Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-10-18

Samford University's 2007 Homecoming court has been announced. Members were elected by vote of their respective classes in advance of Homecoming celebration this weekend (Oct. 19-21).

Court members and their hometowns are: freshmen Jenna Tanner, Hoover, and Hugh Smith, Columbia, Tenn; sophomores Elle Martin, Franklin, Tenn., and Alex Huguenard, Marietta, Ga.; and juniors Susan Macfarland, Winnetka, Ill., and Rocky Alling, Birmingham.

Senior class representatives are Christina Cesler, Cincinnati, Ohio; Ellen Donze, Birmingham; Mary Catherine Stone, Belden, Miss.; Jason Morales, Port Orange, Fla.; Cam Rogers, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Nate Stenstrom, Evansville, Ind.

The Homecoming queen and honor escort will be announced at halftime of the Samford football game against Austin Peay University on Saturday. Kickoff is 2 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

A variety of Homecoming events will take place through Sunday, including an on-campus parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Homewood mayor Barry McCulley will serve as parade grand marshal. This fall marks the 50th anniversary of Samford's relocation from the East Lake area of Birmingham to suburban Homewood.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.