Cinderella Project hosted at Elon University with Cherrel Miller Dyce as the Keynote Speaker

Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education, was the keynote speaker for the Cinderella Project held at Elon University on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

 Miller Dyce’s address was titled “From Prom to Prominence.”

More than 50 “Cinderellas” prepared for the ball on April 19th.  But this time, they transformed outfits from sneakers and jeans into prom dresses.

They took part in the third annual “Cinderella Project,” hosted on Elon University’s campus.  Donated prom dresses in a rainbow of shades and sizes flew left and right as high school girls in Alamance County rushed around the room, finding their perfect fit.  The event allowed girls from low income families the opportunity to receive one for free and enjoy the high school rite of passage: prom night.  Entertainment, free food, hair and makeup boutiques, educational workshops, raffles, and the presentation of two college scholarships were also a part of the day.

This event is of particular value to Elon University because it involved about 40 Elon University student volunteers from a variety of student organizations, including LASO, SPARKS, APO, EFFECT, Greek Life, the Kernodle Center, and many more!

Everyone loves the Cinderella tale; this event helps to make that tale a reality for so many girls in the Burlington Community. For more information on the Cinderella Project please contact Desiree Porter ( as the project is now accepting leadership applications through May 9th!