De De Lowder crowned Ms. FMU
FLORENCE, S.C. – De De Lowder of Lake City was crowned Ms. FMU during the annual pageant at Francis Marion University, April 1.
A junior biology major, Lowder is involved with Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Honors Student Association, Tri Beta Honors Society for biology majors, and the Ars Medica Biological Society. She is also an FMU Student Marshal and an FMU Scholar. Upon graduation, she plans to attend the Medical University of South Carolina to become a doctor of pathologies in the field of forensic science.
Tiffany Boyce of Florence was named first runner-up. She is a sophomore and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the FMU Orchestra and Baptist Collegiate Ministries. She is a mass communication major and plans to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Niki Chavis of Florence was named second runner-up. She is a sophomore and is an FMU Ambassador. She is involved in university and community theatre and also teaches tap, jazz and ballet dancing. She is a mass communication major and plans to pursue a career as an entertainment news anchor or actress.
Stacey Davis of Laurinburg, N.C., was named Ms. Congeniality. She is a freshman and is involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries. She is an early childhood education major and plans to become a teacher.
Ms. FMU must be a full-time student, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, and choose a community service project. The winner is selected based on an interview, pageant performance and overall bearing and ability to best represent Francis Marion University.
Other contestants in the pageant, by hometown, were:
Bennettsville: Alana Sanders
Darlington: Victoria Martin
Florence: Michelle Brooks, Stephanie Lewis
Hilton Head: Christen Gilbert
Kershaw: Ashley Boone
Kingstree: Sharonda Scott
Lake City: Sherrlyn Graham
Pamplico: Crystal Poston
St. George: April Infinger
Summerton: Nakell House
Sumter: Jennifer Norman
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