Illinois State University Homecoming would not be complete without a king, queen, prince, and princess.

Jack and Betty (Crews) Capodice were selected by the Illinois State University Alumni Association as the alumni king and queen for the 2010 Homecoming celebration.  Jack and Betty were crowned at the Alumni Day Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 15.

The Bloomington couple met while studying at Illinois State and are loyal fans of Redbird basketball. Betty has spent her time after graduating from Illinois State as a teacher, stay-at-home mom, and real estate agent for 34 years for Coldwell Banker. Jack served in the Korean War and was owner of M. Capodice & Sons Wholesale Fruits and Vegetables. They are the proud parents of eight children and grandparents to 18 grandchildren.

Gabrielle Walker was selected to serve as the Illinois State Homecoming Princess. She is the daughter of Kristine (Davis) ’01 and Thad Walker of Normal. She is 4 years old.

Alex Stephens was selected to serve as the Illinois State Homecoming Prince. He is the son of Jessica (Powell) ’00 and Gregory Stephens ’01 of Normal. He is 5 years old. Walker and Stephens appeared along with the Capodices in the Homecoming parade.

Nominations for the 2011 Homecoming Royalty will be available this summer.