Students within Alcorn’s Mass Communications Department voted for Miss Mass Communications 2021-2022 on Monday, September 13th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Industrial Technology Building in Room 224-D. Tia Larkin, a Senior Mass Communications major from Meridian, Mississippi was elected for the prestigious position.
Larkin is a self described “Country Girl”. She was raised by her mother Lynn Wright and her grandmother Elise Wright. She graduated from Southeast Lauderdale High School in 2016 with a 3.4 GPA. She was well-liked by her peers and was considered to be a “well-rounded” individual. While in high school she was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the captain of her basketball team during her Senior year.
Larkin came to Alcorn in 2019 as a transfer student from Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Throughout her two year tenure, she has become an extremely involved student here at ASU, serving on the Senior Class Cabinet, becoming a member of The National Association of Black Journalists, the Impact Community Service Organization, Alcorn Student Ambassador, Mass Communications Club and the editor of the Word on the Street segment in The Campus Chronicle (Alcorn’s internet newspaper). She also works for the Braves Sports Network where she is a photojournalist for the football team.
As Miss Mass Communications Larkin’s mission is to bring positive change to the Department. She promises to assist Freshmen and Sophomores who are new to the Department by helping them to get acclimated to their new surroundings. She wants to inform students about the various options available inside the Mass Communications Department, such as participating and gaining practical work experience at WPRL 91.7 FM (Alcorn’s radio station) and ASU TV-13 (Alcorn’s TV station). Larkin stated, “I would love to have our upperclassmen that are active within the department guide the newer students and be their mentors.”
Larkin’s goal throughout her reign is to hold workshops which will bring in professionals within the Mass Communications field to speak with the students and give them hands-on experience that will benefit them in the future.