Homecoming activities are approaching the students, faculty, and staff at The University of West Alabama. Whenever homecoming approaches the excitement to meet and vote for the homecoming queen is one of the most exciting activities.

This year UWA has twenty young ladies running for one of the following three positions: freshman maid, sophomore maid, and homecoming queen.

Leighanna Chadwick is a nursing major from Silas, Alabama competing to be the 2016 Freshman Maid. I am a Phi (future member) of Phi Mu Fraternity. I attended South Choctaw Academy where I played basketball, softball, and was a cheerleader. My hobbies include playing sports, shopping, watching football, and spending time with my friends and family.

Autumn Daniel is a psychology major from Helena, Alabama competing to be the 2016 Freshman Maid. I love spending time with my sorority sisters, helping others, and meeting new people! “I’ve never really been nominated for homecoming court so I’m very excited to be on the ballot!”

Bethany Newton is an eighteen-year-old Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Dickinson, Alabama competing to be the 2016 Freshman Maid. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Boota Roota, and the University of West Alabama’s Dance Line. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering in my community.

Katlene Saliba is a Biology Comprehensive Pre-Vet major from Demopolis, Al competing to be the 2016 Sophomore Maid. She is a sister of Phi Mu, member of Tri Beta and Sigma Lambda. She also is an ambassador here on campus! She spends most of my free time reading, watching movies, or hanging out with friends.

MacKenzie Shaw is a Biology Comp Pre-Vet major from Alabaster, AL competing to be the 2016 Freshman Maid. Shaw volunteers at the Livingston animal hospital.

Abby Coley is an Environmental Science major from Pensacola, Florida competing to be the 2016 Sophomore Maid. She is a sister of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Vice President of the Panhellenic Council and apart of the B.O.S.S. Scholars program.

Tiffany Willis is a Junior majoring in Sociology: Criminal Justice Track, minoring in Social Work. Willis is from Birmingham, AL competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. Her activities include Resident Assistant for Stickney Hall, SGA College of Liberal Arts Senator, Student Support Services, Active Minds, and Softball Intramurals.

Sherrel Elaine Keith is a Senior majoring in Business Administration from Montevallo, AL competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. She is the President of Enactus, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Secretary, Alpha Phi Omega Service VP, SGA Senior Senator, UWA Orientation Leader/ Ambassador, former UWA Star of Alabama, and former UWA Choir member. She loves to sing, dance, and draw-art is my form of self-expression.

Elizabeth Jones is a Junior Elementary Education Major from Tuscaloosa, AL competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. On campus she is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Phi Mu Fraternity, the UWA Cheerleading Captain, Orientation Leader, Ambassador, the student leadership council, and a UWA Cares Peer Mentor.

Tranquil Shepherd is a Senior Accounting major from Greensboro, Alabama competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. She enjoys singing, dancing, and having fun with others.

Allie Tittle is a Senior Integrated Marketing Communications Major from Gardendale, Alabama competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. Tittle is the Marketing Director for the Campus Activities Board. She serves on SGA’s EC as Public Relations Chair. Tittle also is on Phi Mu’s EC as the Membership Director and also their Public Relations chair,  member of the marketing club, a UWA Diamond Doll, and graphic designer for UWA’s housing office.

Callie Rochelle Murphy is a Senior majoring in Integrated Marketing and Communications with a sports track from Linden, Michigan, which is about 14 hours away from UWA, competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. She is a member and captain of the UWA volleyball team and some of her favorite hobbies are sports reporting, watching ESPN, eating and painting.

Haley Elizabeth Sizemore is from Vestavia Hills, Alabama. She is a Junior majoring in Elementary Education, competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. Here at UWA she is an ambassador, an orientation leader, a member of Phi Eta Sigma, and a sister of Phi Mu Fraternity. When she is not in class you can find her working in the Admissions Office on campus or at Sumter Academy working in the daycare. UWA means so much to me because everyone goes the extra mile to make you feel like you are a part of one big family.

Karissa Solorzana is a Senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in special education from Saint Cloud Florida competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. She runs cross country and track for the university.

Savannah Reach is a Senior majoring in Conservation and Field Biology from Centreville, Alabama competing to be the 2016 Homecoming Queen. She is currently president of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Secretary of Cardinal Key Honor Society, Treasurer of Phi Boota Roota Percussion Fraternity and a Resident Assistant in Gilbert Hall. She is also a member of Blue Key Honor Society, The Scarlet Band from Tiger Land, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. In her free time, she loves to nap with her cat Felix and spend time on the nature trails!

The ladies above are those running to be a part of the 2016 homecoming court and Queen. Voting begins Monday and ends Tuesday at 3 PM.

“If you are enrolled at UWA this semester for at least 6 hours on the Livingston Campus as an undergraduate or graduate student, you are encouraged to vote in the current Homecoming Election.  To cast your ballot, please follow the link below: http://vote.uwa.edu/ After following the link select “Homecoming Court” from the list of Elections.” Jason Gardener, Director of Student Activities.

“We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back an old Homecoming tradition.  This year’s Homecoming Queen will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming Football Game, October 08th. The Court will be announced September 27th and recognized at Serendipity along with the Queen Candidates.”

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