Cheyney University Crowns a New King and Queen

May 1, 2014

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Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Miss and Mr. Cheyney University - Kristan Justice and Joshua Hughes

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The 42nd Annual Miss Cheyney University Pageant and the 3rd Annual Mr. Cheyney University Pageant took place on April 26 in Marian Anderson Music Center.

"It is an honor to be crowned Miss Cheyney University and Mr. Cheyney University, and a privelege to serve as the official student ambassadors of this great institution," President Michelle R. Howard-Vital reminded the contestants.

This year's Mr. And Miss Blue and White, seniors Desmond King and Courtney Clarke, served as the hosts. The Cheyney Jazz Combo performed.  Contestants competed in three categories: talent, evening wear and question.

When the votes were tallied, the 2014-2015 winners were:

Kristan Justice....Miss Cheyney
Joshua Hughes.....Mister Cheyney
Aisha Harris.....Miss Blue and White
Craig Brown-Dickens....Mister Blue and White
Kara S. Craig....Miss Legend
Thomas McRae....Mister Legend
Vanasia Miles...Miss Congeniality

Justice, a junior Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) scholar, is a double major, in Psychology and Communication Arts with a concentration in Public Relations.  She works as a Student Ambassador, University Student Trustee, Resident Advisor, and works full-time as a campus coordinator for the 2014 Allyson Schwartz campaign for PA Governor.  She is also the founder of the Queens Encouraging Queens.

Hughes, a junior Biology major with a concentration in Ecology, is also a KHA scholar and a member of Cheyney's Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team. He serves as a Resident Advisor, member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Vice President of Alpha Psi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. Delta Pi chapter, member of Kappa Beta Chi, National Scientific Honor Society, and the voice of Cheyney University Sports as he broadcasts CU football and basketball games live on the radio.

Outgoing Miss and Mr. Cheyney, India Cross and Rashaad Washington, took their Farewell Walk to a rousing round of applause.  Cross spent this year working hard to encourage the young women on campus to be positive, passionate about life, and to love themselves and others.  Washington spent his time trying to be a respectable role model for other young men.  He said that this year, serving as Mr. Cheyney University, was the best year of his college life.