[Video] 2017 Top 10 Ebony HBCU Queens Announced

Ebony has announced this year’s “Top 10 HBCU Queens” that will grace the pages of Ebony magazine. Each year Ebony features 10 HBCU Queens that you vote for. Each Queen is working towards a goal to achieve personal success as well play a crucial role in their perspective communities. Check out the Top 10 Ebony HBCU Queen’s and what they have to say about their HBCU, career goals and what drives them. #blackgirlmagic

Hometown: Campti, Louisiana
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Political Science
Expected Graduation: 2016

Career Goals: I will ultimately attend law school where I will focus majorly on Civil Rights. I plan on traveling the world and promoting equity and fairness, starting right here in Louisiana. As I have experienced, we can draw an outline for our lives, but our lives may not want to follow that path. Therefore, I will take my experiences as they present themselves.


Hometown: Campti, Louisiana
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Political Science
Expected Graduation: 2016
Career Goals: Upon graduation, I plan to attend medical school with hopes of pursuing a blossoming and philanthropic career in obstetrics and gynecology. I am also entertaining the possibility of pursuing a career in Lupus research.

Hometown: Belzoni, MS
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry
Expected Graduation: 2017
Career Goals: Attend a physical therapy graduate program and become a Doctor of Physical Therapy or teach Biology in a rural area.


Hometown:
Columbus, Georgia
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Early Childhoods Education, Minor-Sociology
Expected Graduation: 2017

Career Goals: My future plans are to become a mathematics and Early Childhood Education professor at Albany State University. After I retire, I am striving to become the CEO of Girls Incorporated of America and takes its programs and missions to a global level.


Hometown: New Orleans
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Social Work
Expected Graduation: 2017

Career Goals: To become a social worker and work for the families in need of services program


Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Biology/Pre-Med
Expected Graduation: 2017

Career Goals: With aspirations to become an Anesthesiologist, Astra has interned at the historic Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She has also volunteered in the pediatric and anesthesia departments at Tulane Hospital of New Orleans, La. Her desire to assist those in need stems from her adolescence. Following graduation, she plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Public Health.


Hometown: Plaquemine, Louisiana
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: English/Pre-Law
Expected Graduation: 2016

Career Goals: In the fall of 2017, I plan to attend law school. I aspire to become a practicing civil rights attorney.


Hometown: Midway, Florida
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Biology Pre-Dentistry with a minor in Chemistry
Expected Graduation: 2017

Career Goals: Upon graduating with honors from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, I plan on pursuing a doctor of  dental medicine with a specialty in pediatrics in hopes of providing underprivileged youth with prob Bono dental services. A smile is one of the most prized possessions a child can possess which in turn builds confidence, self-esteem, and a generally happier persona.


Hometown: Fairhope, AL
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Biology Pre-Medicine
Expected Graduation: 2017

Career Goals: I aspire to become an obstetrician-gynecologist. I plan on opening my own practice and using my talents to mentor young women ages 13-30 who lack parental guidance and support


Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Psychology Major with a Chemistry Minor
Expected Graduation: 2016

Career Goals: My aspiration in life is to inspire the next generation of great minds. How would I do this? By dedicating my life to children, first working as an elementary school teacher, and then becoming a pediatrician. As cliche as it sounds, I want to help the black community by educating our youth in having strong and healthy minds and bodies. I hope to help instill in them good habits — academically, mentally, physically and emotionally. In many respects, this is an extension of the work I did for my Girl Scout Gold Award in high school and is my life’s calling. If not me, then who?

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