Homecoming Court Bios

 2018 Homecoming elections will take place from Monday, September 24th at 8 am through Thursday, September 27th at 5 pm. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to vote.

   2018 Homecoming Court Candidates

Murilo Artese
Appalachian Ambassadors
Major(s): Electronic Media & Broadcasting

Hello Mountaineers! My name is Murilo Artese, I am a senior Electronic Media & Broadcasting major with a minor in English. I am from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Appalachian has been my home away from home since my first year in Fall of 2015. During my time here I have served as an Appalachian Student Ambassador, a SOUL, an INTAPP member and past President and a performer in the NouN Improv Comedy group. I have loved every second I have been at this institution and I am so thankful to be a part of this year’s Homecoming Court.

Charlcy Carpenter

Appalachian Educators
Major(s): Middle Grades Education

Hey! My name is Charlcy Carpenter, and I am a senior Middle Grades Education major from Shelby, NC. I am representing Appalachian Educators as a nominee for Top of the Rock, and I wholeheartedly hope to embody our dedication to education and connections to community in the classroom, on campus, and within Boone.

Clay Fleming

Appalachian & The Community Together (ACT)
Major(s): Communication

Hello Mountaineers! I'm a senior, representing the ACT (Appalachian & the Community Together) Office, a service-oriented organization where I've developed a love for social justice and service, led service programs, and grown as a person. As a member of Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) and serving as a SOUL this summer, Appalachian has helped me explore my passions and transformed me in ways I could’ve never imagined. I'm so thankful for the opportunities, support, and community App has given me, and I'm very humbled to be selected for this year's Homecoming Court!

Rachel Gallardo

CDN: Broken Pancreas Club
Major(s): Nutrition and Dietetics

My name is Rachel Gallardo and I am a senior studying Nutrition and Dietetics, representing the College Diabetes Network, also known as the Broken Pancreas Club!  I also have the privilege of being a manager for the wrestling team, a percussion section leader in the Marching Mountaineers, an intern for AppFuel, and a member of the Hispanic Student Association as well as the Appalachian Student Dietetics Association.  It is truly an honor to be nominated for Top of the Rock, and I would appreciate your vote!

Emily Gaskin

Delta Zeta
Major(s): Economics

Hi! My name is Emily Gaskin and after graduating with a degree in Economics this December, I will be continuing my education in Appalachian’s MBA Program. I have been a member of Delta Zeta since my freshman year, and last year I served as my Chapter President, which allowed me the honor of currently serving as Panhellenic President. Outside of Greek Life, I have been a Group Fitness Instructor since my freshman year and love encouraging and empowering my participants - catch me sweating at the Quinn!

Zane Johnson

Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS)
Major(s): International Business

My name is Zane Johnson and I am a Sophomore majoring in International Business with a double minor in Computer Science and Spanish from Charlotte, NC. I serve as the Special Events Chairperson for APPS and also the Multicultural Relations Liaison for the Appalachian Student Ambassadors. I am so excited to have this privilege and showcase my leadership on this campus!

Libby Rose

Appalachian Educators
Major(s): Elementary Education

Howdy, Mountaineers and welcome home to our alumni, my name is Libby Rose and I am a senior Elementary Education major from Union County, North Carolina. I am honored to be representing Appalachian Educators on the 2018 Homecoming Court. My biggest blessing came in the form of an acceptance letter from ASU and am so lucky that I will get to call myself an alumnus in just eight months!

Emily Sedlacek

International Appalachian (INTAPP)
Major(s): English and French 

My name is Emily Sedlacek, and I am senior this year with a double major in English and French and a minor in Communications. I have been a member of International Appalachian (INTAPP) for three years, and I am lucky enough to serve on the Executive Board as Business Committee Chair. Being a part of INTAPP has brought so much value and meaning into my life by allowing me to share and promote Appalachian's values of diversity, sustainability, and respect on campus and around the world, and I am absolutely honored to be representing my organization on Homecoming Court 2018.