Ma’Kiyah Hall crowned UWA's 2019 Homecoming Queen
During Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 12, the University of West Alabama announced its 2019 Homecoming Queen. Ma’Kiyah Hall and the Homecoming Queen’s court were nominated and elected by the UWA student body as the leading ladies of the week.
The queen, a closely guarded secret, was announced and crowned on the field during halftime festivities at the UWA vs. Shorter game on Saturday. Hall was crowned by 2018 Homecoming Queen Guadalupe Meza, SGA President Anthony Abner, Jr., and UWA President Ken Tucker.
Ma’Kiyah Hall is a senior from Reform, Ala. A graduate of Pickens County High School, Hall is majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, and UWA’s Rho Alpha Sigma housing honor society. Hall serves as hall director of Selden Hall, Campus Activities Board president, Student Government Association business manager, and is a member of Greek Council at UWA. She is the daughter of Minister Marlin and Jennifer Hall.
Hailey Spradlin, a athletic training major, is the freshman maid. A Pell City, Ala., native, she is the daughter of Amy and Scott Spradlin and a graduate of Pell City High School. Spradlin is a member of the Sports Medicine Club and Alpha Sigma Alpha at UWA.
Samantha Graves, a nursing major, is the sophomore maid. A graduate of Hayden High School in Hayden, Ala., Graves serves as vice president of growth and as new member educator for Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. She is a member of the Stars of Alabama dance team and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society. She is the daughter of Rhonda and Paul Graves.
Fannasy Garrett-Hammett, a senior from LaGrange, Ga., is a member of the homecoming court. A graduate of Springwood Schools, she is majoring in biology and psychology. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, Active Minds, Project Engage and UWA CARES and assists the coaching staff of UWA Women’s Basketball. She received the GSC Academic Honor Award in spring 2017, and she is the reigning Miss Black and Gold at UWA. She is the daughter of Tessica Garrett and Vacher Hammett.
Ashley McMinn, a senior from West Blocton, Ala., is a member of the homecoming court. She is majoring in secondary English education and is a graduate of West Blocton High School. She has been a member of the UWA Cheerleading squad for four years. She serves as president of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, treasurer of Order of Omega greek honor society, and secretary of Cardinal Key honor society.She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Blue Key, and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies and is active in Student Support Services. She is the daughter of Tish and Chris McMinn.
Brandy Rankins, a junior from Silas, Ala., is a member of the homecoming court. She is majoring in exercise science and is a graduate of Southern Choctaw High School. She is a member of the UWA TRiO Student Support Services scholars program and the Wesley Foundation leadership team. She serves as vice president of the Student Government Association, resident assistant for UWA Housing in Gilbert Hall, and she is the national communications coordinator of UWA’s Residence Hall Association. She is the daughter of Jackie and Ennes Rankins.
Chrissy Tubbs, a junior from Cleveland, Miss., is a member of the homecoming court. She is majoring in English and political science and is a graduate of Bayou Academy. She is a member of the UWA Tiger Softball team, Phi Mu Fraternity, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Rotaract Club. She is a member of several honor societies, including Phi Eta Sigma, Cardinal Key, Sigma Tau Delta, Blue Key, and Omicron Delta Kappa. She was selected to the 2018 Gulf South Conference spring academic honor roll. She is the daughter of Sherry and Marty Tubbs.