Lafayette native Natalie Ann Camel has been named the 2009 UL Homecoming Queen. Camel is the daughter of Donald and Susan Camel and she was nominated by Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. A senior in kinesiology with a concentration in health promotion and wellness, Camel maintains a 3.0 grade point average.
Camel has been a member of the Ragin' Jazz for the past three years and has served as its secretary. She is also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and has served as its secretary and Yell Like Hell Coordinator. Camel represented the university as Miss UL and finished in the top 15 in 2007's Miss Louisiana competition.
"Being on the Homecoming Court is an experience I will never forget," Camel said in a release. "Representing the university as a whole is honestly the most rewarding experience that I have ever had. The opportunity of being on the court is the pinnacle of my Ragin' Cajun experience."
Maids of the court are Laura Bullinger, Lindsey LaJack, Patricia McLain and Bridget Meaux.
Laura Nicole Bullinger is a senior majoring in public relations with a minor in secondary education. Her parents are Matthew and Karen Bullinger of Illinois. She was nominated by the Student Government Association where she serves as vice-president.
Bullinger holds a 3.78 grade point average and is the vice-president of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Lindsey M. LaJack, daughter of Kim and Sonny LaJack of Opelousas, is a senior majoring in accounting. She was nominated by her sorority, Tri Delta and maintains a 3.576 grade point average. She has been an active member of Sigma Alpha Lambda since 2006 and the Accounting Society since 2008. LaJack has served her sorority for several years as skit chairman, academic chairman and is currently serving as president.
Patricia Ann McLain is the daughter of Allen and Laura McLain of Abbeville. She was nominated by Student Dietetic Association and maintains a 3.8 GPA as a senior majoring in dietetics. She has been named to the Dean's Lists for past six semesters.
McLain is vice president of Chapter Development of Delta Delta Delta sorority and has also been member development chairman, licensing chairman and sponsor chairmen. McLain was a cheerleader from 2006-08 and has also volunteered for St. Jude Research Hospital.
Bridget Jin Meaux is the daughter of Shooky and Donnie Meaux of Abbeville. Meaux holds a 3.36 grade point average as a senior majoring in chemical engineering with a biology emphasis and a math minor. She was nominated by Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.
Meaux is a Ragin' Cajun cheerleader and nationals team member and is involved with the Student Government Association where she serves as the president of the College of Engineering. She is also president of the Louisiana Engineering Society and is a member of the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band and the UL Symphonic Band.