Two 2006 Marion Center Area High School graduates have been selected as the 2009 IUP Homecoming queen and king.
Nicole Buzzelli and Dan Fleming, both of Creekside, were chosen by members of the IUP student body as the queen and king of the Indiana campus.
Jamee Joppy and Billy Harden, both of Harrisburg, were selected as the Homecoming queen and king for IUP at Punxsutawney.
Vanessa Oren, of Macungie, and Brian O’Shea, of York, were first runners-up for the Indiana campus.
Homecoming royalty will be part of the parade and will be recognized at the Homecoming football game and the Homecoming Ball on October 9, 2009.
Although chosen by the IUP student body, members must be nominated by an IUP organization or regional campus.
Homecoming Queen, Indiana Campus
Buzzelli, a Child Development and Family Studies major, is the daughter of Kim Buzzelli, of Creekside, and Ben Buzzelli, of Apollo. She is a member of the IUP Red Cross Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Creekside-Washington Elementary School.
Homecoming King, Indiana Campus
Fleming, a Political Science major, is the son of Monica Fishel, of Indiana, and Dan and Michelle Fleming, of Ernest. He is a member of the Marion Center Area School Board, president of the IUP College Republicans, and a Creekside Borough Republican committeeman. He volunteers with the Indiana County Community Action Program and the Salvation Army.
Homecoming Queen, IUP at Punxsutawney
Joppy, a Communications Media major, is the daughter of James Joppy, Sr., and Jennifer Waters. She is a 2009 graduate of Susquehanna Township High School and volunteers at a daycare center.
Homecoming King, IUP at Punxsutawney
Harden, an Education major, is the son of Bill and Rena Harden. A 2009 graduate of Harrisburg High School, he serves on the Student Advisory Board of IUP at Punxsutawney.
First Runner-Up, Indiana Campus
Oren, an Accounting major, is the daughter of Rodney and Janice Oren. A 2006 graduate of Emmaus High School, she is a Provost Scholar and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
O’Shea, a Marketing major, is the son of Tom and Kris O’Shea. He is a 2006 graduate of York Suburban High School and a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.