Kendra Michelle Holt Crowned Hardin-Simmons University's Homecoming Queen

ABILENE, TX (10/11/2013)(readMedia)--  Kendra Michelle Holt of Fort Worth, Texas, was crowned Homecoming Queen 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.

Over her HSU career, Kendra has served on the Baptist Student Ministries Leadership Steering Committee, and the New Student Orientation and STAMPEDE leadership steering committees. She is a member of Psi Chi and is the president of the HSU Psychology Club.

Kendra works as a college intern and serves on the leadership team at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. Kendra has plans to continue in grad school and aspires to teach at the collegiate level. Kendra is the daughter of Kimberly and Kenneth Holt and is the oldest of three sisters.

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.