At a HBCU, homecoming is the biggest event of the fall semester or maybe even the year. It is not just a game but something more, a family reunion, a week-long party. The Ivy League HBCU of Howard University recently had a performance from a Madea impersonator to start their homecoming. During this event, every HBCU usually has a step show, concert, and even a coronation ceremony.
This year’s HBCU homecoming festivities that started off with a coronation ceremony include Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, Lincoln University, and our very own Delaware State University.
Coronation started day 1 of homecoming week at Delaware State University on October 21, 2018, where all the kings and queens of the university were crowned. One parent who attended ; the event said, “It was a very nice show and you could see the energy of the university past and present.”
The show opened with a mix of a “Wakanda” theme and ending with ‘Coming to America’. One student, Quincee Tellis, who is president of DSU PRSSA said, “It was so beautiful, that I cried because I was proud of my Mister and Miss; we all worked so hard for this”. PRSSA Mister, Marvin Williams, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity on Instagram. This year was also special because it featured the first ever Mister and MIss Student Council (S.P.C.).
Also crowned at this year’s coronation was Raphael Morgan and Olivia Moncrief as Mister and Miss DSU. Moncrief stated that she always wanted to be Miss DSU and she finally got to achieve her dream. Egypt Parker, a mass communication student, has this to say of Miss DSU: “I feel like Olivia is down to earth and one of us.”
Overall, Homecoming had a royal start at coronation and just showed how proud of Hornet Nation we should be.