On November 11, Miss MaKayla Brown was crowned as Oakwood University Miss UNCF 2018, at a small, but elegant, coronation event in the Powell Auditorium of the Bradford Cleveland Brooks Leadership Center. It was a delightful evening celebrating female leadership and poise.
To compete for the crown, contestants must be active members of the Pre-Alumni Council, and must raise a minimum of $1000, which is sent directly to the UNCF for scholarships. The UNCF gives over $100 million in scholarships every year to its HBCU member institutions. Miss Brown will join the queens of the other UNCF schools at the annual Pre-Alumni Conference.
The Division of Advancement, the Office of Alumni Relations and officers of the Oakwood Pre-Alumni Council congratulate Miss MaKayla Brown (class of 2019), a pre-physical therapy major from Atlanta, Georgia, whose efforts brought in the highest amount by the required deadline. The second contestant, Maya Rawls (class of 2020), a biomedical sciences major from Las Vegas, Nevada, is also to be commended for her fundraising efforts. The two students raised a total of nearly $8,000 for UNCF scholarships.
A note of gratitude to all family members, Oakwood alumni, believers of the UNCF mission, home church members and friends who contributed to the campaigns of these two contestants.