Mister and Miss Kentucky State University ascend the throne at historic coronation
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and special guests gathered virtually and on a limited basis in-person for the coronation of the 91st Miss Kentucky State University and 27th Mister Kentucky State University in Carl H. Smith Auditorium in David H. Bradford Hall Oct. 15.
Yasmine Kimyea Harper, the 91st Miss Kentucky State University, said she remembers her tour of the Kentucky State campus as a prospective student and the brightness of the smiles of the people on campus.
“Grandma, I’m still smiling like you always loved to see me do,” Harper said, addressing her deceased grandmother and deceased godmother. “I’m accomplishing everything on my list, including graduating from college like I told you I would do one day.”
Harper’s achievements at Kentucky State include being a member of the cheerleading squad, a resident assistant, being a member of LEAD 1886 leadership academy, the NAACP, TRIO, Breaking the Cycle, SGA and the W.O.K.E. Task Force.
“To the student body at Kentucky State University, you all will never know the amount of gratitude I have for you all,” Cameron Jamar Galloway, Mister Kentucky State, said. “I promise you will see, I am here to serve and to positively impact all students on this campus.”
Galloway’s campus involvement and achievements include track and field and cross country, all-academic honors, all-conference honors, co-president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, charter member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Leadership Society, a member of Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, a Sports of Social Justice Civic Leader, a 2020-21 Newman Civic Fellow and a Thurgood Marshall College Fund Student Ambassador and Leadership Institute Scholar.
Harper is a senior psychology and political science major from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Galloway is a senior from Paducah. He majors in social work with a minor in criminal justice.