Heather-Grace Brown crowned Ms. FMU
FLORENCE, S.C. – Heather-Grace Brown of Langley was crowned Ms. FMU during the annual pageant at Francis Marion University, April 12.
Brown is currently a junior at FMU. She is a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, where she serves as freshman leader. Brown is also on the Dean’s list, tutors at the writing center and was an orientation leader in 2005. In addition, Brown is a Bible study leader and has been on several mission trips over the past few years. She is majoring in elementary education with a minor in literature.
As Ms. FMU, Brown will represent the university at a variety of events, including Open House, Freshman Orientation and outreach events in local high schools.
Stefanie McElveen, a junior from Florence, was named first runner-up. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, where she serves as recruitment vice president, formal recruitment chair and leadership chair. She is also a member of the Honors Student Association and Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. McElveen will be an orientation leader this summer, and she has been on the Dean’s list for the last three years. She is majoring in English liberal arts with a minor in business.
Cassandra Lopez, a sophomore from Burlington, N.J., was named second runner-up. Lopez is a member of the FMU diplomats program, where she serves as historian. She is also a member of the civic organization Circle K and will be an orientation leader this summer. Lopez works in the FMU admissions office and is currently a resident assistant on campus. She also serves as a youth advisor for the Faith Kingdom Builders outreach ministry. She is majoring in public relations with a minor in Spanish.
Emily Brandenburg, a freshman from Augusta, Ga., was named Miss Congeniality. Brandenburg is a member of the women’s soccer team, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Campus Outreach. She is active in student life, where she serves on the leadership advisory board and participates in the leadership think tank. Brandenburg is also a delegate for the National Collegiate Model United Nations Conference. She is majoring in political science with a minor in history.
The Ms. FMU pageant began in 1971 and is held each year. To be involved in next year’s pageant, pick up an application next spring in the Office of Student Affairs located in the Smith University Center, suite 205.