Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Miss Hampton University Coronation - “Fly Me To The Moon”

Miss HU 2011-2012 and her Homecoming Court.

Miss HU 2011-2012, Eyden Thomas, is crowned. 
The Miss Hampton University Coronation, “Fly Me To The Moon,” is 7 p.m., Oct. 19, in Ogden Hall. This traditional ceremony recognizes the “Mr.” and “Miss” from various campus organizations, and showcases the official crowing of Miss Hampton University who, this year, is Eyden Thomas, a senior sociology major from Charlotte, N.C.

Thomas won the title earlier this month. Her platform, “Empowering A Generation: Promoting Literacy Among the Hampton Roads Community” is dear to her heart.  She aspires to work as an educational advocate for underprivileged students.

On her experience with the pageant, Thomas said, “The girls were great … I truly made six new friends.”

Thomas is honored to have the title of Miss Hampton University 2011-2012, though she hasn’t quite settled in to the reality of it all.

“Everything is still very surreal at this point. Everyone says that after coronation it will finally set in,” said Thomas.

Admission to the ceremony is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in the Student Center Ballroom. For more information about this event or other homecoming festivities, visit or contact the HU Office of Student Activities at 757.727.5691.

-Stephanie Arterbery

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