Homecoming is more than just two crazy weeks in October where Virginia Tech students wander the campus in crazy colored shirts and Drillfield pedestrians try to avoid flyers. It is a tradition that has lasted throughout the decades. Our entire university comes together to celebrate yet another beautiful year at the best university in the nation.
Anyone who knows me well knows I am ALL ABOUT tradition. My slogan is “Give ‘Em Kell- Touchdown for the Crown,” but my campaign is all about getting Virginia Tech students involved in the university.
You joined a new club or service opportunity? TOUCHDOWN. You found your niche of friends and finally know what you want to do in life? TOUCHDOWN. The list goes on and on. My campaign is an encouraging movement in which everyone’s successes are noticed, no matter how big or small. Griffining may be the next Tebowing but Kelley-ing is by far the newest rage, and I’d love to invite you to throw your arms in the air and join. Throughout my involvement and infatuation with Virginia Tech, I have learned that regardless of how busy you may be, Virginia Tech encourages us to explore and have fun. Join the movement and Give ‘Em Kell.
I am first and foremost an active member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. While being involved with positions in recruitment and now as Vice President of Philanthropic Services, I have created amazing bonds with some of the most motivated and loving women on campus.
Along with my involvement in Sigma Kappa Sorority, I have been heavily involved in the Class of 2013 Leadership Team and New Student Programs. I was on the Ring Design Committee and had the opportunity to hold the title of ring dance chair for the class of 2013. Being able to share the passion of such a renowned tradition was more than I could have ever asked for.
I was an Orientation Leader for summer 2011 and have been involved with Hokie Camp since fall of my freshman year. I would not trade my experiences as a camper, counselor or Executive Team member for the world. To have the opportunity to welcome a future student into the Hokie Family and make them feel as comfortable as I did is exactly why I have loved my experiences with New Student Programs so much.
I am an intern for Virginia Tech IMG Sports Marketing where I get the opportunity to capture activation for all Virginia Tech Athletics’ sponsors. From game day promotions to designing new ideas in order to increase ticket sales, I am definitely the ultimate Virginia Tech sports nut.
I participate in Relay for Life and Big Event each year, which are put on by incredible committees, as well as Greeks Giving Back. Along with these organized service opportunities, my sorority volunteers regularly at the retirement home, Warm Hearth Village. We go every Sunday and play Bingo with the residents and host a staged prom for them each year.