National Alumni Association – 2019 Alumni King and Queen Fundraiser – Chapter Representatives

Information for Contestants

Keep up-to-date on DEADLINES and other rules and regulations!! Contact Alumni King/Queen Contest Program Chair: Lillian Scott Lee, Ms. Alumni 2016:; 919-418-3936

Charleston - Shirley Peoples Grandison, Class of 1984

My name is Shirley Peoples-Grandison. I am a native of Charleston, SC, and a graduate of St. Augustine’s University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a minor in Intermediate and Elementary Education. I am employed with the Charleston Post & Courier where I have served for 35 years as a Customer Service Administrator. I decided to enter the contest to help students who want to pursue higher education, which I believe is critical for one to lead a successful life. As a graduate of the University, I want to do all I can to encourage and support the University by providing financial support and to recruit students.

Charlotte - Candace Tamara Richardson, Class of 1998

My name is Candace Tamara Richardson; I am from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. I am a proud graduate of Saint Augustine’s College (University). During my matriculation at Saint Augustine’s, I became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Xi Chapter. I hold a degree in English and Communications. I have also attended graduate school at North Carolina Central University (English) and Johns Hopkins University (Educational Studies). I received my human resources certification from Duke University as well. One of my future goals is to continue my studies at North Carolina Central University in the academic field of school administration.

Raleigh-Wake - Ann Graham, Class of 1988

I am Ann Graham, a native of Winston-Salem, NC; graduating from R.J. Reynolds Senior HS in 1984. I graduated from Saint Augustine’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 2005, I was inducted into the Saint Augustine’s University Sports Hall of Fame. While at Saint Augustine’s I was a Track and Field Scholar and Basketball walk-on. Some highlights of my career are: All American 20 plus times, Division I; Division II Conference/National Champion in the 400m hurdles, Triple Jump, 100m hurdles and Long Jump. One of my favorite quotes is: “You don’t have to be Great to start, but you have to start to become Great!”

Washington DC Metro - Veronica C. Murry-Lockamy, 1987-1990

I attended Saint Augustine's College from 1987 to 1990 (3yrs), before I transferred to a college at home. I always considered SAU my undergrad experience because this is where I had my most formative years to adulthood. I was instilled with skills I never would have obtained or been exposed to without having the experience of attending an HBCU and making life long friendships which manifested as rewarding in my life today. As an ambassador of the NAA & SAU, my hopes would be to impress upon our youth and young adults that we are a relevant, strong intelligent race of people with a strong base on whose shoulders we stand. Know your value, respect each other and uplift each other to go and do great things