Meet your 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee-Public Relations

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Name: Kelsey Boardsen

Hometown: Moberly, Mo.

Major: Marketing

Year in School: Junior

What are you most excited about for the planning and execution of Homecoming 2014? I am most excited to bond with the Steering Committee and meet new people all over campus! I am also looking forward to kissing the 50 yard line at Homecoming halftime and sharing that moment with fellow Steering Committee members. I’m hoping that time doesn’t pass too quickly, because I want to take in and enjoy every second of this experience!

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Name: Tucker Moore

Hometown: Lees Summit, MO

Major: Strategic Communication

Year in School: Junior

Why did you want to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee? Homecoming has long been my favorite Mizzou tradition. Some of my favorite college memories have happened in the weeks surrounding Homecoming. It had long been a goal of mine to be able to serve this awesome school by making it’s biggest and best tradition even better. I can’t wait to see where the fall takes us and what new heights we can reach with Homecoming 2014!

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Name: Erica Tello

Hometown: Houston, Tx.

Major: Journalism

Year in School: Senior

Why did you want to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee? I wanted to be part of the Steering Committee to give back and serve the University and alumni who have done so much for me. I saw this opportunity to grow an even greater appreciation for the place that we call home. I am so excited to be part of my favorite tradition at Mizzou, and to see all of the hard work and planning that unfold at the end!

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Name: Amy Zuroweste

Hometown: Troy, Mo.

Major: Science and Agricultural Journalism

Year in School: Junior

What is your favorite Homecoming memory? My first Homecoming experience will always be my favorite. During my senior year of high school, I visited a friend a MU and attended the Oklahoma Homecoming game. I was currently on the fence about choosing a university, but after the amazing experience of Homecoming at MU, my choice was easy. The school spirit and that surrounded me was incredible, and I hope every MU student and alumni gets the same experience. It has always been a dream of mine to have first-hand experience helping plan one of MU’s best traditions, Homecoming.

 

Meet your 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee-Parade

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Name: Justin Kendall

Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.

Major: Biological sciences

Year: Senior

What is your favorite Homecoming memory? My favorite Homecoming memory stems all the way back to my freshman year here at Mizzou, where our very own Tigers upset the Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Homecoming football game. Oklahoma was the number one ranked team in the nation at that point in time, and thus the Tiger’s victory was one that will not soon be forgotten. It was hands down one of my favorite experiences as a Mizzou Tiger.

 

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Name: Caroline McMahon

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.

Major: English

Year: Junior

What are you most excited about for the planning and execution of Homecoming 2014? I am most excited to work with the 32 incredible individuals on the Steering Committee to plan the most memorable Homecoming Mizzou has seen. I can’t wait to serve our incredible school, and to see thousands of alumni come “Home” in October.

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Name: Brett Waddell

Hometown: Bowling Green, Mo.

Major: Agricultural Education

Year: Junior

What are you most excited about for the planning and execution of Homecoming 2014? Being on Parade I’m most excited about putting it together and seeing the results. We have great people on the Committee and I look forward to working with them to help put together judges, lineup and everything else to help make this the best parade yet!

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Name: Carly Wooldridge

Hometown: Kirkwood, Mo.

Major: Strategic Communications

Year: Junior

Why did you want to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee and what are you most excited for? I wanted to be on the 2014 Steering Committee because I saw it as a once in a lifetime college experience that will help nurture my leadership, friendship and the importance I place on tradition, all three things I value and hope to continue to grow in the rest of my life. I am most excited for the memories I get to make with my fellow steering committee as well as the excitement the Columbia community and Mizzou family create surrounding Homecoming; it is truly so unique and memorable for our University!

 

Meet your 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee-Campus Outreach

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Name: Laurel Myers

Hometown: Bridger, Mont.

Major: French horn performance

Year: Junior

Why did you want to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee? What are you most excited for? Coming from a town 1200 miles away, Mizzou has truly become my home. For me, serving on the 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee is a way to give back to the MU community for all the warmth I have received. I cannot wait to watch my peers return to Mizzou and be reunited with their MU family through celebrations that I have the privilege to help plan.

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Name: Kit Nelson

Hometown: St. Joseph, Mo.

Major: Civil Engineering

Year: Sophomore

What are you most excited about for the planning and execution of Homecoming 2014? Finally seeing everything come together at the end of homecoming and standing on the field during the game with the rest of the steering committee.

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Name: Zac Sweets

Hometown: Belton, Mo.

Major: Political Science

Year: Junior

What is your favorite Homecoming memory or event? My favorite Homecoming memory came during the 100th celebration. It was my first homecoming as a student and there was something different about campus. It was a feeling not much unlike that of Christmas morning and it’s pinnacle came with the football game. I’d heard the “MIZ-ZOU” chant many times before but on that day I heard the roar of true Tiger fans, alum, and students alike. That hair-raising sound coming from Faurot Field will always be my favorite Homecoming memory.

 

Meet your 2014 Homecoming Committee-Campus Decorations

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Name: Brian Hinck

Hometown: Leawood, Kan.

Major: Business

Year in School: Sophomore

What are you most excited about for the planning and execution of Homecoming 2014? I am most excited about picking the theme and seeing how creative all of the pairings will be with it, and all the cool creations they will make.

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Name: Nori Stone

Hometown: Greenville, Ill.

Major: Business Management

Year in School: Junior

Why did you want to be a part of the 104 Homecoming Steering Committee, and what are you most excited for? I wanted to be a part of it because I have always loved the celebration and look forward to the entire month of October each year. To be able to be a part of the planning for my very last Homecoming as a student only seemed fitting and a perfect way to spend my senior year. I am most excited for everything to come together and to give students, families and alumni a memorable experience.

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Name: Austin Stumpe

Hometown: Jefferson City, Mo.

Major: Marketing

Year in School: Junior

What is your favorite Homecoming memory/event? My favorite Homecoming memory is being a part of the Centennial Homecoming my freshman year. I knew Homecoming at Mizzou was a huge celebration but having my first experience of it being the centennial made it very memorable. Seeing everyone come together made me realize how amazing Mizzou Homecoming really is. 

Meet your 2014 Homecoming Committee-Blood


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Name: Tanner Bryant

Hometown: Sikeston, Mo.

Major: Sports Management

Year in school: Senior

Why did you want to be a part of the 2014 Homecoming Steering Committee, and what are you most excited for? I wanted to be able to give back to the University that has done so much for me. I’m most excited for the actual week leading up to homecoming so we can see all of our great ideas come to life.

 

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Name: Kelsey Denker

Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.

Major: Accounting

Year in school: Sophomore

What are you most excited for about the planning and execution of the 2014 Homecoming? I’m most excited about seeing all of our hard work pay off. We put a lot of time and effort into planning this huge celebration and when it finally happens it will be that much more special to me.

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Name: Amit Patel

Hometown: Columbia, Mo.

Major: Biology/Pre-med

Year in school: Junior

What is your favorite Homecoming memory or event? My favorite Homecoming memory was rushing the field after defeating #1 Oklahoma in football in 2010. I was a senior in high school and got to rush the field with all my friends and it made us feel as if we were actually a part of Mizzou.

 

Congratulations to the 2013 Top 10 Homecoming Royalty Candidates!

Queen Candidates:

Lexie Cartee – Kappa Alpha Theta

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Theresa Mullineaux – Alternative Spring Break

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Rachel Newman – Alumni Association Student Board

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Meredith Norfleet – Kappa Alpha Theta

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Paige Tenkhoff – Pi Beta Phi

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King Candidates:

Zach Beattie – New Student Programs

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Nick Droege – Pi Kappa Alpha

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Paul Ehlinger – Engineer’s Club

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Alex Finck – Unions Ambassadors

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Josie Herrera – MU Women’s Center

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A huge congratulations to this year’s candidates!

IBA and National Anthem sign-ups

Now is the time to sign up your act for the 2013 Homecoming Talent Production. IBA’s are “in-between-acts” that perform in between skits during the talent portion of the Homecoming celebration. You can sing, dance, scat, whatever suits your talents! Your act will be featured during one of three nights of the Homecoming Talent Production – October 21st, 22nd and 23rd at Jesse Auditorium and the Shack in the MU Student Center.

Make sure you sign up for an audition by September 12th at 123 Reynolds Alumni Center between 8:00am – 5:00pm! You can also sign up for the National Anthem during this time as well.

IBA forms are DUE on September 12th with payment by 5:00pm.

IBA auditions will be held on September 15th from 9:00am – 7:00pm at Jesse Wrench Auditorium (Memorial South). You must be prepared to perform your entire act.

Download the IBA and National Anthem application here. If you have any questions, please email HomecomingTalent@missouri.edu.

Homecoming Royalty Applications

Tigers! 

2013 Homecoming Royalty Applications are out.. but not for long!

If you or someone you know is an outstanding senior that best represents the spirit of Mizzou, be sure to apply for 2013 Homecoming Royalty.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be of senior status.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student with 12 or more hours.

*Individuals previously named to Homecoming Top 10 or Greek Week Sweet 16 are not eligible. 

Application Fees:

  • $25
  • Each campus organization may submit one entry free of charge with the completion of the Royalty Waiver Form and standard Royalty Application below.
  • Organizations may submit a total of 3 applications.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 to 123 Reynolds Alumni Center. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Homecoming Steering Committee at HomecomingRoyalty@missouri.edu.

The Black and Gold Standard!

CALLING ALL TIGERS!

Save the weekend of October 25-26th for Mizzou’s 102nd celebration of Homecoming! The Black and Gold Standard is a perfect fit for Mizzou’s most treasured celebration. The University of Missouri is proudly known for its deep traditional roots and high academic standards. Students and alumnae strive for excellence in every area of academics, tradition and Mizzou spirit leaving behind a strong legacy for future Tigers everywhere. Make sure not to miss out on one of the most exciting Mizzou events of the year! We’ll see you October 25-26th Tiger fans!

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Meet the 2013 Homecoming Steering Committee: Special Events, Talent, and Traditions Committees

Special Events

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Andrew Reilly
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri
Year: Sophomore
Major: Accounting
What are you most excited about for the fall?
Getting to work with everyone and make new friends while planning a great Homecoming celebration. 

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Meredith Miller
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Year: Sophomore
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Why did you want to be on Homecoming Steering Committee?
Homecoming is one of my favorite parts of Mizzou and it is one of the biggest reasons I fell in love with the school. Homecoming made me feel like I was a part of this new home, so to be a part of creating the event for all of the Mizzou community to enjoy sounded so amazing.

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Alex Givens
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri
Year: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
What are you most excited about for the fall?
I’m so excited for everyone to come together to celebrate my favorite Mizzou tradition.

Talent

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Matthew Hinck
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
Year: Junior
Major: Marketing
Why did you want to be on Homecoming Steering Committee?
To get to know and work with all of the wonderful people on Homecoming Steerco.

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Christian Efken
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Year: Freshman
Major: Finance
What are you most excited about for the fall?
Tailgating, Football and all of the Homecoming Events.

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Kari Schram
Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Year: Sophomore
Major: Business and Psychology
Why did you want to be on Homecoming Steering Committee?
I wanted to be on Homecoming Steering Committee because of the wonderful personal experiences I have had the last two years with homecoming and I wanted to be able to make sure that every one involved gets the same or even better experience.

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Katie Crow
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Year: Junior
Major: Magazine Journalism
What are you most excited about for the fall?
I’m looking forward to see how all of our hard work and the contributions of all those involved will come together to create a memorable weekend for alumni, students and the community.

Traditions

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Matt Eisenbath
Hometown: Silex, Missouri
Year: Junior
Major: Science & Agricultural Journalism
Why did you want to be on Homecoming Steering Committee?
I wanted to be on Homecoming Steering Committee to become a greater part in our university’s greatest tradition. I feel like I have seen and done a lot here at MU. However, I think Homecoming Steering Committee gives me the opportunity to help my university in a way I never have before.I am really looking forward to helping build on our great tradition of Homecoming, and making it a great experience for both our alumni and current students.

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Natalie Gay
Hometown: Saint Joseph, MO
Year: Junior
Major: English
What are you most excited about for the fall?
I am most excited to see the results of all of our hard work and a memorable Tiger win! M-I-Z!

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Jessica Morrow
Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Year: Sophomore
Major: Pre-Nursing and Spanish
Why did you want to be on Homecoming Steering Committee?
Having the ability to represent Mizzou’s most enduring tradition is such an honor. The idea of planning and representing Homecoming is the foundation of my desire to be a member of Homecoming Steering Committee.