Five Cameron University coeds will vie for the title of Miss Black CU at the 31st Annual Dr. Valree Wynn Miss Black CU Pageant, scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. This year's pageant theme is "Women of Color: Portraits of Excellence in 2010 and Beyond." Competing for the title are Destiny Austin and Shanice Biggins, both of Lawton; Nicole Diggs of Tulsa; Judith Egbas of Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria; and Toye Oyewole of Ibadan, Nigeria. Contestants will be judged on five criteria: personal interview, introductory speech, talent, eveningwear, and onstage question and answer.
The Dr. Valree Wynn Miss Black CU Pageant is presented by the Cameron University Ebony Society, which celebrates and promotes African-American culture and provides an atmosphere to enhance each member's growth - socially, culturally, and individually - in order to produce a more promising future.
Pageant sponsors include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Mu Alpha Chi Fraternity.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $6 for children aged 12 and under and can be purchased on the CU Lawton campus at the Student Activities Building and the South Shepler help desk.. Adult tickets at the door will cost $12.
January 21, 2010