Paine College to crown new queen and king

Posted by ncarter | 10/19/2010 05:17 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - The coronation of Miss and Mr. Paine College 2010-2011 will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Gilbert- Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Miss Ciara Harris and Mr. Zachary Lynn Williams will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year.

Harris is a junior, Early Childhood Education major. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She would like to become a teacher and principal of an elementary school located in a low income or rural area.

Harris is currently a member of the Student Government Association, Georgia Association of Educators, Lions Activity Board and currently serves as a tutor with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta. She has served as a member of the Paine College Cheerleading Team, Track and Field Team, New Student Orientation team, Art Club and Spanish Club. She has also immersed herself in several philanthropic efforts including volunteerism at the Soup Kitchen, Metro Adult Literacy Center and Sheppard Blood Bank Center.

Harris recently represented Paine College in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Pageant where she was placed in the top 20. “I am elated to take my place as a student ambassador and do all in my power to represent Paine College locally, regionally and nationally,” Harris said.

Williams is a junior, Biology major. Upon graduation, he plans to study to become and Chiropractor and eventually own a practice. He is currently a member of the Student Government Association, Pre-Professional Science Alliance, president for Brother 2 Brother and actively involved in Paine College's Go-Green Initiatives.

As an ambassador for Paine College, Williams hopes to reach out to every male student by implementing his platform program  "Intellectual Men Promoting Academic Character and Truth" (I.M.P.A.C.T.). The program was developed to highlight performing strong academically and the need to build and develop solid character traits.

Williams will also continue to develop Brother 2 Brother a mentoring organization developed by Mr. Paine College 2009-2010. The organization has been recognized nationally by the Michael Baisden One Million Mentors Program and was developed to will allow Paine College male students to serve as positive male role models and mentors for young males in the CSRA Community.

" I will represent this institution and serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body because I personally care about everyone of my fellow Paineites," Williams said.

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