Office of University Communications & Marketing


Jan. 17, 2009

Photo by: Valerie Taylor

FLORENCE, Ala. — Laura Milligan, of Muscle Shoals, was crowned Miss UNA 2009 on Jan. 17. Milligan, a junior elementary education major, was one of 21 contestants for the title. As Miss UNA, she plans to promote the platform “A Chance to Dance.”

The Miss UNA Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary for the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants. The pageant has been a UNA tradition for 33 years. It provides an opportunity for the university’s young women to compete for scholarship funding and prizes.

Each contestant is encouraged and mentored to develop skills that will enrich her personal and professional life beyond her university experience. Miss UNA spends her year in service to the university and Shoals area community. She promotes the platform of her choice, makes official appearances as a university representative and represents the university at the Miss Alabama Pageant.