Kenneth Erickson : President

Kenneth Erickson

President

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Senior - Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Hometown: King, NC

Most memorable football game you have been to as a student? Watching NC State come from behind to beat Georgia Southern in the 2014 season opener.

Most memorable basketball game you have been to as a student? When we upset the number two ranked Duke Blue Devils at PNC Arena and got to storm the court.

Favorite moment at a SWPC event? Watching the Wolfpack baseball team walkoff with a win over UVA.

Favorite NC State athlete? Abdul-Malik Abu

The thing you love most about NC State Athletics? The loyalty that Wolfpack fans show to all of their teams.

Favorite non-revenue sport to watch? Men’s Soccer

ACC team you look forward to playing most every year? The Virginia Tech Hokies. I grew up going to Virginia Tech games with my dad who graduated from Tech. So, I not only look forward to playing the team I grew up pulling for, but also to gaining bragging rights in the family.

Football game you are looking forward to the most this season? Hosting UNC at Carter-Finley Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend.

Basketball game you are looking forward to the most this season? Beating the defending national champions, Duke, again.

Favorite NC State coach? Dave Doeren

If you could go to any away football game this season, which one would you choose? Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium.

Favorite NC State tradition? Running to the Belltower and watching it light up red after a big win.

Why did you choose to come to NC State? All the opportunities that NC State offers to students and the atmosphere on campus.

I chose NC State over: University of Montana

Lauren Ferrell : Vice President

Lauren Ferrell

Vice President

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Junior - Fashion and Textile Management

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate rank in the club: 64

Hometown: Knightdale, NC

Interesting fact: I was recently elected as a University Ambassador for NC State.  I work with the Football program and help bring recruits to NC State.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? My favorite NCSU sport is definitely football.  Tailgating and the game atmosphere is incredible.  I absolutely love how it is an all day event.

Other activities on and off Campus? I participate in Cru (1 hour a week), Sigma Tau Sigma (Honors Textile Fraternity – 1 hour every month), intramural sports (1 hour a week), and the University Ambassador Program (1 hour a week plus all home football games).

Ideas for Changing the Club? My first idea was to provide more of an incentive to students who are really putting their time and effort into the club by earning minutes.  Students are very appreciative of getting the chance to have such premium seating, but I feel like the Student Wolfpack Club could do a little bit more.  Last year I was able to eat brunch with the SWPC before the Duke basketball game and was able to hear Bobby Lutz speak.  I thought that was awesome.  Maybe we could continue to do more events like that to reward students.  My second idea would be to hold a fundraiser, not for revenue, but for service and to positively represent the University.  We could help hold an event to help raise awareness for a charity.

Why do you want to be on the WSWPC board and what do you bring to it? I am extremely organized, creative and very outgoing.  I am a very hard worker and very passionate about NC State University.  I believe athletics are a vital part of the college experience.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members?  I believe that the SWPC can improve to support NC State teams by continuing to make it as easy as possible to attend NCSU athletic events, particularly the non-revenue sports. The bodies in the stands are the most obvious means of demonstrating support of NCSU’s athletic teams. The signage on the street is a great help but I do think we can be more proactive through email and social media about promoting upcoming athletic events. It is no secret that winning and the ability to compete at the highest levels have the most impact on driving SWPC support. However, it would be great to see, on occasion, a tangible acknowledgement from out student-athletes and coaching staff that our attendance does make a difference.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? This summer I am attending summer school and working part-time.  Next summer I will be planning on pursuing an internship.

Trevor Daeke : Secretary

Trevor Daeke

Secretary

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Junior - Civil Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 1

Approximate rank in the club: 150

Hometown: Garner, NC

Interesting fact: I am a transfer student.  This is only my first year here.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? Basketball because of the availability to interact with the players. Also continuous support despite the poor season.

Other activities on and off Campus? Orientation leader (various time commitments), bible study (1 hour every Wed).

Ideas for Changing the Club? Create two lines for basketball distribution.  Option for long sleeved shirts. Section off lines based on number .

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? To improve the ticket distribution process and to become more involved with the University. I will bring enthusiasm and creative ideas.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? Have more minute events or change the times to avoid class conflicts. Also could provide incentive for lower attended sports.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? I will be working as an orientation leader this summer and will have time commitments during the fall semester.

Jordan Tsolis : MInutes Keeper

Jordan Tsolis

MInutes Keeper

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Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 1

Approximate rank in the club: 5

Hometown: Cary, NC

Interesting fact: I’m an Eagle Scout

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? Men’s basketball because we have so many games and they are always so exciting.  It is an amazing thing to be in PNC when everyone is hyped up and excited for The Pack to attempt the winning shot or to take the lead over a great team.

Other activities on and off Campus? I’m an RA at University Towers (10 hours a week).

Ideas for changing the Club? Bring back the extra t-shirt for reaching minutes as an incentive for people to attend more non-revenue events. In addition, when we are at events we could do more chants, or have SWPC unique events to give club members the option to do things together.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? I want to be on the board to help other students have a great time supporting our athletic teams. I will bring leadership, a cheerful attitude and a willingness to work with other people to help us be the best student organization in the country.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? To make it easier to pick up vouchers as people get to meetings, they can just get their vouchers and we can match the voucher number to their rank in the club.  This idea would just be for Men’s basketball, this way people cant jump others for a higher voucher and it will be quicker for people to get their voucher and we don’t have to have them check in and call them up. But to support our teams more, we could try to have events with teams, not just their games, so they can see club members and the players can get a more personal connection with the people who come out to support them.

Any further information (plans to study abroad, co-op)? I hope to have an internship this summer and do undergraduate research at some point during my time at State.

Trey Arledge :

Trey Arledge

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Junior

Years involved in the Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate Rank in the Club: 4

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Interesting Fact about Yourself: Last year I built a nuclear probe to measure the output of the nuclear reactor on campus

Favorite NCSU Sport & Why: Men's Basketball because you are so close to the court and surrounded by all of your friends cheering on the pack and there isn't anything that can compare to the environment at PNC.

Other Activities on and off Campus: BME Club 1 hour per week Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society 1 hour per week

Ideas for Changing the Club: Better advertisement to incoming students. Last year when I was a Freshman I didn't know the club existed until I saw all the students checking out of a minute event and the same students sitting on the sideline at PNC.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC Board, and what will you bring to it: I love NCSU athletics and want to get others excited about non-revenue sports in addition to football and basketball. I am a hard worker and can manage my time so that I can be successful in class and still have time to attend all the minute events.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members: Give students incentives to come support the revenue and non-revenue sports even if the basketball and football teams are struggling and the SWPC section isn't full.

Rick Brumbley :

Rick Brumbley

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Sophomore

Years involved in the Student Wolfpack Club: 2 Years

Approximate Rank in the Club: 106

Hometown: Knightdale, NC

Interesting Fact about Yourself: I was born during a hurricane and for some reason I enjoy the weather when we have hurricanes because they are peaceful to me.

Favorite NCSU Sport & Why: Football is my favorite NCSU sport because of the atmosphere of the game and tailgating. There is no other fan base compared to ours so getting together with the rest of WPN on Saturdays is always an awesome time no matter what.

Other Activities on and off Campus: Agribusiness Club & AGI Club. Intramural Sports (Flag Football: 7 on 7 and 4 on 4. Softball). Hourly commitment per week would be about 5 hours with my current activities. Also have part-time job that has a flexible schedule (didn't count towards hourly commitment).

Ideas for Changing the Club: I have a couple ideas in improving the club. The first would be organization. I think we could do a better job with how we organize our ticket distributions, especially the basketball distributions on game day. I would like to find a better way to ensure everyone is in the right order with their voucher numbers because the bigger games like UNC and Duke it can be frustrating when people are in front of you that shouldn't be. Secondly I would like to work on starting meetings on time. Example would be that if check in starts at 7:30 and the meeting starts at 8:00 then we should make sure we are starting at 8 instead of 8:15ish. This can be frustrating for people who have other things to get done on those nights and we are messing up their time management because we couldn't be on time.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC Board, and what will you bring to it (skill/interests): I want to be on the SWPC board because I love NC State and the sports here but not just Football and Basketball. I like to attend even the lower revenue sports so I think this would be a great opportunity for me to be a part of the board and helping out at all events. I also pride myself on being on time to things and having good time management so this would be helpful to everyone else because I will be on time for meetings and events.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members: Possibly create more awards for SWPC members to win instead of just the t-shirt at 1500 minutes. I feel like if we have more awards at different minute milestones then that will help draw a bigger crowd to sporting events because they'll want to earn those awards. Then by bringing a bigger crowd to events we will be helping our NC State teams and by providing more awards to obtain we will have more participation from our members.

Graham Coggins :

Graham Coggins

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Senior - Civil Engineering

Hometown: Huntersville, NC

Most memorable football game you have been to as a student? Florida State 2014

Most memorable basketball game you have been to as a student? Victory over Duke 2015

Favorite moment at a SWPC event? Sitting behind the opposing goalie at soccer games

Favorite NC State athlete?  Abdul-Malik Abu

The thing you love most about NC State Athletics? The support and dedication of its fans

Favorite non-revenue sport to watch? Men’s Soccer

ACC team you look forward to playing most every year? UNC

Football game you are looking forward to the most this season? UNC at Carter Finley

Basketball game you are looking forward to the most this season? Duke at PNC Arena

Favorite NC State coach? Dave Doeren

If you could go to any away football game this season, which one would you choose? Florida State

Favorite NC State tradition? Lighting the bell tower red after ACC victories

Why did you choose to come to NC State? I chose NC State over: I chose NC State over Clemson because it is a great school and is where my family has always gone.

Amy Lindsay :

Amy Lindsay

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Junior

Years involved in the Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate Rank in the Club: 3

Hometown: Cary, NC

Interesting Fact about Yourself: I started the field hockey team at my high school.

Favorite NCSU Sport & Why: I love NC State basketball because of the atmosphere inside PNC. (Runners up for my favorite NC State sport are football and volleyball.)

Other Activities on and off Campus: Cru Bible study (~2 hours), attending minute events! (hours per week varies), BME, homework

Ideas for Changing the Club: I would love to help streamline distributions, increase communication within the club, and create a stronger sense of community. I'd also like to try to have another brunch before a basketball game (SWPC hosted a brunch for its members in Vaughn Towers before the Duke game last January, and Bobby Lutz came to answer questions).

Why do you want to be on the SWPC Board, and what will you bring to it (skill/interests): As a member on the SWPC board, I will bring my passion and enthusiasm for Wolfpack athletics, my creativity, and my hardworking attitude. I want to make sure that everyone in SWPC enjoys themselves and feels rewarded for the hours that they spend supporting non-revenue sports. I also would love to help organize and streamline communication within the club.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members: I believe that SWPC members can and should help promote NC State teams by encouraging their friends, who might not be in the club, to attend games to cheer on the Wolfpack. I also think that it would be cool to reward SWPC members who go the extra mile when it comes to cheering at minute events. One way that we could accomplish this is by giving a shout-out either via email or on social media (like on the SWPC Instagram page) to the fan(s) who was/were the most involved in a minute event game.

Any further information: I'm going to be taking classes this summer in addition to either an internship or undergraduate research.

Connor Petersen :

Connor Petersen

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Sophomore

Years involved in the Student Wolfpack Club: 2 years

Approximate Rank in the Club: 5

Hometown: Holly Springs, NC

Interesting Fact about Yourself: As an aerospace engineer and sports enthusiast, I plan to make sure earth sports are played on Mars shortly after its colonization.

Favorite NCSU Sport & Why: Football because it brings the student body together like no other sport, and you can see plays unfolding before you in balance of method and risk.

Other Activities on and off Campus: Aerial Robotics (2hr/week)

Ideas for Changing the Club: Increase the number of SWPC sponsored member events (pregame tailgates, talks with coaches, insider information on sports teams) to improve camaraderie and familiarity among members, as well give members access to things they would otherwise not have outside the club.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC Board, and what will you bring to it: I want to be on the SWPC Board to put my passion for sports to use in improving student spectator experience. I will bring a unifying personality to the club to bring members together, as well as an ability to organize events and think through logistics to provide members with the best spectator and club participant experience possible.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members: The SWPC can improve member experience and simultaneously improve attendance at NC State sporting events is to provide additional minute incentives (ex: at 1500 minutes - free t-shirt, 2500 minutes - free NC State Basketball, 3500 minutes - lunch with revenue sports coach). Students will be even more motivated to get out to sporting events to win the additional awards through the club.

Josh Travis :

Josh Travis

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Junior - Business Administration

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club: 2

Approximate rank in the club: 100

Hometown: Cary, NC

Interesting fact: I was once hit in the face with a baseball in Guayama, Puerto Rico and had to get 10 stitches from a very “unofficial” hospital that they had there.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? My favorite NCSU sport is basketball because it’s so exciting to be in the student section just a few feet from the action cheering on the Pack, especially when we’re playing Duke or Carolina. It gets so intense and exciting. Plus, I love March Madness, and I love it even more when we are in it and try and make a run.

Other activities on and off Campus? Intramurals (2 hours), National Society of Leadership and Success (varies), Cru, YoungLife

Ideas for Changing the Club? Maybe do extra activities outside of athletics like go play paintball one day or something

Why do you want to be on the WSWPC board and what do you bring to it? I love NC State athletics, and sports in general. I love to follow pretty much every sport, and that’s no different when it comes to NC State. I want to further the support for our athletics and be there to support any sport that has a big match and give them the home field advantage they deserve.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? Possibly make appeals to the students that aren’t in SWPC. If one of the non-revenue sports has a big match coming up, and they could really use a home field advantage, find a way to make it more well known to the rest of the student body and try and get a big crowd at the match. As far as supporting members, things like the lunch that we did prior to the Duke game this year could be very cool to do for the members.

Bryce Wham :

Bryce Wham

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Junior - Chemical Engineering

Years involved in Student Wolfpack Club? 2

Approximate rank in the Club? 65

Hometown? Lewisville, NC

Interesting fact: I played high school soccer and tennis and was a captain for both teams.

Favorite NCSU Sport and Why? My favorite State sport is basketball because I love the game day atmosphere of PNC and I love being so close to the action

Other activities on and off Campus? Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity

Ideas for Changing the Club? I would like for away game minutes to be more substantial especially if the distance of the game is farther away. I went to the BC football game and 30 minutes didn’t seem like a fair compensation.

Why do you want to be on the SWPC board and what do you bring to it? I want to be as involved with NC State athletics as I can be and I believe this is the best way for me to do that. I will bring enthusiasm and commitment to each and every game and encourage others, even those outside of SWPC, to attend the non-revenue sports.

What ways can the SWPC improve to support NC State teams & to support its members? If we can continue to increase attendance at non-revenue sporting events, I think it would show our continued commitment to all sports. I would also like to see that in the lines for basketball we establish continue trying to make members use the lowest numbered voucher in their group.