My first Magazine - Page 7

S TUDENT L EADERSHIP A dream is becoming reality. Astra Watts, Miss Grambling State University, will be one of 10 campus queens from HBCU’s to be featured in Ebony, a national magazine focused on an African American audience. Watts will represent GSU, and be a role model for young girls who want to be campus queens and princesses. Watts, 21, is a New Orleans, Louisiana native and a senior biology major at Grambling State University. Watts said she could not have won without strong support. “A special thanks to my family, friends, alumni, the Grambling State University Media Bureau, my Alpha Kappa Alpha sorors, KTAL news, FOX33, KNOE news, KSLA, KGRM radio, The Gramblinite, the Ruston Daily Leader and my entire Grambling family,” she said. “It’s about Grambling State University,” added Watts. “Having our institution featured in such an illustrious magazine will create more exposure. Our goal is to share GSU with those around the world. “One little girl who will pick up an Ebony Magazine can take a look into my world and see why I love Grambling State University. This will not only boost recruitment efforts, but also enrollment.” Michael Terrell Meadows is a native of Tallulah, LA, and proud son of Michael Williams and Sharon Meadows. He is the last child of five siblings; two of whom graduated from Grambling State University. As an honorable member of East Star Missionary Baptist Church in Tallulah, Louisiana, Michael began his journey in helping and inspiring young people. Through engaging in helping others, Michael went on to become one of the founders of Young Men of Distinction, Incorporated, a male mentoring program. Michael is an active student leader on the campus of Grambling State University. He held the position of Student Government Association (SGA) Chief of Staff during the 2015-2016 academic year. He is a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College and served as the Vice President of the College of Business’ Center for Student Professional Development during 2015-2016. Michael is a Thurgood Marshall College Fund Student Ambassador and the 2016-2017 President of the Student Government Association. Meadows is pursuing the B.S. degree in Management degree with a minor in Economics. After graduation Michael will attend law school. Page 5 Academic Viewbook