Miami Dade College Student Crowned Miss Black Florida US Ambassador
MDC Student Kiana Rouchon
Miami, February 20, 2014 -
Miami Dade College(MDC) prides itself in the diversity of its student body. And in promoting this, it is no surprise that its students continue to advocate the importance of being culturally diverse. Such is the case with Kiana Rouchon. This sophomore at MDC’s Wolfson Campus was recently crowned Miss Black Florida US Ambassador 2014, and will be competing for the title of Miss Black US Ambassador, in July. The Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant serves as a platform for today’s women of color to express their educated viewpoints, demonstrate their extraordinary talents, and showcase not just their looks but also their mind.
As an Ambassador of Change, Rouchon will embark on a journey to encourage, empower, and enlighten communities by raising awareness about major issues plaguing African-Americans in Florida, and provide educational forums and events that focus on health disparities, poverty, violence, among other concerns. Rouchon will serve as a role model not only to young African-American women, but to women around the world. Ambassadors of Change partner with key political figures and national initiatives to bring support to their efforts and platforms.
No stranger to volunteerism, this psychology major has been active in community service since before her reign, dedicating more than 450 hours to young girls as a mentor of Strong Women, Strong Girls. She is planning on using this experience to advocate for mentorships and empowering girls to become strong women. Last year, she was honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and the Outstanding Chapter Mentor Award.
“I am extremely proud of Ms. Rouchon on this achievement and her commitment to academic excellence. She is a true role model and outstanding student leader,” said Dr. José A. Vicente, president of the Wolfson Campus.
Born to parents of Haitian descent, Rouchon served as president of the inaugural graduating class of 2012 at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School. She is currently completing her Associate in Arts degree in psychology at MDC, and hopes to transfer to a four-year university, to become a counselor, and eventually start her own practice. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Campus Crusade for Christ. Among her many other goals is to earn her Master’s in counseling, go on a mission trip, and start a non-profit organization.
To learn more about the Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant, visit www.thembusam.com.
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