By Jeff Murphy, October 18, 2022
University of Central Missouri students Adrian Chinn, representing Sigma Kappa sorority, and Michael Cadwell, Sigma Pi fraternity, on Oct. 15 were honored as Homecoming Royalty during halftime of the Mules vs. Missouri Southern State University Lions football game at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.
WARRENSBURG, MO – While Mules football fans watched their favorite team capture a victory Saturday, Oct. 15, the 2022 Homecoming celebration at the University of Central Missouri had winners of many different kinds with contests and special events that took place on campus throughout the week. The university’s Office of Student Activities released this year’s competition results, many of them announced during the football game.
In the annual Homecoming Royalty competition, Adrian Chinn, Sigma Kappa sorority was crowned Queen, with Keiasiah Mozee, Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, second; and Kamryn Geiman, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, third. The Royalty King was Michael Cadwell, Sigma Pi fraternity; Ryan Lett, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, was second; and Eion Jones, Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, third.
For many students participating in this year’s Homecoming, the competitions were an opportunity to work collaboratively for fun, bragging rights, or in some cases to help a good cause.
Greek men and women teamed up on their parade entries and the award winners in their division were as follows: Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Sigma Pi fraternity, first; Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Delta Chi fraternity, second; and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, third. The Campus Christian House captured first place among student organizations that participated in the parade, and in the Community category, top parade entries were, RISE Community Services, first; Warrensburg Christian School, second; and Center Stage, third.
In the Cheering Contest, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Sigma Pi fraternity captured first place; Sigma Kappa sorority and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, second; and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, third.
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Delta Chi fraternity collaborated for a win in the Spirit Window competition. Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity finished second, and Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Farmhouse finished third.
The Bowling Tournament concluded with Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and Sigma Pi fraternity racking up 750 pins for a first-place victory; Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity finished second with 711 pins; and PRISM finished third with 648 pins.
The annual Homecoming Blood Drive led to the collection of 292 units of blood to help save lives. Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Delta Chi fraternity contributed to this effort and finished first among all competitors. Also recognized were Delta Zeta sorority and Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, which was second, and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, third.
Donation creation was an opportunity for student groups to collect food and other non-perishable items that were arranged in displays that captured UCM spirit and theme for this year’s Homecoming, “University of Central Missouri Feeling ’22.” These items were then donated to the Campus Cupboard to serve students and employees in need. The first-place entry was created by Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and Farmhouse. Sigma Kappa sorority and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity finished in second place, and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity received third-place honors.