Published on November 6, 2015 at 9 a.m. by Mary Wimberley  
Homecoming 2015 King and Queen

Lauren Elizabeth Sims and Walker Edmondson were named 2015 homecoming queen and king at Samford University Thursday, Nov. 5.

They were chosen by vote of the student body and crowned at the homecoming ball by Samford President Andrew Westmoreland and his wife, Jeanna. Sims and Edmondson will be recognized at various other events during homecoming weekend activities Nov. 6–8.

Sims, a senior journalism and mass communication/Spanish double major from Wildwood, Georgia, is the daughter of Karen and Cody Sims.

Edmondson, a history/religion double major from Oneonta, Alabama, is the son of Robin and Gray Edmondson.

The homecoming court also includes freshmen Jacob Gholson of Nashville, Tennessee, and Emily Madison Brown of Cullman, Alabama; sophomores Hollie LaShea Bennett of Cullman, Alabama, and Michael Austin Mohlenbrok of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; juniors Julia Elizabeth Haase of Roswell, Georgia, and Dillard Goodpasture Adams III, of Nashville, Tennessee; and seniors Margaret Campbell Terp of Temple Terrace, Florida, Taylor Kevin Chadwell of Memphis, Tennessee, Mary Beth Carlisle of Birmingham, and Jonathan William Faulks of Nashville, Tennessee.


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.