A Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate has clinched the title of Miss Black Florida and will be competing for the title of Miss Black USA in Gambia, West Africa in May 2008.
Eunice Cofie was crowned Miss Black Florida after an extensive interview process in July and believes that being a FAMU graduate will give her a competitive edge.
“I believe FAMU prepared me to be a leader, a business woman and to think outside of the box,” she said. “As well as, develop a strong sense of loyalty to my community; locally, nationally, and globally. All traits Miss Black USA should possess.”
Cofie graduated in the Class of 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry/molecular biology. As a student, she was the president of the Student National Medical Association for two years, and spent her summers in Ghana, West Africa, implementing the Save a Million Lives HIV/AIDS Prevention program.
Besides winning the title of Miss Black USA Cofie hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Currently, she is hard at work conducting research and coordinating a childhood obesity and diabetes prevention program called Project H.E.A.L.T.H. (Health Education and Life Transforming Habits).
Cofie has been so inspired by her experience that she is currently writing a book on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa entitled If AIDS Could Talk.
Cofie has some big shoes to fill, but it is nothing she cannot handle.
“I am assured that no matter where I am in life, I will succeed because of the training I received from FAMU,” she said.
Keep on striking Eunice!