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Erica Gholson Crowned Miss Una 2010

Jan. 23, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Erica Gholson Crowned Miss UNA 2010FLORENCE, Ala. - Erica Gholson, of Springville, was crowned Miss UNA 2010 tonight. Gholson, a sophomore English/language arts secondary education major, was one of 18 contestants for the title. As Miss UNA, she plans to promote the platform "Impact Alabama."

Breann Boughton, of Killen, was first runner up. Jade Tarpley, of Falkville, was second runner up, and Erin Dulaney, of Cullman, was third runner up. 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 34 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.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/