Miss UNA Program

Miss UNA 2024

The University of North Alabama's Office of Student Engagement invites you to join us on our new date, February 16th, as we host the 50th Anniversary of the Miss UNA Scholarship Competition. 
Buy your tickets below and join us in Norton Auditorium as we watch Miss UNA 2023, Lauren Vance
and 18 contestants as they present "Miss UNA: A Golden Legacy." This year's show will
feature several of our former Miss UNA's as well as the UNA Studio Jazz Band under the
direction of Dr. Lloyd Jones. 
Students, for your complementary ticket, be sure to click the purple "UNA Connect" option
and login with your UNA credentials. 


For further inquiries regarding this year's competition, please reach out to our Miss UNA Director,
Ms. Rebecca Bush at rbush@una.edu or at 256-765-4792.



Miss UNA 2023

Lauren Brooke Vance is a junior at UNA majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Professional Health Sciences with plans to attend medical school and become a optometrist. Lauren was born and raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and graduated as valedictorian from Muscle Shoals High School in 2021. She is the oldest of 5 children, with 4 younger brothers.  At the University of North Alabama, she is a member of the Cole Honors College where she has served as a mentor, an Associate Justice for the Student Government Association, a Disciple Group Leader for UNA Baptist Campus Ministries, and in the past has served as Freshman Forum Executive Chair and performed with the UNA Marching Pride Color Guard.  
Lauren was crowned Miss University of North Alabama in January of 2023, where she additionally won the talent portion of the competition. Her community service initiative is entitled “The Two Hour Challenge: Trading Virtual for Value”, where she encourages students to take a two hour detox from social media each day and to instead spend that time in a valuable and meaningful way. She hopes to ultimately foster community across UNA’s campus and ultimately the state of Alabama as she prepares to compete in the Miss Alabama competition, and is dedicated to empowering students to remember their true value apart from their online image.
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Miss Alabama Organization

Miss Alabama 2023 

Miss America 2023:  Brianna Burrell

City:  Mobile, Alabama
School: University of South Alabama - Graduate
College Major: Political Science
Social Impact Initiative: SAVE-A-STEM

Miss America Opportunity

Miss America 2024 

Miss America 2024:  Madison Marsh

State:  Colorado
Undergrad: Air Force Academy - Physics
Masters: Harvard - Public Policy 
Community Service Initiative: Whitney Marsh Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness & Research