CHICAGO, IL – For its fourth consecutive year, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization has hosted its annual HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition with this year being its second as a magazine publication. The theme was “Historically Royal”.

Pictured: DeMarco Jackson, SGA President of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff who led first place in the competition with the most number of votes.

The HBCU Royalty Dictionary magazine competition is an initiative that highlights newly elected Kings, Queens and SGA President in a magazine with a pre-submitted biography of the finalist inducted. The participants go through a voting process and the top 20 voted feature in the magazine. The participants biography’s consist of a series of questions relating to their campus involvement, improvement, strengths, motivation and upcoming plans during their reign and/or term. The magazine is designed to bring representation and more positive perspective on the students and HBCU campuses. You may view last year’s magazine in PDF format on HCF’s website.

The 2017 Finalist and institutions represented are (listed by number of votes):

  1. DeMarco C. Jackson – SGA President, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  2. Christopher Artis – Mister Shaw University
  3. Travis L. Barnes – Mister Claflin University
  4. Jayveon D. Reed – Mister Chicago State University
  5. Terrianna C. McCullough – Miss Voorhees College
  6. Michaela J. Rose – Miss Delaware State University
  7. Adrienne A. Gilbert – Miss Stillman College
  8. Briona U. May – Miss Shaw University
  9. Lateefah A. McKee – Miss Benedict College
  10. Mariah D. Collins – Miss Johnson C. Smith University
  11. Miranda A. Terry – Miss Chicago State University
  12. Jimmitriv R. Roberson – Miss Grambling State University
  13. Jadia S. Artis – Miss Norfolk State University
  14. Adarian D. Williams – SGA President, Grambling State University
  15. Salonica Hunter – Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  16. Niquia S. Harris – Miss Bennett College
  17. Taylor Belle – Miss Wilberforce University
  18. Brittany Taylor – Miss Philander Smith College
  19. Kevin L. Perry – Mister Delaware State University
  20. Keylai M. Boughton – Miss Huston-Tillotson University

The finalists will be inducted into the 2017 class and featured in the 2nd HBCU Royalty Dictionary magazine publication with their pre-submitted biography that was submitted to HCF as entry into the contest. The magazine is schedule to be released to the public between August and September, no later than October of 2017 for purchase. The finalists and institutions involved will receive copies on the house on the behalf of their participation.

There are advertisement options available for companies and organizations. The advertisement will provide your business and organization with exposure to the magazine readers and their families and friends. HCF will encourage the magazine supporters and readers to purchase the magazine and support the sponsors and advertisers.

Companies and organizations that are interested can find the rates contract on HCF’s website or request by email to Feel free to contact Demetrius Johnson Jr., at or (773) 988-2106 if you have any questions regarding the adverting options. The deadline for advertisement ads is July 25, 2017.

For more information regarding the HBCU Royalty Dictionary magazine, visit HCF’s website at





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