Her platform points include...Bettering Our Insitution, Enhancing Tiger Pride, Leading our peers to higher heights, Lending A helping hand and lastly, Mind, Body and Soul. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team. Randall: How was National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame weekend? Second African-American to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant, Sherri Hill Model. A Queen’s Mind: Aliyah Davis, Miss Savannah State University, Sophomore year was SO FUN. Destinee Clark, Miss Savannah State University; Shed Dawson Jr., director, Career Services & Leadership Development; LtGen Walter E. Gaskin, United States Marine Corps (retired); chief executive officer, La Porte Defense Technologies Corp. Khayree … Mullens, defense help Southern Miss beat Savannah St. 56-0. Ali: I’ll give you a short answer: I wanted to run for Miss SSU because the queen is the official ambassador of the university, which means I get the opportunity to meet potential students and convince them to come to the university which I love dearly, in hopes that they can gain that same love during their experience. Scholar majoring in Mathematics with a track in Secondary Education; currently serves as Miss Savannah State University. Ali: We had already been talking in the millions of groupchats before NASAP, so, when I actually met them, it was like I had already known them forever. Shoutout to Mr. Desmond Stowe and the Office of Student Life, they’re the best. Bridging the gap between our faculty/staff and student body. Deja Watkins has been released from her duties as Queen of the institution one week before Coronation due to false allegations that cannot be proven. In HBCU circles, Ali is highly regarded. We all had fun, and I think that was what’s most important about that weekend. I want to go through your first few years at Savannah State. The ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Tiger Arena and is free and open to the public. Savannah State University, Asa H. Gordon Library Language English Volume 30. Randall: What were some problems that you encountered in your campaign and how did you overcome them? 3219 College St. Savannah, GA 31404 (912) 358-4338 Ali’s road to becoming the face of Savannah State University is that of legend. I was so nervous, I ended up oversleeping! Greater Atlanta Area 91 connections. My role as Miss Sophomore was great. He and I were in the same classes and I’ll never forget, he came up to me and asked me for my Caprisun, and I said, “no”. I met tons of people, and really reached out to not only my sophomore class, but the university as a whole. Vote Morgan Wilson, Miss Savannah State University 2014-2015 as a 2015 Ebony Magazine HBCU Campus Queen! Miss Savannah State University is Aaliyah Buckholts, a senior mathematics major with a track in secondary education. A platform specifically for the mental health of our student body. Jahylin McKee will be crowned Miss Savannah State University for 2016-17 at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Tiger Arena during Homecoming week festivities. Ali: Lack of Sleep!!!! I gained two mentors, Chauntilena Butler and Jasmine Raglin, who have guided me into the Savannah State woman that I am and still striving to be. Joi Zieh, Miss Savannah State University 2015-2016, thought she had life planned all out for after graduation. From my research, I see that you were originally going to attend Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida! Miss Savannah State is giving two students $500 book scholarship. I had a FREE brunch on a Saturday morning, I held a FREE haircuts, hair curls and FREE lash event, a toiletry drive for our STAR (Students That Are Rising) Program, I had a free car wash, a meet and greet. Randall: Thank you so much for allowing me to do this interview! How was your: I was still in the process of learning “Ali”. Savannah State University, Asa H. Gordon Library Language English Volume 19. Ali: Quick story: every night at 12:00 am I get a bible verse to come to my phone…so, voting ended at 11:59 pm on April 5, 2018…I was sitting with my friends talking about who knows what, lol…and at 12:00 am on April 6, 2018 my FAVORITE bible verse came to my phone (Proverbs 3:5-6) CONFIRMATION. Does it make or break you? Miss Savannah State University Savannah State University (SSU) 2011 – Present 8 years. You can start your own petition at Deja Watkins has been released from her duties as Queen of the institution one week before Coronation due to false allegations that cannot be proven. An initiative for the freshman class of 2022. It humbled me more than anything. Once I started taking biology and chemistry classes, I knew that I did not want to go into that field any longer. (Ole Miss Athletics/WTVA) - Senior Crystal Allen made history and the Ole Miss women’s basketball team as a whole dominated in a 74-51 win over Savannah State at The Pavilion on Saturday afternoon. But … I ended up meeting my best-friend, Jamal Hendrix. So, 12 hours later was when we had announcements, I was running late. Since I was young, I have always been interested in cameras and wanting my own talk show. But she keeps going. Mister Savannah State, Rakeeb Akande on leadership and perception. Other campus queens will … Please follow the link, fill … Ali: I didn’t know we went viral to be honest. She sees popularity and “clout” as being Greek (specifically a member of the Rho Eta sorority on Laketon State’s campus) and holding a title. What are the similarities and differences between Royal Court and SGA? Joining NCNW was one of the best decisions I have made in college. Ali: I honestly don’t think so. I took a lot of mental notes from the 1. I took a lot of mental notes from the 1 st Mister Savannah State, Rakeeb Akande on leadership and perception. Her goal was to give a different option for students who want to … I love talking to people and learning of their passions, I get tired of talking about me at times. Ali: High school was a bit of a challenge for me. I was a Community Assistant, which is similar to an RA. How was it and how were you feeling? It humbled me more than anything. You have entered an incorrect email address! Sophomore year was the platform of my entire Miss SSU campaign. Randall: Did serving in SGA aid you in eventually becoming Miss Savannah State? *laughs* He and I tried to start a production team on campus, which connected me with a lot of people. My family will tell you that I literally NEVER met a stranger, and I see it to be very true. OXFORD, Miss. So, as time went by, I had to do some research on what was best for me; and my pastor always told me that once I got to college, I needed to take up film and pursue a degree in it. She’s praised by her fellow sister queens and renowned for her “Ali LovesSSU” campaign that got her the Miss SSU crown last Spring. I will create programs that will showcase the resources that our institution has for us. I had no words, all I could do was smile, and to the day, I STILL can’t believe it. I then decided to run for president of my resident hall (Tiger Court) which was fun, and definitely a learning experience. I had to feed my mind spiritual food so that I could be nourished mentally. Received a "golden sash" and was voted into the Top 15 at Miss America by the American viewing public. After finishing at Savannah State, I plan on receiving a Masters in Film from another HBCU, and begin working on the start of my production company that will focus on entertainment news. Miss Savannah USA 2014, Savannah, GA. 555 likes. Randall: How’d it feel when you found out that you won? In the book, the main character Raynetta Duram has a warped sense of what popularity is. Now, being on the executive board is a little bit of both, especially now as we are transitioning to having a new president of the university. I met tons of people, and really reached out to not only my sophomore class, but the university as a whole. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. As president, I had to oversee my board and make sure everything was executed properly. I didn’t really have a lot of friends, but, my first week, I talked to just about every single person in my class. The daughter of Ronald and Linda Little, Miss Little is a graduating senior majoring in Vocal Performance. Ali: I’m just a country girl from Georgia trying to make a difference, if not in the world, at least in my community. I went into a state of isolation, of staying in my room and only leaving if I HAD to…and I was good at faking the funk. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Seriously, I didn’t have any issues. The yearbook was known as the Hubertonian from 1939-1947, Georgia State College Tiger (1949), and Tiger (1952-1998). During my campaign, my platform point was “ALI-aspiring, leading, and inspiring” Aspiring my goals, while leading and inspiring others to do the same. Though only 10 placed, we all won. Ali: Coronation was a dream come true. I like talking to people, so, that’s what I did. Sophomore year was the platform of my entire Miss SSU campaign. Randall: How’d it feel to go viral this past summer with the other HBCU Queens? Miss Savannah USA 2014, Lucía Jahannes, is on her way to become the next Miss Universe. Eventually I decided to listen to their wise thoughts and go on a tour. The Golden Eagle defense held Savannah State to a paltry 41 yards, establishing a new Conference USA record. No yearbooks published 1994-1997. I was apart of a modeling troupe *laughs* “Savage, Inc.” the only print modeling organization on campus. He also hosts "Words of Wisdom with Randall Barnes" on Spreaker Web Radio. Sophomore year was SO FUN. 1 talking about this. Drag performer who juggles, stomps the stage, and sometimes shares a dressing room with Miss Bernadine. During my campaign, my platform point was “ALI-aspiring, leading, and inspiring” Aspiring my goals, while leading and inspiring others to do the same. I got a scholarship…and the rest is history. HATTIESBURG, Miss.–Southern Miss defeated Savannah State in Hattiesburg Saturday night 56-0, marking the first shut-out since 2009. So, as Miss Sophomore, I made it my mission to talk to my peers to see how can they reach their goals. Green paired up with the weekly water aerobics instructor in Wiley-Wilcox. But we were getting all the likes and DMs, lol. “It has a rich 130-year history in higher education, and the person selected as its next president must continue that legacy while meeting the needs of students in the 21st century.” Randall: Tell us about your coronation! As my favorite motivator, Sarah Jakes Roberts stated, “In order to elevate, you must isolate” and I did just that. My role as Miss Sophomore was great. Serving as the 77th queen for the university placed Zieh in a goldmine of networking and exposure to different groups of people. Ali: Follow me on Twitter @alithepoet_ and on Instagram @alithe81st my Facebook. He had a steady girlfriend, Rachel Hall, a nurse, to whom he had given an engagement ring. So, I made a rap that was catchy so that people could remember me, who doesn’t love music? Randall: One thing I discuss in my book A Queen’s Pain is campus politics and the social environment at HBCU’s. So, as Miss Sophomore, I made it my mission to talk to my peers to see how can they reach their goals. I had great events, met great people in New Orleans (Leadership for Kings and Queens Connection) and the overall experience was great. Ali, a graduating senior, detailed her experience at SSU for us and the lasting legacy that she’s leaving upon her matriculation. Ali: Being on Royal Court is about the “social” aspects of the campus; having events, showing up for parties, looking good (laughs). Ali: The way I see it, we are all leaders. Miss Savannah State University 2016-2017 . Miss Savannah State University 2015-2016, Joi Zieh will be awarding two upper class students $500 to pay for books for the next academic school year. Ali: The way I see it, we are all leaders. Anyone can make a change on their campus. 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