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2016 Homecoming King and Queen  

Court Campaign Guidelines are available here 

Vote is available here

Queen Candidates 

Lexie deMoya

Name: Lexie deMoya
Class: Senior
Major: Mass Communication
Minor: Theatre
Interesting fact: my favorite thing to do to de-stress is running and spending time with my mini dachshund.
Hometown: Lexington, SC

 Shawana Miller

Name: Shawana Miller

Class: Senior
Major: Family & Consumer Sciences Early Childhood Concentration
Minor: NA
Interesting fact: I love to sing, and encourage others! I plan to create my own nonprofit for young mothers after I graduate
Home town: Andrews, SC

 MJ Miller

Name: MJ Miller Class: Senior
Major: Political Science
Minor: Sociology & Leadership Studies
Interesting fact: I have visited four different countries
Home town: Pendleton, SC


 Janay Reece

Name: Janay Reece
Class: Senior
Major: Mass Communication
Minor: Political Science
Interesting fact: My younger brother, sister and I look like triplets even though I am the oldest.
Home town: Charlotte, NC

 King Candidates   

TyQuan Butler Name: TyQuan Butler
Class: Senior
Major: Social Work
Minor: NA
Interesting fact: I can sing in 3 difference languages.
Hometown: Sumter, SC
 DeVon Ford Name: DeVon Ford
Class: Senior
Major: Fine Arts
Minor: Visual Communications
Interesting fact: I taught myself to play keyboard by ear.
Hometown: Florence, SC
 Jarvis Fortune Name: Jarvis Fortune
Class: Senior
Major: Integrated Marketing Communication
Minor: NA
Interesting fact: I brush my hair 3-5 times a day
Hometown: Bishopville, SC
 Chukwuemeka Ikenegbu Name: Chukwuemeka Ikenegbu
Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Healthcare Management
Interesting fact: I enjoy long walks on the beach.
Hometown: Anderson, SC







Application Guidelines
 Any full–time Winthrop University student classified as a Junior or Senior by the University is eligible as a candidate for Homecoming King or Queen. 

 Candidates must be in good academic and judicial standing with the university, and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (Winthrop University hours only).

 All applications for Homecoming King and Queen must be submitted online and are date and time stamped when submitted. Any applications submitted after the 5 p.m. deadline will NOT be considered.

 Applications are only considered complete when the following items are submitted: the application, short answer responses, and resume.

Oct. 12   Deadline for applications  5:00 p.m.
Oct. 21      Screening of applications 2-5:00 p.m. 
Oct. 22 Candidates' names selected for interviews will be notified by email. no later then 12pm on 10.22  
Oct. 24 All selected candidates need to come to 269 DIGS to sign up for an interview time slot 9:00-5:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 Interviews for King and Queen in DIGS 257 & 256  2-5:00 p.m.     
Nov. 1      Email notification sent to those selected for the court   12:00 p.m.
Nov. 7  Homecoming Court Presentation. Campaigning and voting will begin after the presentation ends
Presentation is in the Richardson Ballroom. 
8:00 p.m.
Nov. 11  Voting ends 12:00 p.m.
Nov. 12   Winners announced at Half time of Men's Basketball Game  4:00 p.m. 

Please direct all questions to Pam Varraso at 269 DiGiorgio Campus Center,

803-323-2248  or



<February 2017>
1- Carnation Sales
- Coffeehouse Cru
- RSA General Body
- RUF Large Group
- Showing of Millennial Leadership: A New Framework For a New Leader
- Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society/Chemistry General Meeting
2- Bake Sale Fundraiser
- Carnation Sales
- Culture Club Meeting
- Def Poets Society Open Mic Night
- Hazing Prevention Workshop
- Mindful Meditation: The Culture, the Practice, the Implications
- Piano Smash!
- Student Orgs Training
- The Gilman Scholarship: $5,000 to study abroad!
- WUG Artist Talk: Eric Pickersgill
3- 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at Winthrop University
- Global Friends Reception
- Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels
4- Fandom Party
- LSAT Administration
5- Super Bowl Party
6- D.A.R.E.
- Digital Immortality Focus Group Meeting
- Eye to Eye by Phil Moody
- Foundations Exhibition
- Hovering by Mark Hamilton
- Spanish Film Festival
7- African Students Association meeting
- Carnation Sales
- Courtesy Committee Meeting
- Donut You Know Chi O loves WU?
- Fine Arts Alumni Presentations
- Peer Mentor Group Interviews
- Spring 2017 Study Abroad Fair
- Your Decision, Your Campus
8- Carnation Sales
- Cookies and Conversations
- Def Poets Society First Interest Meeting
- Discussion on Millennial Leadership: A New Framework For a New Leader
- Let's Make This Work
- NAACP Model Rehearsals/Meetings
- Peer Mentor Group Interviews
- Red
- Skin Deep Informational
9- Bake Sale
- Chalkboard tabling
- Create-a-Critter
- Grad Ed Week Info
- Hazing Prevention Workshop
- Her Campus Fashion Show
- Jazz Night
- Mindful Meditation
- Peer Mentor Group Interviews
- Student Allocations Training
- TKE Mac & Cheese Cook-off (Fundraiser)
- WUG Artist Talk: David Houston, Art Historian/Curator
10- Casual Friday Discussion
11- CSL Garnet & Gold Gala
- Gents Academy
12- Cardio Kick Group Class
- NAACP Founder's Day Program
- Pancake brunch
- Red
- The Notebook: Dinner and a Movie
- Valentine's Day with the Pi's - Alpha Delta Pi
13- A Novel Idea Interest Meeting
- A.Bevy Collegiate Group: The Untold Story of Emmett Till
- Eye to Eye by Phil Moody
- Foundations Exhibition
- Guest Artist Series: Andrew Smith, tuba
- Hovering by Mark Hamilton
- Love Mic Night
- Photo booth around the world
- Sexual Health and Awarness
- Spanish Film Festival
- The Vagina Monologues
14- "Why Graduate Education Matters"
- Bake sale
- Be The Change
- Carnation Tabling
- Condoms and Cupcakes
- Food Recovery Network Meeting
- Love Grams
- MSC Member Meeting
- Muggle Magic
- Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Informational
- Ring Sales Day
- Soup With SWAT
- Vases for Your Valentine
15- Budgeting Into Retirement
- EagleFlicks Presents: "Loving"
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Woodwind Quintet
- Graduate School Open House & Academci Showcase
- Open Mic with the Ques
- Ring Sales Day
- RSA General Body
- Sophomore Workshop Series: So What Happens Now?
- The Wiz
- What is Asexuality and Aromanticism?
16- 2017 Student Body Election Interest Meeting
- Artist Showcase: John Daso
- Bake Sale
- Common Time Table
- Culture Club Meeting
- Digital Immortality Focus Group Meeting
- Improv This - Not me festival
- Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale
- Reality Check
- Relay for Life Interest/Team Captain Meeting
- Winthrop In Wonderland Tabling
17- Jabali Afrika
- SHIELD Exec Board Meeting
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Maine
18- LIFT Conference
- The Wiz
19- Gentlemen's League Organization Meeting
- Plain Jane Mass Meeting
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Maine
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Sienna
20- Ceramics Club Bake Sale
- Eye to Eye by Phil Moody
- Hovering by Mark Hamilton
- Kappa Alpha Psi Formal Interviews
- President's Day Event
- Spanish Film Festival
- The Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Crisis: Its Global Moral and Humanitarian Dimensions
21- 2017 Student Body Election Interest Meeting
- Career Showcase
- Graduation 101 Information Session
- Hip Hop Makes Me Feel
- Jewelry/Metals Exhibition
- Literary Society's Meeting
- Pie A GENT
- SEAC Plastic Bag and Battery Drive
- Skydive for $5
- Special Event: Carolina Youth Winds Ensemble
- Student Org Training
- What's the Difference
- Winthrop Book Club
22- Dance Africa
- Education Career Fair
- Faculty Series: Douglas Black, tuba
- Free Professional Photos
- Society of Black Consciousness & Subversion Mass Meeting
- Viewing of ORIGIN: Design, Chance, and First Life on Earth
23- 2017 Market Outlook
- Acapella Night with Eh440
- AWC Bake Sale
- End It Movement
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Symphonic Band and Winthrop Wind Symphony
- Heart Health Screening
- Non-Resident Tax Assistance Program Overview and General Information Session for International Students
- Nutrition Education Program
- Relay for Life Tabling
- SEAC Plastic Bag and Battery Drive
- Skydive for $5
- Tau Sigma Honor Society Induction Ceremony
- Trap Art
- Unity Roundtable
- WUG Artist Talk: Rob Amberg
24- Department of Human Nutrition Advisory Board Meeting
- Department of Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship CEU Event
- Soul Lounge
- Video Games on the Lawn
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs William & Mary
- Winthrop Softball Invitational
25- 24-Hour Play Festival
- MSC Sells Girl Scout Cookies!
- TED Info Session
- Winthrop Softball Invitational
- Faculty Series: Matthew Manwarren, piano
- Gentlemen's League Organization
- NRHH Induction Ceremony
- NRHH Induction Ceremony Reception
- Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity Induction Ceremony
- Phi Beta Sigma Cookout
- Plain Jane Mass Meeting
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Virginia Commonwealth University
- Winthrop Softball Invitational
27- A Novel Idea Interest Meeting
- Escalation Workshop
- Eye to Eye by Phil Moody
- Hovering by Mark Hamilton
- Jewelry/Metals Exhibition
- Phi Beta Sigma: What's Right and What's Wrong
- Spanish Film Festival
28- Academic Success Center's SPRINKLE
- Bake Sale
- Common Book: The Benefit of Failure and other Exercises in Creativity
- Def Poets Society Meeting/Game Night
- Going Back in the Closet: The Health Care Crisis for LGBT Seniors
- Grad Finale
- Non-Resident Tax Assistance Program Overview and General Information Session for International Students
- PEBA Perks Wellness Seminar
- Phi Beta Sigma tabling for March of Dimes
- Phi Beta Sigma Venus vs. Mars
- Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships: Money for Grad School
- Pledge to End the R word
- Tabling for Thanks
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