Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-10-25


Samford University’s 2011 homecoming court members have been chosen by vote of their respective classes.  They will help the school celebrate a “Forever Red and Blue” themed homecoming this weekend, Oct. 28-29.

Court members are:  freshmen Madison Miles, a journalism and mass communication major from Duluth, Ga., and McDavid Maddox, an international relations major from Dothan, Ala.; sophomores Emily-Erin Robinson, a communication studies major from Roanoke, Va., and Mathes Ballard, a finance major from Lookout Mountain, Ga.; and juniors Lauren Barry, a psychology major from Dallas, Texas, and Cameron Collins, an economics major from Cornelius, N.C.

Senior representatives are Meredith Edney, an elementary education from Vicksburg, Miss.; Jordyn Elrod, an education major from Franklin, Tenn.; Elizabeth Gettys, an economics major from Alexander City, Ala.; Jeremy Towns, a sports medicine major from Dolomite, Ala.; Matt Wambles, a journalism and mass communication major from Dothan, Ala.; and John Woods, an economics major from Louisville, Ky.

The homecoming king and queen will be chosen from the senior class members of the court. The winners will be announced at halftime of the Samford football game against Western Carolina on Saturday. Kickoff is 2 p.m. in Seibert Stadium.

The court will also be introduced at a pep rally and bonfire at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and participate in the on-campus parade at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Parade grand marshal will be former Samford music faculty member Dr. Bill Nugent, who wrote the Samford fight song.


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.