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Miss Cheyney University Coronation 2010

Brittani Christian, Miss Cheyney University 2010

October 7, 2010

CU senior Brittani Christian was crowned Miss Cheyney University at a lavish coronation ceremony Wednesday evening, October 6, in the Dudley Hall theater on campus.  "My goal is to represent Cheyney University to the best of my ability everywhere I go," said Ms. Christian in her acceptance speech to the crowd of students, faculty, staff, administrators, family and friends.  

Christian is a communications major from Philadelphia. Her interests include modeling, praise dancing, motivational speaking, mentoring and participating in church and community service projects.  During her junior year at Cheyney she founded the campus mentoring organization, Cheyney's Angels. Their mission is to teach young women the importance of goal-setting and making good choices.  "My desire is to continue doing some kind of mentoring throughout my life," she said.  "I really love motivating people to pursue excellence." 

The new Miss Cheyney wore an over-the-shoulder white gown with a brocade bodice and a tulle skirt and train as she entered the coronation ceremony at the end of a procession of campus royalty. Peter Hughes served as master of ceremonies.  Following the blessing by Reverend Elisha Morris and a poetry reading by Ibijoke Akinbowlae, Cheyney President Michelle Howard-Vital delivered the University Charge to Miss Cheyney University 2010 saying, "As you assume the responsibility of serving as Miss Cheyney, know that wherever you go and whatever you do, you are a representative of this great institution."

During the coronation ceremony Miss Cheyney received a surprise musical tribute from her sister, Corrinn.  Her parents, Mr. Terry and Mrs. Anita Christian, along with a host of other family members and friends were in attendance.