FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2004
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Amanda Latifi of Huntsville was crowned
the 2004 Birmingham-Southern College Homecoming Queen during halftime
ceremonies of the men's Homecoming basketball game against
Virginia Military Institute Feb. 28.
The senior interdisciplinary psychology/sociology major and Grissom
High School graduate is the daughter of Alex and Beth Latifi. She
was selected in a campus-wide
vote of the student body.
The crowning was the culmination of a weeklong set of events
that paid tribute to longtime BSC Chancellor and President Dr.
Neal R. Berte, who is retiring
as president at the end of the current academic term after 29 years of
service to the college. In addition a student body tribute to Berte
and his wife,
Anne, during the basketball game, other events during the week included
competition, bonfire, and fraternity and sorority house decorating.
Named senior attendants during the Homecoming festivities were
Sara Doughton, an English major from Homewood and the daughter
of Ralph and Susan Doughton,
and Mikel Wijayasuriya of Lafayette, La., a computer science/math major
and the daughter of Lalith and Judy Wijayasuriya.
Junior attendants were Nicole Komara, an interdisciplinary biology/psychology
major from Ormond Beach, Fla., and the daughter of Raymond and Sandra
Komara; Emily Mathis, a psychology major from Vestavia Hills and the
William and Mary Mathis Jr.; and Sarah Sullivan, an art major from
Hoover and the daughter
of William and Rosalind Sullivan.
The sophomore attendants were Kate Chandler, a business administration
major from Spanish Fort and the daughter of Jeffrey and Cynthia Chandler,
Thompson, an undecided major from Birmingham and the daughter of
William and Adrienne Thompson.
The freshman attendants were Britni Ballard, an undecided major
from Andalusia and the daughter of Robbie and Lisa Ballard, and
major from Hoover and the daughter of Bill and Cathy Ivey.