Bethany Announces 2009 Homecoming Court

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College has announced 10 nominees for the 2009 Homecoming Court. Bethany’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime festivities at Saturday’s football game against Thiel College. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Bison Stadium.

The Homecoming Queen nominees are Maggie McCort, Kayla Pavlik, Emily Porter, Kathleen Thompson and Sarah Walter. The Homecoming King nominees are Matt Clancy, Eric Corrigan, Randy Stuckwish, Joe Testa and Noah Townsend.

McCort, a Biology major, is the daughter of Sylvia and James McCort of Fort Ashby, W.Va. Representing the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she is a Kalon Scholar and Ritual Chair in Alpha Xi and is active in Cross Country, Track and Field, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Outdoors Club and Senior Class Council.

Pavlik, a Chemistry major, is the daughter of Tammy Calvert and Daniel Pavlik of Gibsonia, Pa. She represents the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and serves as Senior Class President and Secretary of the American Chemical Society. She is a member of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemical Honor Society and the Outdoors Club.

Porter, an English Literature major, is the daughter of Marjie and Chuck Porter of Glenshaw, Pa. Representing the Phi Mu sorority, Porter serves as President of Phi Mu and enjoys reading and writing.

Thompson, a Communication major (Public Relations track) and a Women’s Studies minor, is the daughter of Linda Stokes-Thompson and Joseph Thompson of Madison, Wis. Representing the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she serves as Vice President of the Senior Class Council and is a member of the Outdoors Club.

Walter, an Elementary Special Education major with an Autism Endorsement, is the daughter of Wendy and Fred Rodgers of Weirton, W.Va. Representing the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she is active in the Student National Education Association and the Collegiate Middle Level Education Association and is a Bethany Senior Fellow.

Clancy, a Psychology major, is the son of Catherine Clancy of Weymouth, Mass. Representing the Sigma Nu fraternity, Clancy is a member of the Golf Team.

Corrigan, a Political Science major and History minor, is the son of Linda and Thomas Corrigan of South Orange, N.J. Representing the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he serves as President of Beta Theta Pi and is a four-year member of the Football Team.

Stuckwish, an Economics and Mathematics major, is the son of Gwendolyn and Rick Stuckwish of McDonald, Pa. Representing the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he is an active member of the Student Government Association, Student Activities Council and Economics Club.

Testa, a Psychology major, is the son of Darlene and John Testa of Amity, Pa. Representing the independent student body, Testa is a member of the Psychology Club, Psychology Honors Society and the (varsity) Basketball Team.

Townsend, an Environmental Science Interdisciplinary major, is the son of Sherilyn and Lewis Townsend of Wintersville, Ohio. Representing the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, he is a four-year member of the Soccer Team and a three-year member of the Tennis Team.

The 10 members of the 2009 Homecoming Court were selected by a vote of Bethany College students. Balloting was conducted this week on campus to select the King and Queen from the nominees.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.