2014 Homecoming Court Announced

It’s Homecoming week at Urbana University and campus is already buzzing with Blue Knight pride!

Throughout the week students and university departments have been taking part in Spirit Week. Each day is a different theme and participants are invited to submit their photos for a spirit contest. Photos are on display on the Urbana University facebook page (www.facebook.com/UrbanaU).

Student Organizations have also gotten in the spirit by making their traditional homecoming spirit banners centered around this year’s theme “Blue Knights Unite!” Banners are hanging in the Student Center. Be sure to check out the great work our students have done and the top banners will be on display on Saturday at the stadium. Dr. Pam Shay will be awarding the President's Award for Spirit to the best decorated spirit banner.


2014 Homecoming Court:

2014 Homecoming Court (L to R): Heather Abdalla, Alonzo Turner, Katelyn Edwards, Stepha'n Henshaw, Michael Bamber, and Kennedy Boggs


Kennedy Boggs is a junior Education/Intervention Specialist major from Delphos, Ohio and is the daughter of Scot and Michelle Boggs. On campus she is the Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council, plays on the basketball team, and is part of the Student Education Association and Spectrum organizations. 

 Heather Abdalla from Marysville is a “super Senior” majoring in Adolescent/Young Adult education. She is the daughter of Joe and Barb Adballa. Heather dreams of being on Broadway some day and she is involved in the UU Theatre, Lacrosse team,  Student Athlete Advisory Council, Student Senate, and Alpha Psi Omega. She also serves as a Student Ambassador in the Admissions office.

 Katelyn Edwards is the daughter of Gary and Chris Edwards from Ashland, Ohio. She is a junior majoring in accounting. On campus she serves as Vice President of Knights for Christ, is a Student Ambassador, and Presidential Scholar. She is a member of the UU softball team and dreams of being a CPA.

Alonzo Turner is the son of Vikki and Alonzo E Turner. Hailing from Cleveland, “Lonny” is a senior Athletic Training major. He is involved in the Student Athletic Training Association, Multi Cultural Union, and Campus Activities Board. He has also been involved in the Royal Blues band. After graduation, he plans on attending UNC Chapel Hill to obtain a Masters in sports medicine.

Michael Bamber is currently pursuing his MBA degree and is from Manchester, England. He is the son of Janette and Mark Bamber. At UU, Mike enjoys playing video games (FIFA ’15 especially), is a member of the Blue Knight soccer team, and serves as a Residence Assistant in Sycamore Hall. After completing his degree he hopes to move to New York City or California.

  Stepha’n Henshaw from Toledo, the son of Janice and Ross Henshaw, is a junior majoring in Communication Arts. He hopes to use his degree to own his own public relations firm. On campus, Stepha’n is a member of Multi Cultural Student Union, BLUU Crew, and also devotes his time to being a father, a full time student, and lots of school papers!

This year’s court was selected by an online vote of the Student Body on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning. The 2014 King and Queen will be voted on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00pm during a Meet the Court event at the Student Center (besides the court, the main attraction will be an ice cream sundae bar!). 

There are several more events planned to wrap up the week, including improv comedy group Mission IMPROVable Thursday at 8pm hosted by the Campus Activities Board. Friday features a home volleyball match at 6pm followed by a pep rally and spirit party hosted by the Multi-Cultural Union and BLUU Crew Spirit Club.

The homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the football game on Saturday. Also on Saturday, be sure to stop by the BLUE ZONE party that opens during the fourth quarter; $10 admission gets you access to a buffet dinner and live entertainment. Students on a meal plan can enter the party for free using one of their meals on their Student ID. The BLUE ZONE will also feature a beer garden – alcohol tickets can be purchased inside the BLUE ZONE tents. 






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