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Homecoming: Queens and Kings

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2022 8:13 AM

Beginning as early as 1948, the naming of a Queen has been part of Homecoming at UB.  Though originally picked by popular vote, more recent Homecoming Queens (and Kings) have been selected based on their academics and involvement in campus life.  The names of many Queens and Kings can be found listed on this page but the University Archives' records are incomplete.  If you know the name of a Homecoming Queen or King that is not listed here, please contact the University Archives.

Film footage of Homecoming celebrations and games from the 1950s and 1960s can be found on the Films page of this site.  Homecoming Queens are often included in these films.

Photos of a Selection of Queens and Kings

Homecoming Queen Joan Arhardt and Buster, UB's live bull mascot

Joan Arhardt and Buster, UB's Mascot, 1957

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Homecoming Queen Lynn Voelker and Chancellor Clifford C. Furnas, 1958

Lynn Voelker, with Her Court and Chancellor Clifford C. Furnas, 1958

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Homecoming Queen Carolyn Cooper arrives at Rotary Field by helicopter.

Carolyn Cooper arrives by helicopter, 1963

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UB President Clifford C. Furnas escorting 1965 Homecoming Queen Camille Severyn.

Camille Severyn and UB President Clifford C. Furnas, 1965

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1979 Homecoming Queen Barbara Plotycia

Barbara Plotycia, 1979

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The 1981 Homecoming Queen being crowned at the football game.

Homecoming Queen, 1981

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1983 Homecoming Queen Dominique Mathelier

Dominique Mathelier, 1983

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1988 Homecoming Queen Amy Pitluk stands at the center of a line of five women.  The others are the runners up.

Amy Pitluk (center) and the Runners Up, 1988

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1993 Homecoming Queen Katie Kane and King Donald Johnson

Katie Kaney and Donald Johnson, 1993

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1997 Homecoming Queen Naniette Coleman and King Jude Francois

Naniette Coleman and Jude Francois, 1997

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2000 Homecoming Queen Brianna Sylver and King Brian Tse

Brianna Sylver and Brian Tse, 2000

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2006 Homecoming Queen Latrece Seneca and King Kack Niejadlik

Latrece Seneca and Jack Niejadlik, 2006

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Queens and Kings by Decade

1940

1941

1942

1943  No varsity sports

1944  No varsity sports

1945  No varsity sports

1946

1947

1948  Dora Bertoglio

1949  Connie Marx

1950

1951

1952  Barbara Yeiser

1953  Judy Harris

1954

1955

1956  Sandy Smith

1957  Joan Arhardt

1958  Lynn Voelker

1959  Linda Benson

1960  Suzanne Cofran

1961  Judy Naples

1962  Judy Shelly

1963  Carolyn Cooper

1964  Terry Neal

1965  Camille Severyn

1966  Diana Brunsvold (Fall Weekend)

1967  Beverly Shelly (Fall Weekend)

1968  No Homecoming/Fall Weekend Queen contest

1969  

1970

1971  No football team

1972  No football team

1973  No football team

1974  No football team

1975  No football team

1976  No football team

1977  

1978  Terri Hall

1979  Barbara Plotycia

1980

1981

1982 Helen Hess

1983 Dominique Mathelier

1984 Angela Bleir

1985 Paula Painchaud

1986  Cathy Regan

1987  Susan Ladley

1988  Amy Pitluk

1989  Cindi Repici

1990  Laurie Smith, Carlo Colecchia

1991  Eva Honig, Dan DiCesare

1992  Jeanine Cooley, Todd Webb

1993  Katie Kaney, Donald Johnson

1994  Julie Acker, Brian Scudder

1995  Cassandra Francique, Jim Larson

1996  Nicole Ganter, Stuart Goldberg

1997  Naniette Coleman, Jude Francois

1998  

1999

2000  Brianna Sylver, Brian Tse

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006  Latrece Seneca, Jack Niejadlik

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011  Kelsey Mech

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019