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Community Benefits From FSU’s Homecoming Service Efforts

Homecoming King and Queen
FSU Homecoming Queen
Kaniece Hurley and King
Brandon Holmes

Frostburg State University Homecoming featured service opportunities in which students raised money for local and national charities and cleaned up the University neighborhood following the weekend’s festivities.

FSU’s 2015 Homecoming Court, representing eight campus organizations, raised more than $3,200 for a variety of local and national charities. These students upheld the more than decade-long fundraising tradition that accompanies Homecoming by raising a total of $3,285.38.

Katelyn Currier, of Alpha Sigma Tau, was recognized for raising the largest amount, $1,098.56, to support Donate Life America, a nonprofit alliance that is dedicated to educating the public about organ, eye and tissue donations.

Brandon Holmes and Kaniece Hurley were named Homecoming King and Queen.

Pre-Big Event
More than 100 FSU students
gathered Sunday, Oct. 18,
before heading out to clean
up the University neighbor-

Holmes represented Alpha Phi Omega and raised $341 to support the Cumberland YMCA, an organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Holmes is also a Bobcat Ambassador.

Hurley’s organization supported the Dove Center of Garrett County, which provides safety, advocacy and counseling to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Hurley represented the FSU Lady B.U.G.S., an organization that promotes the welfare of young women, and raised $414.91.

The Homecoming Court included Kara Hotchkiss representing the Delta Zeta sorority, which raised $630 to support March of Dimes; Samantha Metz representing the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, which raised $593.91 for Girls on the Run; Mikal Davis representing the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, which raised $80 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Joey Fallon representing the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, which raised $60 for Garrett County Special Olympics; and Keaton Zimmerman representing the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, which raised $67 for the Family Crisis Resource Center.

Big Event
FSU students work their
way down Bowery Street at
the beginning of Sunday’s
Big Event to clean up the
University neighborhood
following Homecoming.

Participants spent a three-week period raising money for their selected charities. Candidates required sponsorship from a University organization, needed to raise a minimum of $50 and wrote a short essay, which accompanied their names on the ballot. The Homecoming King and Queen were chosen by a popular vote that took place during the week of Homecoming.

The winners were crowned on Thursday, Oct. 15, during the pep rally and were presented during halftime of the football game on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Another Homecoming tradition is the Sunday Big Event, sponsored by the Student Government Association, in which students fan out into the neighborhood surrounding the campus to clean up following Homecoming. This year more than 100 students participated, with a majority of volunteers coming from FSU’s recognized Greek organizations and from ECHOSTARS, the residential AmeriCorps program for first-year students.

For more information, contact the FSU SGA at 301-687-4304.


For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589