Meet Our Homecoming Candidates

Take a few minutes to meet the Candidates for UNC Asheville's 2017 Homecoming Royalty!

All currently enrolled UNC Asheville students may vote for candidates on the Homecoming Court. Students are allowed to vote for up to three candidates for Homecoming Royalty. Voting will open on midnight September 20th and close at 11:59 PM on September 21st.

Darcy Davis

Sponsoring Organization: UNCA Belly Dance Club
Year: Junior
Major: Biology
Community Service:

  • Alternative Service Experience to Nags Head, NC (Spring 2016)
  • Girls on the Run 5K (Spring 2016)
  • Gamma Phi Beta’s Moonball Tournament (Spring 2017)
  • MLK Day of Service (Spring 2017)
  • National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Belly Dance Workshop (Spring 2017)
  • Greenfest (Spring 2017)
  • Campus Day of Service (Spring 2017)
  • Mission Hospital Volunteer (August 2017-Present)

Leadership Positions:

  • Resident Assistant (Fall 2016-Present)
  • Pre-rendezblue Leader (August 2017)
  • Honors Program Peer Mentor (Fall 2017)
  • Co-President of the UNCA Belly Dance Club (Fall 2015-Present)
  • Epsilon Psi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta’s Scholarship Chairwoman (Spring 2017-Fall 2017)
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society Social Chair (Spring 2016-Present)

Laura Hoffman

Sponsoring Organization: Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Year: Senior
Major: Mass Communications
Community Service:

  • MLK Day of Service
  • WNC Girls on the Run
  • Brotherwolf

Leadership Positions:

  • Membership Vice President for Gamma Phi Beta

Sarah Hesselink

Sponsoring Organization: Alpha Xi Delta
Year: Senior
Major: Political Science
Community Service:

  • Through Alpha Xi Delta I have worked with Autism Speaks, partnered with She's the First, and volunteered for Brother Wolf. Through Hillel I've volunteered working the HardLox Jewish Heritage Festival.

Leadership Positions:

  • In Alpha Xi Delta I have served as Philanthropy chair, and on the Executive Council as Membership Vice President. This year I am also a member of The Order of Pisgah.

William Hinson

Sponsoring Organization: Gamma Phi Beta
Year: Senior
Major: Music Technology
Community Service:

  • She's The First
  • Manna Food Bank
  • Mission Children's Hospital (all through Sigma Nu)

Leadership Positions:

  • Lt. Commander (VP) of Sigma Nu Mu Eta
  • University Ambassador
  • Order of Pisgah
  • Off Campus and Commuter Student Program Supervisor

Meredith McLain

Sponsoring Organization: She’s the First
Year: Senior
Major: Political Science
Community Service:

  • Volunteer Coordinator for Corey Atkins for Asheville City Council
  • Read 2 Succeed Asheville
  • Greenfest On-Campus Day of Service

Leadership Positions:

  • Co-President of She's the First at UNC Asheville
  • Treasurer of the Political Science Club
  • University Ambassador
  • Student Organization Programming Supervisor for Highsmith Student Union
  • Chief of Staff for the Student Body President Tim Hussey
  • Peer Mentor for POLS 178: Political Games and How to Play Them

Sarah Spanbauer

Sponsoring Organization: Cross Country Club Team
Year: Senior
Major: Health and Wellness Promotion
Community Service:

  • Bounty and Soul
  • BeLoved
  • Asheville Middle School

Leadership Positions:

  • Secretary of the Cross Country Club Team
  • UNCA Student Ambassador

Gary Freedman

Sponsoring Organization: Alpha Sigma Phi
Year: Senior
Major: Music Technology
Community Service:

  • MLK Day of Service
  • Freshman Move-In Day
  • Eliada Home (via Alpha Sigma Phi)

Leadership Positions:

  • Marshal/New Membership Educator of Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Assistant of UNC Asheville Music Department