September 6, 2013 – Members of the Fort Valley State University’s 2013-2014 Royal Court attended a regal conference where they learned important leadership skills that will help them standout during their reign on campus. On July 25-28, the group attended the 12th annual Leadership for Queens and ninth annual Kings’ Konnection conference at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.
More than 30 historically black colleges and universities assembled to learn about professional and social aspects of campus leadership. The youth acquired skills in etiquette, networking and professional development. Campus leaders also took a life-changing tour through Tennessee’s historic Lorraine Motel and museum. There, the young adults learned about the assassination of civil rights champion, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Royal Court members stood at the exact spot of the historic leader’s assassination.
At the conference, campus royal courts were assessed by peers and advisors on appearance, participation and character for awards. The groups learned the winners of each category at an awards banquet. FVSU’s 2013-2014 Royal Court won Most Impressive Court; and in the previous year, the 2012-2013 Royal Court won Most School Spirit. Additionally, Annette Burgess, FVSU’s royal court advisor, was nominated for Advisor of the Year.