Paine College to crown new queen and king

Posted by ncarter | 10/13/2009 08:16 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - The coronation of Miss and Mr. Paine College 2009-2010 will be held on Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in Gilbert- Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Mr. Dennis Lamar Handy and Miss DeAndreia Youngblood will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year.
 
Handy is a senior business administration major from Athens, Georgia. He is the son of Dennis Handy and Brenda Lackey.
 
Some of Handy’s organizational memberships at Paine include Student Government Association, Cub Leaders Freshman Orientation Team, Lions Activity Board and the Epsilon Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
 
With his title as a student ambassador, Handy is implementing a “Brother to Brother” program. The program will help male students understand the power of their physical appearance and how to project an appearance that is positive and confident for endeavors such as internship, job and graduate school interviews.
 
“I am a huge advocate of helping young black males achieve their goals. This program will serve as a catalyst to help young men set a goal and attain it,” Handy said.
 
His professional aspiration is to obtain a Masters of Business Administration and later own and operate a mortuary and insurance company.

Youngblood is a junior mathematics major from Glennville, Georgia. She is the daughter of Donna Youngblood and the late Shawn Tippins. She is the granddaughter of Doris Scott.
 
Some of Youngblood’s organizational memberships at Paine include the Student Government Association, Cub Leaders Freshman Orientation Team and Lions Activity Board. In the past, she has held positions as vice president of the freshman class, Miss Kappa Alpha Psi, and Miss Sophomore. She is also involved in the Augusta community having started the “Adopt a Friend” program at Georgia War Veteran’s Nursing Home.
 
With her title as a student ambassador, Youngblood plans to implement a “Sharing the Spotlight” mentoring program that gives youth and college students the tools needed to achieve academic excellence. Professionally she aspires to pursue a career as a computer engineer or mathematics professor.
 
“I strongly believe mentoring builds leaders, character and gives an individual confidence to strive for anything. That is why this program is so important to me,” Youngblood said.
 
Coronation 2009 is themed A Winters Night Dream. The event will highlight all campus queens and kings for their service to various organizations. The community is cordially invited to attend the ceremony. Immediately following Miss and Mr. Paine College will host a reception in the Warren A. Candler Memorial Library and Conference Center. This event is also open to the public.
 
For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (706) 396-7591.