Wandell and Riddle are Homecoming Royalty

Wandell and Riddle are Homecoming Royalty

Oct. 24, 2019

Kelley Wandell, a senior from Clinton, Tenn., and senior Kyle Riddle of Huntersville, N.C., are Maryville College’s 2019 Senior Homecoming Royalty honorees.

The announcement was made during halftime of the Homecoming football game on Oct. 19, and Maryville College President Tom Bogart and wife Mary Bogart presented sashes to the senior honorees.

A 2016 graduate of Clinton High School, Wandell is a political science major at the College. Riddle, a 2016 graduate of Lake Norman Charter School, is a health and wellness promotion major at the College.

Other senior candidates included Maria Vanegas of Kingston, Tenn.; Aaron Solomon of Katy, Texas; Jordon Muse of Decatur, Ga.; Hayley Jeffers of Huntsville, Tenn.; Sydelle Young of Chattanooga, Tenn; and Cameron Moore of Clinton, Tenn.

Representing the junior class were Madison Gilliam of Sewanee, Tenn., and JaCorey Jackson of Spring, Texas.

Representing the sophomore class were Ale Yanez of Maryville, Tenn., and Joshua Woods of Fayetteville, Ga.

Representing the freshman class were Abigail Smither of Collierville, Tenn., and Marissa Nelson of Oneida, Tenn.

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


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”