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Bria Rochelle Crowned Homecoming Queen

HUNTINGDON COLLEGE
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October 12, 2017

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Su Ofe
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Bria Rochelle Crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College senior Bria Rochelle of Mobile, Alabama, was announced as the 2017 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the College’s Homecoming football game Saturday, October 7. Rochelle was unable to attend the court presentation because of her commitment to the volleyball team, which had a match out of state. Sixteen women, elected by their peers, were presented as members of the Homecoming Court, including four from each of the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The members of the Huntingdon College 2017 Homecoming Court were as follows:

Queen Bria Rochelle

Bria Rochelle, an Exercise Science major, is the daughter of Celia and Bill Rochelle, of Mobile, Alabama. She is the captain of the volleyball team and an inaugural member of the beach volleyball team. Rochelle is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi women’s fraternity and has served as a Huntingdon Ambassador, Orientation Leader, and a Huntingdon Leadership Academy (HLA) mentor. She works with Huntingdon Campus Ministries and is on the Student Philanthropy Council of the Student Alumni Association. She is also a member of Alpha Beta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. Rochelle is a past recipient of the Sara Lee Insley Dunbar Scholastic Award and the Megan Cook Sportsmanship Award. She serves as a pastoral intern at First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Senior Attendants

Meagan Clausell, the daughter of Toshia and Fred Clausell of Uriah, Alabama, is a Biochemistry major. She is a majorette for the Marching Scarlet and Grey and serves as Student Government Association Treasurer, a Student Recruiter, an Orientation Leader, an HLA mentor, and a Resident Assistant. Clausell is also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, serves on the Student Philanthropy Council of the Student Alumni Association, and has served as a Huntingdon College Ambassador.

Morgan Clausell, the daughter of Toshia and Fred Clausell of Uriah, Alabama, and twin sister of Meagan Clausell, is an Exercise Science major. She is the captain of the majorettes for the Marching Scarlet and Grey, a Resident Assistant, SGA Secretary, Student Recruiter, HLA mentor, and Orientation Leader. Morgan is the Keeper of the Ritual and Vice President of Academic Development for Alpha Omicron Pi. She serves as president for Order of Omega honor society and vice president for Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. Clausell also serves the college as a member of the Student Philanthropy Council of the Student Alumni Association. She works as a youth intern for First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.

Raina Lanier, the daughter of Ann and Rodney Lanier of Auburn, Alabama, is an Elementary Education/Collaborative Special Education major. A Hawks varsity cheerleader, she is a former member of the softball team. While playing softball she was an Academic All-American and was the Female Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2017. She serves as an SGA Senator for Education and has served as an Orientation Leader and a Huntingdon Ambassador. Lanier is a member of Chi Omega women’s fraternity. She serves as president of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and is a member of both Alpha Beta and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies. She is involved in Tuesday Night Worship with Campus Ministries. Each summer she has volunteered more than 100 hours for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Junior Attendants

Ragin Berry, the daughter of Ginny and Kim Berry of Enterprise, Alabama, is a Political Science major. She serves the College as a Student Recruiter, Orientation Leader, and member of the Student Alumni Association. She is a member of the Political Science Club and a past member of the women’s soccer team. Berry serves as vice president of external affairs for Alpha Omicron Pi. She has also completed an internship at the Office of the Alabama Attorney General in the public relations department.

Anna Blair Cockrell, the daughter of Rhonda and Mitch Cockrell of Aliceville, Alabama, is an Exercise Science major. A Hawks cheerleader, she is a former member of the women’s basketball team. While playing basketball, she was an Academic All-American. Cockrell serves the College as a student recruiter and Freshman Leadership Initiative mentor. She is also a member of the SGA Senate, Business Club, and Alpha Omicron Pi.

Olivia den Besten, the daughter of Suzanne and Andre den Besten of Enterprise, Alabama, is a Chemistry and Mathematics double major. She serves the College as an Ambassador and Student Recruiter. She is the vice president for Chi Omega women’s fraternity. Olivia is an SGA Senator for Biology and a member of the Mathematics and Drama Clubs. She is a Near-Peer mentor for the United States Army Aeromedical Research Lab’s Gains in the Education of Math and Science program. She is also currently doing student research in chemistry with Dr. John Berch.

Josie Waddell, the daughter of Neal and the late Jamie Waddell of Tuscumbia, Alabama, is an Exercise Science major. She is the captain of the tennis team and is a member of the Student Alumni Association on the Student Philanthropy Council. Waddell is the former alumni relations director and the current recruitment chair for Chi Omega. She was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete as well as to the USA South Academic All-Conference tennis team. Waddell serves the College as a Student Recruiter and as Miss Huntingdon 2017.

Sophomore Attendants

Autumn Allday, the daughter of Michelle and Don Johnson of Valley Grande, Alabama, and Dewayne Allday of Selma, Alabama, is an Exercise Science major. She is a member of the cross-country team, a student recruiter, a member of the Student Government Association, and a Leadership Initiative participant. Allday is the philanthropy chair for Alpha Omicron Pi and has been named to the Dean’s List.

Virginia Gaston, the daughter of Jackie and Mary Shea Gaston of Guntersville, Alabama, is an Elementary Education/Collaborative Special Education major. Formerly a member of the Student Government Association, she is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and serves on the Student Philanthropy Council of the Student Alumni Association. She serves the College as a member of the Judicial Board, as a Leadership Initiative participant, as a Student Recruiter, and as the sophomore class president. Gaston was a member of the tennis team her freshman year and has been named to the Dean’s List.

Sidney Ison, the daughter of Larkin and Latarsha Ison of Huntsville, Alabama, is a Biochemistry major. She is a member of the women’s basketball team, the Pre-Health Club, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), and Chi Omega women’s fraternity. She is involved in Campus Ministries and Campus Recreation. Ison serves the College as both a Student Recruiter and a Hawk Recruiter, as well as a Resident Assistant in Ligon Hall.

Dalis Smith, the daughter of Calvin and Dawn Smith of Opp, Alabama, is a Communication Studies major. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association and Alpha Omicron Pi. She is also a Freshman Leadership Initiative mentor. Smith is a member of the cheer team and serves the College as its mascot, Hank the Hawk.

Freshman Attendants

Lucy Burch, the daughter of Brian and Lynn Burch of Florence, Alabama, majors in Communication Studies and Religion. She is a member of the Freshman Leadership Initiative, the Honors Program, and Chi Omega. Burch also plays on the tennis team.

Amanda Crowell, the daughter of Greg and Emily Crowell of Enterprise, Alabama, is an Exercise Science major. She is an executive member of the Freshman Leadership Initiative and a member of the Student Government Association. Crowell is also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and is involved in Campus Ministries.

Mary Stanley, the daughter of Jack and Stacy Stanley of Panama City, Florida, is a Biology major. She is involved in Campus Ministries as a praise band member. Stanley is a member of Air Force ROTC, Alpha Omicron Pi, and the Freshman Leadership Initiative.

Halle Teal, the daughter of Sean and Kristen Teal of Midland City, Alabama, is an Exercise Science major. She is involved in Campus Ministries. Teal is a cheerleader and is a member of both the Freshmen Leadership Initiative and Alpha Omicron Pi.

Grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”
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