Union announces 2014 Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court 2014

The 2014 Homecoming Court Representatives have been announced, but the queen has yet to be crowned.

Representing the senior class are Gracie Wise, Melanie Arias, Shelby Henson and Elizabeth Oakes. The junior class representative is Emily Russell.

Sophomore class representative is Holly Johnson, and Freshman class representative is Mary Kate Crump.

Stephen Hauss and Gracie Wise are Mr. and Miss Union this year.

Stephen Hauss is a senior from Memphis. He is the son of Gregg and Allyson Hauss.

Stephen is a Business major and Public Relations minor. He plans to pursue a career in Finance.

He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega, a FOCUS leader, university relation’s ambassador and Student Government Association.

He attends Englewood Baptist Church.

This year, the homecoming queen will be crowned May 2 at Awards Day in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel. Each representative will be recognized at that time.


Gracie Wise
Gracie Wise

Gracie Wise is a senior from Searcy, Ark. She is the daughter of Mike and Kim Wise.

Wise was named Miss Union 2014.

She is a double major in English Literature and History. She plans to pursue a career in children’s publishing.

She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta where she serves as president, Sigma Tau Delta, the Torch as an editor, FOCUS leader and a Women’s Cooperative small group leader.

She is a member of Cornerstone Community Church.


Shelby Henson
Shelby Henson

Shelby Henson is a senior family studies major from Henderson. Her parents are Cliff and Sherri Henson.

She plans to pursue a career in counseling for adoptive families and adopted children.

She is involved in Zeta Tau Alpha, senior council, Sociology Inquiry Society and serves as a Women’s Cooperative small group leader.

Henson attends Promise Church.


Melanie Arias
Melanie Arias

Melanie Arias is a senior social work major from Pittsfield, Maine. Her parents are Felipe and Brigitte Arias.

She plans to pursue a Master of Arts in Higher Education and eventually work in student development at a university.

She is involved in senior council, Women’s Cross Country and serves as Resident Advisor in Ayers 1.

Arias attends Cornerstone Community Church.


Elizabeth Oakes
Elizabeth Oakes

Elizabeth Oakes is a senior public relations major from Chattanooga. Her parents are Don and Lindy Oakes.

She plans to pursue a career in event planning but will be an au pair in Germany for the next year.

She is involved in Kappa Delta sorority, Public Relations Student Society of America, Bulldog Communications Group and the J-Crib Tutoring Program and serves as Life Editor for the Cardinal & Cream.

Oakes attends Evangelical Community Church.


Emily Russell
Emily Russell

Emily Russell is a junior psychology major from Ridgeland, Miss. Her parents are Kevin and Linda Kay Russell.

She plans to pursue a career in working with young adults through youth ministry or counseling.

She is involved in Young Life at Trinity Christian Academy, FOCUS orientation leader, Psi Chi honor society, Alpha Chi honor society and Union’s Honor’s community and is president of Kappa Delta sorority.

Russell attends Covenant Presbyterian Church.


Holly Johnson
Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson is a sophomore business administration major from San Diego, Calif. Her mother is Pamela Skinner.

She plans to pursue a career in business or criminal law.

She is involved in American Marketing Association, Enactus USA, FOCUS orientation leader and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and serves in Union’s Student Government Association.

Johnson attends Englewood Baptist Church.


Mary Kate Crump
Mary Kate Crump

Mary Kate Crump is a freshman exercise science major from Valdosta, Ga.

Her parents are Don and Karen Crump. She plans to pursue a career in occupational therapy.

She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Crump attends Evangelical Community Church.

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