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    6 The Compass Wednesday, October 26, 1994
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Lynelta Jordan, ECSU’s new queen, looks regal and radiant on CoronaUon Night, ’94. Jordan epitomizes ‘Woman, life and spirit,” according to Chancelior Dr. Jimmy Jenkins. *VVe should
tie proud to send her across the state and across the nation represertingECSU,” he said.
Coronation Night ‘94
Lynetta Jordan is crowned Queen
amid ‘a shimmering gold kingdom’
By Heattier Draughn
"If you look to the northeast, you will
see a rising star. When you look within
that star, you will see a risen queen, and
that queen is Lynetta Jordan—Miss
With these words ECSU junior Trenace
Faytonintroduced ECSU'snew queen on
Coronation night, held Oct. 7,19^ in the
R.L. Vaughan Center.
Looking resplendent in her gold and
white gown, Lynette Jordan walked
around the runway, waving to specta
Later, after being crowned as ECSU's
new queen by outgoing queen, Rocquina
'Tudi" Vaughan, Jordan thanked "ev
eryone for thegreatand thesmall things."
She singled her parents out for special
thanks "because they gave me room to
Jordan spoke on the role of Miss Eliza
beth dly State University, adding that a
queen's job is "to help, serve, and lead.
"A queen is like a construction worker
because she paves the road for others to
walk upon," she added."
The queen is a bricklayer because she
lays the foundation from the ground up."
At Coronation 94, the Vaughan Center
was transformed into a shimmering gold
and white kingdom accented vwth palm
trees. Yellowand white camationsdrcled
the water foimtain in the middle of the
runway. A towering castle of gold and
white with a pale blue background was
home to the queen and her court.
DonaldandEricMcQain, both dressed
in white tails, escorted the queen to her
From the ROTC Saber Team, Jordan
received the "Queen Anne Salute." The
queen also graciously accepted roses, a
Bible, a banner, a cloak, a sceptor, and a
crown frombearersdressed in white tux
edo tails.
Chancellor Dr. Jintuny Jenkins said Jor
dan epitomizes "woman, life and spirit."
Added Jenkins, "We would be proud to
send her across the state and across the
nation representing ECSU. We should
recognize her for her abUities emd the
examples she has set."
Outgoing queen "Tudi" Vaughan,
urged the audience "to never take life for
granted." Mentioning the sudden death
of her father last year, Vaughan added, "I
have learned not to dwell on death, and to
live each day as though it were the last
Following Jordan'sacceptance speech,
Bruce Copeland and Kimberly Jones,
Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, in
troduced tiie royal subjects. Mr. and Miss
Freshman Class were the first in a string
ofcampusrepresentatives dressed in floor
length govms and tuxedo tails. Repre
sentatives included Miss Psi Chi; Mr. and
Miss Library Qub; Miss Mitchell-Lewis;
Miss Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.;
Mr. aixi Miss Gecedences Qub; Miss
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Mr. Phi
Beta Sigma Fraternity.
After the procession of the royal sub
jects students, faculty, and staff offered
tributes to the queen. Synetheia Newby,
sented their sophisicated interpretation
of Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal
Woman" as a tribute from the Honors
Program. Miss Elizabeth City Staate
Universit/s attendants. Miss Arletha
Gail Qark of Newport News, Virginia,
and Miss Dorothy Ruth Hager of
Henderson, N.C., dazzled the audience
with their blue floor-length gownis and
bright smiles.
Jordan, an Edenton N.C. native, is a
senior majoring in English with a concen
tration in News Media. At ECSU she has
been active in nimiberous organizations,
including the campus chapter of the
NAACP, The Gospel Choir, University
Players, Delta Signna Theta Sorority, Inc,
and The .Compass, . , , .,

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