Jim Durham, News Bureau Director

With the announcement of Becky Hellman as Georgetown College Homecoming Queen on Saturday, Phi Mu fraternity scored an impressive 2010 trifecta – along with awards for Best Bench and Overall Female Homecoming Winner. Second year in a row, in fact!

That may have gone unnoticed by most fans in the Toyota Stadium stands…as our Tigers were losing a high-scoring affair at halftime (31-28). But, happily, Coach Bill Cronin’s men roared from behind to defeat Pikeville College 70-58.

Hellman is a senior Psychology major/Sociology minor from Hodgenville, and Homecoming King Perry Dixon is a senior English and Philosophy double major from Louisville.

By the way, when 2009 queen Ciera Mills – now a substitute teacher back home in Pike County – placed the crown on Becky’s head, that meant a Homecoming Queen 4-peat for Phi Mu. (Calie Goins was named queen in ’07, Sarah Hopkins in ’08.)

Panhellenic President and Resident Director of Phi Mu, Becky Hellman also represented her sorority sisters in a featured role of their “Welcome to the Jungle” skit that took Best Theme Development in Songfest on Friday night. She plans to attend graduate school next year to earn a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Perry Dixon is a member of the President’s House Association and is the Back Page Editor of the student newspaper, The Georgetonian. He spent fall semester ’09 in England at Georgetown’s Oxford University partner, Regent’s Park College, where he studied Ethics. He is applying to graduate schools and hopes to become an English teacher.

At the end of Songfest on Friday night, two new Tigers of the basketball hardwood – freshmen John Shepherd Presson of Georgetown and Lizza Jonas of Lexington – were named Homecoming Prince and Princess. John, who starred in rowing at The McCallie School in Chattanooga, is on the GC Tigers jayvee basketball team; while Lizza, who played basketball five years for Tates Creek High, is a member of Coach Susan Johnson’s varsity.

Speaking of Songfest, Kappa Delta won Best Overall Female for the second year in a row…and Anderson Hall won Best Overall Male, possibly for the first time ever!

Becky Hellman
President Bill Crouch and his wife, Jan, right, with Homecoming King Perry Dixon and Queen Becky Hellman.

Phi Mu
Becky Hellman, front and center during Phi Mu’s Songfest skit

Prince and Princess
Prince John Presson, Princess Lizza Jonas

Kappa Delta's in Songfest
Kappa Delta: Songfest’s Best Overall Female

Anderson Hall in Songfest
Anderson Hall: Songfest’s Best Overall Male

The Drakes
Kellie Furrie Drake (Phi Mu) and Paul Drake, both Class of ’83, stopped to admire the winning bench before joining their Georgetown student/children – senior Emily (Sigma Kappa) and freshman Scott.

Songfest 2010 Awards

  • Participant’s Choice Male
    Collier Hall
  • Participant’s Choice Female
    Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Most Comical
    Collier Hall
  • Best Theme Development
    Phi Mu
  • Best Choreography
    Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Best Musical Presentation
    Independent Women
  • Most Georgetown Spirit
    Knight Hall
  • Most Creative
    Sigma Kappa
  • Best Overall Male
    Anderson Hall
  • Best Overall Female
    Kappa Delta

Homecoming Week awards

  • Best Bench
    Phi Mu
  • Overall Male Homecoming Winner
    Phi Kappa Tau
  • Overall Female Homecoming Winner
    Phi Mu

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