The New Miss Lincoln University

By Khadeem Hughson

Miss. Lincoln represented the university in the Black Alumni Hall of Fame Competition in Atlanta several weeks ago.

For many there, she was simply one of the top 10 ranked Ms. HBCUs out 21 participants that competed in the pageant. But to Lincoln Lions, she may have looked a little bit differently than last you saw.

Effective Aug. 30,  Alexis Morgan was elevated from the position of Miss. Legacy to Miss. Lincoln, a change and opportunity the ambitious senior relishes but was initially astonished by.

“I was called into a conference with one faculty member and notified August 30th. I was in shock and complete disbelief!”

Unfortunately for Morgan, she would have to shake off that feeling of awe, because her first order of business would be competing in a national pageant that her counterparts had six months to prepare for.

“I feel like I performed really well, especially because I had a short period of time to prepare for the competition”, says Morgan.

She went to say that her success in the pageant showed that no task is insurmountable with hard work and belief.

Since assuming the role of Miss. Lincoln Morgan is ready to prove herself. “Everybody is very supportive and excited about what I can bring to the table.”

The sociology and anthropology double major has future goals of pursuing a graduate degree, specifically a masters in human services and criminal justice. She also said she would like to someday work for congress.

According to Morgan her greatest asset as she embarks on her journey as Miss. Lincoln for the 2012-2013 academic year is her sense of normalcy.

“I’m just like everyone else. The title doesn’t make me, I make the title.”

Miss. Lincoln will officially be coronated Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the International Cultural Center.

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