Homecoming Week 2014!


October 20-26, 2014


Homecoming King Candidates

Colby Hall


Colby is a senior Biology major and Spanish minor here at the University of Kentucky. He is from Somerset, KY and is the son of Doug and Tina Hall. He has two brothers: Chase, who lives in Bakersfield, CA, and Charley, who is a freshman here at UK. Colby is heavily involved in the UK Student Government Association, DanceBlue, and his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, currently serving in the roles of Director of Government Relations for UK Student Government; Alumni Relations Coordinator for DanceBlue; and Chaplain for Alpha Tau Omega. Colby has also been connected to the Greater Lexington community through his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. His future plans include beginning working after graduating in May, getting his MBA, and then returning back to raise a family in Kentucky.

Devon Wilson


Devon Wilson is a William C. Parker Scholar from Paducah, Kentucky. He is the son of Stephanie and Michael Carter. He is a Psychology and Political Science major who will be applying to law school this winter. He currently serves as President of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership-Honor's Society, Chellgren Fellowship Program, and works as a runner for McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland law firm.

Roshan Palli


Roshan Palli is the son of Dr. Subba and Mrs. Usha Pallli of Lexington, Kentucky. A senior Mathematical Economics, Economics, and Mathematics major. He greatly enjoyed the honor of serving as Student Government President and serving as the student voice on the Board of Trustees last year. Roshan remains involved throughout campus. He is a proud brother of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, serving as one of their DanceBlue Team Captains this year. He also works for the Visitor Center and is currently working on writing a book.

Jared Scott


Jared Scott is the son of Curtis and Vanessa Scott. He is currently a senior at the University of Kentucky studying Finance with a Biology minor. Jared was nominated for Homecoming Royalty by the UK Black Student Union. He is the current President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and active member in Every Nation Campus Ministry as well as the National Pan-Hellenic Council. His favorite part of being a Wildcat is the excitement in the Big Blue Nation during the Cat’s basketball season. Jared ‘see’s blue’ by striving for excellence every day, embracing diversity and inclusion while contributing to his community through leadership and service. He is honored to represent his school as a part of 2014 Homecoming Court.

Jonathon York


Jonathan York is a senior from Louisville Kentucky, graduate of duPont Manual High School. He is in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and History with a minor in Classics. In addition to receiving Dean’s List standing every semester of his undergraduate career, he has been involved with several organizations on campus including, Student Government Association’s Leadership Development Program, Philanthropy Chairman and Treasurer for Alpha Tau Omega Mu-Iota Chapter, and Corporate Relations Committee for DanceBlue 2014. He currently serves as the Overall Chairman for DanceBlue 2015, and will be continuing his educational career in Law School next fall.


Homecoming Queen Candidates

Anne Marie Kirk


Anne Marie Kirk, daughter of Dr. Michael and Debbie Kirk of Lexington, Kentucky, is a senior Singletary Scholar double majoring in Communication and Mathematics with a minor in Linguistics. Anne Marie is the Promotions Coordinator for DanceBlue 2015, and proud alum of Alpha Gamma Delta, where she served as the Vice President of Scholarship. As a tour guide at the University of Kentucky Visitor Center, Anne Marie also serves as the Co-Director of the Wildcat Ambassador Student Organization. In addition, Anne Marie is a leader in Campus Outreach and member of the Undergraduate

Kaley Tabor


Kaley Tabor is a senior from Morristown, TN. She is the daughter of Nickie Mabry and Doug Tabor. Kaley is the current Miss University of Kentucky. During her time here at UK, she has been actively involved in her sorority Alpha Delta Pi, DanceBlue, Leadership Exchange, and the University Panhellenic Council.

Kathleen Smith


Kathleen Smith is a senior mining engineering student from Prestonsburg, KY. She is the daughter of Tom and Robin and the younger sister of SPC Christian Smith, U.S. Army. Kathleen currently serves as the Vice President of Administration for Delta Delta Delta, as well as a senator for the Student Government Association, in which she chairs the Appropriations and Revenue Committee. Her goals and aspirations include: to someday be crowned Miss Kentucky and travel the commonwealth promoting her platform, Alzheimer’s Awareness; pursuing a career in the mining industry as a production or explosives engineer; and to found a mining company which will be a leader in the industry for safety and environmentally friendly technology.

Lee Foster


Lee Foster is Senior from Owensboro, KY studying Economics and Marketing with a minor in International Business. She is the daughter of Joe and Winnie Foster. Currently she serves as Programming Chair for DanceBlue, President of the Economics Society, Leader of the Wildcat Student Organization and New Member Coordinator for Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is a member of the University of Kentucky Honors Program and works as a campus tour guide. Previously she has completed Emerging Leader Institute and the Leadership Development Program, and has served on the Panhellenic Council. After graduation she will be joining Teach For America as a 2015 Charlotte corps member, but plans to keep cheering on the Cats all the way from North Carolina!

Whitney Scott


Whitney Scott is a Lexington, Kentucky native and the daughter of William and Diane Scott. She is a senior Art History major and Political Science minor, who plans to attend law school in Fall 2015. Whitney is able to pursue her passion for assisting others through her participation as a Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass volunteer, UK 101 Peer Instructor, ELI Peer Mentor and FUSION Site Leader. By maintaining her position as the Traditions Chair for Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and TEAM WILDCAT as well as a being a member of the Homecoming Coalition, Whitney strongly believes that Homecoming is a way to unite the past, present and future members of the Big Blue Nation - regardless of organization affiliation. Go CATS and Go Homecoming!

Logan Sparks


Logan Sparks is an Integrated Strategic Communication major from Mayfield, KY. She is the daughter of Brad and Teri Sparks. During her time at UK she has served as President of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Public Relations Chair for DanceBlue and been an active member of many other campus organizations, including the K Book Editorial Board and Student Development Council. In addition to her participation in many extracurricular activities, she has worked as a University of Kentucky Visitor Center Campus Tour Guide and Wildcat Ambassador since her freshman year. Upon graduation, Logan hopes to work as a Leadership Consultant for Alpha Delta Pi sorority and has plans to eventually pursue a Master’s Degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs.

Schedule of Events

Paint the Town Blue // October 18-20, 2014 // Judging at 10 am on October 20 // Across Campus

  • Organizations who choose to participate are designated windows around campus to paint and excite students while raising morale for the Homecoming week. All windows will be judged and points will be awarded to the winning organization. This is a great event and adds spirited decoration all over campus!

Royalty Showcase // Monday, October 20, 2014 // 8 pm // Memorial Coliseum

  • The Homecoming  Royalty competition honors distinguished students who have excelled in bettering the UK and Lexington community and are well-rounded  representatives  of the University. This year we are excited to introduce a new segment of Homecoming week at the University of Kentucky, a Royalty Showcase. As a result of a showcase, we hope to see students genuinely get to know contestants on Homecoming court and how they exemplify qualities of leadership. This year we are eager to see students of many different backgrounds represent their perspective organizations through Homecoming royalty.

Kitty Karnival // Tuesday, October 21, 2014 //  5:30 - 7:30 pm // Administration Lawn

  • The Student Activities Board will be hosting its ninth annual Kitty Karnival, an event held during Homecoming week meant to benefit the youth throughout the Lexington community. In an entertainment-filled night of games, crafts, prizes, and a petting zoo, Kitty Karnival offers UK students the chance to interact with local children. By emphasizing the family and community aspect of this event, the Student Activities Board hopes to provide an evening of fun and an inviting atmosphere that represents the spirit of tradition and history of the University of Kentucky.

Homecoming Street Fair // Thursday, October 23, 2014 // 6 - 9 pm // Avenue of Champions

  • SAB is partnering with STAT/Team Wildcat for a brand new, Homecoming Week event. Thursday, October 23rd from 6-9 p.m., University of Kentucky students are invited to enjoy a “street fair” located on Avenue of Champions, in front of Memorial Coliseum. Students will be able to enjoy food, games, music and giveaways while also seeing what happened on campus this past year with performances from student organizations. We are looking forward to this fun, all-student event to celebrate Homecoming Week.

Royalty Presentation // Saturday October 25, 2014 // During UK vs. Mississippi State Football Game // Commonwealth Stadium

  • Royalty is the selective process of rewarding University of Kentucky students that are “Seeing Blue in Everything They Do.” We want to recognize a select group of profound students here at the University for their achievements and outstanding character. These students will receive recognition through a showcase-style event.

For more information and questions, please contact Zoe Pittman, Director of Traditions.
For a complete list of events, please visit www.ukhomecoming.com.