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Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU Title

Miss UVI 2018-2019, Kendra Kent, will compete in the 2018 National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Queens pageant from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30, in Atlanta, GA., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Kent will compete against other college queens from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) around the nation for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame.

Kent will be accompanied by her advisor, Leon Lafond, director of Student Activities, co-advisor, Jessica Johnson-Wispe and her coaches, Merlisa George, and Che-Raina Warner.

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to represent the University of the Virgin Islands,” Kent said. “I am very excited to showcase my talents, skills, and personality on a larger scale, in hopes of making my university and the Virgin Islands community proud.”

Kent, age 22, is from St. Croix and attends UVI on the St. Thomas Campus. She is a senior majoring in criminal justice. Her career aspiration is to become an intelligence analyst working within the Department of Homeland Security. Kent captured the 2018 Ms. UVI title on a platform she dubbed: “The Wounds Unseen.” Her platform is centered around mental health/wellness awareness especially among her peers. Kent’s hobbies and interests include dancing and graphic design.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.