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March 1, 2004

Birmingham-Southern College elects 2004 Homecoming Queen and courts

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 a spirit 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 daughter of 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, and Ashton 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 Mary Ivey, an undecided major from Hoover and the daughter of Bill and Cathy Ivey.


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