Adrian Wilkins, a senior from Moncks Corner, and Melissa Marshall, a sophomore from Darlington, were elected king and queen during homecoming festivities at Francis Marion University on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The king and queen were selected by a vote of the student body from a group of candidates nominated by student organizations on campus. There were four king candidates and nine queen candidates nominated. Wilkins represented the Student Government Association (SGA). Marshall represented the Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir.
Wilkins is an English major and a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Marshall is majoring in Mass Communications.
The king and queen were crowned Saturday afternoon in the Smith Center at the conclusion of FMU’s home basketball games against Georgia Regents University.
Francis Marion University Homecoming 2014
Crisp was escorted by Erin Shackelford. He is from Columbia and is a senior majoring in graphic design with a minor in business. He represented Tau Kappa Epsilon. Crisp is also a member of Intramural Council, The Riot and Ducks Unlimited. In addition, he is an intramural referee and a participant in this year’s Dance Marathon event.
Francis was escorted by Dana Allen. He is from Beaufort and is a junior majoring in middle level education. Ruben represented The Japanese Culture Club, of which he is a member.
Moore was escorted by Taylor Patterson. He is from Columbia and is a senior majoring in general business. He represented Gamma Sigma Sigma (National Service Sorority), of which he is a member. Moore is a former manager of the Women’s Basketball Team and currently a participant of intramurals.
Wilkins was escorted by Jessica Wright. He is from Moncks Corner and is a senior majoring in English education. He represented the Student Government Association. Wilkins is also a residence assistant, former orientation leader, former diplomat and a member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.
Johnson was escorted by Samuel Smoot. She is from Summerville and is a junior, nursing major. Johnson represented the Student Government Association, of which she is a member.
LeBarron was escorted by Cody Simpson. She is from Florence and is a senior majoring in elementary education. She represented Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, of which she serves as the current president. LeBarron is also an SGA senator and a member of Ducks Unlimited.
Marshall was escorted by Jeffrey “Quinn” Bell. She is from Darlington and is a sophomore majoring in mass communications. Marshall represented the Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir, of which she is a member.
Miller was escorted by Adam Truesdale. She is from Duncan and is a senior majoring in history and sports broadcast. Miller represented Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society). She is also a member of the Intramural Council.
Reid was escorted by Demetrius Moore. She is from Columbia and is a senior majoring in accounting. Reid represented Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi (National Business Fraternity), NAACP and the Multicultural Advisory Board.
Roberts was escorted by Diamond Turner. She is from Lancaster and is a senior majoring in professional writing. She represented The Japanese Culture Club, of which she is a member.
Thibodaux was escorted by Glenn Yoma. She is from Thibodaux, La. and is a sophomore majoring in accounting. Thibodaux represented Kappa Delta Sorority. She is also a member of the Catholic Campus Ministries.
Wilson was escorted by Michael Wilson. She is from Newberry and is a senior majoring in management. Wilson represented Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is also an FMU cheerleader, a member of the Young, Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir and an intern for Sodexo Dining Services at FMU.
Wright was escorted by Adrian Wilkins. She is from Rock Hill and is a senior majoring in mass communications. Wright represented the Resident Student Association. She is also an orientation leader, a resident assistant, a Student Media Association member, a Habitat for Humanity member and a member of FMU’s NAACP chapter. In addition, Wright is a former diplomat and Student Body Vice-President.