Lehman, Gray named Marietta College Homecoming royalty

Marietta College seniors Elizabeth "E.J." Lehman and Tom Gray were crowned Homecoming 2007 royalty during halftime of the Pioneers' football game against Ohio Northern on Saturday (Oct. 20).

The announcing of queen and king was just one of the many highlights in a weekend full of activities for students and alumni. Other memorable moments included special class receptions for the Classes of 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987 and 1997, the induction of two new members into the Alumni Association's Hall of Honor, and the All-Alumni Dinner and Dance.

Another popular feature of the weekend was the Marietta on the Mall celebration before the football game, which drew more than 500 for food, fun and music.

Chi Omega sorority nominated Lehman, of Lancaster, Ohio. Lehman, daughter of Terri and Gregory Lehman, is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in leadership. Her activities include cheerleading captain, symphonic wind ensemble, jazz band, percussion ensemble, theatre orchestra, Alpha Psi Omega, The Marcolian, YMCA Youth Program volunteer, Mid-Ohio Valley Players volunteer.

Delta Tau Delta nominated Gray, of Boulder, Colo. Gray, son of Tiana and William Gray, is a majoring in both psychology and communication studies with a minor in philosophy.

The other queen candidates were:

- DeAnna DeForest of Cleveland, Ohio, was nominated by the Dorothy Webster Complex Hall Council. DeForest, daughter of Gail Williams, is majoring in psychology with a certificate in leadership. She is a member of Charles Sumner Harrison Organization, Residence Life, Sigma Kappa, Step Team and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

- Danielle DeRooy, of Mentor, Ohio, was nominated by the Sigma Kappa sorority. DeRooy, daughter of Pete and Kathleen DeRooy, is majoring in early childhood education with a certificate in leadership. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, TEAM C, Up 'til Dawn, and is the executive vice president of Sigma Kappa.

- Hannah Erb, of Whipple, Ohio, was nominated by the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Erb, daughter of Chris and Diane Erb, is majoring in both petroleum engineering and mathematics. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Epsilon Tau. She is also president of the Society of Engineers and a tour guide for the admission office.

- Rosa Hanks, of Henderson, N.C., was nominated by the Charles Sumner Harrison Organization. Hanks, daughter of Robert M. and Yvonne B. Hanks, is majoring in organizational communication with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in oral communication. Her activities include senior interviewer with the admission office, phon-a-thon supervisor for the advancement office, president of Charles Sumner Harrison, Lambda Pi Eta, Marietta College mentor (fall 2006), forensics team (fall 2006) and tutor for St. Giles After School Program in Raleigh, N.C.

- Carrie Mason, of Parkersburg, W.Va., was nominated by Omicron Chi Theta. Mason, daughter of Terry and Joy Mason, will complete two majors this year in advertising/public relations and marketing with a certificate in leadership studies. Her activities include Relay for Life, American Advertising Federation and chair of the McDonough Student Advisory Council.

- Audrey Mihalacki, of Chardon, Ohio, was nominated by the A&H Council. Mihalacki, daughter of Rebecca Mihalacki, is majoring in music theory/composition with a minor in theatre and a certificate in vocal pedagogy. She is a member of the A&H Council, Alpha Psi Omega, Omicron Theta, Rainbow Alliance, Student Global AIDS Campaign, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, International Justice Mission, theatre, concert choir, women's choir and tutoring.

- Missy Pacelli, of Mansfield, Ohio, was nominated by the Dance Team. Pacelli, daughter of Dick and Debbi Pacelli, is majoring in both management and marketing. Her activities include Dance Team captain, Student Athletic Advisory Council vice president and promotion committee.

- Kayla Reiland, of Canonsburg, Pa., was nominated by the Rainbow Alliance. Reiland, daughter of Tom Reiland and Mary Ann Jennere, is majoring in early childhood education with a minor in psychology and a certificate in reading endorsement K-12. Her activities include Student Global AIDS campaign, Rainbow Alliance, TEAM C, Kappa Delta Pi, Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Student Senate, Student Conduct Board, Campus Concerns Committee, Dorothy Webster Honors House, Culinary Committee, Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment Complaint Board, Academic Resource Center tutor and Omicron Delta Kappa.

The other king candidates were:

- Justin Armstrong, of Baltimore, Md., was nominated by Alpha Tau Omega. Armstrong, son of John and Joan Armstrong, is majoring in graphic design. He is a member of Kappa Pi and is the president of Alpha Tau Omega.

- Joshua Thrash, of Marietta, Ohio, was nominated by Lambda Chi Alpha. Thrash, son of Jim and Jeryl Thrash, is majoring in history with a minor in religion and certificate in leadership. His activities include Student Conduct Board, Relay for Life, Library Planning Committee, Admission Tour Guide and Senior Interviewer.