2016 Homecoming Court

Top MOC (Man on Campus) and Homecoming Queen

The Homecoming Court was created to represent the best of the best student leaders at the institution. Members of the Court should represent the values and mission of the institution. Interested individuals should have demonstrated academic excellence, on-campus involvement and involvement in the local Chattanooga community. 


Your 2016 Top Man on Campus & Homecoming Queen

2016 top man on campus and homecoming queen

Solomon Puryear & Brittany Watlington 

Previous Candidates

Homecoming Queen Candidates

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Jessica Bastianelli

Jessica is a senior, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management major with a minor in Sociology from Maryville, TN. She is the Student Co-Director of the 2016 Homecoming Student Steering Committee, VP of Programming for the Panhellenic Association, a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, The House Campus Minstry, First Year Experience Peer Mentors, a tour guide for the Office of Admissions and an orientation leader. Jessica volunteers with The House, Community Kitchen, Alzheimer's Association and drunk driving awareness programming.

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Heather Murray

Heather is a senior, Accounting major with a minor in Criminal Justice from Gainseville, FL. Heather's involvement includes Freshman Senate, Student Government Association 2015 - 2016 Parliamentarian, Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority, Honors College Council and Vice President of Beta Alpha Psi Business Honor Society. Heather volunteers with the YMCA, Signal Centers, the Women's Center's "Take Back the Night" program and Pet Placement Center. 

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Sara Hrivnak

Sara is a senior, Biology Pre-Professional major with a minor in Vocal Music Performance from Kingsport, TN. Sara's involvement includes multiple leadership roles in Kappa Delta Sorority including President and Vice President of Operations, UTC Chamber Singers, University Honor Court, UTC Opera and Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. Sara volunteers with Erlanger Health System, Girl Scouts of America, Children's Advocacy Center for Hamilton County and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

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Brittany Watlington

Brittany is a senior, Broadcast Communications major from Clarksville, TN. Brittany's involvement includes serving as Lip Sync Co-Chair on the 2016 Homecoming Student Steering Committee, orientation leader, Building Supervisor for Campus Recreation, anchor for Mocs News, Black Student Alliance NAACP and Multiculutral Mentorship Program. Brittany volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Chattanooga, Orchard Knob Community Center, East Ridge Middle School and Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

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Kelsey Weaver

Kelsey is a senior, Business: General Management major from Dickson, TN. Kelsey's involvement includes serving as your current Student Body President, 2015 Student Body Vice President, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, a Chancellor's Ambassador, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, First Year Experience, Tennessee Association of Residence Halls and Chancellor's Student Advisory Board. Kelsey volunteers with Generation Progress/"It's On Us" Campaign, UT Day on the HIll, Causeway, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Susan G. Komen, Chattanooga Clean and Green, and American Heart Association. 

 Top Man on Campus (MOC) Candidates

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Graham Alexander

Graham is a senior, Political Science major with a minor in Economics and Spanish from Lexington, TN. Graham's involvement includes the Student Government Association, LEAD Chairman and founding member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Event & Logistics Director for St. Jude Up 'til Dawn, First Year Experience, Freshman Senate, a previous resident assistant in Housing & Residence Life, Innovations in Honors and UTC Honor Court. Graham volunteers with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Chattanooga Clean and Green, Cultivate the City in Washington D.C. and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Rance Harden

Rance is a senior, Biology Pre-Proffesional major with a minor in Chemistry from Chattanooga, TN. Rance's involvement includes multiple positions and membership in Sigma Chi Fraternity, orientaton leader, Vice President of UTC Bigs, Golden Key Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta Honor Society and UTC Paintball. Rance volunteers with Erlanger Health Systems, Chattanooga Food Bank, Chattanooga Community Kitchen, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chattanooga and Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS).

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Jonathan Ingram

Jonathan is a senior, Electrical Engineering major from Colorado. Jonathan is enlisted in the US Navy and is currently a Collegiate Officer Candidate in the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) Program. He is heavily involved in the House University Ministries, having leadership positions on the After-Service, Hospitality, and Hub Space teams. He is also enrolled in a Core Group with the ministry. Jonathan has interned with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Tuftco Corp during his time at UTC. He is a member of the National and local chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and ENGR 4850 Turbo Jet Team. Jonathan has volunteered through several mission trips and service projects in New York City, Asheville, Signal Mountian, and here in Chattanooga.

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Solomon Puryear

Solomon is a senior Engineering Management Technology major wth a minor in Business Administration in Memphis, TN. Solomon's involvement includes Chapter Vice President and Province Vice President for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Chancellor's Ambassador orientation leader, Student Government Association, Brother 2 Brother, Littleton H. Mason Singers, Chancellor's Student Advisory Board and Freshman Senate. Solomon volunteers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chattanooga, Kappa Leadership League, Covington Food Bank, Chattanooga Minority Health Fair, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Chattanooga's Clean and Green, Chattanooga Salvation Army.

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Dequantez Sandifer

Dequantez is a senior, Marketing major from Nashville, TN. Dequantez's involvement includes Vice President and former Parliamentarian of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, orientation leader, Collegiate 100 and Student Government Association and a former member of the Track and Field team in Chattanooga Athletics. Dequantez volunteers with Chattanooga Clean and Green, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chattanooga, Brown Academy, Howard High School, Chattanooga Food Bank and Salvation Army and youth programs in Nashville. 


Previous Winners

2016 - Solomon Puryear and Brittany Watlington

2015 – Jay Nguyen and Heather Delbridge

2014 – Robert Fisher and Tina Nguyen

2013 – Zach Pursley and Erin Mercer

2012 – Bradley Bell and Dacey Winkleman

2011 – Charles Putman and Claire Simpson

2010 – Andrew Clark and Katie Harden