October 4, 2003
Purdue Homecoming king and queen crowned
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Adriana Bartucci of Park Ridge, Ill., and Rob Irvine of South Bend, Ind., were crowned Purdue University's Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the Purdue-Illinois game Saturday (10/4).
Bartucci is a senior majoring in communication and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. Irvine is a senior majoring in elementary education and a member of Delta Chi fraternity. Bartucci and Irvine were selected after a formal interview by a panel of judges composed of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community leaders.
The Homecoming court, all seniors elected by students, also was introduced at the game. They are:
Stephanie Vandor, a secondary English education major from Woodridge, Ill., who is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Kylene Nidlinger, an agribusiness management major from Decatur, Ind., who is a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Jamie Metzger, a chemical engineering major from Indianapolis, who is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Allison Tescher, a management major from Pendleton, Ind., who is a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Megan Durr, a chemical engineering major from Edmond, Okla., who is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Emily Bondus, a speech pathology and audiology major from Carmel, Ind., who is a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Jessica Shepherd, a communication major from Greenwood, Ind., who is a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
Matt Lindner, a psychology major from Lake Zurich, Ill. who is a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity.
Matt Lehtinen, an electrical engineering major from Two Harbors, Minn., who is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Kirk Smiley, a management major from Palatine, Ill., who is a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
DJ Tamer, a communications major from Indianapolis.
Greg Abel, a communication major from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Scott Saunders, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Libertyville, Ill.
Ben Harris, an aviation flight technology major from Manhattan Beach, Calif., who is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
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