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Oct19-25, 2015

Homecoming Royalty

A tradition at Illinois State highlights the past, present, and future of Illinois State generations through the selection of Homecoming Royalty. Our very own royal family for Homecoming week will be selected to reign over a variety of Homecoming events.

Past Alumni Royalty

  • 2014: Phares ’55, M.S. ’56 and Harriet O’Daffer ’55, M.S. ’57
  • 2013: Andrew Purnell ’57 and Lois Young ’60
  • 2012: Roger ’62, M.A. ’65 and Elaine ’58 Cushman
  • 2011: Melba Jean (Zehr)’48, M.S. ’73, and Howard Frink ’50
  • 2010: Jack ’51 and Betty ’52 Capodice
  • 2009: Bob ’37, M.S. ’42 and Verda (Stahly) Maurer ’38
  • 2008: Joe ’49, M.S ‘50 and Audrey (Brust) ’49 Naffziger
  • 2007: Jean (Lindberg) ’54 and Darwin Hany ’53
  • 2006: Clark ’42 and Mary (Morgan) Waldmier
  • 2005: Roy Schilling ’35, B.S. ’40 and Ruthelma (Wankel) Benjamin ’46
  • 2004: Bufford “Duffy” Bass ’50, M.S.E. ’51 and Helen (Matone) Bass ’47, B.S. ’48
  • 2003: Jack Secord ’41 and Dolly (Vance) Secord ’41
  • 2002: Bill Small ’39 and Beverly (Smith) Lindsey ’45
  • 2000: Ross Fairchild ’39 and Maggie Parret ’41
  • 2001: Elston Roady ’42 and Barbara (Elder) Roady ’44

Past Student Royalty

  • 2014: Jason Swift (King) and Ashley Torri (Queen)
  • 2013: Brian Kulaga (King) and Sarah Bollinger (Queen)
  • 2012: Tyler Sinclair (King) and Jessica Garber (Queen)
  • 2011: Abe Lopez (King) and Danica Taylor (Queen)
  • 2010: Zach Owens (King) and Courtney Wilhelm (Queen)

Past Prince/Princess Royalty

  • 2014: Alexi Punke (Prince) and Isabella Smith (Princess)
  • 2013: Isaiah Matthews (Prince) and Kennedy Lovell (Princess)
  • 2012: Brayden Jones (Prince) and Shelby Sennett (Princess)
  • 2011: Brady Eckenstahler (Prince) and Anna Kober (Princess)
  • 2010: Alexander Stephens (Prince) and Gabrielle Walker (Princess)
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