Troy University announces Homecoming Court

Posted: Thursday, 03 November 2011

TROY - Troy University has announced its 2011 Homecoming Court following a vote of the University's student body.

The members of the court will ride in the annual Homecoming parade in downtown Troy beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 12 and later will be introduced during pre-game festivities at Veterans Memorial Stadium beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Trojans will play host to Sun Belt Conference foe North Texas beginning at noon. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime.

Members of the court are:

Peyton Dismukes, a senior broadcast journalism major and leadership minor from Selma. Dismukes is president of the Kappa Delta sorority and the Mortar Board Honor Society. She is vice president of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, treasurer of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, a member of Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society and publicity chair for the Student Government Association. She is the daughter of Keith and Karen Dismukes of Selma.

Emily Evans, a senior biomedical science major from Florala. Evans was a member of the TROY cheerleading squad and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from 2008-2010. She is vice president for scholarship of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, treasurer of Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society and is a member of Tri Beta, Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega honor societies. She is the daughter of Joey and Suane Evans of Florala.

Kash Forrester, a senior math education major from Dothan. Forrester is vice president of Phi Mu sorority and has served as chaplain and public relations officer for the sorority. She is a member of the Campus Outreach Leadership Team, the Student Government Association Senate, the Student Alumni Association, Order of Omega Greek honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society and was selected for “Who’s Who Among American College and University Students.” She is the daughter of David and Katharine Forrester of Dothan.

Malorie Mann, a marketing major and graphic design minor from Jackson’s Gap. Mann is secretary of the Student Government Association, a Trojan Ambassador, a TROY cheerleader, a resident assistant and a member of Phi Mu sorority. She also is a previous recipient of the SGA’s Senators Choice Award and is a member of the Order Omega and Mortar Board honor societies. She is also a member of the Trojan Charge hip hop dance team. She is the daughter of Mike and Vicki Mann of Jackson’s Gap.

Sara Mattox, a senior elementary education major from Opelika. Mattox is the president and new member educator of Chi Omega sorority, a Trojan Ambassador, an IMPACT student orientation leader, a member of Animal Advocates and a student member of the Alabama Education Association. She also previously served as a Student Government Association Senator and Campus Activities Chair for the Freshman Forum. She is the daughter of Al and Laurel Mattox of Opelika.

Gabby Strand, a senior human services major and art minor from Destin, Fla. Strand is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol and the Student Nursing Association. She is a former member of the Troy University cheerleading squad. She is the daughter of Keith and Brenda Strand of Destin.

Representatives were also selected from Troy University’s campuses in Dothan and Montgomery. These representatives will also take part in the parade and pre-game festivities.

Emily Wood of Newton has been selected to represent the Dothan Campus, while Pam Tharp of Montgomery will represent the Montgomery Campus.

Wood, a senior English major, serves as vice president of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Secretary of the Student Government Association and a Trojan Ambassador. She is also a member of the Environmental Awareness Organization, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and the Creative Writing Club.

Tharp, a junior English major, serves as chapter president of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society. In 2009, she was selected to serve as the first student Editor for The Nighttime Edition newsletter on the Montgomery Campus. She is also an active volunteer for Brantwood Children’s Home, McInnis School, local nursing homes, the Boys and Girls Clubs, TROY Davis Theater, Montgomery AIDS Outreach and the Friendship Mission.

For more information about Homecoming activities, visit www.troy.edu or contact the Alumni Affairs office at 334-670-3318.

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Members of Troy University's 2011 Homecoming Court are, from left to right: Kash Forrester, a senior math education major from Dothan; Gabby Strand, a senior human services major and art minor from Forest City, N.C.; Sara Mattox, a senior elementary education major from Opelika; Emily Evans, a senior biomedical science major from Florala; Malorie Mann, a marketing major and graphic design minor from Jackson's Gap; and, Peyton Dismukes, a senior broadcast journalism major from Selma.