Southeastern NEWS Southeastern Louisiana University Public Information Office SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402 504/549-2341/fax 504-549-2061 email@example.com www.selu.edu/NewsEvents Date: 11/5/97 Contact: Christina Chapple SLU ANNOUNCES 1997 HOMECOMING COURT HAMMOND -- Seven Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen to reign over 1997 Homecoming festivities, Nov. 17-22. Chosen as members of the court were seniors Shannon Michelle Callahan of Ponchatoula, Sherry Carr Green of Amite, Leslye Monique Hampton of Saint Rose, Shalan Nadel Melton of Darrow, Deanne Marie Roussel of Luling and Vanessa Rowinsky of Denham Springs, and junior Christy M. Brown of Baton Rouge. The 1997 Homecoming queen, the top junior or senior vote-getter in the recent campus election, will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming basketball game, the Lions season opener against Texas College at 2:05 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Southeastern University Center. The court will also participate in Homecoming festivities such as the tip off pep rally at noon on Monday, Nov. 187, the bonfire at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 and the Alumni Awards Evening at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in the University Center. Price Waterhouse executive Charles O'Drobinak, a 1953 Southeastern graduate, will be honored as "Alumnus of the Year" at the festive awards buffet. On Homecoming Day, Saturday, Nov. 22, the court will ride in the 11 a.m. parade. Beginning at First Guaranty Bank, the caravan will travel west on East Thomas Street, north on North Oak Street, and west on University Ave. (Columbus Drive) to the University Center. The court will also attend the free pre-game barbecue at the Alumni House and the alumni reunions at the University Center and the Homecoming grand finale, a fireworks show, also at the University Center at 6 p.m. Callahan is the daughter of Donna Callahan and Michael Cox and is a business management major. She is the sweetheart of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and is a member of the SLU Gospel Choir, Pan-Hellenic, the Black Caucus, Student Advisory Committee and the Society for the Advancement of Management. She was a 1996-1997 Miss Louisiana USA Contestant, received the African American Achievement Awards and was listed on the National Deans List. Green, the daughter of Betty and James Perkins, is majoring in biological sciences/pre-medicine. She is the sweetheart of Seta Phi Beta sorority. She was named 1997 African American Role Model, holds a Board of Trustees Scholarship and is listed in "Who's Who Among College Students." She received Southeastern's "Green S" award for extracurricular service and is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Alpha Green Honor Society. Hampton, a zoology/pre-medicine major, is the daughter of Louis and Ada Hampton. She is the sweetheart of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was 1996 African American Role Model of the Year. She is a member of the Delta Omega Alpha pre-professional honor society, Gama Beta Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha and the SLU Gospel Choir. She is in Southeastern's Honors Program and received the Green S award. The daughter of Linda Melton of Darrow and Jessie Melton of Baton Rouge, Shalan Melton is majoring in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training and is sweetheart of the Student Athletic Trainers Association. She is a former Orientation Leader and Emerging Leader and was chosen Miss Congeniality in the two past Miss Southeastern pageants. She received a Southeaster presidential scholarship. Deanne "Dee Dee"Roussel is the daughter of Robert Roussel of Luling and Nanette Sissac of Slidell. A mass communication major, she is president of the Panhellenic Council and serves as Theta Phi Alpha's senior Panhellenic delegate. She is the recipient of Theta Phi Alpha Founders Foundation Alumnae Scholarship and is a member of Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Rho Lambda honor societies and the Lambda Pi Eta honor society for communication majors. She received a Southeastern Board of Trustees honors scholarship and was named most outstanding student in speech/mass communications last spring. She is sweetheart of the Panhellenic Council. Vanessa Rowinsky is the daughter of Billy and Mary Rowinsky and is a microbiology major. She is the sweetheart of Theta Xi fraternity and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Christy Brown, the daughter of Larry and Anne Brown, is majoring in lower elementary education. She is the sweetheart of Theta Phi Alpha. The recipient of a Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, she is a Southeastern Orientation Leader and a member of Gamma Beta Phi, the Baptist Student Union, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Campus Activities Board. She participated in Southeastern's Empowered and Emerging Leaders and LEAD Programs, serving as a facilitator. For additional information on Southeastern Homecoming and for Awards Evening tickets ($15), call the Alumni Center, 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM. Homecoming information is available on the World Wild Web at www.selu.edu.