Voting has now closed for Homecoming 2016. Look below for descriptions of all candidates!
Homecoming Royalty Candidates
Evan Adams, a Lexington native and son to Doug and Stephanie Adams, is a Singletary Scholars at the University of Kentucky, majoring in Psychology. He is the current President of Sigma Chi Fraternity, where he has also served as Chaplain, and Philanthropy and Service Chairman. Over his tenure at the University of Kentucky, he has served on the executive committees of DanceBlue, Wrap Up America, and GreekWide, and has been involved with other campus organizations such as FUSION Day of Service and Campus Student Fellowship. After graduation, Evan will pursue a Master’s in Education, with aspirations of teaching and preparing the next generation. Evan is sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
Tommy Daley is a senior from Springboro, Ohio. Majoring in biology and philosophy, he hope to move on to medical school next year. In his time at UK, he has been a brother of Alpha Tau Omega, president and founder of MEDLIFE, president of the Student Wellness Ambassadors, a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, and an active member of the Christian Student Fellowship. He is currently a chair for DanceBlue, a senator-at-large for the Student Government Association, and works at Magee’s Bakery. He is the son of Lee and Megan Daley. Tommy is sponsored by Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
Richie Simpson is a senior from Lexington, Kentucky. He has always dreamed of attending the University of Kentucky, and is a senior who is studying economics. His parents are Carol and David Simpson, from Lebanon, Kentucky, and Lexington, Kentucky, respectively. In his time at the University of Kentucky, he has been involved in a variety of organizations engaged in helping new students’ trasition to life in Lexington at UK. In his final year at UK, he is serving as the Overall Chair of DanceBlue, a student organization at UK that supports children in their battle against cancer. Richie is sponsored by Chi Omega Sorority.
Patrick Smith, Jr. is the son of Patrick Sr. and Crystal Smith. Patrick is currently a senior from Belleville, Illinois and double majors in marketing and business management. He is involved in leadership with the National Panhellenic Council and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and has been awarded many awards through both regional, provincial, and national levels. In the past, he has also been involved with SGA, the Black Student Union, and the National Association of Black Accountants. After graduation, Patrick plan on attending law school in hopes of becoming an attorney. Patrick is sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council.
Zhizhi Wit Wang is currently a senior student majoring in Business Management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics. He is originally from China, and has been studying in the United State for a little over six years. At the age of sixteen, his father Qi Wang and mother Miao Li decided on sending him for a better education in the United States. He is well plugged-in in several organizations on campus and in the community. He is passionate about helping other people and promoting diversity and inclusion. He truly believes that everyone can change the world. A quote from his favorite TedTalk: “We have branded love about changing the world, but there is no world, just 7.4 billion understandings. If we can influence one person at a time, we are already making a positive change.” Wit is sponsored by Leadership Exchange.
DeAnna Duffy is the daughter of Brian and Carolyn Duffy. She is from Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She is a senior Psychology major with a History minor. She is on the Board of Directors with the Leadership Exchange, the Scholarship Chair for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and a Student Peer Coordinator with Transformative Learning. She also loves to volunteer with Wildcat Service Dogs, the Ronald McDonald House, and Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge. She is also a member of the Developmental Psychology Research Lab at the University, working under Dr. Christina Brown. DeAnna is currently applying to graduate school to become a high school teacher and hopes to someday teach abroad. DeAnna is sponsored by Leadership Exchange.
Elizabeth Foster is a junior from Owensboro, Kentucky studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Foster. Elizabeth is a Patterson Scholar and member of the Honors College. Currently, she serves as Chief of Staff for the Student Government Association and Membership Education Vice-President for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. In addition, she serves on the Family Relations Committee for DanceBlue and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers. Elizabeth also works at both the University of Kentucky Visitor Center and Schneider Electric. Elizabeth is sponsored by Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Willow Kreutzer is a University of Kentucky senior studying Political Science with a double minor in International Relations and Gender and Women’s Studies with a certificate in Global Studies. She is from Lake Orion, Michigan, and the daughter of Gigi Kreutzer. Willow is the founding president of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and Vice President of her Political Science honors fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha. She hopes to attend graduate school to continue her studies in International Relations, and pursue a career in government helping women in developing countries gain more rights. She is sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
Rowan Reid, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky, is a double degree candidate in Economics and Management. She is the daughter of Michael and Therese Reid, and has two other siblings attending UK, Halle and Nathaniel. She currently serves as the President of Student Government, and as the student trustee on UK’s Board of Trustees. She also is a member of the Student Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion and the Internal Recruitment chair for her sorority, Chi Omega. Rowan has dedicated her time at the University to bettering the student experience for her peers, and hopes to continue bettering the state of Kentucky in her professional career as a public attorney. Rowan is sponsored by Chi Omega Sorority.
Savanah Faith Sellars, from Lexington, Kentucky, is a senior Integrated Strategic Communications major and Philosophy minor. On campus, she is a member of Air Force ROTC Flying Wildcats, Student Government Association, Arnold Air Society, club swimming, and is a Pi Beta Phi Alumna. Savanah works as an intern speechwriter and communications strategist for the President, Provost and EVPFA of UK. Off campus, Savanah teaches Jobs for Life to women at the Fayette County Detention Center. After graduation, she will serve as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Her parents are Melinda and Thom Sellars of Lexington, Kentucky. Savanah is sponsored by Air Force ROTC Flying Wildcats (Air Force ROTC).