Krishun Lovelace, Mister LeMoyne-Owen College 2017-2018 was crowned as Mister HBCU 2018-2019

ST. LOUIS, MO – Harris-Stowe State University is set to serve as the host of the 15th Annual Mister HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition held January 30 – February 2. After 14 years, the conference has tied its knots with Lincoln University of Missouri. The competition with the theme of “Kings In Paris” is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack Auditorium on Harris-Stowe’s campus. The advance admission is $5, and tickets can be purchase online here.

The mission of the Leadership Conference is to enhance the leadership skills for university males by creating an infrastructure for leadership that enables them to develop as spokespersons, roles models, and leaders in their universities and communities. The participants will gain from experts speakers, forum, and workshops. The conference will culminate in a competition on Saturday, February 2, 2019, that showcases each participants talent, oratorical skills, ease of manner and professional bearing.

The campus queens, and king contestants during last year’s 14th Annual Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition at Lincoln University of Missouri.

This year’s competition will feature 20 plus kings. The creation of Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition is credited to Mrs. Benecia Spencer Williams. Mrs. Williams is former Vice President for Advancement and Director, Alumni Affairs at Lincoln University of Missouri. Now that the event is no longer held at Lincoln University, current Mister Lincoln Dante West will hold the honor of being the first king to represent LU in the competition in 15 years of its creation. The current Mister Harris-Stowe will now step down and will not participate as a contestant. He will serve as a host for the week-long of events.

Each contestant will deliver a three-minute original speech entitled ” How can you, as Mister HBCU, inspire those you represent to define and live their Best Life?” Also, each contestant will perform a three-minute talent presentation. Contestants will be critiqued on punctuality, etiquette, professionalism, and presentation.

Awards are given to the following winners:

  • Mister HBCU will receive $1,500.00 scholarship, Sash, Crown and Trophy
  • Mister HBCU will be awarded the Alian L. Locke Fellowship (an 10 week paid internship)
  • First runner-up will receive $1,000.00, Sash and Trophy
  • Second runner-up will receive $500, Sash and Trophy
  • Mr. Talent will receive a Sash and Trophy
  • Mr. Oratory will receive a Sash and Trophy
  • Mr. Congeniality will receive a Sash and Trophy

The Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition accepts your support of its campus king participants and endeavors through a donation. Donations are accepted online at www.misterhbcu.org.

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University of Missouri is set to serve as host of the Annual Mister HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition from January 31-February 3, 2018. It is in its 14th year. The competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Richardson Fine Arts Center, located on Lincoln University’s campus.

The mission of the Leadership Conference is to enhance the leadership skills for university males by creating an infrastructure for leadership that enables them to develop as spokespersons, role models, and leaders in their universities and communities. The participants will gain from experts speakers, forum, and workshops. The conference will culminate in a competition on Saturday, February 3, 2018, that showcases each participants talent, oratorical skills, ease of manner and professional bearing.

This year’s competition will feature 15 campus kings: Bowie State University, Harris-Stowe State University, Winston-Salem State University, Prairie View A&M University, Langston University, Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University, Fisk University, Huston-Tillotson University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Talladega College, and North Carolina Central University. Mr. Rakeeb Akande, Mister Savannah State University was crowned Mister HBCU 2017-2018.

Pictured (left to right): Tevin Smith, Mister Delaware State University, first runner-up and Best Talent; Rakeeb Akande, Mister HBCU 2017-2018; Patrick Minor, Mister North Carolina Central University, second runner-up and Best Oratory. (Courtesy of the Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition)

The creation of the Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition is credited to Mrs. Benecia Spencer Williams. Mrs. Williams is former Vice President for Advancement and Director, Alumni Affairs at Lincoln University of Missouri. Since the event is held on the campus of Lincoln University, Mister Lincoln University, Lorenzo A. Beach will not participate in the competition as a contestant. He will serve as a host for the week-long of events.

Each contestant will deliver a three-minute original speech entitled “As Mister HBCU, how will your platform ensure that the HBCU experience remains relevant in the world of educational privilege?” Also, each contestant will perform a three-minute talent presentation. Contestants will be critiqued on punctuality, etiquette, professionalism, and presentation.

The Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition accepts your support of its campus kings participants and endeavors through a donation. Donations may be sent to:

Lincoln University of Missouri
Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

For more information about the Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition, contact Angela Martin at (573) 681-5502 or email martina@lincolnu.edu or Paul Small at (573) 681-5266 or email smallp@lincolnu.edu.

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hrdCHICAGO, IL – This past June, HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) held its 3rd annual HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition with the theme “Rulers of the Throne”. The competition highlights newly historically black colleges and universities campus Queens, Kings and SGA Presidents.

The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is an initiative that spotlights the newly elected and crowned campus leaders through a pre-submitted biography with a series of questions relating to their campus improvement, strengths, motivation and upcoming plans during their reign or term.

This year’s competition featured a mixture of 20 campus leaders who holds the title of Queen, King and SGA Presidents that were voted by the public to be featured in the dictionary. The leaders are represented from the following schools: Florida Memorial University, Huston-Tillotson University, Stillman College, North Carolina Central University, South Carolina State University, Saint Augustine’s University, Grambling State University, Virginia Union University, Savannah State University, Bennett College,  Benedict College, Fisk University, Claflin University,  University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Morris College, Savannah State University, Philander Smith College and Chicago State University.

After two (2) years of the competition, this year was the first publication of the HBCU Royalty Dictionary as a magazine. The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is usually published to the HCF’s website featuring the present year induction class.

The 2016 HBCU Royalty Dictionary is now available and can be viewed in PDF format on HCF’s website here. You can purchase the magazine copy for $7.99 + shipping in support of the featured student leaders here.

All proceeds from the magazine will benefit and assist supporting the next HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition, student scholarships, services at HBCU’s and operations of HBCU Campaign Fund.

For more information regarding the HBCU Royalty Dictionary, contact support@hbcucampaignfund.org or call HCF office at 773.988.2106.