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MSU announces candidates for 2019 Homecoming Court

Every October, Eagles from far and wide return to their beloved alma mater to join other members of One Eagle Family at MSU’s Homecoming Weekend. A highlight of the weekend is the annual crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King. 

The ceremony takes place at halftime during the Homecoming football match-up between MSU and Butler, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Jayne Stadium.   

2019 Homecoming Court:

Queen Candidates:  

Brianna Haynes is a junior chemistry major from Morehead. Her parents are Kristy and Lee Ann O’Bryan. She is sponsored by Kappa Delta Sorority.  

Allie Hull is a senior exercise science major from Richmond. Her parents are Michelle and William Hull. She is sponsored by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.  

Hannah Layne is a senior child development major from Pikeville. Her parents are Mary and Dusty Lane. She is sponsored by Delta Gamma Sorority.  

Hannah McFarland is a senior special education with a specialization in moderate and severe disabilities and middle school science major from Salyersville. Her parents are Waynette and Donald McFarland. She is sponsored by Chi Omega Sorority.  

Gabby Merrill is a senior BSN nursing major and biology minor from Maysville. Her parents are Sherry and Rodney Merrill. She is sponsored by Student Alumni Ambassadors.  

King Candidates:  

Luke Birkes is a senior strategic communication major from Winchester. His parents are Lora and Dee Birkes. He is sponsored by the Student Government Association.  

Devin Boggs is a junior space systems engineering major from Bardstown. His parents are Shawn and Aaron Boggs. He is sponsored by Student Alumni Ambassadors.  

Hunter Collins is a senior business administration major from West Liberty. His parents are Kristi and Kevin Collins. He is sponsored by Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.  

Brent Parsons is a sophomore international studies and political science major from Grayson. His parents are Michelle and Jason Parsons. He is sponsored by Delta Zeta Sorority.  

Larry Whelan is a senior marketing major from Morehead. His parents are Rhonda and Rick Whelan. He is sponsored by Delta Gamma Sorority.  

Students may vote for Queen and King on Oct. 14 and 15. Voting is online and students should check their MSU email for a ballot. They will cast one vote for Queen and one for King. Voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 14 and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15. Students who do not receive a ballot should contact Shannon Colvin, associate director for the Office of Student Activities, at 606-783-2886 or  

To learn more about student activities, visit, email or call 606-783-2071. 

For more information on MSU Homecoming 2019 events, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 800-783-ALUM, or visit