Passing on the Torch

The 108th Miss Florida A&M University Dominique L. James

Graduating senior Dominique L. James will give her final walk during Florida A&M’s 109th Coronation.

James will crown Anquinette D. Taylor, the 2015-2016 Miss Florida A&M University, at Sunday’s event.

James, 22, was born and raised in Orlando, Fla., and will be graduating with a Bachelor in Public Relations from the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication in December.

Since arriving to FAMU, James has been affiliated with the Omega Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Inc., the Rattler Battalion Army ROTC, Famu Diamond Dancers, Kinship of Big Sister Littler Sister Mentoring Program, The Rattler Booster Office, the peer-mentoring program, and was the past president of the FAMU Chapter of NAACP. James also served as Miss Freshman Attendant from 2011-2012.

One of James’ accomplishments during her reign was her “On The Run Reading Tour” which included traveling to schools throughout Leon County and reading to students.

She is a first generation college student dedicated to inspiring, working and serving her community.

James hopes to have a positive impact on the world and one day become a philanthropist.

“I wish I would’ve got the chance to travel to more schools for my reading tour and also teach more etiquette classes for young girls,” James said.

Nia Jackson, a fourth-year criminal justice student, shared her experience with Miss Famu 108.

“Dominique always carried herself as a queen. She left a positive impact on the student body and also the university,” Jackson Said.

James was featured in Ebony Magazine as a 2015 Ebony Campus Queen.

“The thing I will miss the most about being Miss FAMU is the opportunity I got to speak with children and the alumni of the university,” James said.