Published on November 10, 2019 by Sarah Cain  

Samford University seniors Sara Kathryne Brumbelow and Heath Padgett were honored as the 2019 Homecoming queen and king during the Homecoming Ball Nov. 8 at Seibert Gymnasium. The two were chosen in a university-wide vote. 

Brumbelow is a nursing major from Kennesaw, Georgia. Padgett is a pre-dental biology major from Birmingham, Alabama.

Homecoming Court 2019

Other homecoming court representatives were:


Ally Anker, a marketing and entrepreneurship major from Columbus, Georgia. 

Ari Aspergren, a communication studies major from Austin, Texas.

Joyner Bousquet, a healthcare administration major from Suwanee, Georgia. 

Hampton Dortch, a marketing major from Vestavia Hills, Alabama. 


Anna Catherine Shebs, a nursing major from Sugar Hill, Georgia.

Tanner Thompson, a finance and healthcare administration major from Spanish Fort, Alabama. 


Lauren Bell, a graphic design major from Roswell Georgia.

Jacob Hopkins, a marketing and finance major from Tupelo, Mississippi.


Natalie Budd, a communications sciences and disorders major from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cole Powers, an international relations major from Memphis, Tennessee.

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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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.