Homecoming

UA Homecoming Queen Nominees 2011

Name: Coresa Nancy Hogan Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. Sponsoring Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Honors/Activities: Anderson Society, SOURCE Board of Governors, Director of Fiscal Affairs, Coordinating Council of Honor Societies, 2010 Autherine Lucy Foster Award Recipient Name: Mary Margaret McCord Hometown: Gadsden, Ala. Sponsoring Organization: Alpha Omicron Pi Honors/Activities: Vice President of Recruitment for Alpha Omicron Pi, SGA Director of Value, Curriculum and Advising, Vice President of New Member Education for Alpha Omicron Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa Name: Candace Brittany Hamner Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sponsoring Organization: Golden Key International Honor Society Honors/Activities: "Spirit of Alabama" Leadership and Community Service Award - (2011 Miss University of Alabama pageant), Golden Key International Honor Society, University Scholars Program, Student Dietetic Association, President's List Name: Erika Baranek Hometown: Gloucester, Va. Sponsoring Organization: Student Athletic Advisory Committee Honors/Activities: XXXI Women’s Honorary, Women's Rowing team, medalist at the Head of the Charles (world's largest rowing event), SEC Academic Honor Roll, UnAshamed leadership team Name: Lisa Elizondo Hometown: Burleson, Texas Sponsoring Organizations: McNair Scholar Student Association Honors/Activities: President of XXXI Women’s Honorary, The Blackburn Institute, McNair Scholar, UA Softball Team, Mortar Board Honor Society Name: Fernanda Lima Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. Sponsoring Organization: University Honors Program Honors/Activities: Director of Alabama Action, Freshman Year Experience Intern for the Honors College, Student Justice on the C&BA Academic Honor Council Name: Chrissy Earl Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn. Sponsoring Organization: Zeta Tau Alpha Honors/Activities: Zeta Tau Alpha Correspondence Secretary on Programs Council and Slate committee, Alpha Kappa Psi, University of Alabama Dean's List, Student Assistant in the Office of Alumni Relations for C&BA, Alpha Kappa Psi All Academic Team Name: Mary Talley Hometown: Orlando, Fla. Sponsoring Organization: Kappa Alpha Theta Honors/Activities: Kappa Alpha Theta Recruitment and Philanthropy Chair, College of Human Environmental Sciences Ambassador, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Name: Maegan Taylor Hometown: Odenville, Ala. Sponsoring Organization: Capstone College of Nursing Ambassadors Honors/Activities: President of the Capstone College of Nursing ambassadors, Order of Omega, Junior Achievement volunteer, Tide Pride Athletic Hostess Name: Emily McLaughlin Hometown: Montgomery, Ala. Sponsoring Organization: Phi Mu Involvement/Activities: President of Phi Mu, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, SGA Director of Academic Resources, Capstone College of Nursing Ambassador


Tide welcomes back alumni with win

The Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1) kept its home winning streak alive by tacking on win number 18 against the Ole Miss Rebels (3-3, 1-2) with a final of 23-10. After last week’s loss to South Carolina, the Tide came back to Tuscaloosa for its homecoming game, welcoming back Alabama alumni both in the stands and on the field with a win to bounce back from defeat. “The goal of this game was for us to get back to playing with the kind of effort, the kind of toughness and discipline and execution, to play with the intensity that you need to play with to play winning football,” said head coach Nick Saban. “And we probably hit on the toughness part.


The circumstance behind the pomp

During Homecoming week, sorority houses are filled with young women singing and dancing as they work diligently on pomping for their annual direction contest.  There are many different traditions of Homecoming, such as pomping, the bonfire, the parade and the pep rally. An article from the Columbia Missourian suggest that the battle for the title of what school had the very first Homecoming is between the University of Missouri in 1911, the University of Illinois in 1910 and Baylor in 1909. Although there is no definite answer, Homecoming origins date back to the early 1900s, with traditions such as the bonfire, having first been spotted at Baylor University in 1909, according to an article from Baylor’s student newspaper, The Lariat. The purpose of the bonfire was for freshmen men to ward off any intruders from the rival school that may come on the campus during the time of Homecoming.


The stories behind homecoming traditions

During Homecoming week around campus, sorority houses are filled with young women singing and dancing as they work diligently on pomping for their annual direction contest.  There are many different traditions of Homecoming, a time to call all alumni back “home” such as pomping, the bonfire, the parade and the pep rally. An article from the Columbia Missourian suggest that the battle for the title of what school had the very first Homecoming is between The University of Missouri in 1911, The University of Illinois in 1910 and Baylor in 1909. Although there is no definite answer, Homecoming origins date back to the early 1900s with the traditions such as the bonfire, which was first spotted at Baylor University in 1909, according to an article from Baylor’s student newspaper, the Lariat. The purpose of the bonfire was for freshmen men to ward off any intruders from the rival school that may come on the campus during the time of Homecoming.


Homecoming step show brings life to Foster

In the past, audiences often filled the seats of Foster Auditorium for sports events, lectures, concerts and even graduation ceremonies, but the building stood largely unused until April 2009 when the University announced major renovation plans. Tonight the National Pan-Hellenic Council will host its annual step show in Foster, the first event in the auditorium since its renovation. “We are so elated, so ecstatic about this because it really is surreal to be the first event to be hosted in Foster Auditorium, considering the history and especially as it relates to African Americans,” said Temani Beck, the director of NPHC events and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.