Mary Ellen Wimberly, a junior finance and economics major from Richmond, and Micah Fielden, a senior agricultural biotechnology major from Lexington, were crowned the University of Kentucky homecoming queen and king Saturday during halftime ceremonies of the game against Jacksonville State.
Wimberly, the daughter of Clint and Linda Wimberly, was sponsored by the Governor's Scholars Program/Governor's School for the Arts Alumni Club. Fielden, the son of Michael and Luanne Fielden, was sponsored by Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.
Earlier in the week, Ja'Mahl McDaniel and Porsha Jackson were crowned Mr. and Miss Black UK. The pageant, which started in the late 1980s, includes a talent competition and choreographed dance. It is sponsored by the Black Student Union and Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta sorority were the winners of the annual Homecoming Step Show at Memorial Coliseum on Friday night. The event, sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, included presentations by each of UK's historically black fraternities and sororities.
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Delta Delta Delta sorority, Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow/TEAM Wildcat and Donovan Hall were winners in the Wildcat Cup competition held each year during homecoming week.
At Eastern Kentucky University's homecoming celebration Saturday in Richmond, Mallory Garrison of Manchester was named queen, representing Beta Theta Pi. Bradford Marsili was crowned king.