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By Dan Adkins

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Courtney Reynolds

Seth Hanson

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Nov. 4, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – Courtney Reynolds, daughter of Ray and Denise Reynolds of Lexington, and football player Seth Hanson, son of Scott and Ann Hanson of Dallas, Texas, were crowned the University of Kentucky homecoming king and queen during halftime ceremonies at the UK-Mississippi State homecoming game today.

Reynolds, a senior majoring in history at UK’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a Singletary Scholar and a Gaines Fellow.

She also serves as a UK student ambassador, a position that requires her to participate in a variety of alumni and other events and to tour the state to urge high school students to consider applying to UK. 

“I think of myself as a very energetic person, which is probably why I get involved with different groups at UK.  I have gained leadership experience traveling around the state speaking to high school students and giving campus tours.  I have utilized the study-abroad programs at UK, and this past summer I lived in Austria.”

Reynolds, who was sponsored by Kappa Sigma fraternity, performs volunteer work with Alzheimer’s disease patients. She describes the work as “a rewarding experience that has taught me a lot about my grandmother’s condition.”

Hanson, a senior majoring in management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, is a kicker and three-year starter on UK’s football team.   He is president of UK’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)and a member of UK Athletics' Frank G. Ham Society of Character.

Hanson said, “I have tried my best to achieve balance in my life, which has required me to sacrifice excellence in many areas. For example, I would love to have a higher GPA or volunteer more; however, I know that I would have to give up some other activity.

“I see this position as another platform I can use, along with football and FCA, to be a role model and to serve my God and the world,” he said.

Hanson was sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Other members of the homecoming royalty were:

        Jennifer Blazejewski, a senior majoring in marketing in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, daughter of Janusz and Kathy Blazejewski of Villa Hills, Ky., sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

        Caroline Harralson of Owensboro, a junior majoring in integrated strategic communications in the College of Communications and Information Studies, daughter of James Harrolson of Atlanta and Marcia Carpenter of Owensboro, sponsored by Delta Delta Delta sorority.

        Emily Koehler, a senior majoring in marketing in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, daughter of Bob and Donna Koehler of Estes Park, Colo., sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

        Michael Bowlin, a junior majoring in biology (pre-med) in the College of Arts and Sciences, son of John and Joyce Bowlin of Sitka, Ky., sponsored by Sigma Chi fraternity.

        Joshua Brown, a senior majoring in agricultural biotechnology in the College of Agriculture, son of Robert and Patricia Brown of Morehead, sponsored by the Student Development Council.

        R. Cordell Pierce, a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, son of Neal and Deborah Pierce of Charleston, W.Va., sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

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