September 30, 2002
Purdue Homecoming king and queen crowned
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Jim Urbaitis of Tampa, Fla., and Christi Klein of Goshen, Ind., were crowned Purdue University Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Purdue-Minnesota game Saturday (9/28).
Klein is a senior majoring in English and a member of Alpha Phi (pronounced Fee) sorority. Urbaitis (pronounced Er-by'-tus) is a senior majoring in management and a member of Delta Chi fraternity. Klein and Urbaitis were selected after a formal interview by a panel of judges composed of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community leaders.
The Homecoming court, elected by students, also was introduced at the game. All members are seniors. They are:
Jon Russell, a management major from Zionsville, Ind., who represented Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Shannon Peterman, a management major with minors in marketing, psychology and organizational behavior and human resources from Crown Point, Ind. She represented Kappa Gamma sorority.
John Sproule, a mechanical engineering major from Palo Alto, Calif., who is a member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.
Cara Peczkowski, a major in dietetics and fitness, nutrition and health from Mishawaka, Ind. She represented Phi Mu (pronounced Mew) sorority.
Andy Bowman, a communications major with a concentration in public relations from Tipton, Ind. He represented Theta Chi fraternity.
Kristi Ludwig, a dietetics and fitness, nutrition and health major from Germantown, Tenn. She represented Delta Gamma sorority.
Betsy Rowe, a retail management major from Bethany, Ill.. She represented Chi Omega sorority.
Jim Guidos (pronounced Gy'-dohs), a general flight technology major from Granger, Ind. He represented Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
The Homecoming king and queen selections were sponsored by the Purdue Student Union Board and Intercollegiate Athletics.
CONTACT: Heather Owen, Purdue Student Union Board program adviser, (765) 494-8909, email@example.com.NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Publication-quality photographs of Jim Urbaitis and Christi Klein available at ftp://ftp.purdue.edu/pub/uns/urbaitis.j.jpeg and ftp://ftp.purdue.edu/pub/uns/klein.christi.jpeg.
A publication-quality photograph is available at ftp://ftp.purdue.edu/pub/uns/king.queen02.jpeg.
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