She can be seen walking gracefully with the Royal Court at football games.
She can be heard speaking at convocations.
She is Miss FAMU.
“Miss FAMU is the chief ambassador for the university,” said Miss FAMU candidate Angie Green, 21, a senior newspaper journalism student from Gainesville.
“Not only does she represent FAMU within the community, but in the state, the country and the world.”
Miss FAMU speaks at receptions, convocations and other programs for elementary, middle and high school students. She sits on various committees throughout the university and is essential in student recruitment.
Hope Hampshire, 21, the current Miss FAMU, described her vision for her successor.
“She should be open-minded and represent good, strong, high moral standards,” said the history education student from Green Cove Springs.
Candidates must have at least a 2.8 grade point average and should be in junior or senior standing.
“Alumni and future Rattlers should know that the university is in good hands when they see Miss FAMU,” said candidate Nikita Sanders, 20, a junior business administration student from Augusta, Ga.
Candidate Alexis Lewis’ platform includes a dance program for underprivileged and exposed youth.
“I want the programs to continue to aid in the university’s history,” said Miss FAMU candidate Alexis H. Lewis, 20, a junior biology/pre-medicine student from Charleston, S.C.
Miss FAMU candidate Kim Pate said she admired the efforts of former title holders such as Melissa St. Joy.
“I served as freshman attendant for 2001-2002 and was able to observe how students respected and listened to Melissa St. Joy,” said the 20-year-old a junior psychology student from Memphis.
Miss FAMU candidate Jennifer Snowden remembers 1999-2000 Miss FAMU Yolanda Mayo coming to her high school to recruit perspective students.
“The vibe I received from her presentation was one of the main reasons I came to FAMU,” said the junior business administration student from Washington, D.C.
“I want to leave my mark on someone else the way she did to me.”
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