What is HOP?

The Blount House of the People is, essentially, the student government of Blount. They host events, carry out DEI initiatives, and coordinate with the Alumni Fellows. Elections are held at the end of every spring semester (for all positions but first-years) and a few weeks after the start of the fall semester (for first-years).

President: Aliza Blackmon Major: Chemistry Minors: Math & Biology Hometown: Knoxville, TN Favorite Part of Blount: All the wonderful people I've met and great friends I've made Responsibilities: leading meetings, organizing calendars, overseeing communication Pronouns: she/her Director of Operations: Maddy Dissinger Major: Biology Minor: Evolutionary Studies Hometown: Columbia, SC Favorite Part of Blount: blormal! Responsibilities: overseeing event scheduling, maintaining documents, delegating, assisting president Pronouns: she/her Secretary: Rachel Pierce Majors: History and Political Science Hometown: Madison, MS Favorite Part of Blount: how brilliant the people are and how I feel like I can have a good conversation with other Blount students about literally anything Responsibilities: taking minutes, maintaining documents, taking over in case of presidential assassination Pronouns: she/her Treasurer: Eddie Bassett Major: General Business Minor: History Hometown: Holden Beach, NC Favorite Part of Blount: Living in the LLC Responsibilities: identifying funding sources, applying for funding, maintaining accounts Pronouns: he/himChair of DEI: Nicole Jhun Majors: Philosophy & Psychology Minor: Biology Hometown: Orinda, CA Favorite Part of Blount: Living in the dorm and always having something to do or someone to hang out with Responsibilities: organizing DEI-focused events, arranging speakers, coordinating with the first-year diversity liaison Pronouns: she/her

Director of Media: Caleb Buell Major: Chemistry Hometown: Kingsport, TN Favorite Part of Blount: all the awesome friends I've made through the program Responsibilities: making graphics & running the Blount social media accounts Pronouns: he/him Director of Outreach: MacKenzie Harless Majors: Anthropology & Classical Civilization Hometown: Mandeville, LA Favorite part of Blount: all of the super fun HOP events Responsibilities: making the weekly Blount newsletter, liaising with the Blount Alumni Fellows, and hosting design contests for merch Pronouns: she/herSenior representative: Madeline Thomas Major: Chemistry Hometown: Fishers, IN Favorite Part of Blount: the energy of the Blount community and how welcoming it is Responsibilities: liaising between the seniors and HOP & hosting an event every semester Pronouns: she/her Junior Representative: Sami Skenderian Majors: Psychology & Criminal Justice Hometown: Lincoln, MA Favorite Part of Blount: the people! The Blount community is so supportive and tight-knit Responsibilities: liaising between the juniors and HOP & hosting an event every semester Pronouns: she/herSophomore Rep: Lewis Zannis Major: History (Public History conc.) Minor: American Studies Hometown: Birmingham, AL Favorite part of Blount: Our building(s?) on campus (I am confused about the state of the Toumey - OB transition) Responsibilities: liaising between the sophomores and HOP & hosting an event every semester Pronouns: he/himSophomore Representative: Ivan Pelley Major: International studies Minor: Japanese Hometown: Key West, FL Favorite Part of Blount: reading St. Augustine Responsibilities: liaising between the sophomores and HOP & hosting an event every semester Pronouns: he/him