11 students make up Marietta's 2005 Homecoming royalty

One goal for Marietta College's Office of Student Activities and Greek Life is to have stronger student participation at Homecoming 2005.

It appears the effort of the student Homecoming committee is paying off as it was announced today (Oct. 6) that 11 seniors are on the 2005 Homecoming Court - five queen and six king nominees. That is up from last year's number of nine candidates.

The winners will be announced at halftime of the Pioneers' football game with Muskingum on Saturday, Oct. 22. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Don Drumm Stadium.

This year's queen candidates are nominated by campus sororities, clubs and residence halls.

- Holly Bader, of Carroll, Ohio, was nominated by Chi Omega sorority. Bader, the daughter of Steve and Debbie Bader of Carroll, is majoring in early childhood education. She is a member of TEAM (Teacher Education Association of Marietta) and Kappa Delta Pi (education honorary). Bader is also the social chair for Chi Omega and a telemarketing supervisor for the MC Admission Office.
Escort: Steve Bader.
Alumni escort: Valerie Hakes.

- Jazmyn Barrow, of Berea, Ohio, was nominated by Sigma Kappa sorority. Barrow, the daughter of Jerome and Corene Barrow of Berea, is majoring in international leadership studies with a minor in political science and history. She is president of Sigma Kappa, captain for the cheerleading squad, student coordinator of service learning site at Lakin Correctional Center for Women, tour guide for the MC Admission Office, and a teaching assistant for the McDonough Leadership Program and FYSE courses. Barrow is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honorary), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership honorary), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honorary), and Phi Alpha Theta (history honorary).
Escort: Jerome Barrow.
Alumni escort: Danielle McClelland.

- Amanda Baum, of Hartville, Ohio, was nominated by the residents of Parsons Hall. Baum, the daughter of Jeff and Diane Baum of Hartville, is double majoring in radio & television and advertising/public relations. She is station manager for the campus television station (WCMO), host and producer of the "Mandi" show, resident assistant for Parsons Hall and a senior interviewer for the Admission Office.
Escort: Jeff Baum.
Alumni escort: Brandon Britton.

- Lyndley Dmitsak, of Center Township, Pa., was nominated by Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Dmitsak, the daughter of Jay and Ladonna Dmitsak of Center Township, is majoring in psychology with a minor in Spanish and certificate in Leadership. She is vice president of Pan-Hellenic Council, and a member of the varsity cross country team and Student Athlete Advisory Council.
Escort: Clark Spears.
Alumni escort: Mary Taitt.

- Mary Kinsler, of Parkersburg, W.Va., was nominated by the Omicron Chi Theta. Kinsler, the daughter of Jim and Martha Kinsler of Parkersburg, is majoring in mathematics with a minor in Spanish, and certificates in education and leadership. She is a member of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Math Club, TEAM, American International Association, Peer Partnership Program, Kappa Delta Pi (education honorary), and Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership honorary).
Escort: Jeff Houston.
Alumni escort: TBD.

This year's king candidates are nominated by campus fraternities and clubs.

- Tyson Brown, of Huntington, W.Va., was nominated by Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Brown, the son of Dr. Patrick and Barbara Brown of Huntington, is double majoring in political science and environmental studies with a minor in leadership. He is president of Greek Council and a member of College Democrats.
Escort: Barbara Brown.
Alumni escort: Kevin Knecht.

- Chris Cheng, of Dublin, Calif., was nominated by Delta Upsilon fraternity. Cheng, the son of Chosen and Mely Cheng of Dublin, Calif., is majoring in physics. Cheng is a Rickey Scholar.
Escort: Sharon Santino.
Alumni escort: Ronnie Heskett.

- Jordan Herrick, of New Martinsville, W.Va., was nominated by Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Herrick, the son of Keith and Nettie Jo Herrick of New Martinsville, is majoring in political science and minoring in psychology. He is president of Delta Tau Delta, treasurer/secretary of Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership honorary), and a member of Greek Council, Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honorary), Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honorary), and Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek honorary).
Escort: Jana Gil.
Alumni escort: Tyler Johnson.

- Brad Maddox, of Nitro, W.Va., was nominated by Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Maddox, the son of Tom and the late Jaynelle Maddox of Nitro, is majoring in petroleum engineering. He is team captain of the men's soccer team and treasurer of Student Athlete Advisory Council. Maddox is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Kappa Mu Epsilon.
Escort: Emily Klodowski.
Alumni escort: Nick Stanwick.

- Matt Peloquin, of South Plainfield, N.J., was nominated by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Peloquin, the son of Thomas and Linda Peloquin of South Plainfield, is majoring in petroleum engineering. He is treasurer emeritus for Society of Petroleum Engineers, social chair of Lambda Chi Alpha, president of Pi Epsilon Tau (petroleum engineering honorary). Peloquin is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honorary) and Kappa Mu Epsilon.
Escort: Stephanie Esparza.
Alumni escort: Nicole Peloquin.

- Darkeevin Peoples, of Akron, Ohio, was nominated by the Charles Sumner Harrison organization. Peoples, the son of Darryll Brooks Sr. and Danette Peoples, is majoring in radio and television with a minor in advertising and public relations. He is a member of the varsity football team, varsity track & field, Student Athlete Advisory Council, and Society for Collegiate Journalists.
Escort: Lauren Blair.
Alumni escort: TBD.