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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



<April 2017>
1- 2nd Annual WUABJ Mass Communication Bootcamp
- The Great Release Day
- The Great Release Day
- Winthrop Dance Film Festival
- Winthrop Opera Production
- Winthrop Softball vs. Longwood
2- Mass meeting
- Proof
- Winthrop Opera Theatre Production "Die Fledermaus"
3- PWI vs. HBCU
4- 2017 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
- Academic Table Forum
- Common Book: Uncovering the Dark Secret of Poverty, Social Inequality and Mental Health
- French Film Festival: "Bande de filles" ("Girlhood")
- ONCA Student Information Panel
- Southern Politics
- Spa Night
- Swagger Jack'd Ticket Selling
- SWAT Tabling
- Tabling for SAVE
- Terpsichore Bake Sale
5- Call of Duty: Campus Warfare
- Financial Literacy Presentation
- Fraternity & Sorority Awards
- RSA General Body
- The Merchant of Venice
- Therapy Dogs
- Understanding Your Benefits Workshop
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Charleston Southern
6- Bikeathon Kick-Off
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
- Film Showing: "A Beautiful Mind"
- Fulbright Information Session
- Immigration and Us: How New Immigration Policies Affect the Local Community
- International Bazaar
- It's on Us Tabling
- LOEC Weekly Meeting
- NAACP Bake Sale for Smiles
- Student Series: Tuba Studio Recital
- Summer School Tabling
- Swagger Jack''d Ticket Selling
- Tabling for SAVE
- Winthrop MORE Interest Event
7- 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
- CPC T-shirt sale
- Design and Illustration Thesis Show
- LEAD 120A
- LEAD 120A Break out Groups
- Lip Sync Battle
- M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Part I
- New Member Presentation
- Phi Beta Sigma New Member Presentation
- Student Organization Bootcamp
- The Sinfonia Sing-Off!
- Winthrop Baseball vs Presbyterian College
- Winthrop Softball vs. Campbell
- WUG Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
8- Crown 5K
- Eagle Club Schlorship Auction
- Eagle Flicks Student''s Choice Film: Moana (RAIN LOCATION)
- GRE Subject Test Examination
- Student Choice Movie (Moana)
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Presbyterian College
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Radford
- Winthrop Softball vs. Campbell (DH)
- Young Gents Academy
9- Medal of Honor in the Arts Awards Banquet
- The Merchant of Venice
- Winthrop Baseball vs Presbyterian College
10- 2017 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
- 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
- ADPi Scholarship Week
- African Night
- MFA Thesis Exhibition Part I
- Sigma Breaks the Stigma
- Sigma Breaks the Stigma Edu Event
11- Bioinformatics: Turning Biological Data into Knowledge for the Benefit of Humanity
- Akt Like a Nupe
- Clara Paulino, Associate Professor
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Clarinet Choir
- French Film Festival: "La Marquise d'O"
- Jewelry sale
- Jostens Ring Event
- Phi Nu Pie A Nupe
- Reverse Career Fair
- Student Thank You Note Project Day 1
- Summer School Tabling
- SWAT Game Night
- SWAT Tabling
- Take Back the Night
- WA Launch Interest Meeting
- Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes
- Wellness Screening
- Winthrop Baseball vs. The Citadel
- Winthrop Softball vs. Furman
12- Ease Your Mind
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Symphony Orchestra
- Jostens Ring Event
- Mass Communication Recognition Dinner
- Morri Creech Poetry Reading
- Population Health Book Reveal
- Professional Development
- Student Thank You Note Project Day 2
13- 14th Annual Ring Ceremony
- 2017 Earth Day Fair
- 2017 Earth Day Fair (Rain Location)
- Autism Awareness
- Don't Touch My Hair: A Healthy Hair Panel
- Financial Aid 101
- Jewelry sale
- Kinetic Fever Showcase
- Math Appreciation
- Nupes Never Cheat
- Student Thank You Note Project Day 3
- Tabling Event
- WUG Artist Talk: M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Part I
14- DSU Installation Ceremony
- Faculty Conference/Graduate Faculty Assembly
- GLoBAL Queer Prom
- INBRE Distinguished Lecture Series
- Kappa Alpha Psi: Snapchat Scavenger Hunt
- MSW Information Session
- Phi Mu Alpha Formal
- Spring Craft & Egg Hunt
- Spring One-Act Festival
15- Autism Charity Walk
- Charlotte Independence v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
- Disney Ball
- Light It Blue! Autism Awareness Walk
- Powder Puff Football game
- Spring One-Act Festival
1617- 2017 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
- 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
- MFA Thesis Exhibition Part I
- Tabling for Ratio Christi
- The Black Community & Religion
18- Artist Presentation
- Chi Omega Info Party Tabling Event
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Chorale, Winthrop Chamber Singers and Winthrop Collegiate Choir
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Horn Choir
- French Film Festival: "Monsieur Lazhar"
- If You Really Knew Me
- Paint Your Heart Out
- Palmetto Focus: Race
- Political vs. Social Rights: Comparing Constitutions in the US and Mexico
- SAC End of Year Celebration
- Scaffold Sit
- Smart Stuff Study Break
- Stress Fest
- Supervisor Meeting
19- "Living With Disaster"
- ArtsLab
- Financing Workshop
- Hip Hop Makes Me Feel Pt. 2 : In Between the Lines
- NPHC exec meeting
- RSA General Body
- Sophomore Workshop Series: So What Happens Now?
- The Challenge
- The Syrian Refugee Crisis Today
- Whitton Speaker Series
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Wofford
- Winthrop Book Club
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs. Gardner-Webb
- Winthrop University Democratic Candidate Forum
20- Bake Sale
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Symphonic Band
- Faculty Series: Corey Lovelace, soprano
- Financing Workshop
- Lemonade Sale
- Modern Day Veteran Breaking the Stigma
- Muslim Students Association Interest Meeting
- Omega Psi Phi Informational
- People, Parks, and Power: The Ethics of Conservation-related Resettlement
- Roddey McMillan Record Newspaper Tabling
- Science of Beer
- Snack off (Bake Sale)
- Snow Cone Sale
- SSS Tabling
- Student Life Awards Ceremony
- Tri Beta's Spring Plant Sale
- Unity Roundtable
- We Are Winthrop (Friends for Unity)
- Yoga & Chill
21- Friends of The Conservatory Series: Chartwell Dutiro, mbira
- Honors Symposium
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia''s American Music Recital
- Poison-Ivy Party
- Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE)
- Student Choreography Showcase
- Winthrop vs. Liberty
- WUchella
- WUCycle!
22- A Swag Show
- College Democrats of South Carolina Annual Convention
- Doughnut Dub 4
- Mid-Cab
- NBCC Administration
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Liberty
- Winthrop Softball vs. Liberty
- WU Competitive Gaming Club: Doughnut Dub 4
- WU Competitive Gaming Club: Doughnut Dub 4
23- Am I the Right Fit?
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Wind Symphony
- Gamma Beta Phi 2017 Induction Ceremony
- NAACP Freedom Fund Gala
- Phi Kappa Phi Initiation
- Plain Jane meeting
- Student Choreography Showcase
- The Shallows: Dive-In Movie
24- 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
- 5th Congressional District Special Election Third Party Candidate Forum
- Spa Night
- Special Event: Carolinas Wind Orchestra
- St. Vincent Study Abroad Bake Sale
- The Finals Detox
- Video Production Club presents Annual Film Festival
25- Faculty/Staff/Retirees Ceremony
- Interior Design Senior Exhibition
- Teddy Bear Tea Party
- Teddy Bear Tea Party - Rain Location
- Therapy Dogs
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Davidson
26- Late Night Breakfast
- M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition Part II
27- WUG Artist Talk: MFA Thesis Exhibition Part II & Part III
28- Advanced Sexual Assault Training
30- Big South Lacrosse Quarterfinals: Radford vs. Winthrop
- May Commencement
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