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SLU announces 2017 Homecoming Court, Beaus

SLU announces 2017 Homecoming Court, Beaus
Posted: Sep 22, 2017
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HAMMOND – Fourteen Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen as members of the 2017 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over Homecoming festivities Oct. 1- 7.

Chosen as members of the queen court are seniors Cierra Calloway, Houma; Mattie Hawkins, Baton Rouge; Corinne Kirkland, Hammond; Ali LeBourgeois, St. Amant; Cydney Menina, New Orleans; and Gabrielle Reynolds, Holden; and junior Tara Babin, Gonzales.

Members of the beau court are seniors Bryce Carpenter, O’Fallon, Ill.; Bryce Cothern, Hammond; and Austin Henderson, Ponchatoula; and juniors Daniel Cuevas, Ponchatoula; Richard Davis Jr., Slidell; Matthew Graham, Walker; and Richard “Bubby” Mathis, Amite.

The 2017 queen and beau, the top junior or senior vote-getters in the recent online campus election, will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game when the Lions take on Incarnate Word on Homecoming Day, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.

The court also will participate in Homecoming festivities such as Gumbo YaYa on Oct. 4, the bonfire and pep rally on Oct. 5, and the 12 p.m. Homecoming Day parade.

Babin is a kinesiology major. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, where she has served as activities chair, homecoming chair, and vice president of membership recruitment. She is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi, the recipient of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation Scholarship, and has been named to both the President’s and Dean’s lists.

Calloway, a family and consumer science major, is a member of Tri Sigma sorority, where she serves on the executive board, Student Government Association (SGA), and is a Division of Student Affairs Ambassador, a 2017 Orientation Leader, and Project PULL Mentor. She serves as president of the Southeastern Association of Family Consumer Science and is the recipient of the Green ‘S’ Award.

Hawkins majors in sports management. She is a chapter president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and is also Sweetheart of the organization, a Project PULL Mentor, a Special Olympics of Louisiana intern, and a student worker in the Office of Disability Services. She is the NAACP’s first Ms. Bold Beautiful Woman Pageant winner. Hawkins was also featured in the 2017 Student Success Textbook as a student leader.

Kirkland, a chemistry major, is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, where she currently serves as chapter president and previously served as secretary. She has been named to the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi honor society. Kirkland is the recipient of the Dr. Patrick and Barbara Settoon Endowed Scholarship for Chemistry and the Green ‘S’ Award.

LeBourgeois is an integrative biology major. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, where she has served as property manager, secretary and philanthropy chair, as well as a member of Delta Omega Alpha and Gamma Beta Phi. She has served as a Division of Student Affairs Leadership Ambassador and a 2017 Orientation Leader. LeBourgeois is the recipient of the 2016 Dina D’Gerolamo Scholarship, the Green ‘S’ Award, and has been named to the President’s List for six consecutive semesters.

Menina, a family and consumer sciences major, is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Auxiliary Services Advisory Board, and serves as an SGA Senator for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and a Project PULL Mentor. She is the recipient of the Black Student Union’s President’s Award and the Phil the Pig Scholarship. She has been named to the President’s List consecutively since the 2014 fall semester.

Reynolds is a kinesiology major. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and Order of Omega. She serves as a DSA Ambassador, and previously as an SGA vice president. She has been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists, is a Green ‘S’ Award recipient and sweetheart of Delta Tau Delta.

Carpenter is a sports management major. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the Sports Management Association, and is an SGA Senator. He has also served as a tour guide for the Office of Admissions, as a member of the 2016-17 Student Technology Fee Committee, and will soon serve on the Appropriations Committee.

Cothern is a kinesiology major. He is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, where he has served three consecutive terms on the executive board. He is a member of the Order of Omega honor society, the Thirteen Club honor society, is a previous member of the Interfraternity Council Executive Board and SGA, and is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau’s Anchor Court. He is also a recipient of the Green ‘S’ Award.

Cuevas, an occupational safety, health and environment major, is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, where he serves as brotherhood chairman. He is also a member of the Catholic Student Association, where he serves as president, and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He has been named to both the President’s and Deans lists.

Davis is a middle school education major. He is the vice president of SGA and an Excel Scholar. He served as a 2016 Orientation Leader, former secretary of the NAACP and served on the student conduct hearing board. Davis is the 2017 African American Alumni Chapter’s Role Model of the Year, and was the 2016 Division of Student Affairs’ Outstanding Freshman of the Year.

Graham, a nursing major, is a member of Delta Tau Delta, where he served as academic chairman. He is also a member of Delta Omega Alpha and is a former student athlete.

Henderson is an athletic training major. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta, where he was named Mr. Delta Tau Delta, and the Athletic Training Association. He is the Beau of Alpha Omicron Pi and has been named to the President’s List multiple times.

Mathis is a marketing major. He is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma and is a Southeastern cheerleader. Mathis was first runner-up in the state public speaking championship for Toastmasters, was a 2015-16 Orientation Leader, and has remained on the President’s and Dean’s list every semester of his college tenure. He is Beau of Gamma Beta Phi.

For additional information about Southeastern Homecoming events, contact the Alumni Association at (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM or visit www.southeastern.edu/homecoming.

PHOTOS:
2017 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING COURT – Seven Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen as members of the 2017 Homecoming court and will reign over Homecoming festivities, Oct. 1-7. Members of the queen’s court are, from left, front, Cierra Calloway, Mattie Hawkins, Ali LeBourgeois; back, from left, Tara Babin, Cydney Menina, Corinne Kirkland and Gabrielle Reynolds.

2017 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING BEAU COURT -- Members of Southeastern Louisiana University’s 2017 Homecoming beau court are, from left, front, Richard “Bubby” Mathis, Bryce Carpenter, Austin Henderson; back, from left, Richard Davis, Jr., Daniel Cuevas, Matthew Graham and Bryce Cothern.
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