(Augusta, GA) – The coronation of Mr. and Miss Paine College 2012-2013 will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on the campus of Paine College. Mr. Michael Igbonagwam and Miss Corie Coleman will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year.
About Miss Corie Coleman
Miss Corie Coleman is a native of Inglewood, California. She is the daughter of Doris Rutledge and James Coleman. The senior Mass Communications with an emphasis in drama major, followed with a minor in Spanish, has been involved in many campus organizations. These include Resident Hall Assistant for 2 years, Cross-Country, Track and Field, Chairperson of Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Government Association member, and teaming up with Mr. Paine as members of the Food Service Committee. Coleman was also crowned Miss Omega Psi Phi 2010-2011.
Miss Paine is a proud member of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated in which she currently serves as the President. “Being a part of this sorority is so wonderful and has made myself more humble. I’ve learned to embrace the sisterhood,” said Coleman.
Coleman has participated in service projects such as highway beautifications, soup kitchens, spending time with senior citizens, and participated in the set up for the “Suicide Awareness Walk”.
After graduation, Coleman plans to attend graduate school in Costa Rica to pursue her Master’s degree in performing arts and International Broadcasting.
About Mr. Michael Igbonagwam
Mr. Michael Igbonagwam is a graduating Senior Sociology major from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Jennifer Igbonagwam. He has two older siblings, Isaac and Sarah, as well as a younger sister, Hope. Mr. Igbonagwam has been very involved on the Paine College campus from the time he started in the fall semester of 2009.
Michael’s present and past involvement with Paine College speaks volumes, but more importantly his commitment to the students of this institution is remarkable. He is currently a member of the Student Government Association Executive Board. Additionally, he serves this community in the capacity of president of the Brother 2 Brother Mentoring Program. This particular organization has been recognized nationally by the Michael Baisden One Million Mentors Program and was developed to allow Paine College male students to serve as positive male role models and mentors for young males in the CSRA Community.
Michael is a proud member of the Excellent Epsilon Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Michael has also been a member of the following organizations: Chairman of the Food Committee (2012-2013), member of the NAACP (2012-2013), member of the Paine College Orientation Team (2012-2013), member of the French Club (2012-2012), Mr. Junior (2011-2012), 2nd Attendant to Mr. Paine College (2010-2011), Mr. Sigma Gamma Rho (2010-2011), member of the Towdah Mime Ministry, Paine College Concert Choir, Freshman Class Treasurer (2009), Mr. Graham Hall (2009) and Mr. Pre-Professional Alliance (2009). As an ambassador for Paine College, Igbonagwam hopes to reach out to every student by implementing his platform program “What’s Your Poison?” His platform was formed off the basis of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. He focused on the things that college students allow to hold them back and how to overcome those struggles.
As Mr. Paine College 2012-2013, Igbonagwam’s areas of concentration are community service, school pride, and academic achievement. One of his major community service projects will be re-establishing Brother 2 Brother Mentoring Program and connecting with several schools and community centers that are in need of assistance.
Mr. Igbonagwam is a member of the West End Seventh Day Adventist Church of Atlanta, Georgia. Michael’s reign has been prompted by his personal motto, "I will represent this institution and serve as a liaison between the administration and the student body because I personally care about every one of my fellow Paineites," said Igbonagwam.
In his limited spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, mentoring young men, helping others achieve their goals and spending time with his family. Upon graduation, he plans to study to become a Health Administrator for a Children’s Hospital.
For more information on Paine College, please visit: http://www.paine.edu/
Or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or Lsuggs@paine.edu.
Photo caption: Corie Coleman (left) and Michael Igbonagwam (right), Mr. and Miss Paine 2012-2013.