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UC Crowns 2013 Homecoming Queen and King


Williamsburg, Ky. – During the 2013 Homecoming ceremonies, Miss Jung Won Jo and Mr. Keontre Walker were crowned University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) 2013 Homecoming Queen and King at the football game, where UC won 52-45 against Lindsey Wilson College.

An Elementary Education major with an emphasis on Mathematics, UC’s 2013 Queen, Jung Won, plays in the UC Marching Band and is also a Residence Assistant on campus. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Jo is the daughter of Kyung Nam Jo and Chang Soon Do. While studying at UC, she is hosted by her American parents Mark and Kathy Kendrick of Danville, Kentucky.

Walker escorted Jo and is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Management Information System. He is the son of Rhonda Reese and Eric and Stacey Robinson of Atlanta, Georgia. Walker’s father stood in for him during the crowning since Walker plays on the #2 ranked UC football team.

During half-time, the representatives of the 2013 Homecoming Court were also introduced.

Christin Rottenberger (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jonathan Estes (Harrogate, Tenn.) were the freshman representatives.

Anna Clayton (Princeton, Ky.) escorted by Jordan Gramling (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) and Katie Reid (Chattanooga, Tenn.) escorted by Caleb Ealy (Manchester, Ky.) were the sophomore representatives.

Mellissa Peplinski (Spokane Valley, Wash.) escorted by Dillon Cleavenger (Malibu, Calif.), Danielle Hoop (Owenton, Ky.) escorted by Dalton Hutton (Mount Vernon, Ky.), and Sarah Thompson (Manchester, Ky.) escorted by Kyle Marsh (Spokane, Wash.) were the junior representatives.

Bailey Mays (Clinton, Tenn.) escorted by Eric Wright (London, Ky.), Jackie Alexander (Broadhead, Ky.) escorted by Kendel Vickers (Corbin, Ky.), Kristen Keller (Greenville, Ind.) escorted by Brad Pearce (Lexington, Ky.), and Jung Won Jo (Seoul, South Korea) escorted by Keontre Walker (Atlanta, Ga.) were the senior representatives for King and Queen.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information, visit

Article provided by Lydia Huggins, Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant