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Hokies for Good: Modernizing Miss America

Camille Schierer and Kylene Barker

Tuesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. ET
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In honor of International Women's Day, join us for a virtual conversation with Miss America 1979 Kylene Barker McNeill and Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier. The talk will debut at 11 a.m. and will focus on their impact on modernizing the Miss America pageant. 

About Kylene Barker McNeill

McNeill, a Galax native, earned a degree in clothing and textiles from Virginia Tech in 1978. After securing the titles of Miss Pulaski County and Miss Virginia, she went on to be crowned Miss America in 1979. She has since run a successful clothing boutique in Florida and become a published author. She continues to stay involved with speaking engagements and has served on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association board of directors.

About Camille Schrier

Schrier, originally from Pennsylvania, double majored in biochemistry and systems biology with a minor in chemistry. She won Miss Virginia in 2019 and took home her Miss America title in 2020, where she completed a chemistry demonstration as her talent. Schrier uses her platform to advocate for her social impact initiative, Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics, with a strong focus on combating the opioid epidemic. She is currently working toward her doctor of pharmacy degree at VCU.  

Hokies for Good

For Hokies, Ut Prosim is more than a mindset. It’s a life-long calling.

Hokies for Good is a series celebrating the exceptional members of the Hokie Nation who have dedicated their careers to humanity’s most pressing issues


Registration is free but participants can make an optional gift to support student scholarships at Virginia Tech and the College of Science. 


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