WCU crowns 2012 Homecoming queen and king

Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher congratulates Dominique ‘Dee’ Tyr’e Turner and Lauren Chelsey Crawford, WCU 2012 Homecoming king and queen, during halftime activities of WCU’s Oct. 6 football game against Georgia Southern University.

Lauren Chelsey Crawford, a senior from Fletcher majoring in special education, and Dominique “Dee” Tyr’e Turner, a senior from Concord majoring in communication, were crowned queen and king during Western Carolina University’s Homecoming 2012 celebrations Saturday, Oct. 6.

Crawford, sponsored by WCU cheerleading, is a 2009 graduate of T.C. Roberson High School and the daughter of Pam and David Crawford. She is a cheerleader, a member of the Gamma Mu Chapter of Phi Mu fraternity, a past Catamount Cup winner, a past volunteer with the WCU University Participant Program, and a volunteer with Dragonfly Forest, a nonprofit organization for children with autism. Turner, sponsored by WCU’s Leadership Institute, is a 2009 graduate of Jay M. Robinson High School and the son of Tammy Vargas and Alvin Evans. The pair was crowned during halftime at WCU’s football game against Georgia Southern University.

The queen and king were chosen through a campuswide election from a court of five women and five men. Joining Crawford and Turner were A’Kasha Alexandria Johnson, a senior from Concord majoring in communication sciences and disorders; Alecia Lorann Page, a senior from Earl majoring in English; Ashley Lauren Stalnaker, a senior from Union, S.C., majoring in marketing; Amber Lynn Steinhardt, a senior from Hypoluxo, Fla., majoring in business administration and law; John Eslie Arney IV, a junior from Vale majoring in management; Lance Jason Barton, a senior from Burlington majoring in music education; Asa Leland Jordan, a senior from Cary majoring in communication; and Caleb Lee Moore, a junior from Flat Rock majoring in criminal justice.