Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-11-09

Katie Hall of Tyler, Texas, was chosen to reign as 2004 Homecoming queen at Samford University Saturday, Oct. 30. A senior communication studies major, she is the daughter of Jenny and Danny Hall.

She was crowned during halftime of the Samford Homecoming football game against Tennessee Tech University.
Sam Hawes of Plymouth, Ind., was elected to serve as honor escort to the queen. A senior English and Spanish double major, he is the son of Dare and Mike Hawes.

The Homecoming court also included seniors Hannah Hunter of Metairie, La., Jewel Littleton of Birmingham, Brian Pavlick of Montgomery and Josh Taylor of Sylacauga; juniors Matt Harrison of Huntsville and Lacey Sims of Magnolia Springs; sophomores D. J. Carter of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Suzie Hornor of Germantown, Tenn; and freshmen Sophia Martorana of Monroeville and Paul McNeese of Montgomery.

Class representatives were chosen by members of the respective classes. The queen and honor escort were chosen by vote of the student body.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.