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FOR IM M EDIATE RELEASE Septem ber 20, 2012 CONTACT: Nikki Frenney-W iggins (404) 418-8532 ext. 1 Atlanta, GA --- Seventeen campus Queens representing many of the nation’s Historically 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 College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation Weekend Conference. The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. (Hall of Fame) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the growth and development of HBCUs through scholarships, internships, training and technical assistance, alumni recognition, and programs to encourage humanitarian involvement. The organization will celebrate its 27th Anniversary this year at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta with an exciting lineup of events, competitions and professional development workshops for black college alumni, current students, administrators, faculty, staff and supporters. The Competition of College Queens is one the weekend’s highlighted events and showcases young women who not only aspire to be entrepreneurs, doctors, scientists, journalists and teachers, but also currently work in their respective communities to advocate on behalf of various national and international causes.
The first preliminary competition will be held Thursday, September 27 from 7 pm – 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 a personal and private interview where the contestant has up to two minutes to introduce herself and discuss her platform. Miss NCBA serves as a national representative and advocate of HBCUs and receives an academic scholarship and various prizes. The 2011-2012 Miss NBCA was Ashleigh Taylor, Miss Tennessee State University. The HBCU Queens competing in this year’s pageant are: Benedict College Bowie State University Central State University Cheyney University of PA Clark Atlanta University Coppin State University Delaware State University Fisk University Fort Valley State University Howard University Huston-Tillotson University Johnson C. Smith University LeMoyne-Owen College Lincoln (Missouri) University Lincoln (Pennsylvania) University Morehouse College North Carolina A & T State University Talladega College Texas Southern University University of Maryland Eastern Shore University of the Virgin Islands Winston Salem State University Jasmine Moore Ebony Paige Teeya Skipper Janelle McKelvey Tiffany Mason Yolanda Reid Jamesa McDonald Shalimar Leggett Chelsea Murray Leovina Charles Jasmine Cormier Yolanda Babb Ayeisha Cole Tierra Phillips Alexis Morgan Jasmine Matthews Catherine Hamlin Vandrea Watts Olivia Turner Christina Jones Ivory Carter Ashley Mozingo
For more information on the Hall of Fame’s Weekend Conference and events, please go to www.ncbahof.org.