O'Donnell, Coleman Crowned 2017 Homecoming King and Queen

O'Donnell, Coleman Crowned 2017 Homecoming King and Queen


JSU President and First Lady Drs. John and Pamela Beehler congratulate Homecoming King & Queen 2017: Shea O'Donnell and Paris Coleman.

Students at Jacksonville State University elected Shea O'Donnell and Paris Coleman as the 2017 Homecoming Queen and King. The pair were crowned at a Homecoming Pep Rally on Oct. 26 and then honored during halftime at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 28. 

O'Donnell is an early childhood education major from Jacksonville, Ala. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta, Hardcorps Pep Band and the Marching Ballerinas. 

Coleman is a psychology and Spanish double-major from Mobile, Ala. He is president of Active Minds and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, Peer Educators, Sigma Alpha Pi, Psi Chi Club and the International Student Organization. 

Also in Homecoming Court were: 

Queen Candidates 

  • DeLena Harris
  • Leah Strain
  • Carlee Waits
  • Jalia Wilkins

King Candidates

  • Kyle Burt
  • Cory Deerman
  • Skylar Fontaine
  • Patrick Hubbard

The final five Homecoming Court candidates and the King and Queen were selected by campus-wide electronic ballots open to all enrolled students. The top ten were chosen by a panel of judges following a Homecoming Showcase. For the second year, the selection process focused on philanthropy. Those elected Homecoming Queen and King will be required to host an event to benefit the philanthropy of their choice. O'Donnell plans to support music education, while Coleman will focus on mental health advocacy.