Newly-Elected Student Leaders Ready to Exemplify the Eagle Promise

Posted April 06, 2023, 1:26PM
2023-2024 NCCU student leaders, left to right, Cameron Emery (SGA President), Amaiya Nesmith (SGA Vice President), Gabriella Ross (Miss NCCU) and Gabriel Bason (Mister NCCU)

On Monday, March 20, the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, in collaboration with the Student Government Association (SGA) and Royal Court, conducted its annual student-leader elections for the 2023-24 academic year. The newly-elected student leaders are ready to exemplify the NCCU Eagle Promise in the name of 'Truth and Service.'

For the 2023-24 academic year, the executive board will include Cameron Emery as SGA president, Amaiya Nesmith as SGA vice president, Gabriella Ross as the 81st Miss NCCU, and Gabriel Bason as the 24th Mister NCCU.

Emery, a Champaign, Ill., native, served as the 2022-23 SGA vice president for the member Abebe-Emery Administration and is majoring in middle-grades education. Emery is a Men's Achievement Center member, a Marathon Teaching Institution participant, an Eagle Ambassador, a residential life advisor, and a member of the Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Nesmith hails from Charlotte, N.C., and is an undergraduate teaching fellow (UTF). She also serves as the vice president of Phi Alpha Delta Professional Law Fraternity, vice president of the Aspiring Eagles Academy, an academic peer leader with student accessibility services, a member of Sisters of the MAC, vice chair of Voting Precinct 55-49, the community service and event chair for the Sophomore Executive Board of SGA, and a member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Ross, a Princes George's County, Md., native majoring in computer science and business with a concentration in information communication technology, will serve as the 81st Miss NCCU. She served as the 2022-23 Miss Junior, as well as a member of the Sisters of the MAC, metro Eagles and 11:11 Durham.

Bason is from Frederick County, Md., and will serve as the 24th Mister NCCU. He is majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement. During the 2022-23 academic year, he served as Mister Junior, a member of the Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, where he serves as president and pageant coordinator. He is a residential assistant, a Men's Achievement Center member, and an NCCU campus police intern.

Additional student leaders for the upcoming academic year are as follows: 

Student Government Association

  • Senior Class President, Jessella Gaymon
  • Senior Class Senator, A'Kayla Frazier
  • Senior Class Senator, Athailia Salmon
  • Junior Class President, Chase Bowman
  • Junior Class Senator, Ayanna Poor
  • Sophomore Class President, Emmanuel Davis
  • Sophomore Class Vice President, Nicholas Green
  • Sophomore Class Senator, Sterling Elliot
  • Sophomore Class Senator, Myles King

Royal Court

  • Miss Senior, Kendall Mahone
  • Mister Senior, Gerrod Duppins
  • Miss Junior, Daijah Martin
  • Mister Junior, Terry Morrison Jr.
  • Miss Sophomore, Thesha Johnson
  • Mister Sophomore, Tyreese Gordon

Additional SGA and Royal Court members will be selected during the Fall 2023 semester.

For more information regarding the Student Government Association or Royal Court, please contact Jamaal Searcy at 919-530-6219 or

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