Jen Dewberry is a lifelong advocate of public service. She has served many organizations from Bowie High School PTSO to Clinton Boys and Girls Club to the Washington/Baltimore 2012 Olympic Bid Committee. She has taught knitting classes at Bowie High’s Ladies with Class and has worked with the undergraduate National Pan-Hellenic Councils of University of Maryland and Bowie State University when she was the President of the Prince George’s Pan-Hellenic Council.
Ms. Dewberry attended Prince George’s County Public Schools from elementary school through high school, then onto the University of Maryland, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management. Ms. Dewberry’s love of reading led her to start a reading program at Middleton Valley Academy where she read stories and designed learning exercises for grades 2-6.
Ms. Dewberry has had a lifelong appreciation for the Miss American organization. Her mother marched in the Miss America parade for in each of her four years of high school as a member of the Hammonton High School marching band. “The Miss America pageant was always a big deal at my house with my mom’s longtime participation.” Ms. Dewberry says. She is passionate about all types of education and believes that quality education is the hallmark of an enlightened civilization. “This scholarship pageant is a way to support the educational aspirations of the young women in Prince George’s County and I am honored to bring the Miss American organization back to Prince George’s County.”
Shané S. Hargraves is a technology enthusiast at heart. Native to Petersburg, Virginia, Shané was raised in the DC Metropolitan surrounding area. Growing up during the era of computer and web-based technologies, she was given her first computer at the age of eight and hasn’t stepped away from the field since. Shané began expanding her knowledge for computers in high school during her studies of computer science in the Science and Technology program at Charles Herbert Flowers High School. Her passion for the science caused her to pursue additional skills and teach herself web design coding. In 2012, she received her Bachelors of Science in Information Sciences and Technology, with a minor in General Business from Temple University. Continuing her education, Shané received her Master’s in Information Technology, with a Specialization in Information Assurance in 2014. Since 2012, Shané has worked as an IT Specialist at the Internal Revenue Service where she serves as a Systems Acceptability Tester. In her spare time, she serves as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Association for the Improvement of Minorities, Leadership Succession Review, and General Electric Leadership Fellows. Outside of her career, IT continues as a major component in Shané’s life as she volunteers through the IT ministry of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, where she teaches adults the necessary software applications to become certified in Microsoft Office. She also serves as Technology Co-Chairman for the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and Technology Coordinator for the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County, Incorporated.
External to IT, Shané is a majorette coach at Charles Herbert Flowers High School and a cheerleader coach at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School. She is also a self-proclaimed musical genius and believes she was a DJ in her past life.
Carol Herring Reid is a natural educator; she is confident that everyone has potential which can be developed and brought to the forefront. A native Washingtonian, she was raised in an environment where nurturing each generation and serving your community was a way of life. Volunteerism became a central element in her life. Carol started her community service activities while working in corporate America where she was recognized at the local, regional and national levels. During that time, she was awarded a social leave of service, which allows an employee to perform community service on a project of their passion from one month to one year. Throughout Carol’s tenure with the Prince George’s County Literacy Council, she has been a tutor, interviewer for recruitment of tutors and students, a grant writer and has represented the council at community fairs.
Carol knows that learning is a key component of growth. She holds an Associate’s degree in Secondary Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Management, a Master’s degree in Marketing/Business Administration and is a certified paralegal assistant. She has been an instructor for Maryland National Parks and Planning Commission for reading and mathematics skills. She currently tutors a STEM program for second, third and fourth graders in Prince George’s county.
Carol is married, with one son, and resides in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Andristine Robinson has spent her entire career as a college administrator and currently serves as the Director of Governance and Diversity in the Office of the President at Prince George’s Community College. Her work in higher education has also taken her to St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Lincoln University (PA) and West Virginia State University. Andristine does training in business and dining etiquette and has managed leadership development programs/academies. Andristine has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Lincoln University (PA) from which she graduated cum laude and a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling (with a specialization in College Student Personnel) from Marshall University. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Prince George’s.
Andristine has a passion for the arts. A dancer for more than 30 years, she performed as a member of a modern dance company and an African dance troupe and also studied jazz, tap and ballet. During her years as a runway and print model, she was registered with modeling agencies in Baltimore, City and Charleston, West Virginia. Andristine has participated in many pageants, winning in a 2000 pageant and reaching semi-finalist or finalist in others. Her platform was Leukemia Awareness. Andristine is very active in professional and community organizations. Currently, she serves as the president of the Calvert County Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and on the national Foundation Board of Trustees for the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.