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Nov. 5, 2013

Thompson, Burns elected 2013 Homecoming Queen, King

BSC’s 2013 Homecoming King and Queen Corbin Burns and Shannon Thompson
BSC's 2013 Homecoming King and Queen
Corbin Burns and Shannon Thompson

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Shannon Thompson, a senior majoring in business with a distinction in leadership studies, and Corbin Burns, a senior majoring in biology, were named Birmingham-Southern's Homecoming Queen and King on Nov. 2. The announcement was made during halftime of BSC's football game vs. Rhodes College.

Shannon is the daughter of Pamela and Chip Thompson of Brentwood, Tenn. She is editor of the Southern Accent yearbook and BSC Business Magazine, fellowship director of the Religious Life Leadership Team, vice president of the Panhellenic Executive Board, member of Chi Omega sorority, and a Southern Ambassador. Additionally, she is a member of the Beta Sigma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Mortar Board honor societies.

Corbin is the son of Pamela and Terry Burns of Tuscaloosa. He is a member of the Student Government Association, Sigma Chi fraternity, Beta Beta Beta honor society, and Senior Gift Campaign as well as an orientation leader, peer advisor, and Southern Ambassador.

The BSC student body chose Thompson and Burns to be queen and king during a campus-wide election involving a Homecoming court of 10 women and 10 men.

Among the nominees for Homecoming queen were Katie Green of Moody, Ala., Rachael Tally of Bradenton, Fla., and Jane Torbert of Fairhope.

Among the nominees for Homecoming king were Andres Berrios of Marietta, Ga., Bradley Cooper of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Reese Thompson of Inverness.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.