Join us for a time of fellowship & reunion with alumni, friends, current faculty & students. Campus groups- including social clubs, organizations, academic departments & more- will host drop-ins throughout the campus lawn. A CubZone will be available for kids as well as a pep rally! Pick up your schedule & map a the Information Station in Grant Plaza or check the Homecoming Guide on the Ouachita mobile app.
Kelsey Frink, a senior early childhood education major from Marion, Mass., was crowned Ouachita Baptist University’s 2013 Homecoming Queen during Ouachita’s pre-homecoming game ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Frink and other members of the court were presented at A.U. Williams Field, followed by the kickoff of the Homecoming football game against Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Ouachita President Rex Horne and OBU’s 2012 Homecoming Queen, Hannah Pilcher, crowned Frink. The 2013 Homecoming Court included Carli Sasser, Lindsey Fowler, Molly Bowman and Kristen Barnard.
The nominees were presented to the Ouachita student body during the weekly chapel service. They represented various campus clubs, classes and organizations. After the service, students were given the opportunity to vote for the court by casting ballots for their top five choices. The results were not announced until the Oct. 12 pre-game ceremony.
2012 Homecoming Queen Hannah Pilcher crowns 2013 Homecoming Queen Kelsey Frink at Ouachita’s Oct. 12 pre-game ceremonies. Photo by John Bunch.
“I was really surprised at first, whenever they called my name,” Frink said. “I’m really proud to represent Ouachita as their Homecoming Queen, and I’m proud to be the Campus Ministries rep.”
Frink represented OBU Campus Ministries and was escorted by her father, Kim Frink. She serves as a CM Ministry Leader and participated in the CM Tiger Tunes show. She has been named to Ouachita’s Dean’s and President’s Lists and is a member of the International Club and Carl Goodson Honors Program. Frink is a member of Off the Broadway drama ministry, Freshman Family Groups and intramural sports and serves in the children’s ministry at Park Hill Baptist Church in Arkadelphia.
“My mom and dad and baby sister were able to come for Homecoming and for Tunes this year, so my dad was able to escort me. We’re from Massachusetts, so it’s a really big deal,” Frink added. “I’m just really thankful to have such a great group of peers and faculty and staff to represent here as Homecoming Queen. Go OBU Tigers!”
First runner-up was Carli Sasser, a senior music education major from Crossett, Ark. Sasser represented Eta Alpha Omega men’s social club’s 2011 pledge class and was escorted by her father, Scott Sasser. She serves as president of Ouachita Singers and is a sweetheart of Eta Alpha Omega and also is involved in the Refuge band and Campus Ministries Tiger Tunes show.
Second runner-up was Lindsey Fowler, a senior business administration/finance, political science and history major from Arkadelphia, Ark. Fowler represented Student Senate and was escorted by her father, Bob Fowler. She is president of Student Senate and special events chair of Ouachita Student Foundation and also is involved in EEE women’s social club, KX men’s social club, the Hickingbotham School of Business Student Advisory Board and the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
Third runner-up was Molly Bowman, a senior mass communications, Christian studies/Christian theology and art major from Conway, Ark. Bowman represented Eta Alpha Omega men’s social club and was escorted by her father, Gary Bowman. She is involved in Tri Chi women’s social club, Eta Alpha Omega, Ouachita Student Foundation, Alpha Chi national college honor society, OBU Art Club, Pruet Sisterhood, Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society for religious studies and theology and ElderServe.
Fourth runner-up was Kristen Barnard, a senior mass communications and business administration/management major from Hot Springs, Ark. Barnard represented Beta Beta men’s social club and was escorted by her father, Shawn Barnard. She serves as OBU student photo director and as an OBU Admissions Counseling telecounselor and also is involved in OBU Campus Ministries and Enactus.