| 09/25/2013 12:22 PM
(Augusta, GA) – Tekeya Peterson, Miss Paine College 2013-2014, will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to compete with other HBCU queens during the 28th Annual Hall of Fame, September 25-29, 2013. The event is hosted by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation. The senior Sarasota, Florida native is the daughter of Robbin Haynes and Stanley Peterson Sr. Peterson majors in Public Relations at Paine and has plans to pursue a graduate degree at Howard University.
During the NBCA Hall of Fame Weekend, Peterson will attend workshops and seminars on leadership training. The culminating event of the weekend is the Queens’ Competition Final, in which HBCU Queens compete for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame, scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM. All events are held at the Hyatt Regency of Atlanta, which is the official host hotel of the NBCA Hall of Fame Weekend.
The Council of National Alumni Associations (CNAA) established the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., who was the National President of CNAA, conceived and developed the proposal for the foundation. The members of CNAA recognized the need for alumni to move to the forefront of the effort to strengthen Black colleges and formed the NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation.
The organization formed its mission around assisting alumni associations and other organizations as they work together to ensure survival and stability of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
The organization also serves to educate the general public about the contributions of HBCU’s and their alumni.
For more information on the 28th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend presented by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in Atlanta Georgia, please visit http://nbcahof.com.
For more information about 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo caption: Miss Paine College, Tekeya Peterson.