New Paris resident Adrian Calhoun elected to Olivet's 2013 Homecoming Court

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Adrian Calhoun, escort for Homecoming Queen Katharyn Schrader (center), in Olivet's 2013 Homecoming court

BOURBONNAIS, IL (11/07/2013)(readMedia)-- Adrian Calhoun from New Paris was part of the Queen's Court for the 59th Homecoming coronation ceremony at Olivet Nazarene University on November 6, 2013. Chosen by his peers for this honor, he is a senior majoring in religious studies and a leader among the student body. He is the son of Rev. H. Doyle and Carolyn Calhoun.

During his time at Olivet, Calhoun has served as a resident assistant and discipleship group leader; as co-chaplain and co-president of the Proclamation Gospel Choir; with Preaching Ambassadors; and as a student ambassador for the Department of Public Safety. At Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene, he has been a member of the choir and worship team. He is planning to pursue a master's degree in pastoral ministries and be a servant wherever God leads him.

Calhoun escorted the Homecoming Queen, Katharyn Schrader (Monmouth, Ill.).

Other members of the 2013 Homecoming Court, all seniors and also chosen by their peers for this honor, are: Christine Caven (Boise, Idaho), escorted by Benjamin Geeding (Manteno, Ill); Lillian Guenseth (Galesburg, Ill.), escorted by Matthew Jones (Eureka, Ill.); Hannah Taylor (Fenton, Mich.), escorted by Kyle Miller (Sesser, Ill.); and Hillary Vaughn (Kankakee, Ill.), escorted by Caleb Carr (Afolkey, Ill.).

Olivet's Homecoming Queen and members of her Court have been honored each year since 1955. The Queen is a senior woman chosen by the student body. She is person of integrity; gives glory to God in her life; helps others feel loved and accepted; and expresses Olivet's academic, social, and spiritual ideals.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three additional sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.


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Laura Warfel

Public Relations Specialist

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Ill.