Stillman Sophomore Captures Miss National UNCF Title
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) recently announced the winner of its 54th Annual Miss National UNCF competition, Brittany Taylor, a sophomore majoring in music at Stillman, one of UNCF’s 38 member institutions. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Taylor will receive a $3,000 scholarship. An active member of the Stillman student body, her affiliations include the Pre-Alumni Council and the Stillman College Choir.
“I’m thrilled to have been chosen to represent Stillman and UNCF as Miss National UNCF,” Taylor said after receiving her crown. “But it’s an honor shared by all the Stillman College students whose hard work and contributions to UNCF won the competition for us. And we’re all proud that we are able to help the next generation of UNCF students get the college education that means so much to all of us.”
Taylor will serve as an official UNCF representative at national events, including An Evening of Stars®, the annual UNCF national television special. She will also attend regional UNCF events such as the Chicago Black & White Black Ball, the Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball, the Indianapolis Classic, the Maya Angelou “Women Who Lead” Luncheon in Charlotte, NC, and other events throughout the year.
UNCF—the United Negro College Fund—is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 39 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 18 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at www.UNCF.org <http://www.UNCF.org> .
The National Alumni Council was founded in 1946 by James E. Stamps, a Fisk University alumnus, two years after UNCF was incorporated, to establish a national alumni organization to serve the needs of private historically black colleges and universities in partnership with UNCF. All graduates of UNCF schools are automatically members of the National Alumni Council.
The National Alumni Council is the parent organization for the National Pre-Alumni Council (NPAC). NPAC is the umbrella organization for Pre-Alumni Councils on the campuses of UNCF member colleges and universities, and for other national student organizations that subscribe to the purpose of UNCF.
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