Salonica Hunter, the 88th Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is campaigning for a chance to appear in the annual HBCU Queens issue of EBONY Magazine. UAPB has been represented in previous issues with Alexis Cole (2014) and Michel’la Martin (2015).

As campus queen, Hunter has enjoyed her role as an advocate for the Office of International Studies and serving as an ambassador for UAPB at community service events and local political functions. The Monticello native aspires to become an international ambassador at the United Nations, according to a news release.

In addition to her duties as Miss UAPB, the senior mass communications major also participates in Cross Country and Track/Field, the Arkansawyer newspaper, and the UAPB-TV newscast.

“I am campaigning to be a 2017-2018 Ebony magazine HBCU Queen with hopes of continuing the legacy of my royal predecessors,” Hunter said in the release.

“I am thankful for the opportunities that my university has provided me and in turn, I want to be able to represent my collegiate community on a national scale within a historic publication. Ebony Magazine serves as a platform where everyone is able to see that HBCUs like UAPB produce change makers and that everyone plays a role in student success. I am thankful to know there is so much support within our community and I know that with every vote we can make this happen.”

Votes can be submitted online daily at Voting ends Jan. 20.