Miss University of the District of Columbia
2014 - 2015
Toi' Glover was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was raised in Drexel Hill, a small town right outside of Philadelphia. She attended Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High school for girls. In high school she was very involved in various clubs, and activities. Her sophomore year, Toi served as a Founder and Captain of her high school step team. The goal for her step team was to create a diverse group of team members, for young girls to come together to form a sisterhood and to create steps that they could perform for the school and their community. She devoted a lot of dedication and hard work with putting this step team together. With all the efforts she has made for this team, Toi received a Gold Medal Award. Today, she goes back as an alumnus to oversee the team as well as their activities.
She was a part of the community service corps at her high school where she served as a volunteer for the St. Joseph's University Hand in Hand Organization for Autistic Adults. Hand-in-Hand is an organization that raises awareness for people with disabilities, both intellectualy and physical. She worked in the past years to promote awareness and to raise money for an annual carnival in the spring. It was a total amount of 500 people with disabilities that came, as well as large number of SJU students, organizations, and local high school students. The students came out for a day to the carnival to accompany those with special needs to various carnival - themed booths throughout the arena, from face painting, dancing to live music, and games each person with special needs are treated to a special day of fun.
Toi has been involved in her community, with the Girl Scouts of America club. She also, has served as a teen volunteer at The Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County, where she volunteered for a year and received the YMCA Service Award for her service.
After high school, Toi left Pennsylvania to start her college education at the University of the District of Columbia. She was excited to begin studying Psychology in Washington, D.C. She is planning to go to graduate school to become a clinical psychologist. Her plan is to obtain a Master's Degree in child psychology. Later, Toi plans to get a Doctorate Degree in psychology as well. She would like to counsel children and adolescents. In the future Toi would like to open her own private practice. She has a passion for helping children and people, and she hopes one day she can pursue her dream.
She has been a very active student on and off campus. She has networked with student and faculty members throughout the campus. She was an active member of various clubs and programs at UDC including Dance team, Resident Student Association - President, Student Outreach & Activities, and Jumpstart Volunteer Event Coordinator. As a Jumpstart Volunteer Event Coordinator, she planned and implemented numerous service projects on and off campus. She recruited, trained, managed, retained volunteers, and built relationships as a Jumpstart Representative. Her most memorable service project that she took a part of was the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the Burrville Elementary School, where she met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at that service event.
She was selected as "Miss Purple & Gold" in 2013, for the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. She is a member of Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Where serves as the Vice President of the chapter.
In her spare time, Toi enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of Sharon Baptist Church located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she spends time worshiping and volunteering in several ministries such as Ushering, Rose Bud Choir, Women's Ministry, Hospitality Ministry, Daycare Ministry, and Summer Camp Counselor. She is a motivational speaker, for high school students at her church. She teaches and encourages high school students to go to college and to prep them with college information. She loves to shop, going to the nail salon, choreograph dance routines, listening to all different types of music, and traveling.
Toi is proud to have been elected as Miss University of the District of Columbia 2014 - 2015. During her reign, she plans to execute her platform "Financial Literacy", with this platform, she will bring awareness to the student body by helping them to be proactive, and encourage more student involvement on campus. Toi plans to implement workshops, seminars, and social events centered around financial literacy, example is a brown bag lunch. The purpose is to educate students on financial literacy such as managing, and saving money. She would like to help implement meal plans for students in the University housing. Her motto is "Less Stress More Success Ways to Better Student Financing."