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Kara Deidra McCullough

Kara Deidra McCullough

Kara Deidra McCullough was crowned the 75th Miss South Carolina State University during Friday’s annual Coronation Ceremony in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on the campus of S.C. State.

This year’s theme was “A Celebration of Cultural Elegance.” McCullough was named Miss S.C. State in April. Her platform was “Keep Your Coins, Inspire for Change,” which focuses on empowering young black women in science, technology, engineering and mechanical-related subjects.

McCullough is the daughter of Betty Ann Parker and Artensel E. McCullough Sr. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in professional chemistry, with a concentration in radiochemistry.

McCullough is a member of S.C. State’s Honors College, the American Chemical Society, the Health Physics Society, the American Association of Blacks in Engineering and the American Nuclear Society. She was recently inducted into the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honour Society and the National Society of Black Engineers.

McCullough plans to pursue a career in nuclear pharmacy. Her philosophy in life is, “We all live and learn; therefore, nurture simplicity and humbleness.”

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