Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-10-25

Emily Gettys of Alexander City was crowned 2008 Homecoming queen at Samford University Saturday, Oct. 25. A senior nursing major, she is the daughter of Sarah Beth and Charles Gettys.

Billy Gunter of Pelham was named Honor Escort. A senior music major, he is the son of Barbara and Jim Gunter.

The honorees, chosen by vote of the student body, were named during halftime activity at Samford's Homecoming game against The Citadel in Seibert Stadium.

The Homecoming court also included seniors Rocky Alling of Birmingham, Caroline Johnson of Cordova, Tenn., Susan Macfarland of Winnetka, Ill., and Nathan Troost of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; juniors Tai Richardson of Opelika and Ben Telfair of Tallahassee, Fla.; sophomores Maggie Cravens of Washington, Ga., and Tyler Mathews of Springville; and freshmen Mary Evelyn Todd of Hoover and Lars Larson of St. Petersburg, Fla.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.