Janelle McKelvey ranks #5 in EBONY Magazine’s 2013 HBCU Campus Queen Contest

You voted for her—and here she is!

Miss Cheyney University 2012-2013 Janelle McKelvey, Class of 2013, was featured in EBONY magazine’s September 2013 issue as a finalist in EBONY’s annual HBCU Campus Queen contest.

The EBONY HBCU Campus Queens program honors young women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who are role models of both beauty and ambition on campus and in their communities. This year, McKelvey was able to finish fifth out of 54 contestants due to the continuous support of family, alumni, and members of the Cheyney community.

McKelvey was crowed CU’s 40th Miss Cheyney University during its historic 175th anniversary celebration and is the first Miss Cheyney to be featured in the magazine. While serving as Miss Cheyney, McKelvey supported her health awareness platform by hosting a Walk and Run fundraiser and raising $700 for breast cancer awareness.

“I am honored and ecstatic to be featured in EBONY magazine’s Campus Queens edition,” said McKelvey. “It is my hope that I can inspire young girls to follow their dreams and know that the sky is the limit.”

A Philadelphia native, McKelvey is a Cheyney legacy who followed in her parents’ (James and Rochelle) footsteps by attending Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. A recent graduate, she hopes to enroll in medical school and fulfill her dream of becoming a pediatrician.

Picture courtesy of Janelle McKelvey: Miss Tuskegee University; Miss Savannah State University; Miss Hampton State University; of course me and then Miss Jackson State University

You can also find Miss Cheyney University 2012-2013, Janelle Destiny McKelvey in the Fall 2013 issue of the Cheyney University National Alumni Association newsletter, The Spirit.