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25 WKU students candidates for 2017 Coming Home King

Twenty-five WKU students are vying for the 2017 Coming Home King.

The king will be crowned March 2 during halftime of WKU’s men’s basketball game versus North Texas. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Diddle Arena.

Candidates will participate in numerous activities including a service outing at the Bowling Green Humane Society on Feb. 28, an interview on March 1 and a banquet on March 2. WKU students will cast their votes for the Coming Home King on Feb. 27 via TopNet.

The 2017 Coming Home King candidates are:

  • Adeleke Ademuyewo of Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Adelaja and Debra Ademuyewo. He is a Construction Management major and is sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
  • Justin Atkinson of St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Michael and Cynthia Atkinson. He is a Hospitality Management and Dietetics double major and is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
  • Matthew Bailey of Frankfort, the son of Troy and Jamie Bailey. He is a Communication Studies major and is sponsored by Omega Phi Alpha and Alpha Tau Omega.
  • Daniel Banks of Frankfort, the son of Chip Banks and Susie Smith. He is a Finance major and is sponsored by Delta Zeta.
  • Justin Barley of Brandenburg, the son of Curt and Shannon Barley. He is a Finance major and is sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon.
  • Kijana Beauchamp of Louisville, the son of Anthony Beauchamp and Deborah Duncan. He is a Communication Studies major and is sponsored by the Department of Communication.
  • Benjamin Bobby of Powder Springs, Georgia, the son of Gabriel and Somo Barsir. He is a Pre-Nursing major and is sponsored by the African Student Union and Council of International Students Organization.
  • Connor Brown of Shepherdsville, the son of Kent and Tiffani Brown. He is a Biology and Chemistry double major and is sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Delta Theta.
  • Matthew Bunnell of Glasgow, the son of Terry and Debbie Bunnell. He is an Accounting major and is sponsored by Phi Mu.
  • Johnny Bush of Louisville, the son of Harry and Elaine Bush. He is a Marketing major and is sponsored by the Panhellenic and InterFraternity Council.
  • Toryn Cornell of Bowling Green, the son of Terry and Linda Cornell. He is an Exercise Science major and is sponsored by Chi Omega.
  • Cody Cox of Winchester, the son of Kevin Cox and Lana Smith. He is a Human Resources Management major and is sponsored by the Student Government Association.
  • Andre Dowell of Brandenburg, the son of Harry and Linda Dowell. He is an Elementary Education major and is sponsored by Kappa Delta.
  • Andre Green of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Candice Green. He is a Social Work major and is sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi.
  • Salvador Hernandez of Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Salvador and Susana Hernandez. He is an International Business major and is sponsored by the Hilltopper Organization of Latin American Student (HOLAS).
  • Daniel Hillenmeyer of Villa Hills, the son of Paul and Mary Hillenmeyer. He is a Marketing major and is sponsored by the WKU Spirit Masters.
  • Matthew Holl of Swansea, Illinois, the son of Keith and Maria Holl. He is a Business Administration major and is sponsored by the WKU Student Alumni Ambassadors.
  • Derek Logsdon of Bowling Green, the son of Chris and Stacy Logsdon. He is a Middle Grades Education major and is sponsored by Baptist Campus Ministry.
  • Joseph McCarty of Owensboro, the son of Joe and Lisa McCarty. He is an Environmental and Occupational Science major and is sponsored by the Kentucky Public Health Association.
  • Max McGehee of Erlanger, the son of Kerry and Michelle McGehee. He is a Public Relations and Spanish double major and is sponsored by HonorsToppers.
  • Logan Reynolds of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the son of Adam and Beth Reynolds. He is a Biology and Chemistry double major and is sponsored by Phi Gamma Delta.
  • Austin Rutland of Lexington, the son of Mike and Julie Rutland. He is a Journalism and Broadcasting double major and is sponsored by the American Sign Language Organization.
  • Pate Shipley of Glasgow, the son of Mark and Amy Shipley. He is an Economics major and is sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi.
  • Christopher Tyson of Orlando, Florida, the son of James and Susan Tyson. He is a Recreation Administration major and is sponsored by the WKU Intramural-Recreation Sports Department.
  • Jake Yates of Bardstown, the son of Jody and Becky Yates. He is an Exercise Science major and is sponsored by FarmHouse Fraternity.

Contact: Andrew Rash, (270) 745-2484

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