Having just been named a Top 5 Miss Homecoming candidate, we could not think of anyone more deserving of our August blog feature. Alison is a senior from Pelham, AL, majoring in biomedical sciences.
Alison works at the Auburn University Recreations and Wellness Center as a Facility Supervisor and as an Undergraduate Research Fellow for Harrison School of Pharmacy. She is Panhellenic’s Director of Health and Wellness and served as a 2019 Pi Chi. She is a Diamond Doll and has participated in multiple Alternative Student Break trips. She is in the Honors College, where she serves on Honors Congress and Honors Serves, and she is a member of a member of Rho Lambda, Beta Beta Beta, and Phi Eta Sigma.
What does Theta mean to you?
“Theta is where I learned to never be anything but myself. I am constantly overloaded with unconditional love and support from my sisters, and I would not be where I am right now without them. My sisters are the people I study with, spend my weekends and gamedays with, and live with. I am so blessed to have these girls as my bridesmaids when I get married. They really are my sisters for life, and am so blessed to have these sisters to go through life with.”
What does the Auburn family mean to you?
“The Auburn Family is my home. I grew up coming to football games and different athletic events. My grandfather, uncle, mom, and brother all graduated from Auburn before me, so I knew I was going to come here. It has so many memories within my family, that I know I have a piece of my family here at all times. The Auburn Family is all about traditions. The traditions my grandfather, uncle, and mom had when they went to school here are still in place today, and that hold a special place in my heart. The Auburn Family is MY family, and it always will be.”
Why did you chose to run for Miss Homecoming?
I chose to run for Miss Homecoming because I am so passionate about my platform. I chose my platform because it is very near and dear to my heart and I have seen how it can impact the students on Auburn’s campus. I want to show Auburn’s student body how passionate I am, and I hope they feel the same way about it as I do. I want to positively change Auburn’s campus. It would be an honor and a privilege to serve as Auburn’s Miss Homecoming.
What is your favorite Theta memory?
“My favorite memory in Theta is running home on Bid Day after being disaffiliated for 2 weeks as a Pi Chi! I loved serving my PNMs all week and getting to see how happy they were once they got their bids, but once my girls ran home, I realized I was about to run home myself – and I was SO excited. I ran home into my roommate’s wide-open arms. Once everyone came up to me, I was so happy that I started to tear up. These are my sisters. My girls. My life-long friends. I was so happy to be home with them again.”
Where is your favorite place to travel?
“My favorite place to travel is basically anything on the beach – Hawaii, the Bahamas, Grand Caymans, etc!”