Oakwood University Crowns Ja’Neil Humphrey Miss UNCF 2019-2020

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By: Alumni Relations

On Sunday October 6, 2019  Ja’Neil Humphrey  was named Miss UNCF 2019-2020 for Oakwood University. Both contestants, Miss Humphrey and runner up Miss Starr Davis, raised over $24,000 and funds continue to come in. Ja’Neil Grace-Marie Humphrey is a senior pre-medical student at Oakwood University and a proud native of Teaneck, New Jersey.  However, since she began her academic career at Oakwood in 2016, she has made Huntsville, Alabama her second home.  After graduation Miss Humphrey intends to enter a dual degree program pursuing an M.D. and a Master’s in Public Health.    

Ja’Neil  is now Oakwood University’s representative in the race to become National Miss UNCF.  Her platform is G.A.M.E., which stands for Girls Awareness Motivation and Empowerment that pairs female students with Oakwood Staff or Oakwood Alumni.  “Both of our finalist did a great job fundraising for UNCF, but Ja’Neil still needs our support to become our national queen,” said Emile Parker the Director of Alumni Relations for Oakwood University.  Congratulations to Miss Ja’Neil Humphrey on her win. If you would like to support her campaign visit https://give.oakwood.edu/miss-uncf/ . The fundraising submission deadline is January 25, 2020.    


When you support United Negro College Fund or UNCF, you are supporting Oakwood University students who benefit from UNCF scholarships annually. The UNCF has served as the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization since 1944, with the strong belief in investing in the future of today’s visionaries and tomorrow’s leaders. The UNCF has raised over 4.8 billion dollars since the organization was founded, and has assisted over 450,000 minority students to gain higher education and receive degrees at member colleges. Remember: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”


View photos from the Oakwood University Miss UNCF Coronation on flickr.

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