Kristina Brown named Miss Alcorn State University 2017-2018
Becoming Miss Sophomore during the 2015-2016 academic year gave senior, psychology major Kristina Brown insight into what comes with being a part of Alcorn State University’s Student Government Association. Her stint as Miss Sophomore opened her mind to bigger goals; one of those goals was becoming the campus queen.
“After I wrapped up my time as Miss Sophomore, I enjoyed it so much that I had to run for another position,” said Kristina, a Jackson, Mississippi native. “That gave me the confidence to run for a bigger position. So it’s safe to say that running for Miss Alcorn is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while.”
Kristina’s dream came true Tuesday, April 4 when she was crowned Miss Alcorn State University 2017-2018 in the James L. Bolden Campus Union. She plans to implement initiatives that would bring more activities on campus for students, start a messaging system where students receive important news via text message and launch a mentoring program for young ladies.
Knowing that she is the next Miss Alcorn is something that Kristina is still processing. Although she said she has to get used to her new role, she’s very excited about her future.
“It hasn’t really hit me yet. I’m still getting adjusted to being called Miss Alcorn. It’s a great feeling to know that I will be one of the faces for the student body.”
When Kristina arrived on campus as a freshman, she noticed how then Miss Alcorn Cortni Cooper remained respectful and approachable in her position. Seeing that gave her the inspiration she needed to pursue SGA positions.
“Seeing how humble she was in her position made me look up to her. I feel that I’m very humble and sociable like she is, so she made me feel that I could achieve the same goal that she did.”
Being Miss Alcorn comes with lots of opportunities, and Kristina plans to take advantage her moment. She looks forward to meeting new people and forming relationships that would help make Alcorn an even better.
“My main priority is to bridge the gap between the student body and SGA and become more unified. I’m looking forward to networking and meeting SGA courts from other schools. I’m also excited to get to know other Alcorn alumni.”
With her position, Kristina plans to inspire others to relentlessly pursue their dreams.
“I will use my platform to let people, especially young girls, that anything is possible. I want to encourage them to follow their dreams and never give up.”