Miss Paine College to compete in national pageant

Posted by ncarter | 09/21/2011 04:53 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - Tamakia King, Miss Paine College 2011-2012 will compete in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Pageant on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. The pageant will begin at 6:00p.m. The Competition of College Queens showcases young women from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The queens are judged in five categories. Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame serves as a national representative and advocate of HBCUs and receives an academic scholarship and prizes. The pageant is one of many events hosted by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.

The mission of The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation is to be a catalyst and partner for ensuring the stability, strength and excellence of the nation’s historically and/or predominately Black colleges and universities.

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.

CONFERENCE HI GHLI GHTS:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
•    Conference Registration Begins
•    Positive Image Program
•    College Queens Tea
•    College Queens Open Talent Showcase
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
•    College Invitational Golf Tournament
•    Hall of Famers Luncheon  (Prior Inductees)
•    Legacy Lecture Series Concurrent 
•    Workshop Sessions:
•    Workshop A – “A Call to Manhood”
•    Workshop B – “A Call to Womanhood”
•    Induction Ceremony

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
•    College Invitational Golf Tournament
•    Student Leadership Breakfast
•    Metro Atlanta Area Youth Gospel Choir 
•    Workshop & Recruitment Fair Facilitated by the legendary Ambassador 
•    Dr. Bobby Jones of “Bobby Jones Gospel”
•    Atlanta Football Classic Parade
•    Gospel Choir Competition
•    Atlanta Football Classic
•    Competition of College Queens

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
•    College Invitational Golf Tournament*

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