Published on November 2, 2018 by Sarah Cain  
Hoco18 King Queen

Samford University seniors Anne-Chason Wachter and Trent Taylor were honored as the 2018 Homecoming queen and king during the Homecoming Ball Nov. 1 at Seibert Gymnasium. The two were chosen in a university-wide vote. 

Wachter and Taylor both serve as student ambassadors, helping to represent the school, faculty, staff and alumni. Wachter is the daughter of Chason and Rachel Wachter. She is an elementary education major from Spanish Fort, Alabama. Taylor is the son of Mark and Francie Taylor. He is a political science major from Carrollton, Georgia.

Other homecoming court representatives were:


Carson Leigh Guess, daughter of Doug and Laurie Guess. She is an accounting major from Clarkston, Georgia. 

Lizzie Johnson, daughter of Rob and Angie Johnson. She is a nursing major from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cameron James Dobbins, son of Jim and Laura Dobbins. He is a marketing and Spanish major from Cordova, Tennessee. 

James Hornsby, son of Tenna and Howard Hornsby. He is an elementary education major from Decatur, Tennessee. 


Jud Tarence, daughter of Zane and Jamie Tarence. She is a nursing major from Birmingham, Alabama.

Mike Williams, son of Greg and Michelle Williams. He is an economics major from McCalla, Alabama.


Abbey Poe, daughter of Key and Tracey Poe. She is a nursing major from Cumming, Georgia.

Chris Harmon, son of Chris and Melanie Harmon. He is an elementary education major from Savannah, Georgia.


Morgan Champion, daughter of Anna Marie and Wesley Champion. She is a journalism and mass communication and Spanish major from Charleston, South Carolina.

John Cody Petitfils, son of Scott and Amy Petitfils, from Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Additional Homecoming coverage:

Leadership Forum

Alumni  Candlelight Dinner

Homecoming Recap

Brock School of Business Showcase Alumni

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.