My candidacy for Ms. NCCU Alumni 2022 was truly a full-circle moment. Early in life, I knew I wanted to attend a Historically Black College. Movies like School Daze and television shows like a Different World, really opened my eyes to the HBCU experience. Like most people, my college dreams came with costly financial implications. Thankfully, the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association saw fit to grant me a full four-year academic scholarship.
My efforts to become Ms. NCCU Alumni were rooted in the desire to do for others, what was done for me. The opportunity to raise money to support NCCU scholarships will help to pave the way for the next "Jade" who dreams of attending an HBCU. I owe so much of my success - both personally and professionally - to the education I received at NCCU. I can attest first-hand, to the trajectory-changing impact a scholarship can have on a young life.
All monies raised go directly to North Carolina Central University and are tax-deductible.