Winners have been announced of Southeast Missouri State University’s 2016 Homecoming celebration.
Man and Woman of the Year award winners were Keyeon Pitts of Florissant, Missouri, and Raven Lawhorn of Belleville, Illinois. First runners-up were Brandon Robbers of Collinsville, Illinois; and Alexis Hightaian of Chesterfield, Missouri.
Pitts, son of Latorsha Pitts, is a senior marketing sales major and was sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity where he serves as president. Pitts is in the Volleyball Club and Presidential Ambassadors; served as a resident assistant; and participates in the TRIO and McNair Scholars programs. He has been a Southeast cheerleader and a First Year Leadership Program facilitator, and is an Emerging Leaders graduate.
Lawhorn, daughter of Randall Lawhorn and Tammy Lawhorn, is a senior accounting and finance major and was sponsored by Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She is a resident assistant; a First Year Leadership Program and Emerging Leaders graduate; a member of the Jane Stephens Honors Program; and the president of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.
Parade float winners in the Class A Floats division were: Alpha Xi Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha, first place; Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Delta Theta and Lambda Chi Alpha, second place; and Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Chi, third place.
Parade float winners in the Class B Floats division were: Phi Beta Lambda and National Residence Hall Honorary, first place; Alpha Phi Omega, second place; and Alpha Chi Sigma, third place.
Floats were designed and built by Greek fraternities and sororities, student organizations and several community organizations. There were more than 110 entries in the Homecoming parade this year. Each organization in the competition decorated their float to depict superheroes and villains, following the student Homecoming theme, “Unmask Your Potential.”
Overall Homecoming winners in Division I were: Alpha Xi Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha, first place; Delta Delta Delta, Sigma Nu and Theta Xi, second place; and Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Chi, third place.
Overall Homecoming winners in Division II were: Phi Beta Lambda and National Residence Hall Honorary, first place; Alpha Chi Sigma; second place; and Alpha Phi Omega, third place.