Since 1975, EBONY has celebrated Black collegiate women through the platform HBCU Campus Queens. EBONY has supported programs that celebrate and nurture young Black women. The EBONY HBCU Campus Queen program honors these exceptional future leaders from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities who are role models of both beauty and ambition on campuses and in their communities.
Every summer, HBCU Campaign Fund supports HBCU Campus Queens through its HBCU Royalty Dictionary program which is an initiative that spotlights newly elected campus leaders through a pre-submitted biography with a series of questions relating to their campus involvement, improvement, strengths, motivation, and future goals during their reign or term. The top voted campus leaders then featured in a magazine publication. This year’s Campus Queens who are featured in the HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine are: Jimmitriv Roberson, Miss Grambling State University, Miranda Terry, Miss Chicago State University, Keylai Boughton, Miss Huston-Tillotson University, Taylor Belle, Miss Wilberforce University, Jadia Artis, Miss Norfolk State University, Adreinne Gilbert, Miss Stillman College, Mariah Collins, Miss Johnson C. Smith University, Niquia Harris, Miss Bennett College, Saloncia Hunter, Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Briona May, Miss Shaw University, Lateefah McKee, Miss Benedict College, Terrianna McCullough, Miss Voorhees College, Michaela Rose, Miss Delaware State University, and Brittany Taylor, Miss Philander Smith College.
The released date for the HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine is yet to be confirmed and is still in publishing. In the meanwhile, voting for EBONY kicks off today and ends on January 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Watch the videos below and vote for your favorite Campus Queens as they vie to featured in the EBONY Campus Queens edition.
Keylai Boughton, Miss Huston-Tillotson University
Lateefah McKee, Miss Benedict College
Salonica Hunter, Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Brittany Taylor, Miss Philander Smith College
Michaela Rose, Miss Delaware State University
Jadia Artis, Miss Norfolk State University
Adreinne Gilbert, Miss Stillman College
Taylor Belle – Miss Wilberforce University
Niquia Harris – Miss Bennett College
Jimmitriv Roberson – Miss Grambling State University
Mariah Collins, Miss Johnson C. Smith University