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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



<March 2017>
1- Ceramics Club Bake Sale
- Coffeehouse Cru
- End the R word rally
- Ensemble Series: Faculty & Student Concert
- Games on Digs Lawn with Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Ring Sales Day
- RSA General Body
- Underexposed Film Festival
- WUG Artist Talk: Phil Moody
2- Battle of the Books: Raising Awareness for Childhood Literacy
- Big South Men's Basketball Tournament
- Culture Club Meeting
- Krisy Kreme Fundraiser Doughnut Pick-Up
- Nutrition Education Program
- Quiet Space
- Red Wolf Revival: Short Film Screening & Discussion
- SAC Resume Builinding
- Scaffold Sit
- Social Work Month Tabling
- Student Research Exhibit
- Underexposed Film Festival
3- Casual Friday Discussion
- COE Faculty Assembly
- Creative Writing Showcase
- English Department's Book Sale and Student Poster Presentations
- New and Returning Peer Mentor Meeting
- Open Mic Night
- Underexposed Film Festival
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Oregon
- Winthrop Softball Invitational
4- EagleFlicks Presents
- Krispy Kreme Race
- Underexposed Film Festival
- Winthrop Softball Invitational
5- Kings and Queens Block Party
- Winthrop Softball Invitational
6- Chi Omega Week of Wishes Karaoke Night
- Chi Omega Week of Wishes Wishing Well Tabling
- Eye to Eye by Phil Moody
- House of Cards - An Interactive Discussion on Homelesses
- Hovering by Mark Hamilton
- Jewelry/Metals Exhibition
- Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right
- SAE helping hands
- Spanish Film Festival
7- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Mu Xi Bake Sale
- Chi Omega Week of Wishes Balloon Release Tabling
- Circle of Sisterhood Speaker
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Percussion Ensemble
- HR Updates for Supervisors
- IVOP: Chicken and Waffles Fundraiser
- Macfeat Family Engagement Event
- Pie a Sigma
- Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle Basket
- Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting
- Safe Spring Break: Spring Fling
- SEAC Tabling
- Sowing Seeds for Growth and Development Tabling Event
- Spanish Film El Libertador
- Student Professional Development
- Tabling for Thanks
8- Chi Omega Week of Wishes Make-A-Wish Balloon Release
- Cru Survey Table
- EagleFlicks Presents: A Ballerina's Tale
- Housing Workshop
- Question Bridge: Women's Voices International Women's Day Panel
- Residence Life Room Sign Up Tabling
- Student Life Professional Development Session
- WU's Line is it Anyway Part 2
9- ASA Bake Sale
- Bikeathon Tabling
- Emsemble Series: Winthrop Jazz Ensemble
- G.E.N.T Tabling
- Health & Wellness Event
- Nutrition Education Program
- Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle Basket
- Residence life Room Sign Up Tabling
- Wear Your Colors
10- Chapter meeting
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Canisius
11- SACAC Mini Camp
- SAT Administration
- Winthrop Baseball vs. Canisius
12- Winthrop Baseball vs. Canisius
1314- Grad School 101
- I'm Here for Me
151617- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Marist
18- MPRE Testing
- Winter Guard International
- Winthrop Softball vs. Presbyterian College
19- Alpha Phi Alpha SPR 17 Neophyte Presentation
- Gentlemen's League Organization
- Winthrop Lacrosse vs Davidson
- Winthrop Softball vs Presbyterian College
20- Family Feud
- Just Eat It: A Food Waste Movie
- Sculpture Exhibition
- Tabling Event
21- A Corporate Competition
- American Sign Language Club meeting
- Chi Omega Tabling Event
- Creative Music Instruments
- Disc Golf Tournament Awareness
- Drone Club Interest Meeting
- French Film Festival: Mood Indigo (L'Écume des jours)
- Medieval Studies The Secret of Kells
- MSC Member Meeting
- National Nutrition Month
- Pie A GENT
- RMR Groove-a-thon Tabling
- Tabling Event
- Tabling for Basket Raffle
- Walk a Mile tabling
- Women's Soccer Club Bake Sale
22- "Bee-lieve" in the Power of Reading
- "The American Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry" by Dr. Walter Edgar
- Alpha Delta Pi's Got Talent!
- ASA Model Practicing
- Coffeehouse Cru
- EmerGENTcy Manhunt
- Francisco Laranjo, International Artist
- Girl Can We Talk
- Queen City CLTive
- RMR Groove-a-thon Tabling
- RSA General Body
- RUF Large Group
- Sophomore Workshop Series: So What Happens Now?
- Student Life Professional Development Session
- The Voice: Journey to Self
- Winthrop American Marketing Association Professional Mixer
- WUHA Throwback Trivia Night
23- Adidas Winthrop Invitional
- Bake Sale
- Bike-a-thon Cookout
- Creative Music Instruments
- Culture Club Meeting
- Disc Golf Tournament Awareness
- Embracing Diversity Within the Workplace
- Fencing on Campus Green
- French Film Festival: "La cour de Babel" ("School of Babel")
- Growing Up Muslim in the South
- Heretics and Saints
- Mark Twain's Fairy Tale, Lecture by Dr. John Bird
- NAACP Change for Change
- National Nutrition Month
- Night of Worship
- Nutrition Education Program
- Queen City CLTlive
- Relay for Life Rave
- RMR Groove-a-thon Tabling
- Social Work Month Speaker's Event
- Star Wars Theme Night
- Summer School Tabling
- The League of Extraordinary Characters Club Meeting
- Walk a Mile tabling
- Winthrop Softball vs Western Carolina
24- 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance(VITA) Program at Winthrop University
- Def Poets Society Writer's Workshop with Tammaka Staley
- Nance Dance
- RMR Groove-a-thon Tabling
- Winthrop Baseball vs. High Point
- Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning
25- College Prom Masquerade
- Gents Academy
- Greek Cookout
- Rolller Rave
- Special Event: "The Leipzig Organ Tradition: Bach and Beyond"
- Special Event: DB Johnson Memorial Organ Performance Series
- Special Event:J.S. Bach: “Orgelbüchlein” and “Neumeister Chorales”
- Winthrop Baseball vs. High Point
- Winthrop University Intramural Disc Golf Tournament
26- Peer Mentor Retreat
- Winthrop Baseball vs. High Point
27- Armin Langer Lecture
- Discovering Your Inner Alpha Woman
- Election Forum
- Milk and Honey
- Queer Faith: Understanding Denominational Differences
- Sculpture Exhibition
28- Book A Librarian Promotion
- Common Book: The Walls Family: Dysfunctional or Resilient?
- Create Your Own Major!: The Individualized Studies Major at Winthrop University
- Fine Arts Alumni Presentations
- French Film Festival: "Timbuktu"
- Glass as an Art Material
- Showing of Film "After Spring"
- Summer School Tabling
- SWAT Tabling
- Take Pride In Your Work
- Tell-It-All Tuesday
- The Future of News in the Age of Fake News
- We Are Not This
- WLAC Scavenger hunt
- Women of Excellence Brunch
29- Coffeehouse Cru
- Homebuying Class
- Know Your Right
- Proof
- Real Conversation: LGBTQA with Roberta Dunn
- RSA Movie Night
- RUF Large Group
- The Voice: Journey to Self
- Winthrop Book Club
- Women at Work
- Writing Our Lives: Poems Honoring Women's History Month
30- 5th District GOP Candidate Forum
- A Beginner's Guide to the Alphabet Soup: LGBTQIA+
- Come find out about Sigma Tau Delta scholarships!
- Model United Nations Keynote Address
- Music Then, Music Now
- Pie A Pi Kapp
- Social Justice Through Culture
- Vanguard Information Session
- Welcome to America
31- Casual Friday Discussion
- Faculty/Peer Mentor Mix and Mingle
- GLoBAL Drag Winthrop University
- Relay For Life 2017 -- Rain Location
- Winthrop Opera Production "Die Fledermaus"
- Winthrop Softball vs. Longwood
- WUABJ Reunion Media Mixer
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