Voorhees prepares for coronation


Voorhees prepares for coronation

September 15, 2016

Voorhees College will crown its 2016-2017 Mr. and Miss Voorhees during the annual Coronation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23, in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center.

This year’s coronation theme “A Royal Evening of Eternal Elegance,” will honor Amelia Copeland as Miss Voorhees and Tyler Griffin as Mr. Voorhees.

Copeland, a native of Woodland, Ga., is a child development major with aspirations of becoming an elementary guidance counselor after attending graduate school. Her passion to guide youth towards success through education, inspires her platform: “Education to Change, and Strengthen Young Minds and Young Lives.”

As Miss Voorhees, Copeland would like to see more campus development and student technology resources on campus.

“Always have faith and put your trust in the Lord. He will see you through,” said Copeland. “My time at Voorhees so far has been valuable and has inspired me to lead my peers to greater heights.”

Copeland is a new orientation leader and a member of Honors College, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, and Student Support Services. She is also an Acolyte for the St. Philip’s Episcopal Chapel, and a member of the Eta Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Mr. Voorhees, Tyler Griffin, is a native of Columbia, S.C., majoring in sports management. After graduation, Griffin plans to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina to further his education in the sports management field.

Griffin’s platform is: “Encouraging Leadership Amongst our Youth.” As only the 4th Mr. Voorhees, Griffin feels that there should be more male leadership presence on campus, and he is eager to implement opportunities for such.

Griffin adds, “Males only make up a small percent of higher education as it is, so it very important that we present ourselves in appositive light and accomplish great things.”

On campus, Griffin is member of the Student Campus Activity Board, the Male Mentoring Program, Student Support Services and BUOS. He is also a member of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., where he serves as the polemarch (president). Additionally, he serves as the head coach at the Recreation Commission for Richland County.

Voorhees College is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. From its founding in 1897, Voorhees has evolved into a leading four-year liberal arts college.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.