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b2ap3_thumbnail_22096166_10156041832328115_8723387336781301935_o.jpgWaynesburg University’s 2017 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Saturday, Sept. 30, at a special ceremony during halftime of the Homecoming football game versus Grove City College. Zachary Yonko and Marla Holland were named king and queen, respectively.

Yonko is a senior English literature major from Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His parents are Mark and Tina Yonko. At Waynesburg, he is a member of the Muse and Stone Literary Magazine and Sting Swing.

He also serves on the leadership team for the Coalition for Christian Outreach and is a Waynesburg University student ambassador.

After graduation, Yonko plans to attend seminary school and pursue a career as a pastor.

Holland is a senior psychology major and music and counseling minor. She is from Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, and her parents are Gary and Veda Holland. She participates in track and field, symphonic band, brass ensemble and pep band.

She is the vice president of the psychology club, a member of the Student Activities Board, where she serves as chair of the fun and fitness committee, and was a 2017 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship recipient.

Holland is interested in working with the elderly as a career, specifically with those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-26-Homecoming-Court-17.JPGWaynesburg University recently announced its 2017 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen will take place during halftime of the University’s homecoming game against Grove City College Saturday, Sept. 30. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium. 

The Homecoming Court includes:

  • Ian Bish, senior nursing major from Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Andrew Brunette, senior biblical and ministry studies major from Aliquippa (Hopewell Senior High School)
  • Maura Fenske, senior public relations major from Wintersville, Ohio (Wood County Christian School)
  • Bradley Gillespie, senior psychology major from Glenshaw (Shaler Area High School)
  • Kayla Goncalves, senior music ministry major from Boca Raton, Florida (Olympic Heights Community High School)
  • Marla Holland, senior psychology major from Sandy Lake (Lakeview High School)
  • Kathryn Kondrick, senior history major from Cheswick (Fox Chapel Area High School)
  • Mason Morgan, senior psychology major from Pittsburgh (Chartiers Valley High School)
  • Cara Paraska, senior forensic major from Canonsburg (Canon-McMillian Hihgh School)
  • Zachary Yonko, senior English major from Johnstown (Westmont Hilltop Senior High School)

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-10-Homecoming-King-Queen.jpgWaynesburg University’s 2016 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned Saturday, Oct. 10, at a ceremony held during halftime of the Homecoming football game. Travis Sumner and Emily Nowakowski were named king and queen, respectively.

Sumner, a senior forensic science major and business management minor, is the son of Robert and Joyce Sumner of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania. He is a student ambassador, orientation leader and a Fiat Lux mentor. Sumner is also the vice president of the University’s business club, a member of the criminal justice club and co-host of the radio show, Down the Hollow.

Sumner has participated in many of the University’s service and learning projects, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

When he graduates, Sumner will seek a master’s degree in digital forensics and cyber security. Ultimately, he plans to work as a forensic accountant or auditor for a government agency.

Nowakowski, a senior psychology major and Spanish minor, is the daughter of Larry and Kim Nowakowski of Bridgeport, Ohio. She is a Bonner Scholar, captain of the University’s women’s volleyball team and a student ambassador.

Nowakowski also serves as a member of the leadership team for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has participated in service trips to Guatemala and Taiwan.

After graduation, Nowakowski plans to pursue a master’s degree in counseling.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-4-Homecoming-court.jpgWaynesburg University recently announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen will take place during halftime of the University’s homecoming game against Geneva College Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium. 

The Homecoming Court includes:

  • Luke Carter, senior accounting major from Saegertown (Saegertown High School)
  • Stacey Martin, senior human services major from Washington (McGuffey High School) 
  • Anne McGlaughlin, senior public relations major from Pittsburgh (Brentwood High School)
  • Benjamin Neff, senior psychology major from Bentleyville (Bentworth High School) 
  • Emily Nowakowski, senior psychology major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School)
  • Evan Pennington, senior criminal justice administration major from Allison Park (Central Catholic High School)
  • Torre Remish, senior psychology major from Belle Vernon (Charleroi High School) 
  • Kathryn Romanchuck, senior nursing major from Mount Airy, Md. (home schooled)  
  • Travis Sumner, senior forensic accounting major from Bentleyville (Canon-McMillan High School)

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-3-Homecoming-pre.jpgWaynesburg University will welcome alumni, staff, faculty and students to its annual Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. The weekend festivities will include a variety of events that invite both alumni and current students’ participation.

During the two-day celebration, alumni will be invited to participate in athletic events, a reception with President and Mrs. Douglas G. Lee, a 5K run and walk, campus tours and more, including 10 class reunions.

The fifth annual JacketFest will also take place during Homecoming; it is a family-friendly event featuring booths, activities and giveaways from a number of student clubs and organizations.

“It is fun to see alumni share their Waynesburg memories with their families and friends,” said Mary Fox, event planner for the University. “Current students will be creating memories that will become part of their Waynesburg story.”

Homecoming 2016 will celebrate 40 years of remote TV productions and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Communication. An open house will be held and tours of the department will be available, including a tour of the TV production truck during the second half of the Homecoming football game.

Waynesburg will also honor the 50th anniversary of the undefeated 1966 NAIA National Championship football team during the weekend. The team, with 11 wins in all, earned the best record in school history, the West Penn Conference crown and the Washington, D.C., Touchdown Club’s choice as the number one small college team in the nation.

“I have been working with some of the 1966 team members, and they are very eager to reunite for the weekend activities, including spending time with the current Yellow Jacket squad,” said Fox.

The University encourages alumni to reconnect with friends and network with fellow Waynesburg alumni as the campus celebrates Homecoming 2016.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.waynesburgunited.com/homecoming16.

The Homecoming 2016 Weekend schedule:

Friday, Oct. 7

  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – President’s Reception at President and Mrs. Lee’s home (reservations required)
  • 7 p.m. – All Alumni Celebration at The Greene County Country Club, where alumni will celebrate reunion years (reservations suggested)

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • 8:30 a.m. – Waynesburg University Homecoming 5k Run and Walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – 1966 Championship Team Breakfast with 1966/2016 football team meeting to follow (reservations suggested)
  • 10 a.m. – Women’s Tennis Match vs. Fairmont State University
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – All Alumni Check In at Johnson Commons or John F. Wiley Stadium
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – JacketFest in Johnson Commons. Bring your family and explore the unique offering of Waynesburg University clubs and organizations.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Come-and-Go-Brunch in Benedum Dining Hall
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – A Celebration of Communication at WU held on the fourth floor of Buhl for an Open House and tours of the television production truck at Wiley Stadium.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Class of 1965 Brunch with President and Mrs. Lee at their home (reservations required)
  • Prior to Kick-Off – We will recognize the undefeated 1966 NAIA National Championship Football Team on the field at John F. Wiley Stadium.
  • 1:30 p.m. –Football Game: Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets vs. Geneva College Golden Tornadoes at John F. Wiley Stadium
  • Halftime – Alumni Tent at the Back Gate
  • Post-Game – 5th Quarter Steak Cookout at the back gate of the John F. Wiley Stadium (reservations required)

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724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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