Tyler,Texas–As the demographics of Texas College continues to evolve, so is the student leadership of the oldest higher education institution in Tyler,Texas. On Friday,April 24th, students and a panel of judges selected Paloma Bermudez as Miss Texas College for the 2015-2016 academic term. Bermudez is the first Hispanic Miss Texas College representative in the institution’s history. Over the past three years, the College’s Hispanic student population averages at 11.7% and shows growth annually.
Miss Paloma Bermudez is a junior, criminal justice major from Brownsville,TX. She aspires to become an attorney following pursuit of her baccalaureate degree. Bermudez ran a campaign centered on diversity and inclusion of students of multipleethnicities. A smiling face on campus, Bermudez is liked by many who cross her path.
Paloma is the proud daughter of Francisco and Blanca Bermudez. She was introduced to Texas College in 2006 when her brothers pursued their degrees while playing on the men’s soccer team. “Attending Texas College only seemed natural, TC has become a family tradition,” stated Bermudez in a recent interview. An athlete in her own right, Paloma is the Captain of the Lady Steers Women’s Soccer team. She is also President of the Spanish Club and AVID peer tutor. She has been recognized as an Honor Roll Scholar for her 3.7 cumulative GPA for the past three semesters. Her demonstration of academic excellence led to her selection as a 2015 LEGACY Scholarship recipient.
In her downtime, Paloma enjoys spending time with her family, working on her family’s farm and staying fit. When we ask our new queen what she believes in, she simply states, “I believe in my heavenly father, God, and that all things are possible through Him and with Him.
AboutTexas College (TC)
Celebrating 121 years of providing educational opportunities, Texas College is a historically black college founded in 1894, by a group of CME ministers. Our mission, which continues to embody the principles of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is to ensure that the student body experiences balanced, intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development, aimed at enabling them to become active productive members of society where they live and work. TC is led by its 23rd President Dr. Dwight Fennell. To learn more about Texas College, visit us on the web at www.texascollege.edu. For information regarding planned giving, endowed scholarships and sponsorships, please contact The Office of Institutional Advancementat email@example.com or call 903.593.8311 ext.2270.