Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-10-20

Samford University's 2006 Homecoming Court has been announced. The school will celebrate Homecoming this weekend, Oct. 20-22.

Court members are: freshmen Grace Moon of Olive Branch, Miss., and Oliver Jones of Roswell, Ga.; sophomores Rebekah Beaty of Columbus, Ga., and Andrew Dick of Atlanta, Ga.; juniors Ellen Donze of Birmingham and John Ryan Colvin of Jackson, Ala.; and seniors Mary Kathryn Covert of Meridian, Miss., Candis Garner of Florence, Ala., Christina Knox of Birmingham, Bill Anderson of Macon, Ga., D.J. Carter of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and Robby Stone of Birmingham.

Class representatives were chosen by members of the respective classes.

The queen and senior honor escort will be announced during halftime ceremonies at Samford's Homecoming game against University of Tennessee-Martin, Saturday in Seibert Stadium. Kickoff time is 2 p.m.

Other Homecoming weekend activities include an alumni banquet on Friday, reunions, parade and other activities on Saturday, and a concluding worship service on Sunday morning.

 
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 U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.