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CSU-Pueblo crowns royalty at halftime of Homecoming game

Release Date: October 21, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

King and Queen

Press Release

PUEBLO – Two students were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the 2014 Homecoming activities at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Oct. 13 to Oct. 17. Sophomore nursing major Alisa June Proffer, Pueblo, and senior exercise science major Enrique Rodriguez, Pueblo, accepted crowns and capes during halftime of the ThunderWolves 41-13 victory over Chadron State in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl.

The homecoming King and Queen are chosen based off of four factors; academics (15 percent), interview (25 percent), campus and community involvement (35 percent),  and student votes (25 percent).

Proffer actively volunteers in the community with Paws for Life and Swim America, worked in the First Year program over the summer, and is a Foundation Scholarship recipient.  Rodriguez is a member of the Health Promotion Club and Leadership Academic Community and has participated in the YMCA Corporate Cup. He is employed in the office of the dean of Student Life and Housing and also has served as an Orientation Leader.

All candidates were required to attend Homecoming activities, including a pep rally and casino night on Friday as well as the student tailgate and game on Saturday.  Tom and Vivian Hall, owners of Tom G. Hall Drywall, donated ceremonial robes to the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Department for use in the Homecoming coronation.

Other royalty candidates included:
Queen Candidates
•Rita Wilhelm, graduate student, art education, Canon City
•Kiana Kelii, CLASS, business administration, Minnesota 

King Candidates
•Jeremy Vangelder, CLASS, music education major, Pueblo
•Damilola Ogunbayode, junior engineering major with a minor in mathematics, Nigeria 

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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