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18 Vie for the 2022 Miss University of Alabama Title

Eighteen students will compete for the title of Miss University of Alabama at the Bama Theater in downtown Tuscaloosa on Nov. 5. at 7 p.m. The Miss UA competition is an official preliminary event for Miss Alabama in the Miss America organization.

The Miss UA competition has been a platform for candidates to share their passion projects, talents and intelligence for more than 45 years. Recent former Miss UA winners who have gone on to win Miss Alabama include Lindsay Fincher (2021) and Tiara Pennington (2019).

“We have a very strong field of 18 candidates, several that were in the Top 12 at Miss Alabama in July and also several Miss America Outstanding Teen winners from their various states,” said Carol Wright, director of the Miss UA pageant.

This year’s candidates are:

Hannah AdamsHannah Adams


Major: Public Relations and Political Science

Social Impact Initiative: Hannah’s Hope: Finding a Cure for Pediatric Cancer


Presley BauerPresley Bauer

Carriere, Mississippi

Major: Dance: Minor: General Business

Social Impact Initiative: MOVE (Motion Opens Vital Emotions)


Hannah BeallHannah Beall


Major: Nursing

Social Impact Initiative: The Balance Initiative: Health Awareness Organization for preteen through college-age girls


Gracelyn CokerGracelyn Coker


Major: Public Relations and Human Developmental Family Studies

Social Impact Initiative: Filling the Well: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking


Meredith CregoMeredith Crego

Rome, Georgia

Major: Multiple Abilities Program

Social Impact Initiative: Shine Together: Including People with Disabilities


Rylie DewleyRylie Dewley

Grand Blanc, Michigan

Major: Biology

Social Impact Initiative: Start Heart Smart: encouraging good heart health beginning with youth


Ibby DicksonIbby Dickson


Major: News Media and Political Science

Social Impact Initiative: Mentoring Matters


Lydia FisherLydia Fisher

Wapello, Iowa

Major: Biology

Social Impact Initiative: Educating the Voters of Tomorrow


Madison HullettMadison Hullett

Knoxville, Tennessee

Major: News Media and Communication Studies

Social Impact Initiative: I Play Like a Girl: Inspiring young women through organized sports


Marissa LunaMarissa Luna


Major: Biology on Pre-Med Track

Social Impact Initiative: More Than Meets the Eye


Chaney McCorquodaleChaney Scott McCorquodale


Major: News Media

Social Impact Initiative: Get the Stories: Learning from the Elderly


Imani MuseImani Muse

Chicago, Illinois

Major: Accounting

Social Impact Initiative: Small Acts Matter: Encouraging Tangible Service


Emilia OblitesEmilia Oblites

Novato, California

Major: Apparel and Textiles

Social Impact Initiative: Fashion for Fostered Youth


Bridget O'BrienBridget O’Brien

Frederick, Maryland

Major: Broadcast Journalism and News Media

Social Impact Initiative: Boomerang! — Managing through failure for a positive outcome


Neeley RobertsonNeeley Robertson

Ellisville, Mississippi

Major: Musical Theatre

Social Impact Initiative: Restored: Giving Purpose Back to Dementia Patients


Karleigh SmithKarleigh Smith

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Major: Communicative Disorders

Social Impact Initiative: Disability Awareness


Abby SosaAbby Sosa


Major: Pre-Med

Social Impact Initiative: Bridging the Gap: collaboration between communities to create a positive impact in the world


Madison TolbertMadison Tolbert


Major: Criminal Justice and History

Social Impact Initiative: Autism Speaks, creating awareness of developmental disabilities




Jennifer Brady, UA Strategic Communications,