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Annual EBONY HBCU Campus Queens Competition Expands to Include Campus “Misters” and “Kings”

The 2019-2020 EBONY HBCU Campus Court Competition is now LIVE at EBONY.com!

The 2019-2020 EBONY HBCU Campus Court Competition is now LIVE at EBONY.com! This is the second year EBONY has featured HBCU Campus “Kings,” also known as “Misters” on several campuses. Meet them all, and vote for your school now at EBONY.com.

Meet Mr. Benedict College, Saxton Keitt

Hailing from Benedict College, Saxton shared

“My most memorable contribution would be my initiative entitled ” Tie-It-Up Tuesdays”. Every Tuesday, I ask my student body to dress professionally in order to create a professional manner and morale on the campus of Benedict College.”

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Meet 9th Mister Bethune Cookman University, Earl Robinson Jr.

Hailing from Bethune Cookman University, Earl shared

“As a campus king, my most memorable contribution was when I sponsored a workshop for incoming freshman males on the fundamentals of leadership, manhood, and personal/professional development. One of the successful gains of this workshop was instructing the young males on how to tie a windsor knot and bow tie. In essence, this program was not only a transformative experience for myself, but it set the expectation for excellence and discipline in our young men throughout their matriculation on their journey to becoming a Bethune Man.”

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Meet Inaugural Mister Clark Atlanta University, TeJordan Carter

Hailing from Clark Atlanta University, TeJordan shared

“My most memorable contribution as a Campus King is being apart of the history that sets the standard for a man of CAU. The mentoring bonds that have been formed while I am on this platform will stay with me forever. Specifically, the “For Men Only” event, where my court and I empower men to be proud to be not only a man, but to be a man of Clark Atlanta University by setting a standard of chivalry, campus connection, and excellence.”

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Meet Mister Edward Waters College, Jamal Bouie

Hailing from Edward Waters College, Jamal shared

“One of my most memorable contribution has been to be a steadfast, transparent leader on the college campus. Students know that they are able to communicate with me and know that I am just the average guy that was given a chance to lead the best student body in the world. However if I had to pinpoint one event I would acknowledge my “Kings Appreciation Day” where I highlighted staff on campus who impacts students daily that often go unnoticed.”

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Meet Mister ECSU, Dequante Mckoy

Hailing from Elizabeth City State University, Dequante shared

“Being able to mentor and impact the lives of young men on my campus has been most rewarding experience. Along with volunteering at the local elementary schools to mentor and read to the youth. Currently I am a highs cool teacher and I feel that I have more impacted around the community by being able to reach the youth in the surrounding area. When I was young a had many women in my family instill a lot of character values in me, but not many males in my family. Growing up it impacted my life in many ways. I feel that I have an obligation to give back to the youth in any shape or form. There are so many misguide children in this world who just need someone to look up to. I feel that all the endeavors and obstacles I have faced in life makes me be that person they should look up to as a leader. Someone who actually wants to be there for them to listen to their problems and let them know they are not alone. In my opinion, these are my biggest and most valuable contributions as king of my campus that I have made. ”

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Meet Mister Fayetteville State University, William Cumbo

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Meet Mister Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Crenel Francis Jr.

Hailing from Florida A&M Univeristy, Crenel shared

“Crenel’s most memorable contribution has been his ability to give back to the community in many ways such as mentoring. Crenel is apart of the Collegiate 100 of FAMU where we mentor younger males about life, financial literacy, and education. He has also been able to add value to the campus through the sustainability institute in conducting campus-wide garden cleanups and demonstrations.”

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Meet Mister Fort Valley State University, Ryan Thurman

Hailing from Fort Valley State University, Ryan shared

“With it being the beginning of the semester, I haven’t had a big/memorable contribution YET. However, I started a Social Media initiative on the first Wednesday of the school year called “#FVSUSauceWednesday”, where I challenged the student body of Fort Valley State University to dress up in their best business casual/business professional outfits and the best dressed male and female received a $25 Visa Gift Card and a Chick-Fil-A breakfast meal from me.”

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Meet Mister Pirate, Jamil Gambari

Hailing from Hampton University, Jamil shared

“My most memorable contribution as a Campus King is implementing my platform 3D (Driven, Diverse and Dynamic). My platform highlights the multidimensional aspects that African Americans possess through proper knowledge of our history and confidence building! Too many times we limit the multitude of talents we were gifted with. I feel this would be an amazing opportunity to highlight what we could achieve as we remove the barriers we impose on ourselves. Ultimately allowing everything we have to offer to be displayed to motivate all to shine as well.”

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Meet The 3rd Mister Jackson State University, Grant Broadway

Hailing from Jackson State University, Grant shared

“Chartering Men of Excellence as an organization on the campus of Jackson State University has helped me create a legacy, as a student and king, that will benefit the future of JSU greatly. As king, I do a lot of large-scale programming that benefits our students, and I plan to do the same with Men of Excellence.”

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Meet Mister Morris College, Deangelo Adams

Hailing from Morris College, Deangelo shared

“My most memorable contribution as Mister Morris is as a Student Leader/Mentor. As a student leader and mentor, I work with new students to keep them motivated and assist them with making good choices towards their academics and social behavior. I especially enjoy working with the Men of Morris to encourage young African American men in achieving their academic and professional goals.”

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Meet Mister North Carolina A&T State University, Armani May

Hailing from North Carolina A&T State University, Armani shared

“Recently, I had the chance to collect over 500 school supply to give to low income students at one local elementary schools. We also threw a red carpet back to school event for the students at the same elementary school to make them feel like rock stars on the first day of school.”

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Meet Mister Philander Smith College, Jeramie Alexander

Hailing from Philander Smith College, Jeramie shared

“My most memorable contribution as Campus King has been spreading positivity. My campus needed more positive energy, and I am glad that I am able to make a lot of people smile.”

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Meet Mr. Rust College, Josiah Franklin

Hailing from Rust College, Josiah shared

“The most memorable contribution that I’ve had is when I coordinated and hosted a video that encouraged Congress to vote yes for the FUTURE Act. The FUTURE Act was a recent bill that called for the renewing of millions of dollars to HBCUs in their STEM fields. On short notice, Miss Rust and I gathered many students to be in the video. It was such a memorable experience because I was able to see a unified Rust student body on such short notice. I was reminded once again the reason why I love Rust College.”

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Meet Mister Saint Augustine’s University, Ayinde Pope

Hailing from Saint Augustine’s University, Ayinde shared

“My most memorable contribution thus far is knowing that the students feel welcomed and they’re having a good time thus far. I want the students to feel comfortable with coming to me with any issue or problem they may have. During my reign I will strive to get results and make a difference on campus.”

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Meet Mister Savannah State University, Antwan Yarbrough

Hailing from Savannah State University, Antwan shared

“As King, my most memorable contribution has been helping the new and incoming men on Savannah State campus that they’re are not alone on their investment, and reminding them of the privilege in which they have to receive a higher education.”

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Meet 6th Mister South Carolina State University, Charles Patton

Hailing from South Carolina State University, Charles shared

“My most memorable contribution as a Campus King thus far has not only been visiting the local elementary, middle, and high schools to speak to the children about life and the nuances of growing up but implementing a lasting program on campus call “For Whom, the Dog Remains True” that serves as a master class for Freshmen on the history of our institution and the importance of family. I will also have several other initiatives such as our Doggy Bag Program, and Shadow Day Initiative.”

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Meet Mr. St. Philip’s College, Cameron Lott

Hailing from St. Philip’s College, Cameron shared

“My most memorable contribution has been giving tours to high school seniors visiting St. Philip’s College. It was amazing to talk with these students about the possibilities of pursuing educational goals. Some of the students did not plan to attend college, but now we are taking some of the same classes. It made me so proud to see them reconsider their way of thinking and achieve their goals. ”

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Meet Mister Tennessee State University, Damyr Moore

Hailing from Tennesssee State University, Damyr shared

“My most memorable contribution as a King would have to be starting Cockrill Kings Klub. A program I started for Cockrill Elementary. This program allows me to help with the development of young males. We will be tailoring the mind and focusing on character etiquette, Developing and leading them to better versions of themselves. ”

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Meet Mister Tougaloo College (Mr. Loo), Houston Sneed

Hailing from Tougaloo College, Houston shared

“My most memorable contribution as a Campus King is certainly the fresh person move-in. On Saturday, August 10, 2019, I was granted the opportunity to mix and mingle with fresh persons from multiple backgrounds and their families. Their energy both empowered me and gave life to the campus. The freshmen young men inspired my “Tying the Tie Series”. I could not help but notice their lack of campus involvement and lack of knowledge relating to matriculate throughout the institution and supporting facilities.”

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Meet 22nd Tuskegee University, Zavian Bell

Hailing from Tuskegee University, Zavian shared

“As the 22nd Mister Tuskegee, I hosted the first annual King’s Welcoming ceremony for the men of #TU23 . This event consisted of a panel discussion covering many topics, such as “What is a Tuskegee Gentlemen?”, game day etiquette, the importance of academics and social life. My panel consisted of my Mister Tuskegee court Fernandez Hunter (1st Gentlemen), Kyler Wells (2nd Gentlemen), Micah Grey (the current SGA president), Timothy Foster (2018 graduate), Alijah Steele (the current Mister SGA), and Tyric Webster (2017-18 2nd Gentlemen to Tuskegee) about Tuskegee University and also a “How to tie a tie?” session for the freshman males. This event was my chance to educate the young men of the Tuskegee culture and become a mentor for these guys.”

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Meet Mr. UAPB, Jalen Phillips

Hailing from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Jalen shared

“Although the school year hasn’t been long started, I’ve learned that it’s not the quantity of things that you do, but it’s the quality of those things that matters the most. My first memorable contribution was a monetary donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. We often say that our children are our future. That’s why it’s important that we invest in them, even at their lowest point. My next most memorable moment, was donation to the Hurricane Dorian victims. My heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones due to this horrible tragedy. I was able to donate tissue, water, and money to help those families in need.”

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Meet Mister UDC, Olude Akinleye

Hailing from University of the District of Columbia, Olude shared

“Other than establishing 3Kings, LLC on UDC campus, my most memorable contribution as a Campus King is me being myself. I realized that my character has some form of a contagious gravitational pull that constantly caused people to want to be around me. The transparency and positivity of my character has led to my ability to very easily foster bonds with students, staff, and other people. I have a certain “aura of positivity and comfort” people would say, because of how I am by nature. I always see the light in the darkest of situations, and always motivate and uplift staff and peers to be the best versions of themselves.”

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Meet Mr West Virginia State University, AKA Mr State, Jeremiyah Hairston

Hailing from West Virginia State University, Jeremiyah shared

“Though my stint of servitude to the University as Mr State has just begun, I am very much looking forward to working with university officials and becoming a liaison between them and the student body. Our main goal this year coming up is realizing the potential and power that students attending HBCUs have and working together to create a workforce full of HBCU graduates.”

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Meet 46th Mister Winston- Salem State University, Kambre Stephens

Hailing from Winston- Salem State University, Kambre shared

“Recently, I was able to gather the 25% of males attending my university and create a focus group entitled The Winston Men Alliance. Within this group we are focused on building Character, Brotherhood, and Scholarship, one Winston Man at a time. I have motivated the males on campus to pursue leadership within the focus groups with committees where they are in charge of planning events and community service projects for the whole campus.”

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Meet Mr. Xavier University of Louisiana, Malik Frazier

Hailing from Xavier University of Louisiana, Malik shared

“My most memorable contribution as a Campus King, is getting the opportunity to represent my university at this years HBCU Kings and Queens Conference. During the conference I was able to network and establish bonds with fellow HBCU royal courts that will last a lifetime.”

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