This year, University of Oklahoma senior and Skiatook resident Bryce Fugate is among the students running for the 2015 Homecoming King title.
Fugate (Osage) is a dual-major student studying petroleum engineering and international studies and is in his final semester at OU. The Skiatook High graduate was nominated for this year’s homecoming court by the OU chapter of Society of Petroleum Engineers, he said.
This year, 12 OU students are on the homecoming court and are running for the homecoming king and queen titles and Fugate’s court partner and Homecoming Queen candidate is also Native American. The winners will be decided by an OU student online election vote and the Homecoming King and Queen title winners will be announced during the Saturday Oct. 24 football game against Texas Tech.
Fugate will be accompanying fellow OU student T’ata Roberts (Choctaw/Chickasaw/Taos Pueblo) during the homecoming festivities. Roberts is majoring in human relations with a minor in Native American Studies. She is the current president of the OU American Indian Student Association and served as 2014-2015 Miss Indian OU.
According to the OU Homecoming handbook, Homecoming royalty is decided and facilitated by the Leadership and Volunteerism Office and a committee separate from the Homecoming Executive Committee. Candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher and must be nominated by a registered student organization.
Fugate is a Skiatook High graduate and his parents are John and Julia Fugate. According to his LinkedIn page, Fugate is fluent in Spanish and has served as a language translator for OU recruiting events and town hall events. Fugate has also studied abroad in Columbia and has internship experience with energy companies including Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Samson Resources and ConocoPhillips.
The Homecoming game against Texas Tech starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Norman.
Original Publish Date: 2015-10-20 00:00:00