junior Kristian Collins of Montgomery will represent student
opinions on issues of multiculturalism after recently accepting
the crown as the college's Miss 'Southern Diversity
2003-04 at a coronation ceremony on campus.
Collins, a political science major, was
selected by three judges and by popular vote of members of
the college's multicultural organizations following
eveningwear and interview competitions.
“Miss 'Southern Diversity serves
as the primary student spokesperson for the Office of Multicultural
Affairs and is given the opportunity to sponsor cultural
programs, promote community building, and facilitate cross-cultural
understanding within the Birmingham-Southern College community,” said
Josh Vasa, interim director of multicultural affairs.
Collins' other student activities
include serving as president of the Birmingham-Southern Young
Democrats and membership in the One-A-Chord Gospel Choir
and Black Student Union. She also is treasurer for the Alabama
State Federation of College Democrats, served as one of only
seven Alabama Democratic Party Vance-Heflin interns ,and,
in February, she will serve on the planning committee for
Birmingham's Annual Diversity Symposium.