbling experience,” Saxon said. “It means a lot to me to be elected by my peers to the court.”

Saxon said his involvement in various campus organizations has made his time at Tulane fulfilling.

“[My four years at Tulane] have been incredible,” Saxon said. “I’ve had the most fun in my life. I’ve been fortunate enough to get involved with a lot of different things on campus…I definitely got a whole lot out of my experience, and I’ve been trying to help give back.”

Saxon plans on taking the MCAT next summer and applying for medical school next year.

To learn more about the women of the homecoming court, read their profiles here:

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