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Voorhees College installs SGA leaders and Mr. and Miss Voorhees

Denmark, S.C.- The Voorhees College Student Government Association (SGA) officers, along with Mr. and Miss Voorhees, were installed for the 2020-2021 academic year during the recent virtual Opening Convocation program. During the virtual installation ceremony, five officers accepted the oath and officially assumed their leadership positions. Jaalen Williams-Butler will serve as SGA president. The two-term president is a senior biology major from Long Beach, Calif. His cabinet will include Vice President Ayana McClanahan, a sophomore, business finance major from Washington, D.C.; Business Manager Bryce Williams, a sophomore, sports management major from Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and Corresponding Secretary Derina Webber, a sophomore child development major from Columbia, S.C. The Voorhees king is Denzel Walls, a senior business administration major from Springfield, Ga., who will reign as the 2020-2021 Mr. Voorhees. Walls said it is an honor to have been elected to serve as Mr. Voorhees. “To be official, gives me a euphoric feeling. It is remarkable how no matter the circumstances, Voorhees College continues to push the envelope and do great things. I am glad I can take part and serve as the campus king.” The Voorhees queen is Mariah Lorick, a senior business administration major from Irmo, S.C., who will reign as Miss Voorhees for the 2020-2021 year. Lorick said she is incredibly happy to have been selected by her peers. “I am blessed with the opportunity to become the 53rd Ms. Voorhees. I am striving to be the best representation I can for my school while leading the way.” Dr. W. Franklin Evans, the ninth president and CEO, said he is excited about this year’s SGA, king and queen. “While we are experiencing the pandemic and all of the challenges it brings, I feel confident in these student leaders’ abilities during these unusual times.” PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release September 11, 2020 F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E Top row from left to right: Derina Webber, Ayana McClanahan, and Bryce Williams. Bottom row from left to right: Mariah Lorick, Denzel Walls, and Jaalen WilliamsButler. For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at