Mr. and Miss FVSU and Royal Court

TYKERRIAH MOORE, 82nd Miss Fort Valley State University
RYAN THURMAN,
12th Mr. Fort Valley State University

Miss FVSU TYKERRIAH MOORE ’20

Major: Business Management
Hometown: Moultrie, GA

Tykerriah Moore is the 82nd Miss Fort Valley State University. In this role, she is one of the the university’s foremost student ambassadors and represents the university nationally as an embodiment of its values, culture, and tradition. Moore is a business management major from Moultrie, GA with a minor in marketing. She has been an active member of the Voices of Faith Choir, the Campus Ministry Praise Team, Miss Upsilon Sigma, a new student orientation leader, a McNair Scholar, treasurer for Honor Society and Entrepreneurship, and a member of the NAACP, the FVSU Models, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She volunteers with a summer feeding and enrichment program at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pruitt Healthcare Nursing Home, and many other organizations.  She has also conducted and presented research on entrepreneurship among African-American women. After graduation, she plans to earn an MBA and a PhD in entrepreneurship in addition to attending culinary art school with the hopes of opening a bakery business.

Her favorite scriptures are found in the Bible books of Matthew and Philippians. Matthew 19:26 reads, “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Philippians 4:13 states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

“I honestly can say Fort Valley State University has well prepared me for the future. My matriculation here at this institution has empowered me to explore beyond my horizon, network, except a challenge and become a leader.”- Tykerriah Moore

Mr. FVSU RYAN THURMAN ’20

Major: Mass Communications
Hometown: Decatur, GA

Ryan Thurman is the 12th Mr. Fort Valley State University. In this role he represents the university all over the country as a symbol of pride and spokesman for Wildcat values. The mass communications major is an Decatur, GA native.  He believes FVSU has prepared him for the future, and particularly values his growth through networking, professional development, and interpersonal skills. His on-campus involvement includes serving as president of the FVSU Golden Ambassadors, a game announcer for the FVSU men’s and women’s basketball team, and a member of FVSU’s tennis team. Thurman has volunteered much of his time and energy with the FVSU royal court, Atlanta Public Schools, and several organizations in the city of Fort Valley, GA. Upon graduation, Ryan plans to attend graduate school and obtain his master’s degree in social work. He wants to make a difference in the communities in of his hometown. He is very passionate when it comes to reaching out to troubled youth and making a difference in their lives as much as possible. Ryan’s favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:1, ‘“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

“FVSU has a way of perfecting your personal and professional skills. While being involved I have had the opportunity to experience and understand the value of professional development.”  -Ryan Thurman

THE ROYAL COURT

Khyia Khyia D. Brown, 1st Attendant

Khyia D. Brown, an electronic technology major, is from the Cherry Blossom City of Macon, GA. She is the daughter of Desmond and Keshia Brown, and Patsy and Shedrick Vason. Brown is a member of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and has served as Miss Freshman (2016-2017), Miss Sophomore (2017-2018), and a past member of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. She has spent countless hours volunteering with organizations such as, R.I.S.E. Against Hunger, Fort Valley Feed Center, and as a tutor at Central Baptist Church. Brown has also assisted in raising money to purchase toys for the less fortunate youth during Christmas. Khyia enjoys encouraging, motivating, and inspiring others to be the best that God allows them to be and serving others with less. Her plans after graduation is to obtain a master’s degree in computer science and marketing. Her favorite scripture is Mark 11:22-24, “‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

kederick Kederick D’andre Quimbley, 1st Gentleman

Kederick D’andre Quimbley is studying computer science and minoring in cyber security. He is the son of Frederick and Keva Quimbley. He is from the small but prosperous city of Camilla, GA. Quimbley’s involvement at Fort Valley State University includes membership in the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir, the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society, the pep squad, and serving as Mr. Sophomore (2017-2018). He also served as a chair of the Sophomore Leadership Committee (2017-2018), Student Government Association chief justice, and is a proud member of Black Men with Initiative. After graduation, his plans are to complete the Officer Training Program for the United States Air Force and become a second lieutenant working as a cyber systems operations specialist. Kederick’s passion is empowering and helping others be the best they can be regardless of the circumstances they may face. His favorite scripture is I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Josie Williams, Miss Senior
Chardarius Fambro, Mr. Senior
Kianna Anderson, Miss Junior
Yatile B. Patterson, Mr. Junior
Janei Dortilus, Miss Sophomore
Ronnie Lawson, Mr. Sophomore
Darriel Anderson, Miss Freshmen
Anthony Washington, Mr. Freshman