BU Students Crowned Homecoming King and Queen

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2005

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students Shawn Albert and Corrine Heist were crowned homecoming king and queen at the halftime show during the BU vs. West Chester football game Saturday, Oct. 29.

Albert is a senior mathematics major from Hatboro who represented Montour and Schuylkill residence halls. Heist is a senior special education major from Northampton who represented Alpha Phi Omega, a coed service fraternity.

The other finalists were: Mike Bocchino, a junior political science major from Fort Washington; Kristen Cheek, a senior communication studies major from East Fallowfield; Joe DiMola, a senior mass communications major from Whitehouse Station, N.J.; Shannon Duke, a senior exercise science major from Lititz; Jennifer Mischello, a junior history major from Old Forge; Martin Pastor, a sophomore music education major from Berwick; Carlos Proano, a senior finance major from Bloomsburg; and Julie Stavig, a junior nursing major from Lancaster.

Contestants were chosen during voting by their peers throughout homecoming week, which followed a “freak week” Halloween theme. The finalists were part of the combined Bloomsburg University/Bloomsburg High School homecoming parade that preceded BU’s 42-35 victory over West Chester.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.