The Miss Fulton County Scholarship Program was founded on the desire to empower young women to make an impact on their communities and become a catalyst of change. Serving the Greater Atlanta area, we are an official local preliminary to the Miss Georgia and Miss America Competitions.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Our mission is to empower young women to strive for excellence when pursuing personal and professional goals while becoming instruments of change within their communities.
The Miss Fulton County Program has produced women who have gone on to become Engineers, Music industry entertainers, Business professionals, Full-time moms, Professional cheerleaders, Marketing executives, Clerks for the Georgia Supreme court, Actresses, MBA recipients, and Entrepreneurs.
Through our work with the Miss America Organization, we want to increase opportunities for young women to further their educational and professional pursuits. The Miss Fulton County Competition is a licensee of the Miss America Organization and is designed to provide scholarship opportunities to young women throughout the Greater Atlanta area.
Meet the Miss Fulton County Scholarship Program
Board of Directors
Torrez M. Wilson, MPA, CMP
Torrez is an event logistics and operations professional. He currently serves as conference and program services coordinator at Georgia State University, where he oversees the College of Arts and Sciences Event Center. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in music and a master of public administration degree, both from Savannah State University. He is a classically trained musician and has served in operations and production management positions with various symphony orchestras and arts organizations.
Jakita Owensby-Thomas, Ph.D.
Jakita is a Philpott Westpoint Stevens Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University where she directs the CUltuRally & SOcially Relevant (CURSOR) computing Lab. She is also co-founder of Pharaoh's Conclave (PCX), a company pioneering eSports education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science (Spellman College) and was conferred a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Georgia Tech). Dr. Thomas is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2012-2019), as well as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2016).
Angela P. Guzman
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Angela has positively represented the interest of private companies, non-profits, and municipalities in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout the US and globally. Angela is the President of HA Management & Consulting LLC. (HAMC). Her professional experience includes business development, project financing, strategic B2B relationships, information technology, public relations, and marketing. She earned a bachelors degree in Network Engineering and Management. She studied communications and theatre at Morgan State University. She also studied graphic design and marketing at Savannah College of Art and Design. Angela has managed and produced talent and provided business imaging throughout the US. Her work received a Stellar Award for Best Album Cover and an International Business Award for Best Website Development.
Here's to all volunteers, those dedicated people who give selflessly of their time, talent, and treasures. Thank you for making the world a better place.
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