Concord University Photo by Lance McDaniel
Concord University’s 2013 Homecoming Royalty are Jordan Manning from Oceana, W.Va., representing Sigma Sigma Sigma and Andrew Miller from Bluefield, Va., representing Sigma Tau Gamma.
ATHENS, W.Va. – The Mountain Lions wowed a packed Callaghan Stadium with a 34-17 victory over Fairmont State on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the weather joined in Concord University’s 2013 Homecoming celebration with an autumn day of sunshine perfection. By the 2 p.m. kickoff, the temperature soared past the 80 degree mark.
Alumni, students, fans and other CU friends gathered on “The Campus Beautiful” for an afternoon of football and pre-game festivities that included an alumni brunch at University Point and an open house at the President’s House.
Former Mountain Lion football player Bill Owens was recognized in a ceremony prior to the start of the game for being the first black student-athlete in Concord history. Owens played end for Concord during the 1954 and 1955 seasons. He served as an honorary team captain for the game and joined current CU captains at midfield for the official coin toss.
Concord University’s 2013 Homecoming Royalty, crowned in a halftime coronation, are Jordan Manning from Oceana, W.Va., representing Sigma Sigma Sigma and Andrew Miller from Bluefield, Va., representing Sigma Tau Gamma.
Concord University Interim President Dr. Kendra Boggess and Dr. Marjie Flanigan, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, crowned the winners.
First runners-up are Stephanie Peareth from Durham, England, representing the International Students Club and Phillip Campbell from Man, W.Va., representing Phi Delta Pi.
Second runners-up are Brittany Sizemore from Mullens, W.Va., representing Delta Zeta and Zach Arms from Beckley, W.Va., representing Chi Omega Psi.
Other candidates competing for the 2013 crowns are Laura Spencer from Richwood, W.Va., representing Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sam Jackson from Princess Ann, Md., representing Tau Kappa Epsilon; and, Kacie Collins from Cleveland, Va., representing Alpha Sigma Tau and Mike Atwell from Cool Ridge, W.Va., representing WVCU Radio.