Paine College to crown Miss and Mr. Paine College 2011-2012

Posted by ncarter | 10/12/2011 11:16 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - The coronation of Miss and Mr. Paine College 2011-2012 will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Gilbert- Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Ms. Tamakia King and Mr. Michael A. Jones, II will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year. The pageant is FREE and open to the pubic. The attire is business casual.

About Tamakia King

King serves as Miss Paine College Elect 2011-2012. She is a native of Inglewood, California and her family currently resides in Moreno Valley, California. She is the daughter of Larry and Rosalind King. King is a senior Media Studies major with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. Since her arrival at Paine College she has been actively involved in a number of activities and organizations including: Pre Alumni Council, Paine College Communications Association, Wesley Fellowship, The Marketing Club, The Lions Activity Board, and the American Marketing Association.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and has held leadership positions as Vice President of the Paine College Communications Association, Resident Hall Assistant, Miss Kappa Alpha Psi 2010-2011 and currently serves as a member of the Paine College Student Government Association.  Her community involvement includes volunteering with the Shiloh Community Center, Girl Scouts of America, and the Greater than AIDS Campaign in partnership with the Black AIDS Institute in Los Angeles, California.

During her reign, King plans to focus on executing her platform titled The Royal Induction: Call of Duty. The purpose of her platform is to encourage her fellow students to walk in their callings of greatness and not in their current situations. She plans to host a "Queen" series of programs centered around her platform and the promotion the College’s core values especially Service.  This semester she and other Paine College students will participate in the 11th Annual Miracle Mile Walk on October 15th to join the Augusta community in raising breast cancer awareness.

King plans to attend graduate school immediately following graduation and aspires to own a Christian public relations firm as well as have a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate illiteracy amongst young men ages 9- 13 in impoverished communities.


About Michael Aaron Jones, II

Jones serves the student body and Paine College community in the capacity of Mr. Paine College Elect 2011-2012. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where his family currently resides. He is the son of Tara Jones and Willie Gulley. Jones is a junior English major. Since his arrival at Paine College he has been actively involved in a number of activities and organizations including: Towdah Mime Ministry, Resident Hall Association, English Club, and Wesley Fellowship.

Jones is a member of the Brother to Brother Mentoring Program, where he currently serves as the President.  He has held leadership positions as Mr. Sophomore, Resident Hall Assistant, Mr. Crème de la Crème, and he is presently a member of the Paine College Student Government Association.  His community involvement includes volunteering with the St. Luke Church and the Greater than AIDS Campaign.

During his reign, Jones plans to focus on executing his platform entitled “Are You Listening?” This is an initiative for the restoration of the voice of the student body on campus and in the community. It calls for his fellow Paineites to utilize the power their voices possess in order to ensure the continued success of the institution.  In conjunction with the Brother to Brother Mentoring Program, Jones plans on reaching out to area middle and high schools, as he focuses on the restoration of the male image. The foundation of his campaign was based on “leading with integrity”, one of Paine College’s core values, which he plans to instill in each student and member of the local community to ensure Paine College thrives as a prominent Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Jones plans to attend law school immediately following graduation and aspires to start his own law firm that deals with International Affairs and teach English and Music courses in underprivileged public school systems. 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu .

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