Mr. NCCU 2018-2019, Jamaal Searcy, has added another title to his reign. Searcy has been named as one of the Top 10 Ebony HBCU Campus Kings.
Searcy, a senior mass communication major currently serves as an Eagle Expert. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and a former student orientation leader. Deepening his spirituality here at NCCU, Searcy aspires to one day become a youth minister to promote positivity, encouragement and knowledge to other young adults.
Searcy’s platform, Dominate, encourages students to prevail in all aspects of collegiate life. His primary focus is on career readiness, along with awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. Searcy partnered with the Women's Center to launch the Red Flag campaign, where young men are encouraged and given a safe space to speak out as victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. He also partnered with the Women’s Center for Everything is Love, an event exploring consent and healthy relationships.
“My life mantra is: When you can do the common things of life uncommonly, you will command the attention of the world,” Searcy said. "This is a mantra through which I have compelled the campus to grow beyond comfort zones and limitations. It is important to walk in an awareness of the ability to dominate and overcome in each trial, triumph and test of life.”
During a four-month online competition, voters selected their favorite campus kings and queens from 75 participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In early February in St. Louis, Missouri, Searcy competed in a week-long event, which narrowed down the finalists from 30 to 10.
“The Top 10 Ebony HBCU Campus Kings and Queens honor bright young black men and women who exemplify leadership, community activism and philanthropy,” said Ebony Media Operations CEO Michael Gibson. “Given today’s climate, we make it our job at Ebony to praise and celebrate these HBCU royals and their achievements.”
After graduation, Searcy plans to attend law school to promote progression for African-American males. Searcy also wishes to one day become a chancellor at an HBCU.