PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Samantha Golay and David Gaddy Named 2014 Homecoming Emcees

UPDATE (March 29): The voting is over, and Samantha Golay and David Gaddy are your 2014 Penn State Homecoming emcees!

“I am extremely excited to get to know all the talented people who put this amazing student-run organization together, and represent them in one of the largest Penn State traditions,” said Golay, a member of The National Association of Black Accountants and The African Students Association.

“I am amazed everyday by the students who go to Penn State and what we do here. I am so happy that I get to represent the student body at Homecoming 2014,” said Gaddy, a THON 2014 Morale committee member, and active participant in Students Engaging Students. “I am ready to start building a new family while keeping the tradition alive.”

Original Post: ‘Twas only four years ago when Elias Warren and Heidi Kloster solidified their place in Penn State history by becoming the first ever official Penn State Homecoming emcees. Three more couples have come and gone since those early trailblazers, and students will now get to select the fifth. Voting for the 2014 Homecoming emcee opened up last night at midnight. Registered Penn State students can vote HERE to pick the pair of students (one male and one female) who will host a number of events leading up to the 2014 Homecoming football game on September 27. Here are this year’s candidates and their audition videos.

Matt Marzzacco

Jennifer Stone

Samantha Golay

David Gaddy

Voting will conclude on Wednesday  at 5 p.m., and the two winners will be announced soon after.

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


State College Links
More by Kevin

Hometown Brewery Releases Beer Honoring Evan Pugh

Penn State’s first president Evan Pugh was born in 1828 at Jordan Bank Farm, three miles south of the city center of Oxford, Pennsylvania, an hour west of Philadelphia in Chester County. One-hundred eighty-nine years later, an Oxford brewery is honoring one of the preeminent champions of “liberal and practical” higher education in the form of a delicious Porter.

Penn State Basketball Downs Colgate 72-59 In Front of Thanksgiving Eve Crowd

Why Honoring Paterno Still Matters


Penn State Baseball Routes Lafayette 8-1 In Allentown

The Nittany Lions’ offense exploded for eight runs in a much needed victory over Lafayette.

Report: Penn State Investigating Swimming Coaches After Allegations Of Bullying

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To No. 1 Stony Brook 21-13

Tony Carr Signs With Octagon Basketball Agency

Penn State Baseball, Lion’s Pantry Join Forces To Help Fight Food Insecurity

Student Life

Country Rock Band Old Dominion To Visit BJC October 26

Death. Taxes. The Bryce Jordan Center booking country acts.

UPUA Finishes Spring Semester Strong

The Weird, Wacky, And Wonderful World Of Penn State Craigslist

Saquon Barkley Shows Some Skin On SI Cover

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Barkley is expected to be a top-five pick, and he and his most vehement supporters say there’s no reason he won’t go No. 1 overall.

Saquon Barkley’s College Career As Told By Five Games

Five games in particular give a clear glimpse of what Saquon Barkley meant to Penn State football.

To Our Favorite NFL Teams: Please Draft Saquon Barkley

Our staffers enjoyed rooting for Saquon Barkley so much that they can’t imagine not doing so in the NFL.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Never Count Yourself Out: Trevor Hayes’ Senior Column

This is the end of a wild journey with too many ups and downs to count.

Send this to a friend