A Crowning Achievement

Former Texas Tech homecoming queens and kings reminisce about their big day.

It's homecoming week at Texas Tech, and many events are planned to help celebrate the annual welcoming back of alumni.

And like every year, the week will culminate with the homecoming football game, where at halftime the 2013 homecoming king and queen will be named.

How does it feel to receive that honor? Is it something you remember for the rest of your life?

Every day this week, in preparation for Saturday's big reveal, Texas Tech Today will catch up with past homecoming queen and king winners.

1984 Homecoming Queen: Karen Mayfield Price

Karen Mayfield Price was crowned Homecoming Queen of Texas Tech in 1984 and graduated in 1986. After college, she was a television anchor/medical reporter for several years. Now she spends her time living in Amarillo with her husband and taking care of two of her four children. Her second-to-oldest child currently is a student at Texas Tech.

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1962 Homecoming Queen: Pamela White Taylor

Pamela White Taylor was crowned homecoming queen in 1962 and graduated in 1963. Before retiring, she was an associate professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Tyler. She currently lives in Winnsboro with her husband Mark, also a Texas Tech alumnus. The two have four children and eight grandchildren.

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2000 Homecoming King: Ryan Huie

Ryan Huie was crowned Texas Tech’s first homecoming king in 2000. Since graduating in 2001, he attended law school in Houston and now owns his own firm in Austin with his law partner, Stephenie McCoy, who also is a Texas Tech alumna. Along with his law practice, he has started a Water Ski School on Lake Austin, named the Ski L.I.F.E. Academy.” The acronym stands for “Life Is Fun Everyday.”

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1978 Homecoming Queen: Beth Ann Wright Erhardt

Beth Ann Wright Erhardt was crowned homecoming queen in 1978 and graduated in 1979. She currently is a neurology specialist in pharmaceutical sales and lives in Bulverde with her husband, Mark, and their four children.

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1994 Homecoming Queen: Angela Walker Garcia

Angela Walker Garcia was Texas Tech University’s 1994 Homecoming Queen. She graduated from the university in 1995. Now she lives in Overland Park, Kan., with her husband and two children, and is a sales director at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP).

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1999 Homecoming Queen: Melissa Hancock

Melissa Hancock was crowned homecoming queen in 1999. She received her master’s degree in communication studies from Texas Tech in 2002. She currently resides in Lubbock and is a pharmaceutical sales specialist and adjunct instructor at Texas Tech.

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