Total U Series - Be Your Best Self

by Sarah Black | Apr 05, 2018
Shelby Jenkins, former Miss Texas US, will be the speaker for this edition of the Total U Series.

LSUA’s Division of Student Engagement is proud to present Shelby Jenkins, a former Miss Texas US International 2016, for this month’s Total U Series event.

The Miami, Florida native will be speaking on how to present your best self and inspire students to push through hard times and barriers to be successful in all areas of their lives.

“I am looking forward to meeting with the students of LSUA! I hope my story encourages them to overcome challenges they face to improve their personal lives and inspire others that they meet,” says Jenkins.

Jenkins is a dancer, passionate adoption and foster care advocate, and ‘movement’ role model for young women to holistically develop mind, body, and soul. She is a 2012 graduate of Kentucky State University with a BS in Public Administration and was named to the African American Profiles of Who’s Who Louisville in 2014.   

After winning her crown in 2016, Jenkins opened a dance studio named Shelby’s Stars of Fine Arts where she focuses on kids in foster care and those who have been adopted.

The Total U Series at LSUA was established this semester to assist in developing the whole person. The series focuses on out of class engagement as well as personal and professional development. Other topics covered this semester have included drugs and alcohol, personal finance, and perseverance.

Jenkins will be on campus for the Total U Series on Monday, April 16 at 5:00pm in the Coughlin Hall Auditorium.