The Homecoming Council is made up of sixteen members who work year-round to prepare for a great homecoming week each year. Each member has his or her own responsibilities to make this tradition such a success.
Alex Westlund Email Alex Westlund
Hi! My name is Alex Westlund and I am the Executive Director of the 2015 Homecoming Executive Council! I am a junior studying Business Management from Cedar Rapids, IA. I have previously served as Homecoming Council's Volunteer Director and am so excited to come again this year!
I was first introduced to Homecoming at Iowa as an infant, falling asleep at the football game. Ever since then, I have been a diehard Hawkeye fan and knew that I wanted to be involved with Hawkeye spirit in a big way. I applied to the 2014 council and had the time of my life planning one of the University's biggest events of the year. My favorite thing about Homecoming at Iowa is the overall spirit and pride that brings alumni and students together as one. I am so excited to be serving as Executive Director this year and hope that Homecoming can be one of the best yet! As always, Go Hawks!
Bradley Martin Email Bradley Martin
Director of Sales and Marketing
Oh hey there, funny I see you here browsing my profile. Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Bradley Martin and I am the Director of Marketing for Homecoming 2015. I am a sophomore studying Marketing here at the good ol' UI and I am so excited to be a part of this orgnization. Maybe you are asking your self, "yo, where is this kid from?" well I am from Deerfield IL, its a decent sized suburb outside of Chi-town. North shore, you know. Okay so moving on, if I look familiar its because I was the Parade Director last year. Funny, right? I think I had my fun and now its time to make Homecoming the best marketed organization out there. If you don't follow us you are missing out. Hit us up on Insta, the Twitter and the 'book. Well I guess its time to say our goodbyes, I hope we get to meet soon whoever you are. On three... 3... GO HAWKS.
Lyric Harris Email Lyric Harris
Sales and Merchandising Director
Hello all! I’m Lyric Harris, a freshman from Galesburg, Illinois. I’m hoping to become an Event Coordinator, so as I begin my college experience, I am exploring the world of business.
I am eager to take on the position of Sales and Merchandising Director for this years Homecoming! Although I was born in Illinois, I was raised a Hawkeye! What better way to be at the heart of the Hawkeye nation than to be apart of homecoming? I saw this as an opportunity to not only continue on my path to event coordinating, but to also be involved in this incredible experience and meet some amazing people along the way.
Yes, I know, I have only experienced Iowa Homecoming once (as a student) but I have every intention of helping to make Homecoming 2015 the best one yet! Go Hawks!
Camira Ferguson Email Camira Ferguson
Finance and Operations Director
My name is Camira Ferguson. I am this year’s Finance and Operations Director. I am from Bloomington, Illinois. I am a Junior who is double majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications, as well Psychology. I am hoping to go on to become a Political Campaign Manager or a Public Relations Specialist. I decided to join the Homecoming Council for another year because I enjoyed being a part of the Council last year as the Sporting Events Director and I just knew I had to come back for another great year! I am looking forward to Homecoming 2015 and watching it grow and continue to get better and better each year. I am also excited to see Hawkeyes old and new come together to show our love and pride for our school. Let’s Go HAWKEYES!
Nellie Hermanson Email Nellie Hermanson
My name is Nellie Hermanson, and I’m the advisor to the Homecoming Council! I have worked at The University of Iowa since 2008, and have loved every second of my time as a Hawkeye! I’m originally from Montana, and have a Bachelors Degree from The Catholic University of America (in Washington, DC) and a Masters Degree from Old Dominion University (in Norfolk, VA). Homecoming at Iowa is one of my favorite times of the year! The Hawkeye spirit, camaraderie among so many different people, and seeing all of our hard work come to fruition are all so amazing! I am so happy to be a part of Homecoming and happy to be a Hawkeye!
Tiffany Leschke Email Tiffany Leschke
Hi my name is Tiffany Leschke and I'm the advisor for Campus Activities Board, River Run, and I co-advise Homecoming. I am new to Iowa City after working in South Dakota for a few years and graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a Masters in College Student Affairs. I have enjoyed my time at Iowa thus far and cannot wait to experience my first homecoming as a Hawkeye!