MONROE, La. — University of Louisiana Monroe senior, Kaitlin Nicole Neal, was crowned ULM’s 2016 Homecoming Queen during a pep rally on Monday, Oct. 10, as part of ULM’s Homecoming week festivities.
Neal is a senior risk management and insurance major from Tioga. Her parents are Scott Neal and Debi Bell.
Cheers from the students who filled Malone Stadium met the highly anticipated announcement. Dr. Nick J. Bruno, university president, crowned Neal.
Neal shared what the crown means to her, “My goals on campus since I got involved have been to lead, motivate, and inspire others. Throughout my years on PREP Staff as a leader, and now serving as SGA President I am reminded every day that I am making a difference and I am impacting students’ lives just like my own. I feel so honored to have been chosen to represent this great University and am very thankful for all that ULM has given me, My heart does and always will belong here.”
This year’s Homecoming King is Kendrick Jones, a senior communication major from Lake Charles. Jones was crowned by First Lady Linda Bruno.
Homecoming court members are freshmen Annmarie Cash of West Monroe and Ellen Ingram of Natchitoches; sophomores Abigail Thomas of Pineville and Shelby Carrier of Lafayette; juniors Caroline Courville of Pineville and Gabrielle Ingram of Natchitoches; and seniors Olivia Remsberg of West Monroe and Elaine Blanco of Leesville.
ULM congratulates Neal and all of the students elected to the 2016 Homecoming Court.