October 05, 2005

Vorhees, Herron reign over SIUC's Homecoming

by Tom Woolf


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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sarah Vorhees of Carterville and Jeremy Herron of O'Fallon reigned over Homecoming 2005 festivities at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Students voted for queen and king last week, but Vorhees and Herron did not learn of their selection until halftime of the Saturday, Oct. 1, Homecoming football game.

Vorhees is a junior majoring in radio/television with a minor in mathematics. She belongs to Sigma Kappa sorority, is a Saluki Ambassador and a staff member for SOAR. Honors include Order of Isis Honor Society, University Honors program and she is recipient of a Provost's Scholarship.

"I have lived in Southern Illinois for 20 years and have grown up bleeding maroon," she said. "I am proud to call Southern Illinois my home and Southern Illinois University my institution."

Herron is a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in Army military science. He belongs to Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Army ROTC. Honors include receiving an Illinois Baptist Church scholarship and selection as a Marine Corps League Distinguished Cadet.

"Being best-dressed or popular has nothing to do with one's dedication and ability to represent SIUC as the Homecoming king," he said. "The way to judge a person's ability to be a positive entity within the community is to search within the person – past their beauty, money or abilities and search their level of commitment to others."

Other members of the Homecoming court, by hometown, included:


• Julie Hoscheidt, a senior majoring in journalism/advertising with a minor in English. She is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Inter-Greek Council and the Saluki Advertising Agency. Honors include membership in the University Honors program, the Order of Isis Honor Society and the Order of Omega Society.


• Nate Brown, a junior majoring in political science with minors in Black American Studies and Women's Studies. He is president of SIUC's Undergraduate Student Government, and a member of the College Democrats and Political Science Ambassadors.


• Kyle Dare, a senior majoring in cinema and photography with a minor in theater. He is a member of the Strategic Games Society, Student Programming Council and Film Alternatives. Academic honors include Elks Scholarship, Chancellor's Scholarship and Deans' List.


• Fahran Kathaleen Jaymes Robb, a senior majoring in political science and agricultural information, with minors in environmental studies, speech communication and agribusiness economics. She is an Agbassador, belongs to Collegiate FFA and is a member of the Undergraduate Student Government. Honors include membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Roscoe Pulliam Scholarship and Provost's Scholarship.


• Katy Newton, a senior majoring in English education. She belongs to the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Student Programming Council. Honors include the SIU Presidential Scholarship and membership in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the Order of Omega Honor Society.


• Naarah L. Lindsay, a senior majoring in physiology with a minor in chemistry. Activities include Pre-Health Professions Association, SOAR staff member and participation in the Land of Lincoln Americorps. Honors include National Dean's List, College of Science Deans' Scholar and College of Liberal Arts Deans’ Scholar.

Creating and supporting traditions that foster a lifelong attachment to the University are among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.


Julie Hoscheidt


Katy Newton


Kyle Dare


Naarah L. Lindsay


Nate Brown


Fahran Kathlaleen Jaymes Robb

(Caption: Homecoming royalty – Sarah Vorhees of Carterville and Jeremy Herron of O’Fallon reigned over Homecoming 2005 festivities at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Vorhees and Herron were crowned during halftime of the Saturday, Oct. 1, Homecoming football game.)

Photo by Steve Buhman