Miss Grambling State University Seeks to Spotlight Mental Health 

Daniels, who will be officially crowned Sept. 16, is carrying on family legacy as Miss GSU

Miss Grambling State University Faith Daniels

Faith Daniels

GRAMBLING, La. – Sept. 13, 2021 – Miss Grambling State University (GSU) Faith Daniels, of Atlanta, is honored and excited to serve in the leadership role for 2021-2022.

“It honestly feels like a dream but I’m looking forward to the journey that awaits me,” she said. “I am honored to serve students, faculty, staff, #Gramfam and future tigers.”

For Daniels, who will officially be crowned during coronation at 7 p.m. Sept. 16, being the 68th Miss GSU means carrying on a family legacy.

“My mom, Tammy Staten, was Miss Grambling State University 1983-1984,” she said.

Daniels is a senior mass communications major (concentration in sports journalism) who is minoring in business management. As Miss GSU, she wants to bring attention to mental health in the Black community. 

“I stand firmly on the platform of “Beauty and the Tiger”, advocating for those who suffer from mental health illnesses in the African American community,” she said. “Mental health is the last thing that is talked about in many of our households. During these unprecedented times, the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely taken a toll on people all over the world, mentally and physically.”

It’s an issue that affects the old and the young and getting help is so important, she said.

“My biggest concern is the well-being of my peers and assisting them in becoming healthier mentally by not only encouraging students to utilize our counseling center services on campus but to acquire legal hobbies that bring them peace of mind,” Daniels said.

Besides being Miss GSU, Daniels is involved in other campus activities including serving as a producer/reporter for the GSU TV Center and as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

About Grambling State University
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university that was founded in 1901. The institution has been accredited by SACSCOC, 13 associations, and in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. A member of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University has the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college. Offering 43 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, the 590-acre campus is home to world-class athletics, an internationally renowned marching band, and vibrant student life that enable our scholars to grow and learn in a positive environment. For more information, visit gram.edu.