Hometown: Brunsiwick, Ga
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Mass Communications
Expected Graduation: 2018
As a member of the Savannah State University community, I have been very active over the past three years. I have served as a Student Orientation Leader assisting first-year students get acclimated to college life, promote school spirit and introduce them to the BEST university and HBCU experience possible. I have held leadership positions to include Miss Residence Hall Association (2015-16) and SGA Junior Class Treasurer (2016-17). Through these positions, I was able to promote positive student life and community participating in several campus beautification projects and personal and professional development activities. In the Savannah-Chatham community, I volunteered with several local agencies such as the Frank Callen Boys' & Girls' Club, America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and the Savannah Tree Association. In my leisure time I enjoy engaging in adventurous outdoor activities to include Go-Cart racing, and riding four-wheelers. In addition, I like styling and braiding hair, dancing, relaxing on the beach, playing cards and board games, shopping, and enjoying time with my family and friends.
"After graduation, I plan to continue my education by obtaining a master's of arts degree in public relations with the goal starting my own public relations firm. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, it is my goal to assist small minority businesses grow and flourish through education, economic development and mentoring. My ultimate career goal is to become a reputable spokesperson with the ability to connect with audiences around the world relaying that they can be successful and agents of change. I feel it is my purpose and passion to give back to my community, share knowledge and provide nuggets of wisdom through my gifts to inspire younger generations.
What is your most memorable contribution as a Campus Queen?:
As a campus queen, I believe one can effect change by taking ownership and responsibility for her community and university. It is important to be a positive role model and encourage others to be a part of the progression of their institution. We are all a direct reflection of our community in which we live, study, work and play. Therefore, as an HBCU campus queen, I must continue to carry the mantle of forging positive connections and utilizing resources within not only my own HBCU community, but through networking with other HBCU communities. The hidden resources found in these unique communities are vital to mobilizing students to continue to make the monumental changes that all historically black colleges and universities have been responsible for throughout this country's history.
Jessica Lillian Dedeaux