Published: Friday, August 10, 2012
Harmony Cross, the reigning Miss North Carolina Central University, is one of 10 winners of Ebony magazine’s Campus Queens competition featured in the magazine’s September issue. The 10 queens, each representing a historically black college or university, were chosen by EBONY.com visitors, who cast more than 1.8 million votes for the queen of their choice.
A rising senior majoring in public administration, Cross, 21, is from Syracuse, N.Y. She and the other winners were treated to a weekend of pampering by Ebony’s “glam squads” that included a session with celebrity hair stylist Oscar James. A photo session followed, samples of which appear in the magazine.
“The Campus Queen experience was a memorable journey,” Cross said. “The opportunity to meet nine other beautiful young women at HBCUs was the best part of the experience. I was surrounded by positive, driven, intelligent African-American women who kept me in high energy for the entire weekend.”
Cross is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and participates in the university honors program. She said she was proud to represent NCCU, “the institution that has helped shape me into the woman I am today. Since freshman year, I have grown personally and professionally.”