For the first time in school history, students at Alcorn State University have elected a campus king.
Dennis “D.J.” Stevenson was named the University’s first Mister Alcorn State University Thursday, April 22. Stevenson is a Gulfport, Mississippi native who majors in agricultural business management.
Being the first to hold the title is significant for Stevenson. He’s happy to have reached the student body during his campaign trail.
“Being elected feels amazing because it’s like a dream come true. Knowing that I gave my campaign my all and it paid off is a blessing. Also, being the first Mister Alcorn is legendary and something that I will not take for granted,” said Stevenson.
Stevenson’s campaign platform focused on the school’s name, B.R.A.V.E., which stood for Bold, Resilience, Achievement, and Valiant Efforts. He believes that the acronym is the key to Alcorn's continued progress and revitalizing student activities.
“My plans for leading the student body vary. I plan to develop more resources geared towards student’s career choices. I want to evoke a vibrant light around campus and use this platform to uplift others. In addition, I want to help with recruitment in obtaining students with knowledge and character while shaping our great students into young professionals. I strive to bring the yard to a new era and bring it back to what we know it to be. I want to bring awareness to mental health, different cultures, and many other issues on campus, as well as bridging the gap between the student body and administration.”
The win wouldn’t be possible without all of Stevenson’s supporters. He appreciates them for their votes, and he looks forward to being one of the student body’s leading voices.
“To the individuals who voted for me, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. This means the world to me because, without you, all this would not be possible. I plan to serve every student, whether they voted for me or not. We all are equally valuable to the uplifting of our school.”