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Montgomery Student Named UA Homecoming Queen

Emily McLaughlin

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Emily McLaughlin of Montgomery was named The University of Alabama Homecoming Queen for 2011 Friday, Oct. 7, during UA’s annual Homecoming Pep Rally on campus.

McLaughlin, who was sponsored by Phi Mu Sorority, is a senior majoring in nursing.

The following students, all seniors, were selected as members of the 2011 UA Homecoming Court:

Erika Baranek of Gloucester, Va., a communication studies major sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Coresa Nancy Hogan of Birmingham, a marketing major sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Fernanda Lima of Douglasville, Ga., an accounting major sponsored by the University Honors Program

Mary Talley of Orlando, Fla., an interior design major sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

The queen will be crowned at halftime of the homecoming football game between Alabama and Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

UA students selected the queen in a general election held Tuesday, Oct. 4. Some 8,245 votes were cast in this year’s election; voting was done online through student myBama accounts.

(Photo courtesy of Margo V. Smith, The Crimson White)

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.