Black College Queens 2002.
Listed alphabetically, the 2002 list includes elected queens from historically Black colleges and universities, and Black queens from predominately White schools.
Some aspire to be doctors and lawyers. Others want to work in advertising or on the stage. Still others want to educate the next generation and work in underserved communities. But the common thread is that all of them have a plan--goals they've set to ensure that their light shines brightly in the years ahead.
Miss Tougaloo College is Jenny Jacquelyn Moman of Jackson, Miss. A senior English/pre-law major, she plans to attend law school and become a corporate lawyer.
Brandi Tilley of Dallas is Miss Paul Quinn College. The senior secondary education major intends to pursue graduate studies in school administration and teach high school biology.
Miss Stillman is Chinai J. Hardy of Warner Robins, Ga. The English major is involved in student government and spends her leisure time swimming, reading and traveling.
Sherita L. Bailey, Miss Alcorn State University, is a senior English literature major and native of Fayette, Miss. She wants to pursue a doctorate and teach on the university level.
Morenike Hood is Miss Alabama State University. The senior elementary education major from Detroit enjoys reading, dancing and shopping.
Miss Alabama A&M University is Madelyn B. Howze. The music education (voice) major plans to continue her studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Miss Benedict College, April L. Kelley, is an Anderson, S.C., native. The education major plans to study at New York's Julliard School.
Tia D. Williams of Annapolis, Md., is Miss Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. She wants to become a budget analyst and entrepreneur.
Miss Coppin State College is Crystal Brown. An English/media arts major, she plans to pursue a career in music and journalism.
Miss Albany State University is Tracia N. Cloud. The Atlanta native is a business information systems major who is involved in student government.
Miss Bennett College is Monica P. Gaymon. The goal of the biology major is to obtain a doctorate in the sciences.
Miss Claflin University is Lavetta Germany, a senior majoring in biochemistry. She plans to pursue a doctorate in pharmacology.
Regina V. Thompson, a senior, is Miss Delaware State University. The information technology major's school affiliations include track and tennis.
Ramona Y. Whitehurst, a senior mathematics major from McClellanville, S.C., is Miss Allen University. She plans to become an educator.
Christy Chanel Collins, a senior music education major; is Miss Bethune-Cookman College. She plans to pursue a music career.
Monica C. Lindsey is Miss Clark Atlanta University. The senior chemistry /biochemistry major wants to open a women's health outreach facility.
Miss Dillard University is Candi Nash. The senior mass communications major plans to pursue a career in media advertising.
Natasha Torrence is Miss Barber-Scotia College. The Charlotte, N.C., native is a mass communications major who cares for the disabled in her spare time.
Miss Bowie State University, Tiana Howze, is a senior marketing and business administration major. She writes poetry in her spare time.
Miss Concordia College, Lorina A. Washington, is a sophomore psychology major. The Denver native aspires to be a psychiatrist.
ShaLonda Dennis, Miss Edward Waters College, is a senior majoring in business administration. She enjoys volunteering at her church and spending time with youth.
Chrishanda A. Rodgers is Miss Elizabeth City State University. She is an English major who wants to work in public relations and marketing.
Tai Irby, a speech and theater major, is Miss Fayetteville State University. She enjoys writing and pubic speaking, and plans to pursue a film and television career.
Miss Fisk University is Alicia N. Perry, a native of College Park, Ga. The senior chemistry/pre-med major tutors in her spare time.
Nicole E. Sims is Miss Florida A&M University. The senior elementary education major from Orlando, Fla., was a student senator and presidential ambassador.
Miss Florida Memorial College, Floretta Jones, is a senior psychology major. She hopes to go to graduate school and study Christian counseling.
Miss Fort Valley State University is Antorinetta Dyer, a senior psychology major from Atlanta. She wants to become a psychologist.
Ne'El Ravette Whitehurst is Miss Grambling State University. The senior majors in computer information systems and business management.
Miss Hampton University, Tiffany L. Jenkins, is a senior from Silver Spring, Md. A psychology major, she is a peer counselor who hopes to become a child psychologist.
Miss Harris-Stowe State College is Nikia S. Jones of St. Louis. The management information systems major plans to become an entrepreneur.
Kamilah Muhammad is Miss Howard University. The Atlanta native is a chemistry major who hopes for a career in reconstructive surgery.
Miss Huston-Tillotson College is LaToya Washington, a junior from Dallas. The computer science/mathematics major plans to play pro basketball.
Tiffany Joi Richardson of Indianola, Miss., is Miss Jackson State University. The senior business management major would like to work in human resources.
Miss Jarvis Christian College is Tajuana S. Grandy, a native of Dallas. The senior biology major plans to become a teacher.
LaTeka A. Kegler is Miss Johnson C. Smith University. The Rochester, N.Y., native is a senior communication arts major who plans to work in the television industry.
Miss Kentucky State University is Omonigho Ufomata, a native of Nigeria, West Africa. The senior liberal arts major plans to study law.
Niesha Guy of Hot Springs, Ark., is Miss Knoxville College. A communications major, she plans to become a television anchorwoman.
Miss Lane College is Jamia R. Wells-Palmer, a senior from Nashville, Tenn. A math major, she intends to teach and get a master's in education and psychology.
Nitia L. Harris is Miss Langston University. The psychology/journalism major is a member of the Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.
Latrivia Artis, a senior business management major, is Miss LeMoyne-Owen College. She plans to obtain a doctorate in communications and open a marketing firm.
Miss Lincoln University (Mo.), Khalilah Tennell, is a senior sociology major. Her long-term goals include opening a center for abused children.
Ihsan (Ziggy) Mujahid is Miss Lincoln University (Penn.). She plans to get a master's degree in broadcast telecommunications and mass media.
Miss Livingstone College, Janet N. Vaughn, is a senior from Columbia, S.C. The history major will become an officer in the U.S. Army after graduation.
Miss Meharry Medical College is Monique Smith. The Columbia, S.C. native is a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army and eventually plans to open a private dental practice.
Miss Middle Tennessee State University is Shemika Harris, a senior business education major. She plans to pursue a career in business.
Tabitha Phillips is Miss Miles College. The senior biology/environmental science major is a student-athlete who plans to become a licensed-mortician.
Miss Mississippi Valley State University is Florenda Y. Pope, a native of Cleveland, Miss. The senior elementary education major plans to teach.
Jeanne T. Byrd, Miss Morehouse College, is a junior psychology major at Spelman College. She plans to become a school psychologist and go into private practice.
Miss Morgan State University is La'Kesha K. Davis, a speech communication major. She intends to pursue a career in public relations and advertising.
Shikennia Jones is Miss Morris Brown College. The Atlanta native is a member of the college's gospel choir and plans to become a teacher.
Miss Morris College is Vernette D. Burgess. Majoring in early childhood education, she enjoys singing, reading and working with children in her spare time.
Miss Norfolk State University is Eiesha M. Williamson, a sophomore from Pittsburgh. The psychology major plans to attend medical school.
Jeanelle Feimster is Miss North Carolina A&T State University. A senior marketing major, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her family.
Miss North Carolina Central University is Paula B. Boozer of Winston-Salem, N.C. The history/secondary education major is committed to raising her daughter, VeNay.
Rajeeni Thomas of Huntsville, Ala., is Miss Oakwood College. The biochemistry major aspires to become an anesthesiologist. She enjoys sports and playing the flute.
Miss Paine College is Kelly Wheeler, a senior from Warner Robins, Ga. A member of the school's concert and gospel choirs, she will pursue a master's degree in social work.
Miss Prairie View A&M University, Erin Stevenson, is a senior majoring in radio/television communications. She plans to become a singer and talk show host.
Miss Rust College is Lauren Graham, a biology/pre-med major from Grand Prairie, Texas. A senior, she plans to attend medical school.
Cameron Lewis is Miss Saint Augustine's College. The Naperville, Ill., native is a senior who wants to get an MBA and become a financial analyst.
Tramaine N. Carroll is Miss Saint Paul's College. A senior from Richmond, Va., she is a resident assistant who enjoys working with youth and going to church.
Miss Savannah State College, Kimberly D. Ellis, is a senior business management major. She volunteers to help the youth at her church and at local schools.
Miss Shaw University, Ayoka Gay, is a computer information systems major. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar who wants to pursue a graduate degree in business.
Lisa M. Gresham is Miss Sojourner-Douglass College. The criminal justice major wants to become a criminal attorney.
Miss South Carolina State University is Alexandria Williams. A computer science/math major, she plans to study counseling at Clemson University.
Miss Southern University at Baton Rouge is Krystal Pugh, a senior majoring in mass communications. She plans to work in public relations and attend law school.
Miss Southern University at New Orleans is Shantel S. Lee, a senior criminal justice major from New Orleans. She spends her leisure time reading and writing.
Tremendous J. Combs is Miss Southern University at Shreveport. A business management major, she plans to own a day care center.
Miss Southwestern Christian College is Summer Ellyce Holloway of Tulsa, Okla. A sophomore, she is a human resources/social work major.
Maya J. Owens is Miss Spelman College. A senior majoring in economics, she wants to pursue a doctorate in economics and eventually return to Spelman as a professor.
Muslimah Ali is Miss Talladega College. The Savannah, Ga., native is a biology major and Ronald E. McNair Scholar who hopes to become a college professor.
Mia R. Evans of Sicily, Italy, is Miss Tennessee State University. She is a senior mass communications major who hopes to become an entertainment reporter.
LaShonda Newton of Houston is Miss Texas College. The senior business administration major plays basketball and is a peer educator.
Miss Texas Southern University is Ta'Shiba Richmond, a senior psychology major. She plans to obtain an MBA from Ohio State University.
Erica T. Gunn, a biology major, is Miss Tuskegee University. A member of the Army ROTC, she plans to attend Howard University's College of Dentistry.
Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is Ulanda Arnett, a senior agriculture major. An Honors College student, she is also a member of the NAACP and marketing club.
Miss University of the District of Columbia is Melisa East, a senior theater major. Her goal is to become an actor and director.
January Washington, a senior, is Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The special education major plans to pursue her master's in educational administration.
Miss University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Shayla Higginbotham. She is a senior majoring in health policy and administration.
Erica L. Shelton, a speech communications major, is Miss University of Southern Mississippi. A resident assistant, she plans to become a television personality.
Miss University of the Virgin Islands is Nyasha R. Mutunhu, who comes from Harare, Zimbabwe. A senior, she plans to study international relations in graduate school.
Miss Virginia State University is Keresse Burton, a senior. The choral music education major enjoys modeling and singing in her spare time.
Inga Y. Holston is Miss Virginia Union University. A senior accounting major, she writes poetry and listens to jazz in her leisure time.
Miss Voorhees College is Chakeetha J. Spann of Greenville, S.C. The accounting major has a minor in theater arts and plans to become an actress.
J. Renay Loper is Miss West Chester University. The senior business management major is listed in Who's Who Among College Students and plans to earn an MBA.
Miss West Virginia State College is Neci Pickens of Portsmouth, Va. A biology and psychology major, she enjoys monitoring and writing poetry.
Veronica Dawson, a junior biology major, is Miss Wilberforce University. She intends to obtain a Ph.D./M.D. in Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Miss Wiley College, a senior from Houston, is Katherine McElroy. A criminal justice major, she plans to work for the IRS.
Miss Winston-Salem State University is Candace Jeffers of Spartanburg, S.C. A sports management major, she plans to attend law school.
Miss Xavier University is LaToya Smith of Lake Charles, La. A senior biology/pre-med major, she is a member of two honor societies and plans to attend dental school.
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