Homecoming Commission names new executive board

Homecoming Commission, the student-led planning board at the University of South Carolina, has named its new executive board for the 2017 calendar year.

The twelve new board members have already commenced planning for Homecoming 2017. Meetings are held Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the Leadership and Service Center amphitheater and are open to the campus community.

Emily Hammond, a junior statistics major from North Myrtle Beach, S.C., was selected to lead the commission as Executive Commissioner. In this role, Hammond will lead the campus in the festivities and celebration that have surrounded Carolina Homecoming for more than 50 years. Hammond also served on the commission in 2016 and brings a wealth of experience and passion with her.

“I wanted to be a part of the commission because I knew that it would provide me with the opportunity to change Homecoming to how I saw best and make it a better experience for our university,” Hammond said. For this year’s Homecoming, I’m hoping to see more student engagement and participation throughout the week of events.”

Ellie Marley, a criminal justice and global studies double major from Seattle, W.A., will serve as Vice-Commissioner of Communication & Marketing.

Alsalt Al Nabhani, a finance major from Musact, Oman, will serve as an Event Director.

Cat Carter, an economics major from Myrtle Beach, S.C., will serve as Sponsorship Chair.

Rebecca Howard, a finance major from Charlotte, N.C., will serve as an Event Director.

Markos Hurtt, a public relations major from Columbia, S.C., will serve as an Event Director.

Andrea Johnson, a marketing and management major from Columbia, S.C., will serve as Social Media Chair.

André Mace, a media arts major from Latta, S.C., will serve as an Event Director.

Emerson Odagis, a global supply chain operations management major from Pottstown, P.A., will serve as an Event Director.

Lisa Sanchez, a marketing major from West Chester, P.A., will serve as an Event Director.

Deja Vaughn, a visual communication major from Greenville, S.C., will serve as Marketing Chair.

Bryce Wilson, a history major from Charleston, S.C., will serve as Rules & Community Outreach Chair.

Homecoming has been a tradition of the university for over 50 years and is a week full of events celebrating USC. Students on the Homecoming Commission learn time management, program planning and execution, small and large group communication, collaboration, publicity, budgeting, volunteer recruitment and more.