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HOF Queens Competition News Release PDF

HOF Queens Competition News Release PDF

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:September 20, 2012 Nikki Frenney-Wiggins(404) 418-8532 ext. 1Atlanta, GA
--- Seventeen campus Queens representing many of the nation’sHistorically Black Colleges and Universities HBCUs) will compete for the title of Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Miss NBCA) on Saturday,September 29 in Atlanta.The national competition is held annually during the National Black CollegeAlumni Hall of Fame Foundation Weekend Conference. The National BlackCollege Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. (Hall of Fame) is a 501(c)3organization dedicated to the growth and development of HBCUs throughscholarships, internships, training and technical assistance, alumni recognition,and programs to encourage humanitarian involvement.The organization will celebrate its 27
th
Anniversary this year at the HyattRegency Atlanta with an exciting lineup of events, competitions and professionaldevelopment workshops for black college alumni, current students,administrators, faculty, staff and supporters.The Competition of College Queens is one the weekend’s highlighted events andshowcases young women who not only aspire to be entrepreneurs, doctors,scientists, journalists and teachers, but also currently work in their respectivecommunities to advocate on behalf of various national and international causes.
 
The first preliminary competition will be held Thursday, September 27 from 7pm – 9 pm., and the second preliminary competition will be held Friday,September 28 from 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm. The final competition and crowning of the 2012 Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame will be held Saturday,September 29 from 7 pm – 10 pm.The queens are judged in four categories, including talent, poise, image and apersonal and private interview where the contestant has up to two minutes tointroduce herself and discuss her platform. Miss NCBA serves as a nationalrepresentative and advocate of HBCUs and receives an academic scholarship andvarious prizes. The 2011-2012 Miss NBCA was Ashleigh Taylor, Miss TennesseeState University.The HBCU Queens competing in this year’s pageant are:
 
Benedict College Jasmine MooreBowie State University Ebony PaigeCentral State University Teeya SkipperCheyney University of PA Janelle McKelveyClark Atlanta University Tiffany MasonCoppin State University Yolanda ReidDelaware State University Jamesa McDonaldFisk University Shalimar LeggettFort Valley State University Chelsea MurrayHoward University Leovina CharlesHuston-Tillotson University Jasmine Cormier Johnson C. Smith University Yolanda BabbLeMoyne-Owen College Ayeisha ColeLincoln (Missouri) University Tierra PhillipsLincoln (Pennsylvania) University Alexis MorganMorehouse College Jasmine MatthewsNorth Carolina A & T State University Catherine HamlinTalladega College Vandrea WattsTexas Southern University Olivia TurnerUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore Christina JonesUniversity of the Virgin Islands Ivory CarterWinston Salem State University Ashley Mozingo

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