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Welcome to the Winthrop Homecoming and Alumni Reunion
Homecoming Information



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



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