Tougaloo King and Queen

Tougaloo King, Jonathan Taylor

Tougaloo King, Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor is a Senior Computer Science major from Austin, TX. Jonathan transferred from Prairie View A&M University his sophomore year, and has become active on the campus within the Student Government Association as a Judiciary Council member, Pre-Alumni Council member, President of the Math & Computer Science Club, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Scholar. Jonathan’s platform is “Consider the Final Result,” which focuses on reinvigorating the campus by introducing students to new activities, health and social concepts, and reaching out to surrounding schools for collaboration throughout the academic year.

Tougaloo Queen, Taralyn A. Rowell

Tougaloo Queen, Taralyn A. Rowell

Taralyn A. Rowell is a senior psychology major from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Taralyn is a member of Rehoboth International Ministries and a graduate of Vicksburg High School. As a leader ad scholar at Tougaloo College, Taralyn is a Dean’s List Scholar and a member of the Bulldog Tennis Team. She is also a Tougaloo Ambassador for Meritorious Scholar (T.A.M.S.), a member of Face to Faith Christian organization, Women of Royalty and Destiny, and was a Resident Assistant. She is currently a tutor for the Upward Bound and Student Support Services programs. Taralyn has also interned with the Disaster Coastal Studies Research Program and interned at Mississippi Emergency Management Association (MEMA) and the Red Cross.

Her motto is her favorite bible scripture, Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Her platform slogan is “A better you while at the Loo!” That entails bettering the student body as a whole by revitalizing their thoughts about themselves, the institution, and their future. She envisions a new level of student involvement blending Tougaloo’s historic past with a future that has unlimited possibilities.