Flickinger and McCullough are Homecoming Royalty

Flickinger and McCullough are Homecoming Royalty

Oct. 25, 2017 

Kaitlyn Flickinger, a senior from Louisville, Tenn., and senior Jordan McCullough of Lebanon, Tenn., are Maryville College’s 2017 Senior Homecoming Royalty honorees.

The announcement was made during halftime of the Homecoming football game on Oct. 21, and Maryville College President Tom Bogart and wife Mary Bogart presented sashes to the senior honorees. Flickinger, a member of the volleyball team who was competing in a USA South Athletic Conference tri-match that afternoon, was unable to attend the halftime announcement. President Bogart presented a sash to Flickinger later that day, during a special announcement to recognize her before the MC volleyball team played Brevard College in Cooper Athletic Center.

A 2014 graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, Flickinger is an exercise science major at the College. McCullough, a 2014 graduate of Wilson Central High School, is a history major at the College.

Other senior candidates included Molly Hamant of West Chester, Ohio; Maddie Carpenter of Maryville, Tenn.; Evan Heffner of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Alexi Lay of Alcoa, Tenn.; Aley Goodlett of Clarksville, Tenn.; and Chris Sammons of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Representing the junior class were Myka Bland of Bessemer, Ala., and Olivia Caudle of Alcoa, Tenn.

Representing the sophomore class were Rebecca Starks of Memphis, Tenn., and Aaron Solomon of Houston, Texas.

Representing the freshman class were Eliza Komisar of Dickson, Tenn., and JaCorey Jackson of Houston, Texas.

Candidates are nominated by students in their respective classes, with the entire student body selecting the Homecoming royalty through an election.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.