Posted by Mary Wimberly on 2011-10-29
Elizabeth Gettys and Jeremy Towns were named 2011 Homecoming queen and king at Samford University Saturday, Oct. 29.
The honorees were announced during halftime of the Samford homecoming game against Western Carolina.
Gettys, a senior economics major from Alexander City, Ala., is the daughter of Sarah Beth and Charles Gettys.
Towns, a senior sports medicine major from Dolomite, Ala., is the son of Janice Towns.
They 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 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.