2011 Homecoming Queen and King

Royalty -- Autumn Anthony of Oak Park and Christopher Shelton of Chicago were the Homecoming 2011 queen and king at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  (Photo by Russell Bailey) Download Photo Here

October 17, 2011

Homecoming queen, king, parade winners named

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale drew a large crowd for the “Once Upon a Time” Homecoming 2011 celebration with reunions, tailgate celebrations, football, volleyball, basketball and a host of other special activities. 

Reigning over the festivities was Autumn Anthony, the 2011 queen, and king Christopher Shelton.  The student body selected the royalty via online voting.  Anthony and Shelton claimed their crowns during the halftime activities at the Saluki football game Oct. 15.

            The complete 2011 Homecoming Court, listed by hometown with year at the University and major, included:


            •  Emily Caldwell, senior, business finance with accounting minor


            •  Christopher Shelton, graduate student, education


            •  Stacie Ostrander, senior, fashion merchandising with marketing minor.


            •  Stephanie Lynn Carter, senior, elementary education


            •  Ryan Reed, senior, public relations with psychology minor

Highland Park

            •  Robbie Falkenrath, senior, communication design with marketing and art history minors

Oak Park

•  Autumn Anthony, senior, journalism with advertising specialization and political science minor


•  Ross Smith, junior, criminal justice with specialization in forestry natural resources

Saint Charles

            •  Kyle Fredericks, junior, marketing with management minor


            •  Erin Goetzelmann, senior, special education and elementary education


Of course, there was the traditional homecoming parade, too, as Mother Nature cooperated by providing a gorgeous day.  The Homecoming 2011 parade winners include:

Large float

            •  1st -- Sigma Pi and Beta Theta Pi

            •  2nd -- Alpha Gamma Rho/Sigma Kappa

            •  3rd -- Phi Kappa Tau/Southern Illinois Dance Company

Small float

            •  1st -- Electronics Association

            •  2nd --SIU Women’s Rugby

            •  3rd -- The Reserve at Saluki Point

Walking/marching units

            •  1st -- Craft Shop/Sustainability Council

            •  2nd -- Up ‘til Dawn

            •  3rd -- Air Force ROTC


            •  1st -- Morris Library

            •  2nd -- Murphysboro Apple Festival

            •  3rd -- College of Liberal Arts/Dean

The winning bands from the 2011 Homecoming parade, listed by division, were:

Class A

            •  1st -- Carbondale Community High School

            •  2nd -- Nashville High School

            •  3rd -- Harrisburg High School

Class B

            •  1st -- Goreville Community School District

            •  2nd -- Trico School District 176

            •  3rd -- Egyptian School District

Class C

            •  1st -- Harrisburg Middle School

            •  2nd-- Carbondale Middle School

            •  3rd -- Sparta Middle School