Kenya Crawford is elected 2014 Homecoming Queen

September 27, 2014

Kenya Crawford is elected 2014 Homecoming Queen, becoming the third straight African American to wear the crown. Crawford, a senior Human Development and Family Studies major, was active as a member of the Health and Human Development club and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. This Philadelphia native’s student involvement included serving as a research assistant for the Family Relationships Project and the Center for Healthy Aging. She also participated on the Women’s Leadership Initiative and Global Leadership Initiative Committees. As the president of Keep a Child Alive, a program designed to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Crawford received an Undergraduate Discovery Summer Research Grant and represented Penn State internationally as a counseling intern in South Africa. Crawford became the seventh overall African American, and first openly lesbian to be elected Homecoming Queen at Penn State.