West Virginia University seniors Megan Kinkelaar and David Morris were crowned 2008 Homecoming queen and king during halftime festivities of Saturdays (Oct. 11) WVU -Syracuse football game at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Kinkelaar, a chemistry major from Bridgeport, was sponsored by the Mountaineer Maniacs.
She hopes to attend the WVU School of Dentistry after graduation.
At WVU , she has helped cheer on the gold and blue as a varsity cheerleader and as a member of the Mountaineer Maniacs, the Universitys student booster organization.
Other activities include the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, Student Health Advisory Board, Student Government Association, National Exemplary Scholars in Service, American Chemical SocietyStudent Affiliates and Campus Crusade for Christ.
Kinkelaar has received many honors. She was named to the Deans List and Athletic Directors Academic Honor Roll and is a WVU Athlete Letter Winner.
In addition, she received the WVU Athletic Scholarship, William and Bonniegail Coleman Scholarship for Outstanding Science Majors and PROMISE Scholarship.
Kinkelaars community service ranges from volunteering at the Childrens Hospital to participating in Relay for Life. She has also been involved with Students Helping Other People, a Tools for Teeth project, Wellness Week activities and the All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
Her parents are Dale and Kimberly Kinkelaar.
Morris, a public relations major from Charleston, was sponsored by Holding Every Life Precious, or HELP , a student organization that raises awareness about mental health issues.
His WVU activities have included being a disc jockey for U92 , the campus radio station, and headlining an event for HELP in the Mountainlair.
He has also been involved with several community service projects: a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser; a music show, which raised money for the Boys and Girls Club; and an Internet-based public service announcement about responsible drinking.
Morris was named to the Deans List numerous times and received the PROMISE Scholarship.
His parents are Ira Morris and Mary Linn Hamilton.
Five men and five women competed for the title of Homecoming king and queen. WVU students voted online Tuesday through Thursday (Oct. 7-9), and the candidates participated in Fridays (Oct. 10) Homecoming parade in downtown Morgantown.
Other queen candidates were Tricia Cesarino, a public relations major from Farmington, Pa., sponsored by Sigma Kappa sorority; Carol Ann Funkhouser, an advertising and business administration major from Wardensville, sponsored by Chi Omega sorority; Stephanie Mathias, a public relations major from Martinsburg, sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; and Lindsey McIntosh, a marketing major from Morgantown, sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Other king candidates were Bradley Broker, a multidisciplinary studies major from Morgantown, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity; Adam Judy, a marketing major from Moorefield, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity; Judd Waldo, a marketing major from Morgantown sponsored by the WVU snowboarding club; and Jonathan Zettlemoyer, a public relations major from Little Egg Harbor, N.J., sponsored by the Newman Club.
During Homecoming weekend, WVU also recognized the recipients of the WVU Alumni Associations chapter and service awards: Marc Chini of New Canaan, Conn.; EdwinEdFlowers of Morgantown; Russ Isaacs of Cottageville; Holly Metz of Rockville, Md.; and Sara Roth of Charleston, S.C.
Glenn Adrian, Jim Gardill and JamesJimHerndon were honored for their exemplary demonstration of loyalty and commitment to the Alumni Association and the University.
And former Mountaineer running back and WVU associate director of athletics Garrett Ford Sr. served as WVU s Homecoming parade marshal.
More on the Net: http://homecoming.wvu.edu/