We are creative. We are Alcorn.

We are…creative. We are Alcorn.  

Some of us see life differently, our imaginations have no limits — we tell stories that dance off the page, we lift spirits through the art of acting, signing and modeling. We imagine things and make our dreams come true. We achieve success and help others do the same.

Chearice Vaughn is striking poses and ripping runways. Her face has been seen in print and on television. And although success didn’t happen overnight, this full-figured beauty is happy with her exciting turn into modeling.

The 1998 graduate and former Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite purple flasher works with MSA Models and T.H.E. Artist Agency. She has appeared on the Plus Model magazine’s photo and modeled for Walmart and Ashley Stewart. In March 2013, Alcornites everywhere cheered her on in an appearance on BET’s Rip the Runway, Size Sexy segment!

Chearice serves as a financial and loan business specialist for Rural Development/Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

As one of those talented people who have made contributions to the fashion industry in the state of Maryland and beyond, Chearice was recently nominated for Best Female Runway Model and Print Model in the Maryland Fashion Awards (voting will be available soon at https://www.fashionawardsmd.com/).

Vaughn is an avid supporter of her alma mater and serves as coordinator for the Washington D.C. metropolitan area alumni chapter. 

Beverly Adams, director for Student Services for Alcorn’s School of Business, has been a member of the Alcorn family for 12 years. She has served as an administrative assistant to the vice president for Business for almost seven years, and since 2008 has been holding her current position. In 2005, she earned MBA degree from Alcorn.

In her free time, Adams enjoys acting immensely and over the years, she has been a part of two movies filmed in Natchez, Mississippi – the James Brown epic and “Rise Again” vampire drama – and many plays at the Blue Barn Theatre in Port Gibson, Mississippi, and the Natchez Little Theater. For her roles at the Little Theater, she was nominated for Best Debut of an Actress and won the theater’s standing ovation award for Best Actress.

Adams says, “It all started for me when I was five years old. I appeared on television at Kagnew Station in Asmara Ethiopia where my family was at that time. I was very shy and didn’t know that I would ever take an interest in acting. But as it appears, I was bit by the ‘acting bug’ and there is still a passion for acting in my heart.”

Beverly is continually evolving in her life in the arts and entertainment and has high hopes for the future. She will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming play, “Saved, Sanctified and Scandalous” at the Natchez auditorium, May 1-3.

Creativity runs in the Alcorn family and Chearice and Beverly showcase that exceptionally well. 

Let your fellow Alcornites know that you support their talent and creativity. See Beverly on stage in Natchez; vote for Chearice to win the Best Female Runway Model and Print Model in the Maryland Fashion Awards. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @Chearice.