Erika Grant Named Among Ebony Magazine's Top 10 Queens

Erika Grant, the 2011-2012 Miss DSU, may have graduated, but her accolades have continued as she has been selected among the Top 10 Campus Queens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Erika Grant 300.jpgErika Grant will represent DSU as one of Ebony Magazine's Top 10 HBCU campus queens in its September issue.

Ms. Grant, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May, has been selected to be among the Top 10 campus queens that will be highlighted in Ebony Magazine’s annual Campus Queen feature in its September 2012 issue.

Ebony flew her out to Chicago for a June 1 photo shoot in preparation for the feature. “It was an out-of-body experience,” she said. “It was a lot of pressure under the camera, but it was a lot of fun.”

The Top 10 competition was based on which queens could attract the most online votes, Ms. Grant -- who made the top 10 out of a field of 41 competing queens -- said she had great support on Twitter and Facebook to attract voting support.

The Ebony Campus Queen competition is in its fifth year, but this year is the first time a Miss DSU has made the top 10.

“I am excited to be representing DSU in this national magazine,” Ms. Grant said.

Currently Ms. Grant is completing an internship with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, and she is looking forward to begin working in the fall for the investment management firm of Vanguard.