Brianna Franklin and TJ Wisham will reign as Queen and King of the University of Louisiana when Lafayette returns in 2021.
Franklin, Wisham, and the eight other members of the Homecoming Court are presented at halftime of the Homecoming game. The Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns will meet the Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field on Saturday, October 30th at 4:00 p.m.
Nominations for the court could be submitted by any registered student organization or sports team. A panel of lecturers and staff, student athletes and student leaders interviewed the applicants and gave each one a score.
The 10 nominees with the highest scores became members of the court. The highest rated female and male applicants were Franklin and Wisham.
Trevian Ambroise is a senior from Broussard, La. with an emphasis on history. The university’s honorary committee nominated him.
Ambroise is the chairman of the board. He is also a research fellow at the University’s Center for Louisiana Studies and the Guilbeau Center for Public History. Ambroise was the managing director of The Big Event. He received the Magruder Drake Senior Award for Excellence in History, the Jamie Guilbeau Award for Public History, and the Century Oak Award.
His parents are Marvin and Alicia Ambroise.
Sydney Babin is a senior from Watson, La., majoring in Marketing. She was nominated by Kappa Delta Sorority.
While at UL Lafayette, Babin was the house chairman of Kappa Delta. She was a member of the Student Government Association. Babin represented the BI Moody III College of Business Administration at the SGA as Senator and President. She was an employee of the student advisory service.
Babin is the daughter of Darren Babin and Tara Shows.
Reed Brossard is a senior from Milton, La., specializing in Public Relations. He was nominated by the Student Government Association.
While at UL Lafayette, Broussard was President of the SGA. He was a co-founder of the Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns Student Supporter Organization. He was director of the John 15 organization of the Catholic Church’s Our Lady of Wisdom. He also served twice as a Life Teen Summer Missionary.
Broussard is the son of Mike and Kristie Broussard.
Katherine Bryant is a senior from Youngsville, La., majoring in Speech Therapy with a minor in Spanish. She was nominated by the SOUL Camp of the Office of Orientation.
Bryant was a senior member of the SOUL camp. She has also mentored students in the university’s LIFE program, was inducted into the 1898 Society, and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She did more than 600 hours of community service.
She is the daughter of Faye and Scott Bryant.
Joseph Irish Caldwell is a senior from Slidell, La., majoring in Political Science. He was nominated by the Omega Order, the Greek honor society.
Caldwell was President of the Society and a fellow of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was Vice President of Pi Sigma Epsilon, an association for sales, marketing and management, and Executive Chairman of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
His parents are David Caldwell and Amelia Caldwell.
Brianna Franklin is a senior from Richmond, Texas with an emphasis on biology. She was nominated by the Black Student-Athlete Association.
During her time at UL Lafayette, she founded the association and was also its president.
She is a member of the Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns women’s volleyball team and served as its captain. Her community service includes singing in the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Wisdom.
Franklin is the daughter of LeRoy Franklin and Erika Franklin.
Ayree Jaylynn Johnson is a junior from Kenner, La., specializing in graphic design. She was nominated by the Black Women Leadership Association.
Johnson served as president and chairman of the association’s public relations. Johnson served on the Executive Board of the Black Student Union. She was recognized for her academic achievements by the Black Faculty and Staff Association. She held various managerial positions as a member of the student advisory service.
Her parents are Mark and Vaida Johnson.
Anjolaoluwa Oni is a senior from Lagos, Nigeria with a major in civil engineering. He was nominated by the African Students Association.
Oni is president of the association, ward director of Agnes Edwards Hall, and secretary of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He was vice president of the student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and served on the board of directors of Region V. He has done more than 250 hours of community service.
His parents are Samuel Oni and Adebukola Oni.
Cheramie Fuhrmann is a PhD student from Prairieville, LA pursuing a master’s degree in communications. She was nominated by the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Wagoner is a research associate in the university’s communications and marketing office. She was an intern in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. As a mentor and manager for the SOUL Camp, Wagoner was, among other things, co-chair and responsible for personnel development and recruitment. She was a member of the Student Government Association.
Her parents are Monette Wagoner and Barry Wagoner.
TJ Wisham is a PhD student in Baton Rouge, La. pursuing a master’s degree in systems technology. He was nominated by the Black Student-Athlete Association.
Wisham is the club’s vice president. He is a member of the Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns Football Team and its board of directors. Wisham was a member of the university’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was twice inducted onto the Sun Belt Conference’s academic list of honor. Wisham traveled to Puerto Rico for missionary work with the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship.
His parents are Michelle Wisham and Theodore Wisham Sr.
The theme Homecoming 2021 is âOur Identity. Our fire. Our Heritage. âDuring Homecoming Week, October 24-30, the University Program Council and the UL Lafayette Alumni Association will host a variety of activities and events for students and alumni, including a pep rally, scavenger hunt, decoration contests and parade .
Learn more about Homecoming in 2021.
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