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Dance alum crowned Miss Black USA

Selena WatkinsDance alum Selena Bailey Watkins has been crowned Miss Black USA.

At Rutgers, Watkins was not only a highly skilled dancer in several genres, from ballet to Afro-Caribbean, she was also an outstanding student who graduated magna cum laude, says Julia Ritter, chair of the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Watkins was intent on doing what she loved and inspiring others to do the same, says Ritter: “She was someone who had a really great inner guidance system that affected how she moved through life. She’s a wonderful combination of someone who is talented, smart and empathetic." More . . .