Preview of the Week

This week there will be plenty of events going on around campus. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to meet people and have some fun!

Monday: Women’s Ministry Group “Shine” at 8:00pm

Wesley Ministry Group at 9:00pm

Tuesday: Yearbook Meeting at 5:00pm

Wednesday: Inspirations Dance Ministry Group at 6:30pm

Karaoke Night at 8:00pm

Ignite at 8:07pm

Thursday: BSU Ministry Group at 8:00pm

Saturday: Football vs. Presbyterian at 6:00pm

Sunday: Sunday Sundaes at 2:00pm

Campus Worship at 7:00pm


It’s Getting Down to the Wire

Last night, Thursday June 23, was the second night of preliminary competition for the Miss North Carolina competition.

Sami McDaniel competed in Swimsuit and fitness

Scarlett Short competed in Swimsuit and fitness as well.

Both of these ladies are in the same group, both wore a green swimsuit, and are both rising sophomores at Campbell.

Campbell graduate student,  Brittany Thornton, competed in evening gown and onstage question. Brittany is a Trust and Wealth Management student in our Business school.

Campbell alumni Sue Ann Forrest competed in talent with a monologue about something that actually happened to her.  The monologue was titled “Nice to Meet You”.

Sue Ann’s monologue was about changing the was the wold views women and empowering them to defy stereotypes.

Keith Boyette, one of Sue Ann’s biggest cheerleaders this week was very proud of her monologue.

“I think Sue Ann’s talent was perfect, it was a perfect description of her and a clear representation of how Sue Ann is and everything she believes in.” -Keith Boyette

Tonight Scarlett Short and Sami McDaniel will be competing in talent and Sami says that this is her favorite part of the competition.


Written By: Hannah Gooding

“The Best is yet to Come”

Wednesday June 22 was the first night of the preliminary competitions for the girls to compete to see who will be the next Miss North Carolina.  The ladies are divided into three different groups and each group does a different element of the competition each night. on Wednesday, here is what the Campbell students did.

Sue Ann Forrest: Swim Suit/ Fitness

Sami McDaniel: Evening Gown/Onstage Question

Scarlett Short: Evening Gown/Onstage Question

In addition to these three, there is also a Campbell graduate student, Brittany Thorton.

Brittany Thorton: Talent

Sue Ann was one of the fittest in her group while Sami wore a green dress that shone as bright as the Emerald City. Scarlett wore a dress that lived up to her name.  She wore a stunning red dress with red earrings.

“It was a great night.  The best is yet to come.” -Scarlett Short

Written By: Hannah Gooding

Anticipation Builds for the Miss North Carolina Pageant

Today is the day that the contestants for Miss North Carolina move in to Peace University to begin their week to compete for the crown of Miss North Carolina.  Campbell has three lovely ladies competing this year: Miss Dunn Sami McDaniel, Miss Moore County Scarlett Short, and Miss Campbell Sue Ann Forrest.

Before school let out for the summer, we talked with Sue Ann, who just graduated in the spring with a major in English and Communication Studies and a minor in Marketing.

The Miss Campbell Pageant was held by Sigma Alpha Omega and Sue Ann said she heard about the pageant from them and decided to compete.  The pageant was not originally a preliminary to Miss North Carolina, but with the support of Campbell, they helped her to meet the requirements so she could compete this week.

Regarding the Miss North Carolina Organization, Sue Ann has only the best things to say.

“I would advise young women at Campbell to pursue opportunities to compete in Miss North Carolina preliminary competitions. This is my very first year going to Miss North Carolina, and I already feel like I’ve made lifelong friends through this organization. Additionally, through this program, I think I’ve sharpened and developed skills that will help me in my future career.” -Sue Ann Forrest

Wednesday-Friday these girls will shine in talent, swimsuit, onstage question and evening gown.  Stay tuned to the blog and Twitter for updates on how well they perform!

Written by: Hannah Gooding

Interview by: Austin Phelps

D1 Athlete or Coach: Do you have what it takes?

Many kids grow up with the desire to play sports at the Division 1 level, which is the highest level of collegiate sports. Although, this may be a dream for many, it will only become a reality for few. Yes, talent does play a huge factor in getting to this level; however, there are other small components that separate D-1 athletes and Coaches from other collegiate divisions. We were able to sit down with Campbell University Assistant Coach and former Campbell Camel Mike Delucia, and talk about what it takes to be an athlete and a coach at the D1 level.

Written and Interview By: Erick Gaylord

Overcoming Failure: Baseball vs. Life


Baseball is a game of failure. It will also teach you many valuable lessons about life. Imagine failing at 70% of everything you do. How would you deal with it? Welcome to the life of a baseball player. In baseball, getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at-bats is considered successful. In fact, so successful, numerous Major League Baseball players have been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame at the end of their career for getting a hit 3 out of every 10 at-bats (failing 70% of the time). However, baseball is not the only place failure is experienced. In life, there are many challenges, obstacles, and failures that we must overcome as well. There are many ways to deal with challenges and overcoming failure. No matter how you go about dealing with these challenges, there is one key component you must have, or develop to overcome these obstacles: Mental Toughness. Not only is mental toughness important in baseball; we need to be mentally tough in life too.

Checkout the interview below with Kyle Prats as we talk about overcoming failure in baseball and life through mental toughness:

Interview and written By: Erick Gaylord

Sole Hope

Want the opportunity to get involved in a meaningful and rewarding service activity? Strickland Hall is sponsoring a service project through Sole Hope, an organization that strives to provide children in Uganda with shoes to protect their feet from harmful diseases. The shoes are created from denim jean material, and the organization recruits the help of willing volunteers to collect the jeans and cut them into shoe patterns. From March 20th through April 2nd, we will be holding a campus-wide jean drive, and we need YOUR help! As everyone begins to clean out their closets before heading home for the summer, we hope you’ll consider donating your old jeans – even one pair makes a huge impact! Drop-off locations will be in all residence hall lobbies, as well as in Lundy-Fetterman, the Campus Ministry House, and the Wallace Student Center (the Oasis).


The “Shoe Cutting Party” event, where we will get together to cut the jeans and package them for shipment to Sole Hope, will be held on Monday, April 25th at 8:00 PM in the Rumley Center. If you are interested in helping with the project, please contact Anna Marie Vagnozzi, Strickland Hall RA, at for more information.

Want to learn more about Sole Hope? Visit

Thanks for your participation in this awesome service project!


By: Anna Marie Vagnozzi