Blake Allen Crowned Hardin-Simmons University's Homecoming King

ABILENE, TX (10/11/2013)(readMedia)-- Blake Allen of Buffalo Gap, Texas, was crowned Homecoming King for Hardin-Simmons University's 2013-2014 Homecoming festivities. 

The announcement of HSU's Homecoming Court came October 11 in Behrens Auditorium. Ten students were nominated. Dr. Lanny Hall, HSU president, opened the envelope holding the closely guarded secret of the students receiving the most votes to earn the title of King and Queen of the Homecoming Court. The ceremony was one of 70 Homecoming events October 10 – 13, 2013.

Blake has enjoyed serving the HSU student life department, serving as a member of the Student Activities Board, and on the Stampede Steering Committee. One of Blake's favorite HSU memories: Traveling with other students to watch the HSU Women's Soccer team win the Division III National Championship in San Antonio, Texas.

Blake will pursue a career as an educator and is currently applying for teaching/coaching positions. Blake is a member of Beltway Park Baptist Church and serves in college ministry where he enjoys leading and overseeing HSU student life groups.

About Hardin-Simmons:

HSU has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 undergrad and graduate students from 31 states and 12 countries. HSU has a 12:1 student faculty ratio with a campus that sits on 228 acres, with 86% of HSU's faculty members holding the highest degree in their field.

The university is named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best universities in the western region of the United States and is listed by The Princeton Review as a Top Ten Best in the West University. It is a member of the Colleges of Distinction and the Chronicle of Higher Education named HSU to its list of Great Colleges to Work For. HSU has been name as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and is a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Seven undergraduate degrees encompass 70 major fields including: athletic training, criminal justice, social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental science, religion, music, art, theatre, teaching, communications, business administration, accounting, and management. Ten graduate degrees, encompassing 26 programs, include the Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education in Leadership, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

International study programs include England, Austria, Hong Kong, Spain, and Australia.

Hardin-Simmons University, founded in 1891, is a private Christian liberal arts university, and has been affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists) since 1941.