West Virginia University seniors DiAngela Prunesti and Chris Campo were crowned 2007 Homecoming queen and king during halftime festivities of Saturdays (Oct. 20) WVU -Mississippi State football game at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Prunesti, a senior exercise physiology major from Beckley, plans to attend medical school.
She is involved with the Chi Omega sorority, serving as career and personnel development leader and recruitment assistant for the organizations Make-A-Wish philanthropy. She is also active in the Exercise Physiology Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Mountaineer Maniacs and intramural flag football and soccer.
Prunesti is the co-founder and vice president of Holding Every Life Precious, or HELP , a campus organization focusing efforts on suicide prevention and awareness.
Her awards include a PROMISE scholarship, Presidents List for one semester and Deans List for five semesters. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and she has received an undergraduate medical internship at the Raleigh Regional Cancer Center in Beckley.
In addition, Prunesti has volunteered at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Make-A-Wish, Scotts Run Settlement House and Ronald McDonald House and performed mission work with her church.
Her parents are Mike and Diann Prunesti.
Campo is a senior economics major from Massapequa, N.Y.
He is president of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, where he also served as philanthropy chair. Other campus activities have included the student Board of Governors and WVU Council on Residency Board.
Campo has interned with Federal Plus Insurance Brokerage, where he was an executive assistant in 2005, and the New York Mercantile Exchange, where he was a reporter in 2006.
He received a Leadership Scholarship and Outside Leadership Scholarship from Phi Sigma Kappa.
His community service efforts include co-chairing the Greek Support Our Troops organization that raised more than $2,000 for care packages for soldiers in Iraq. He has also participated in the Race for Your Heart and Walk for Literacy programs.
His parents are George and Deborah Campo.
Other Homecoming candidates included: Bethany Cooperrider, Cross Lanes; Kate Dobson, Charleston; LloydL.G.Jackson, Hamlin; Matthew Benjamin Modansky, Suffern, N.Y.; Casey Moles, Charleston; Lara Omps, Berkeley Springs; Ashley Riley, Morgantown; and Robert Zak Jr., Charleston.
WVU students voted online Oct. 16-18.