The 2008 University of Louisiana Monroe Homecoming Court, selected through student votes, will be honored at the Homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 18, when the Warhawks take on the University of North Texas in Malone Stadium at 6 p.m.
The queen will be crowned Thursday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. during the Homecoming Pep Rally in Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Members of the Homecoming court are:
The homecoming king is DeMarcus Wayne Nash, the son of Patricia and Ronald Nash. He is a senior pre-physical therapy major from Shreveport. Nash’s honors and activities include president for NAACP, PREP Staff for 2006, Campus Activities Board, and 31 Ambassadors. He was nominated by Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha and will be escorted by his mother, Patricia Nash. His Pep Rally escort is Miann Ferison.
Kelsi Auldyn Crain, the daughter of Creg and Tana Higdon and the granddaughter of Willie and Dot Crain and of Ronnie Higdon, is a freshman kinesiology/physical therapy major from Monroe. Crain’s activities and honors include CAB, 2008 Ouachita Parish Jr. Miss, senior class president of Ouachita Parish High School, Ouachita’s Lion Pride Award 2008, and Louisiana Delta Ballet. She was nominated by CAB and will be escorted by her father, Creg Higdon. Her Pep Rally escort is Matt Diebold.
Ambrea Alexis-Marie Walker, the daughter of Carl and Toneka Terry, is a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Edgard. Walker’s activities and honors include the ULM Maroon Platoon and ULM Repertory Ensemble. She was nominated by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and will be escorted by her father, Carl Terry. Her Pep Rally Escort is Chris Emanuel.
Chlo’e Kiara Rogers, the daughter of Kelvin and Gearldette Rogers, is a sophomore health care management/marketing major from Crowley. Rogers’ activities and honors include 2008 PREP Staff member, 2008-2009 Hawkseeker, ULM Creed Committee, CAB, and FRYS Peerleader. She was nominated by the PREP staff and Hawkseekers and will be escorted by her father, Kelvin Rogers. Her Pep Rally escort is El White.
Cherrelle Carroll, the daughter of Dalnie and Yvonne Carroll, is a sophomore dental hygiene major from Kingston. Carroll’s honors and activities include Maroon Platoon, the NAACP, Association of Women in Science, College Democrats, and Phi Tau Gamma. She was nominated by Phi Tau Gamma and the NAACP and will be escorted by her father, Dalnie Carroll. Her Pep Rally escort is Donald Franklin..
Verlencia Danielle Jordan, the daughter of Ray and Verlena Jordan, is a junior pre-pharmacy major from Monroe. Jordan’s activities and honors include Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Kappa Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society, second year as officer of ULM Hawk Line, historian of Pre-Pharmacy Organization, and a ULM Student Involvement Scholarship. She was nominated by the Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the ULM Hawk Line and will be escorted by her father, Ray Jordan. Her Pep Rally escort is Montrell Tarvin.
Chelsea McDowell, the daughter of Sonji McDowell, is a junior elementary education major from Baton Rouge. McDowell’s honors and activities include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and manager for the ULM Women’s Basketball Team. She was nominated by Delta Sigma Theta and Omega Psi Phi and will be escorted by Lionel Wallis. Her Pep Rally escort is Jarred Bertrand.
Whitney Yvone Golston, the daughter of Cathy Davis and Roy Cary, is a senior kinesiology/pre-physical therapy major from Shreveport. Golston’s honors and activities include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Association for Students in Kinesiology, the NAACP, and North Louisiana Big Brother Big Sister Program. She was nominated by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and will be escorted by her father, Roy Cary. Her Pep Rally escort is Joe Millhouse.
Christy Marie Mandarino, the daughter of John and Cindy Mandarino, is a senior kinesiology/physical education major from Tioga. Mandarino’s honors and activities include Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, A.S.K. and service as its 2007 vice president, 31 Ambassadors, and the ULM Softball Team in 2006. She was nominated by 31 Ambassadors and A.S.K. and will be escorted by her father, John Mandarino. Her Pep Rally escort is Logan Cloessner.
Warlana Brooke Woods, the daughter of Warren and Andrea Woods, is a senior family life and child development major from Jennings. Woods’ honors and activities include Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., ULM Dance Repertory Ensemble, Student Louisiana Early Childhood Association, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was nominated by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and will be escorted by her father, Warren Woods. Her PEP Rally escort is Montrell Marshell.