Meet the 2011 Homecoming Steering Commitee!

After an extensive application and two-rounds of interviews, the 2011 Homecoming Steering Committee was selected! These individuals embody what makes up a successful, strong and dedicated Steering Committee that will absolutely ensure a Homecoming like never before.

Directors


Name: Kelly Heins
Year in School: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Concordia, MO
Committee: Director

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People can expect an exciting balance of modern celebrations and timeless traditions. This year will honor the past 100 years while still being true to the transformation that Homecoming has taken throughout the years. It will definitely be a memorable event that does justice to 100 years of history and tradition.

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

As a director, my goals are somewhat different than the committee members’ goals. I have two main goals: 1. Create a celebration that alumni and students can be proud of and that reignites their love for Mizzou, and 2. Facilitate and guide my committee members so their ideal Homecoming can be brought to fruition.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is an opportunity.

Name: Morgan Adrian
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management
Hometown: Joplin, Missouri
Committee: Director

 What can people expect for the upcoming Centennial Homecoming?

Mizzou students, alumni, and fans from across the nation can expect an absolutely incredible celebration for Homecoming 2011! This year we are recognizing and highlighting the tradition of Homecoming that has taken place for 100 years. Individuals can expect a memorable experience that will be unmatched with any other Homecoming.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is the ultimate expression of Mizzou’s traditions and spirit.


Name: Brandon Thiel
Year in School: Junior
Major: Plant Sciences
Hometown: Marshall, MO
Committee: Director

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

 People should expect to see a Celebration! This is Homecoming’s 100th birthday and we plan to celebrate that fact. This will be a very memorable Homecoming and we plan to have a great turn out of students, alumni, and community. That celebration will be focused on uniting the alumni, young and old, and encouraging campus-wide participation.

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

 I have the opportunity as Tri-Director to oversee the Blood Drive, Campus Decorations, and Merchandise committees. My committees have outstanding goals that you will read about in the rest of the blog.

 My first goal with the committee members is to help facilitate those goals and turn them into reality. I Essentially hope to be a resource for my committees so they can accomplish what we have set them out to do. I have faith in my committee members and know they are all outstanding students at this university. They came from our largest pool of applicants ever and are already showing me how truly motivated they are. They have hit the ground running and are currently doing a fantastic job.

 My second goal with the committees is to encourage them to think big and not be limited by what past committees have done. This is the 100th Homecoming and we owe it to the students and alumni to be as efficient as possible and provide them with the best possible experience.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is Service to students, alumni, and the community of Columbia in the form of a Celebration.

Talent Committee

Name: Aly Friend
Year in School: senior
Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management
Hometown: Sikeston, MO
Committee: Talent

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People can expect good times, a great celebration, and a variety of events that showcase the talents, spirit and pride of Mizzou students.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet these goals?

Some of the overall goals of the Talent Committee include offering a wider variety of campus talent for things like in-between-acts, and encouraging more participation in activities related to Talent from residence halls and campus organizations. It’s also our goal to increase overall creativity from the greek groupings for the actual talents performances. Our committee is excited to embrace the new changes, and it is our hope that our enthusiasm and dedication to the Talent Committee will help us to achieve our goals.

To me, Mizzou Homecoming is living in Jones Hall freshman year and hearing M-I-Z…Z-O-U from my room on the 5th floor starting at 8 AM the day of the Homecoming game. It’s being covered in paint, pomp and black and gold for weeks preparing for campus decorations, parade, talent, and service events. Most importantly, it’s spending time with family and friends celebrating Mizzou! Go Tigers!



Name: Michael Banks
Year in School: Junior
Major: History
Hometown: Raytown, MO
Committee: Talent

What can people expect for the upcoming Centennial Homecoming? 

I think people can expect to see a lot of new and exciting things to celebrate 100 years of Tradition.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan on meeting those goals? 

The main goal of the Talent Committee is to move toward making Talent no longer a Greek exclusive event. We are working towards this by increasing opportunities for other organizations and residence halls to get involved in Talent.

To me, Homecoming is a time to celebrate Mizzou past and present. It is the continued Tradition of recognizing how many people have made Mizzou what it is today.

Name: Rach

el Litzelfelner
Year in School: sophomore
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Hometown: Jackson, Missouri
Committee: Talent

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People can expect the Homecoming Centennial to be bigger and better than they could ever imagine. It’s going to be spectacular.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

In my committee we are changing and evolving Talent in order to make it even better than before. One of our main goals is to increase the quality of each night of Talent. We are going to be in constant communication with Greek chapters, Jesse Crew, and Talent Judges. Talent is going to be extraordinary. No one will want to miss it.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is unforgettable. It’s the greatest tradition in the entire world.

 Name:  Benjamin Reifschneider
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: English and Finance
Hometown: Washington, Missouri
Committee: Talent

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial? 
People can expect for this next homecoming to be the biggest and best yet. It’s truly going to be everything the centennial celebration of the first Homecoming should be and then some.
What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?
For talent we want to make the three main nights as exciting as possible, to create that feeling of finals every single night. We also want to get the entire campus involved, not just the Greek organizations. We plan on doing this by searching for more talent for IBA’s and National Anthem performers. We also have extended the time that skits can perform from 12 minutes to 15 minutes. These changes should greatly improve the level of excitement and participation in the talent area.
To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is what it means to be a Mizzou Tiger.

Merchandise Committee 

Name: Katie Artemas
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Journalism (Strategic Communication)
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Committee: Merchandise

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People should expect the Mizzou community to come together to honor this celebration. Not only the university and town of Columbia will come together to put in all of their efforts and talents, but praise and recognition will be given from alumni all over the world. I think everyone should look forward to the discovery and return of previous traditions, and our ability to recall them through photos and stories from MAA’s archives. We should expect to not only commemorate the past, but set a standard for the future and the upcoming century of what Mizzou and Homecoming everywhere will become.

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

A main goal of the Merchandise committee is to collect revenue for the Mizzou Alumni Association to fund all of the various Homecoming festivities! We plan to fulfill this by creating shirts and additional merchandise items that will spread the spirit of Mizzou Homecoming across campus and the country. We will effectively take orders and distribute these items so students and faculty can wear them with pride, building excitement for Homecoming starting in September when everyone returns to campus.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is ….. a tradition that commemorates the excellence and unity of the Mizzou family. It brings the campus together, allowing alumni, relatives, administrators and students to bond over something we all love. Celebrations like Homecoming let us continually strengthen our programs, values and memories of the university–because everyone returns and remembers how much they miss it. Mizzou Homecoming demonstrates everyone’s commitment, dedication and overall appreciation for the University of Missouri.

Name: Andrew Howe
Year in school: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Warson Woods, Missouri
Committee: Merchandise

What can people expect for the upcoming Centennial Homecoming?  

For the Homecoming Centennial, people can expect a big, campus wide celebration of all that the students and alumni have done for the University of Missouri, and all that the University of Missouri has done for them. People can expect a lot of enthusiasm out of all those who participate, and a lot of pride from each student for their respective residential hall, campus organization, and Greek grouping. But most importantly, the community, students, and alumni will demonstrate their Mizzou pride by coming out in black and gold to all the Homecoming Centennial festivities and to cheer on the Tigers.

What is a main goal of your committee? How do you plan to accomplish this goal? 

A main goal of the Merchandise committee is to collect revenue for the Mizzou Alumni Association to fund all of the various Homecoming festivities! We plan to fulfill this by creating shirts and additional merchandise items that will spread the spirit of Mizzou Homecoming across campus and the country. We will effectively take orders and distribute these items so students and faculty can wear them with pride, building excitement for Homecoming starting in September when everyone returns to campus.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is an enormous celebration of school pride and school spirit. It unifies the entire Mizzou community to come together to do service, to show off our creative talents, and to cheer on the Tigers. To me, its a month long celebration and competition that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who has ever experienced a Mizzou Homecoming.

 Parade Committee

Name: Drew Dampf
Year: Sophomore
Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: California, MO
Committee: Parade

What can people expect from the upcoming Centennial Homecoming?

People can expect the biggest and best Mizzou Homecoming Celebration yet, that will incorporate all of the Campus and all aspects of Mizzou.

What are the mains goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

For the parade our goal is to have a timely parade that shows off all of the campus and the students at Mizzou, as well as the Columbia community. We plan to accomplish this by working with the rest of the Steering Committee to promote the parade to the entire campus and to the community.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is the greatest tradition, not only at Mizzou, but at any University nation wide. Homecoming is not only a celebration of our tradition, but a time to celebrate the truly magnificent students and alumni that make Mizzou and Mizzou Homecoming the best in the nation.

Name: Brooklyn Shearer
Year in School:Junior
Major: Agricultural Education
Hometown: Chillicothe, Mo.
Committee: Parade

  What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

 People can expect the Homecoming Centennial to be a one of a kind celebration! It will showcase all of Mizzou and Columbia’s tradition and spirit.

  What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to accomplish these goals?

 The main goals for the parade committee is to make it shorter while keeping the quality and creativity at its best.

  To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is unifying.

Name: Kristen Andrews
Year in School: Junior
Major: Psychology, Minor in Business
Hometown: O’Fallon, Il/St.Louis
Committee: Parade

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

Great things! We are definitely making sure that this is one of the most all inclusive homecomings Mizzou has ever seen.

 What are the main goals for you committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

The main goals of the Parade committee are to make sure that all students have a chance to participate, regardless of whether they are in a greek chapter, live in a residence hall or are a member of an on campus organization.We plan to meet these goals by really reaching out to the Mizzou community and making sure that everyone is informed about how the parade works as well as really encouraging them to get involved.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is the first and the best!


Name: Brent Rogers
Year in School: Junior
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics
Hometown: Grain Valley Missouri
Committee: Parade

 What can people expect for the upcoming Centennial Homecoming?

People can expect something that has been seen before. This years Homecoming will be the greatest display of Mizzou tradition and spirit ever seen.

 What are the main goals of your committee? How do you plan to accomplish these goals?

Parade’s main goals are to showcase what Mizzou’s campus has to offer, and better logistically run the parade. We have already contacted all of our participating organizations from last year, and have a large list of new student run organizations and clubs that we would like to incorporate.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is Number 1. Period.

Campus Relations Committee

Name: Stacy Burghardt
Year in School: Junior
Major: Journalism – Strategic Communication
Hometown: Park Ridge, IL
Committee: Campus Relations

 What can people expect for the upcoming Centennial Homecoming?

The biggest and most tradition filled celebration of Homecoming to date! I want everyone in the Mizzou family to have an opportunity to be involved.

 What are the main goals of your committee? How do you plan to accomplish these goals?

As a member of campus relations I hope to challenge the campus and community to get involved and celebrate homecoming to the fullest.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is a showcase of our spirit and love for Mizzou.

Name: Caleb Phillips
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Biological Sciences & Journalism
Hometown: Savannah, MO
Committee: Campus Relations

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People CAN’T expect anything, because they have no idea how HUGE it is going to be! There will be more spirit, pride and excitement than ever before. It will be a celebration 100 years in the making and it is going to be amazing!

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

We have a few goals for the centennial. First is to make this homecoming an unforgettable experience for every single Tiger in attendance, whether they be an alum, a current student, a future student or just a fan. Second, we really want to make this homecoming a universal experience that all students can share and take part in equally. We plan to do this by improving involvement among the non-Greek community and raising awareness for how they can get involved. Last, we want the centennial to be a representation of all that Mizzou stands for, through its continuing traditions, unfailing excellence and unparalleled spirit and pride!

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is why I came to Mizzou! In 2004, I came to Mizzou for the first time during homecoming and fell in love with the spirit, camaraderie and pride. It’s when I decided I wanted to make Mizzou my home, and now that it is, I couldn’t be more happy!


Name: Jordyn Klackner
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Secondary Education and Communication
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Committee: Campus Relations

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

-They better be prepared for one HUGE celebration! Many changes, exciting additions, and our favorite traditions amped up a bit to make this Homecoming one that Tigers everywhere will never forget.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

-Main goals for the campus relations committee include getting the entire campus, including Residential halls, Greek chapters, and organizations more involved than ever. It is also our goal to encourage unification amongst the diverse groups MU holds in order to make this years celebration one we can all enjoy together. We plan to meet these goals by meeting with as many individual groups as possible, reaching out to all students through advertisements and new ways to get involved, and creating events that give all students the capability to join together for a common purpose and show their love for Mizzou.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is a unification. It’s a time in which Tigers of all kinds and from all places can unite and celebrate the love they share for MU .

Name: Chris Rucker
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Finance
Hometown: Wauconda IL
Committee: Campus Relations

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

I think that people can expect alot more involvement this year as well as bringing back more history and traditions

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

The main goal for our committee is to get every student on campus excited and involved in homecoming. We plan on doing this by getting campus organizations more involved than they ever have in more aspects of homecoming. We will also be hosting a much bigger MIZ-BBQ

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is bringing everyone that has been or is currently a mizzou student together to celebrate our history, spirit, success and tradition

Service Committee

Name: Bryan Like
Year in School: Senior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: St.Louis, Missouri
Committee: Service

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial? 

One word……BIG!

What are the main goals for your committee?How do you plan to meet those goals?

To see a large movement of students all with a common goal of service. Serving the Mizzou and Columbia community, as given back is one of the greatest impact people can have on another person.
We’ll meet this goal by appealing to the Mizzou Family to join in building our family and strengthening community relationships.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is an opportunity for Tigers of all ages, and races to have a great time.

Name: Rebecca Johnson
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Committee: Service

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People can expect the Homecoming Centennial to be a huge celebration with favorite traditions and new events to help commemorate 100 years of Mizzou spirit.

 What are the main goals of your committee? How do plan on accomplishing these goals?

The service committee’s main goals include engaging as much of the Mizzou community as possible and encouraging them to give back to university and Columbia community. We plan to acheive these goals by creaing an on campus service day for the students to participate in.

 To me, Mizzou Homecoming is the best time of the year!


Name: Hannah Satterlee
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Prairie Village, Kansas
Committee: Service Committee

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

 People can expect the Homecoming Centennial to an event like no other. This event will provide the opportunity for every student on the Mizzou campus to get involved. The centennial will generate more school spirit, more community involvement, and more fun than ever before.

 What are three main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

 Our three main goals are to successfully conduct three service projects, increase student involvement in these projects, and raise awareness about the importance of community service. We plan to meet these goals by dividing up the three projects among the three service committee members, reaching out to the residence halls, and conducting service projects that both give back to Mizzou and serve those in need.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is a representation of our spirited student body and strong alumni ties.

 Blood Committee

Name: Charlie Landis
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Chesterfield, MO
Committee: Blood

  What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

 The biggest and best celebration in Mizzou’s history!

  What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

 We are hoping to exceed all other Mizzou blood drives in terms of units collected, meaning we would have to collect more than 4800 units of blood. We will be working very closely with the American Red Cross in order to accomplish this goal, so we’ve both got our work cut out for us!

  To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is a timeless tradition.

Name: Mathew McWilliams
Year in School: Junior
Major: Economics and Finance
Hometown: Parkville, MO
Committee: Blood

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

Big things, lots of history.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

Biggest Blood drive the University has had yet. We want to start early with marketing the blood drive. We also will work on logistics so the blood drive will run smoothly.

 To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is an experience you have to have.

Name: Hannah Bartfield
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Fine Arts Major
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Committee: Blood Committee
What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial? 

This years Centennial is going to be a bigger and better celebration of the great Mizzou-tradition of Homecoming!  Last year we showed Oklahoma what Homecoming is all about, and this year we plan on showing the nation!
What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

The Blood Committee has several goals set to create for one of the most efficient Blood Drives Mizzou has seen yet.  First of all, we would like this Blood Drive to be one of the largest yet.  Students want to donate, so it is our goal to accommodate the large number of people that do.  We plan on utilizing the entire space at the Hearnes Center this year by filling it with more members of the American Red Cross and setting up “pods” which will be a more efficient way of getting donors in and out quickly.
To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is a tradition that makes Mizzou unique.  As recently emphasized in last years Mizzou Homecoming, with the theme “Tradition Set in Stone”, this tradition is truly something that unites students, old and new, together at Mizzou.

Traditions Committee

Name: Tanner Frevert
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Verona, WI
Committee: Traditions

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

An incredible couple of weeks celebrating the best, and oldest, homecoming in the country

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

To create an awesome spirit rally and make this homecoming especially memorable for the royalty candidates.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is the best time of year when everybody, young and old, comes together to support Mizzou.


Name: Jordan Olivier
Year in School: Junior
Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown: Chesterfield, MO
Committee: Traditions
What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial? 
People can expect the Homecoming Centennial to be a celebration of Mizzou they will never forget.
What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?
My main goal is to people relate to the past century of Homecomings by integrating information or artifacts pertaining to the history of Mizzou Homecoming into this year’s events. I also hope to plan a Spirit Rally that will be larger and more memorable than in years past.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is an opportunity for students, alumni, and the Columbia community to unite through a mutual pride in Mizzou!

Name: Lauren Weiker
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Agricultural Education
Hometown: Slater, MO
Committee: TRADITIONS!

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

 Mizzou is a school of tradition – people should get excited for those traditions to be celebrated! And of course there will be an emphasis on the 100th Homecoming itself! As a committee, we are planning a ton of events to commemorate the Centennial of Homecoming at Mizzou!! Fellow Tigers, get EXCITED!!!!!

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

 As the Traditions committee, we hope to emphasize the importance of each activity that has been a tradition over the years at Mizzou as well as creating a distinct event that will get everyone excited for the big game and the largest Homecoming in the Nation! We are also responsible for preparing the Homecoming Royalty and making sure that they are ready to shine in their interviews and on the field! We hope to honor past and present royalty in the best way possible. In order to meet these goals, we will be looking to students and alumni for input on what they truly want to honor throughout the week of Homecoming and what will get them pumped up for a memorable celebration of football and tradition.

 To me Homecoming is: a celebration of Mizzou Football, its students and Alumni! I have missed 1 Mizzou Homecoming in my 20 years of life so Homecoming has always been a huge part of my life. I grew up coming to every home football game and enjoying the traditions of Tiger Football and the University itself. I am so excited for the 100th Homecoming celebration at Mizzou in October – it is truly the best time to honor our Alumni and lifelong Tiger fans!!! MIZ…..

Public Relations Committee


Name: Karee Hackel
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Journalism – Magazine
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Committee: Public Relations

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

People can expect things bigger and better than ever! As a Steering Committee member, we’re really excited to bring back old traditions in order to place the importance on how Homecoming has evolved into one of the most celebrated university events. We’re bring back the best and the most memorable traditions that have truly helped shape Mizzou into being the upstanding university it is today!  Everyone is hyped about the buzz that’s being spread about the Centennial Homecoming and I can assure you, the hype comes with good reason. It’s going to absolutely make history and prove to be an event that brings together and unifies so many people. All I can say is… expect BIG and expect AMAZING.

What are some of the goals for your committee? How do you plan on accomplishing those goals? 

As Public Relations, ultimately, we are striving to keep a constant flow of communication between the people who hold Homecoming near and dear to their hearts, but we are also trying to reach out to other individuals and promote the Centennial Homecoming as something that will be worth remembering. We really want to provide national news coverage for Homecoming and encourage people to really get involved this year! We really want to help utilize the liaison meetings and maintain the importance of these meetings. Through doing this, we hope it will create a better flow of communication between Steering Committee and all Homecoming participants!

To me, Mizzou Homecoming is what made Mizzou feel like home to me.

Name: Sami Jo Freeman
Year in School: junior
Major: agricultural journalism
Hometown: Troy, Mo.
Committee: Public Relations

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anything having this much buzz. The students, alumni and nation are all talking about the FIRST Centennial Homecoming Celebration. It’s up to Mizzou to set the bar high. After working with the awesome people on the steering commitee, I have no doubt in my mind that this Homecoming celebration will be something that other campuses will envy. We’re bringing back the best traditions and can’t wait to see the entire Mizzou family back together in October. So what to expect from Homecoming this year? Big, bold, and black & gold!

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

Public relations is very focused on promoting the Centennial Homecoming Celebration along with the Mizzou Alumni Association. We’re going to be coming at you with rockin’ promotional videos, community coloring contests for kids and an update to the GoMizzou application which will feature a HoCo button. We also hope to better utilize the liason meetings and create a stronger, unified student participation across campus.Our goal is to bring Homecoming to you in every way, shape and form. But we can’t give away all of our secrets!

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is a life-changing, inspirational experience.

Name: Liz Sartorius
Year in School: Junior
Major: Journalism- Strategic Communications
Hometown: St. Louis
Committee: Public Relations

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

With homecoming originating at Mizzou we want to ensure that Mizzou’s Homecoming is bigger and better than it has been in years past. We want to get the whole Columbia community as well as the University involved and excited about homecoming. We are working extremely hard to get the word out to the public about all the big events we are planning as well as are working diligently to try and get national TV affiliates to come and cover homecoming. We are all extremely excited about re living the past 100 years at Mizzou and can not wait to share all of our hard work with the University as well as the community.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

The main goals for public relations is to get more of the University students and faculty as well as the community involved. We are conducting a coloring contest for those children in Elementary Schools in the Columbia School district as well as for the children of our alumnae. In addition we are releasing a viral video about homecoming to raise awareness and get everyone excited about the Centennial homecoming. Lastly we are working on contact national TV affiliates to come and cover homecoming since homecoming originated at Mizzou.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is traditions.

Campus Decorations Committee


Name: Kelsey Palmquist
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Columbia, MO
Committee: Campus Decorations

 What can people expect for the upcoming Centennial Homecoming?

This year expect Homecoming to be bigger and better than ever! It’s the 100th year and we could not be more excited!

 What are the goals for your committee? How do you plan on accomplishing these goals?

The Campus Decorations committee is interested in making Campus Decs even more family friendly this year. We will be having a kid interactive component be required in every skit along with having an interval schedule so there are not 14 skits going on at once.

 To me, Homecoming is an experience you cannot describe. It is a tradition that is truly Mizzou and one that will never be forgotten.

Name: Sean Flanagan
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Ballwin, MO
Committee: Campus Decorations

 What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

 Expect some exciting additions to one of our most memorable traditions! (rhyming isn’t one of them) We are working to build upon the typical events as well as introduce some new ones.

 What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

 Campus Decorations is not only a campus event, but a community one. Our goal is to capitalize on that aspect and enhance the grandeur of the decorations.

  To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is Mizzou. Homecoming is an event for the entire campus, as well as the community. It is not limited to specific groups, but open for everyone, and is an event that shows how strong our student body is.

Name: Richard Devero
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Committee: Campus Decorations

What can people expect for the upcoming Homecoming Centennial?

It’s going to be huge. There are going to be some changes, but its really going to be an exciting and memorable year for everyone, as the hundredth celebration of one of the greatest traditions in the nation should be.

What are the main goals for your committee? How do you plan to meet those goals?

We want to take something that has always been a fun and family friendly night, and make it even more memorable. That’s going to come from some more changes that will make the night more inclusive for everyone, students, families, and faculty alike. Its going to be a spectacular night that will be be talked about for years to come.

To me, Mizzou’s Homecoming is an adventure, because every year brings new, exciting things.

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