ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Erin Dominique Rogers, a 21-year-old native of LaPlace, was recently crowned as the 82nd Miss Southern University Baton Rouge. Miss Southern University is elected from candidates on the Baton Rouge campus. The coronation based on a theme of “Moonlight Masquerade Bal Masque” and led by Chancellor James L. Llorens was held on Wednesday, October 10 at the F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge. Ms. Rogers is the daughter of Eric and Veleria Rogers of LaPlace. She began her undergraduate career at Southern University in 2009 and is currently a senior majoring in biology with a dual minor in chemistry and Spanish. The Masquerade Ball kicked off Southern’s Homecoming Week which ended with Saturday night’s football victory over Texas Southern University.
Parish President Natalie Robottom attended the ball and presented Ms. Rogers with a proclamation in special recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and participation in numerous organizations on and off campus; and the exceptional character, commitment, leadership and dedication shown throughout her college career.
After graduation, Erin plans to attend Baylor School of Medicine where she plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. She is active in organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Collegiate 100 Black Women, the Student Government Association, Jaguar Ambassadors, Beta Kappa Chi and the National Institute of Science. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Southern University “Up til Dawn:” a collegiate fundraising program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Other activities held during Southern’s homecoming week included a fashion show, art exhibit, comedy show, health fair, concert and pep rally.
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