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LSU Names 2013 Homecoming King and Queen

10/30/2013 03:11 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU crowned its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the LSU vs. Furman University football game on Saturday, Oct. 26.


Emma Arceneaux, a senior majoring in biological sciences with a minor in English from St. Joseph, La. was crowned Homecoming Queen. Alex Cagnola, a senior majoring in biological engineering with a minor in business administration from Lafayette, La., was crowned Homecoming King.


Arceneaux is an active member of numerous student organizations, including the LSU Pre-Dental Society, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, LSU Student Government, the Greek Board of Directors, and Volunteer LSU. Arceneaux volunteers extensively through both Baton Rouge and her hometown communities, including Special Olympics, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Life Share Blood Center, St. Jude’s Dream Day Foundation and the Reading is Fundamental program.


In the spirit of this year’s Homecoming theme, “Geauxing Back in Time,” Arceneaux provided the following advice to high school seniors: “Get involved, be ambitious, and create your own stripes as an LSU Tiger. Make a difference on campus, so that the campus can make a difference on you."


Cagnola is actively involved in a number of student organizations, including Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, LA-STEM Program, the Greek Board of Directors, and the Biological Engineering Student Organization. Cagnola is an eight-semester member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, and has been awarded the Dr. Ben H. and Clare Roy Thibodeaux Scholarship through his entire undergraduate career at LSU. Cagnola is a volunteer and outreach and philanthropy chairman for Boys Hope Girls Hope and has worked as a senior researcher and research program member respectively for the LSU Department of Biological Engineering and the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives LA-STEM Program.


“Any member of the Homecoming Court should excel in leadership and scholarship and also be an active contributor to his or her community,” he said. “It is not only important for LSU, but also for the Baton Rouge community that we have LSU students who give back and want to make our area a better place for everyone.”


The Homecoming Court is an annual tradition that recognizes exceptional members of the LSU student body from all classifications. The Homecoming Court is chosen in a multi-stage selection process that includes judging panel application review and candidate interviews. The King and Queen are selected by a vote of the LSU student body.


LSU Homecoming 2013 was made possible thanks to generous donations to the university by presenting sponsor Campus Federal Credit Union, along with additional funding support from Burbank Commons, The Cottages of Baton Rouge, ExxonMobil, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, LSU Student Government, U Club Commons, and University Crescent. In addition to providing funding for Homecoming, a portion of these sponsors’ donations – a total of $5,500 – was contributed to the LSU general scholarship fund. Additionally, in-kind donations were made to LSU Homecoming by LSU Dining.


LSU Homecoming is coordinated by LSU Campus Life, a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students and the Division of Student Life and Enrollment.


For more information about Homecoming, visit or contact Margo Jolet in LSU Campus Life at 225-578-5955 or




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