The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Homecoming Royalty Crowned

October 9, 2018

The Ohio State University at Newark senior psychology major Arisha Rahman of Dublin, Ohio, and sophomore psychology major Zachary Sparks of Huntsville, Ohio, were crowned Newark campus Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at the Longaberger Alumni House, Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 5.

“You were chosen because of your spirit, integrity, academic success, leadership, contributions and involvement at Ohio State Newark,” said Dean/Director William L. MacDonald.

Joining Rahman and Sparks on the court for Homecoming festivities on the Columbus campus during the Oct. 5-6 weekend were junior marketing major Nicole Espinoza De Montreuil of Lima, Peru; senior business management major Ciana Roush of Canal Winchester, Ohio; junior history major Andrew Luckett of Newark, Ohio; and senior business administration major Mitchell Mullins of Newark, Ohio.

Following the crowning ceremony, students participated with their Columbus and regional campus counterparts in The Ohio State University Homecoming Parade, which is one of Ohio State's biggest and longest-running traditions. Student organizations, colleges, departments, community organizations and local celebrities all take part in this tradition. The parade begins each year at Ohio Stadium and ends at the Ohio Union. Following the parade students participated in the Homecoming Pep Rally, sponsored by The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Student-Alumni Council, inside the Ohio Union. On Saturday, students took part in the Ohio State Marching Band Skull Session at St. John's Arena and attended the Ohio State versus Indiana Homecoming game in Ohio Stadium.

To view photos of the Homecoming Coronation ceremony, click here.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.