The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Homecoming Royalty Crowned

October 9, 2019

The Ohio State University at Newark senior social work major Julie Reminder of Cleveland and junior communications technology major Abdirahman (Abdi) Farah of Borama, Somalia, were crowned Newark campus Homecoming queen and king during ceremonies at the Longaberger Alumni House, Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, October 4. The 2018 Homecoming King Zach Sparks and Queen Arisha Rahman were also in attendance to crown their successors.

After the presentation, Dean/Director William L. MacDonald said, “Abdi and Julie were chosen because of their spirit, integrity, academic success, leadership, contributions and involvement at Ohio State Newark.”

Joining Reminder and Farah on the court for Homecoming festivities on the Columbus the campus during the October 4-5 weekend were senior psychology major McKenzie Lanigan of Mount Liberty; junior early childhood development major Aramis Jamel Sanders of Anderson, Indiana; junior psychology major Stone Adams of Zanesville; and junior business management major Jesse T. McAndrew of Gahanna.

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 and celebrated the victory of the Ohio State versus Michigan State Homecoming game in Ohio Stadium.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, 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, education abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.

Caption: L to R: Aramis Jamel Sanders, Queen Julie Reminder, Stone Adams, King Abdirahman Farah, Jesse T. McAndrew, McKenzie Lanigan, Brutus Buckeye and Ohio State Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald.