Miss Paine College to Compete in The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

Posted by painewebmaster | 09/22/2015 09:39 AM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - Miss Paine College 2015-2016, Ijeoma Aston, will compete in the 2015 National Black College Alumni against college queens from Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCU) around the nation for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame.

The pageant will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. and begin at 7:00 p.m. The Competition of College Queens showcases young women from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The queens are judged in five categories. Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame serves as a national representative and advocate of HBCUs and receives an academic scholarship and prizes. The pageant is one of many events hosted by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. 

The mission of The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation is to be a catalyst and partner for ensuring the stability, strength and excellence of the nation’s historically and/or predominately Black colleges and universities. 

Alston serves as Miss Paine College 2015-2016. She is a native of Toronto, Canada. She is the daughter of Bell and Franca Onyori. Alston is a senior English major. Since her arrival at Paine College, she has been actively involved in a number of activities and organizations including Pre-Alumni Council, English Club, Wesley Fellowship, and Collegiate 100. She has held leadership positions as Chief of Staff for Student Government Association 2014-2015, Resident Hall Assistant, and currently serves as a member of the Paine College Student Government. 

During her reign, Alston plans to focus on executing her platform titled “Restoring Faith.” The purpose of her platform is to encourage her fellow peers to bring back confidence in their institution, as well as themselves and their ability to be great. Her main focus is to make sure that the student body voices their concerns and presents ideas in order to transform and rebuild their beloved institution. Alston also wants to enlighten her fellow Paineites in the areas of professionalism, intellectual growth, career development and, dressing for success! Alston plans to attend Law school immediately following graduation and her ultimate career goal is to become Speaker of House for Congress. 

For more information on 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 Tonya Williams in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or tjwilliams@paine.edu.