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Tuskegee University unveils newly elected Mister and Miss Tuskegee University and Royal Court

March 22, 2024

Photo of 2024-2025 TU Royal Court
2024-2025 Tuskegee University Royal Court

Contact: Brittney Dabney, Office of Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing

Tuskegee University celebrated the 27th Mister and the 95th Miss Tuskegee University and court members on March 22 in the Daniel “Chappie” James Center. This grand event, known as the Royal Court Grand Pageant, is a long-standing tradition at Tuskegee. The newest members, chosen for their outstanding qualities, will serve as the university's ambassadors for the upcoming academic year. 

This year, the university community proudly welcomed Anthony DeGray, a political science major from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the newly elected Mister Tuskegee University. Makyla Johnson, a sales and marketing major from Atlanta, Georgia, was crowned Miss Tuskegee University.

DeGray ran on the platform “The Royal Parade,” which he says is built upon the pillars of pride in our heritage and achievement to empower communities, foster unity and commemorate the triumphs we achieve daily.

“During my reign as the 27th Mister Tuskegee University, I will aim to actualize this vision into a new reality,” he said. “I solemnly pledge to unite our community, leading the march in the parade today for a brighter Tuskegee.”

“The Skegee Diaries,” aims to empower future generations by sharing our collective experiences, Johnson said.

“Our individual journeys shape us, and when we unite to share them, we not only empower ourselves but also inspire others to reach greater heights,” she said. “Serving as the 95th Miss Tuskegee University is a unique privilege. Throughout my reign, I vow to wholeheartedly embrace the ‘One Tuskegee’ motto, ensuring that every voice is heard, every dream nurtured and every individual feels empowered to reign supreme.”

Both students demonstrated exceptional leadership, academic excellence, and a deep commitment to serving their community, qualities that embody Tuskegee University's spirit.

In addition to Mister and Miss Tuskegee University, the royal court includes distinguished individuals who will also serve as ambassadors for the university. They include:

  • First Gentleman: Jordan Houser, an architecture major from Birmingham, Alabama. 
  • First Attendant: Tierney Macon, communications major from Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Second Attendant: Morgan House, animal science major from Forrest City, Arkansas. 
  • The newly crowned royal court will represent Tuskegee University at various events throughout the year. They will also play a vital role in fostering school spirit and promoting the university's values of excellence, leadership, and service.


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