Published on October 31, 2014 by Mary Wimberley  

Members of the 2014 Homecoming Court have been announced at Samford University.  The honorees were chosen by vote of their respective classes, and will participate in various Homecoming weekend activities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Court members include: freshmen Mary Helen Douglas, an early childhood education major from Macon, Georgia, and James William Miley III, a pre-business major from Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sophomores Mackenzie Brooke Davis, a communication sciences and disorders major from Brentwood, Tennessee, and Dillard Goodpasture Adams III, an engineering physics major from Nashville, Tennessee; and juniors Mary Leslie Prater, a business management and social entrepreneurship major from Vestavia Hills, Alabama; and Corry Mulligan, a journalism and mass communication major from Roswell, Georgia.

Senior class representatives are Christine Paige Carrier, a fine arts major from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; Emily Kelley, a special education major from Marietta, Georgia; Hannah Newman, a human development and family sciences major from Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Clay Hubbard, a marketing and management major from Madison, Mississippi; John Hunsicker, a biology major from St. Louis, Missouri; and Will Yarborough, a religion major from Gallatin, Tennessee.

The homecoming queen and king will be chosen from the senior class representatives and will be announced at a pep rally and bonfire at 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The court will participate in a presentation on Saturday at 10:50 a.m. on Ben Brown Plaza and will be part of halftime ceremonies at the 2 p.m. homecoming football game against Concordia College on Saturday.

The events are part of a busy weekend of homecoming activities for Samford students and alumni.

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.