Homecoming Royalty Announced

Twelve Bethel University students have been named to the 2009 Homecoming Royalty and will vie for the King and Queen honor. Winners will be crowned during halftime of the Homecoming football game against Lambuth University this Saturday, Oct. 24. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
     Representing the freshman class are Ms. Lesley Medlin and Mr. Kenneth Barber.
     Medlin, a nursing major from Camden, is a member of the Bethel cheerleading squad, and she is a participant in Bethel’s work-study program. Her plans are to finish the nursing program at Bethel and to earn a degree in pharmacology from UT Knoxville.
     Barber is from Millington, and he is pursuing a degree in history. He is the freshman class president, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a member of the Wildcat football team and a representative of the Student Government Association. After graduation, Barber plans to become a high school history teacher and football coach.
     Representing the sophomore class are Ms. Sasha Diana Roark and Mr. Dawyne Smith.
     Roark, of Henning, is an English major who also serves as the historian and the SGA representative for Beta Sigma Rho sorority. She is also Greek Council vice president and the clarinet section leader for Renaissance Marching Band. Roark is a peer tutor for many subjects, and she is the chairperson for Bethel’s first-ever TISL group. After graduation, she plans to teach high school English while working on her master’s and doctoral degrees in British literature.
     Smith is a double major in business management and computer information systems from Kingston, Jamaica. Smith is also a forward and midfielder on Bethel’s National Championship soccer team. His future plans include enrolling in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and excelling in his academic endeavors so he can soon attain a master’s degree in business management.
     Representing the junior class are Ms. Brittney Sierra Necole Austin and Mr. Seth Segraves.
     Austin, who is from Memphis, is a business major, and her emphasis is in management. She is vice president of the Beta Sigma Rho sorority, and she is an alto singer in Bethel’s Renaissance choir. After graduation, Austin plans to become an architect.
     Segraves, a Huntingdon resident, is majoring in business, and his emphasis is in management. He is the secretary for Phi Delta Sigma fraternity, and he is a member of Renaissance Theatre. After graduation, Segraves plans to attend law school at the University of Memphis.
     Senior class representatives are Ms. Bethany Ellis and Mr. Blaine Sumler.
     Ellis, a McKenzie native, is majoring in music education with a vocal emphasis. She is a member of Lambda Sigma sorority, and she is also a member of the Renaissance choir. Additionally, she is a member of the Bethel University Singers. Ellis’ plans after graduation are to become a full-time gospel singer.
     Sumler is from Lexington. He is majoring in music industry studies with an emphasis in business. He is the Sergeant at Arms for the Phi Delta Sigma fraternity, and he is a member of the Renaissance Southern Gospel Quartet. Upon graduation, Blaine will pursue a professional music career as a Southern Gospel artist.
     The next two representatives are Ms. Melissa Liddell and Mr. Jordan Donegan.
     Liddell is originally from Chicago, Ill. She is majoring in biology and minoring in health. She plays flute and piccolo for the Renaissance Marching Band, and she is a member of Psi Theta Phi sorority. After graduating from Bethel, Melissa plans to become an occupational therapist.
     Donegan, of Antioch, is majoring in history. He is a member of Arete, of Phi Delta Sigma fraternity, and the Renaissance Choir. Donegan’s future plans include graduate school and becoming president of the United States.
     The final two representatives are Ms. Autumn Roberson and Mr. Oscar Starks.
     Roberson, of Dyersburg, is majoring in mathematics and minoring in business. She is president of Beta Sigma Rho sorority and is a former trumpet player for Renaissance. She has been nominated for Who’s Who. Roberson plans to earn a master’s degree in math from TSU and then pursue a career in cryptology.
     Starks is a sociology major from Jackson. He plays trombone for the Renaissance Band, and he is a member of Kappa Phi Rho fraternity. He was a 2009 legislative intern and a nominee for Who’s Who. Starks plans to attend law school and become a state senator.
     Bethel’s 2009 Homecoming Royalty will also be showcased in the Homecoming parade at 10 a.m., on Saturday.