Kara Deidra McCullough to Be Crowned Miss SC State University During the 75th Annual Coronation

Friday, October 12, 2012


Kara McCulloughOn Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, Kara Deidra McCullough will make history as the 75th Miss SC State University during the annual Coronation Ceremony. This year’s theme is: “A Celebration of Cultural Elegance,” scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center located on the campus of SC State University. In April 2012, McCullough was named Miss SC State University, with the platform, “Keep Your Coins, Inspire for Change,” a platform which focused on the empowerment of young African-American women in science, technology, engineering and mechanical related subjects. 


McCullough is the daughter of Betty Ann Parker and Artensel E. McCullough, Sr.; she is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in professional chemistry with a concentration in Radiochemistry. She is a member of SC State’s Honors College, the American Chemical Society, the Health Physics Society, the American Association of Blacks in Engineering and the American Nuclear Society. Miss SC State University was recently inducted into the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honour Society, and the National Society of Black Engineers. Subsequent to graduation, she plans to pursue a career in nuclear pharmacy. She lives by the philosophy, “we all live and learn; therefore nurture simplicity and humbleness.”


For additional information, contact Tyosha Hammonds, interim assistant director of Student Life and Leadership at (803)516-4826