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October 2012 News Releases

Washburn University crowns Homecoming king and queen

Washburn University Seniors Madelyne Martin, Augusta, Kan. and Bear Hollins, Kansas City, Mo., were crowned Homecoming queen and king during halftime of the Washburn University football game vs. Northwest Missouri State University, Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl, Washburn University on Saturday, Oct. 27.

 Martin, Augusta, Kan., was nominated by Zeta Tau Alpha. Martin is vice president, director of sisterhood, new member assistant and activities chairwoman for Zeta Tau Alpha; vice president of Greek Council; and a resident assistant for residential living. She is a member of Mortar Board and Resident Assistant Council. Martin volunteers with Zeta Tau Alpha Breast Cancer Awareness and Education and Run for a Reason and has been involved with Washburn Transformational Experience, the Rescue Mission and the American Red Cross. She also is a member of Gamma Sigma Alpha and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She is majoring in elementary education and plans to teach in a Montessori preschool or a first-grade classroom. Her parents are Michael and Kristen Martin.

Hollins, Kansas City, Mo., was nominated by the Future Alumni Network. Hollins is a member of the Biology Club, Washburn American Medical Student Association and Washburn sports event staff. He played linebacker on Washburn’s football team and was a member of the squad’s leadership council. Hollins is a former public relations officer for the Black Student Union and volunteers as a physician’s assistant at Marian Clinic and for Big Brothers Big Sisters. He also has volunteered at Kansas Medical Dermatology Center, Midtown Medicine and Stormont-Vail HealthCare. Hollins is a senior majoring in biology and pre-medicine and plans to attend the School of Optometry at University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the son of Michael Hollins Sr. and Sandra Adero.

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Student activities and Greek life, 785-670-1723
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153