Paine College to Host 2015 Coronation Ceremony

Posted by painewebmaster | 10/13/2015 07:33 AM

The coronation of Mr. and Miss Paine College 2015 - 2016, will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 7 pm in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on the campus of Paine College. This year’s theme, “Remember the Time, An Egyptian Love Story,” will unite past king and queens of Paine College and visiting royalty from surrounding schools, colleges, and universities. Mr. Early Eckles and Miss Ijeoma Alston will take their places as student ambassadors for the academic school year.

About Miss Ijeoma Alston

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. 

About Mr. Early Eckles

Early Eckles is a native of Florence, South Carolina. He currently serves as Mr. Paine College 2015-2016. He is a Senior, sociology major with an emphasis in criminology. He is involved in other extracurricular activities such as Pre-Alumni Council, Collegiate 100 black men of America inc., and numerous clubs and organizations. In the past, he has served as Mr. UNCF. He is a merit and Georgia HOPE scholar. His hobbies include reading, cars, and learning. His post-graduate plans are to pursue a J.D. degree in criminal law. His ultimate career goal is to become a state attorney one day. He firmly stands on the platform "Revitalizing H.O.P.E for the Paine College male." H.O.P.E is an acronym which stands for Helping Others Pursue Excellence. He plans to carry out that platform by holding a conference just for the males of Paine College while also demonstrating what it means to be a Paine College man. He lives by the motto: Why be great when you have the ability to be greater than the greatest."

For more information contact Tonya Williams in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 396 - 7591 or