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The 2012-13 Royal Renaissance -- (l-r) Mr. & Miss Sophomore Quira Parker and James Jones, Mr. and Miss Junior Dejon P. Stokes and Charles Robinson-Snead,  Mr. & Miss DSU Jamesa McDonald and Eric Brown Jr., and Mr. & Miss Senior Master Brown and Serenity Goodridge.

  Mr. and Miss DSU Coronation -- Photo Slide Show


Delaware State University kicked off Homecoming Week with its Oct. 14 coronation of Eric Brown Jr. and Jamesa McDonald as the 2012-13 Mr. and Miss DSU.

The campus king and queen were crowned during the annual Coronation Ceremony, held under this year’s theme of “Harlem Nights” in the Education & Humanities Theatre.

For images from the coronation, click on the below photo slideshow, which is followed by information on the new campus king and queen.

Eric J, Brown Jr., of Felton, Del., is a senior mass communication major with a 3.6 GPA, who is focusing on public relations and advertising. His career aspiration is to be a technical communicator.

Mr. Brown said as Mr. DSU he hopes to inspire the student body to be the “change” that they want to see.

“Often people look to leaders to implement positive change,” Mr. Browns said. “Imagine what can be accomplished if everyone decided to be that change.”

Jamesa A. McDonald, of Temple Hills, Md., is a senior political science major with a 3.6 GPA, whose aspiration is to be a lobbyist/advocate for children.

Ms. McDonald said that the reconstruction of the mind, body and soul will be her platform as Miss DSU.

“Concerning the mind, I want to focus on empowering people and inspiring them to have confidence. With the body, I want to focus on heart disease because it is the #1 killer among African American women,” Ms. McDonald said. “And concerning the soul, I will promote having intense pride this historically black university.

The Royal Renaissance Court also included:

  • Mr. and Miss Sophomore, James Jones and Quira A. Parker
  • Mr. and Miss Junior, Charles R. Robinson-Snead and Dejon P. Stokes
  • Mr. and Miss Senior, Master L. Brown and Serenity E. Goodridge
  • Little Mr. and Miss DSU, Jordan Davis and Qira Hutchens