November 14, 2014

Rebecca J. James, Graduate Assistant

Meet VSU’s 2014 Homecoming King and Queen, Isaiah Smart and Diamond Moore

VALDOSTA — Isaiah Smart and Diamond Moore are Valdosta State University’s 2014 Homecoming king and queen. Elected by their peers, they were crowned on Saturday, Oct. 23, during halftime of the Blazers vs. Shorter University game, which VSU won 37-6.

Smart is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and expects to graduate on Dec. 13. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in higher education leadership after graduation. As a student at VSU, he has served as employment and economic empowerment chairman of the university’s chapter of the NAACP; historian of the Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; chief of staff of the Student Government Association; treasurer and pledge trainer of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity Inc.; secretary of Collegiate Men of VSU; and treasurer of the Residence Hall Association. He is currently a staff writer for The Spectator and team member of Media Arts Geniuses.  

 “It feels good to be named Homecoming king,” Smart said. “At the end of the day, it is still little ol' Isaiah that everyone knew beforehand, but it means a lot to be able to break a barrier like this and set the tone for what is expected of a VSU representative. I want to set a standard for years to come, and I think my resume has spoken for itself.”

Moore is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology, with a minor in sociology. She expects to graduate in May of 2015 and then pursue a graduate degree in child psychology with the intent of someday opening her own practice. Named to Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities, she has earned a place on the Dean’s List twice and serves as treasurer of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is also public relations co-chairwoman of the university’s chapter of the NAACP, a VSU ambassador, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Psychology Club. 

 “It is truly an honor to be crowned as the Homecoming queen,” Moore said. “It sets me out to be a role model to all of those that I encounter. I was so thankful that the campus wanted me to represent them as the face of VSU. I will live up to the standards given to me, and I will do as much as I can to give back to the campus and community.”