Homecoming Royalty Crowned at the U of M, Crookston

HC Royalty 9402-1.jpgThe University of Minnesota, Crookston celebrated homecoming coronation on Thursday evening, September 23, 2010. The coronation program, hosted by Crookston Student Association President Shawn Friedland, a senior from Melbourne, Fla., majoring in biology,  carried out the homecoming theme "Glitz, Glamour, and Golden Eagles." Royalty crowned during the evening were King Joe Harren, a junior from Eagle Bend, Minn., majoring in agronomy; Queen Brittany Novak, a senior from Dahlen, N.D., majoring in biology; Prince Jeff Pryor,  a freshman from Havana, Ill., majoring in early childhood education; and Princess Gracie Bruzek, a freshman from Alexandria, Minn., whose major is undeclared. Friday's highlights include honoring alumni during the Outstanding Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame recognition.

On Saturday, September 25, everyone is encouraged to attend the annual homecoming parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade will take its traditional route around the Campus Mall led by this year's Grand Marshal Pam Sullivan, manager of the Eagles Nest. At 11 a.m. the Golden Eagle Soccer team will take to the field in a match up with the St. Cloud State University Huskies.

The Teambackers will host a tailgate in Parking Lot E with music by Four Wheel Drive at noon followed by Golden Eagle Football vs. the Dragons from Minnesota State University Moorhead at 1 p.m. on Ed Widseth Field. Following the football game, alumni are invited to a social at the Minakwa Golf Course Clubhouse.

For more information on homecoming weekend, visit www.umcrookston.edu/homecoming.

In the photo (l to r): King Joe Harren, Princess Gracie Bruzek, Prince Jeff Pryor, and Queen Brittany 

Contact: Lisa Samuelson, director, student activities, 218-281- 8507 (samue026@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)