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Miss Alabama A&M University


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Miss Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (Miss AAMU) is the official student hostess and ambassador for the University. She is known to be a role model for her fellow peers and is looked upon as a University spokeswoman. Miss AAMU is expected to be of high moral conduct, exhibit school pride, and spirit.

The role of Miss Alabama A&M University includes many duties and responsibilities. It is necessary that she is well versed, extremely comfortable communicating and working cooperatively with University officials and the surrounding community. 

Aliyah Sharnae Riley, Miss AAMU


Miss AAMU: Hyidea’ Zhane Mickeala Burgess

Hyidea’ Zhane’ Mickeala Burgess, is a native of East Oakland, California. Born November 2, 1995, she is the daughter of Loretha Sims and Bahati Burgess. Hyidea’ is one of eleven siblings.

Hyidea’ began her educational journey at Alabama A&M University in 2015. She is currently a graduating senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with a Computer Science and Biology minor. Her future goal is to be the next in demand African-American female dermatologist. After graduation she plans to assist and volunteer at her alma mater and area hospitals as she prepares to join the Peach Corp and journey to the Country of Ghana. In Ghana, she will serve in the medical branch for 2 years. After completion of her service, returning to the United States and enter medical school for 4 years with her ultimate goal of opening a medical private practice.

At Alabama A&M University, she has been a member of the University Track Team under the coaching of Kim Seals and LaShaunda Jones, as a mid-distance runner and hurdler. A member of the University Choir under the direction of Dr. Horace Carney, in the First Alto Section. She has utilized her knowledge and preparation as a “tutor” for Tutorial Assistance Network (TAN), under the direction of Linda Skeete-McClellan in subjects of STEM and English. Student Senator in the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science, under the direction of Tara Crawford.

Extracurricular activities have afforded her the opportunity to participate in several organizations. She has served as a member of the Bulldog Pride Committee, lead by First Lady, Mrs. Abbiegail Hugine and was awarded the 2017-2018 Student of the Year. She is a member of the melodious Theta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Inc. (SAI). Served as SAI treasurer for 2016-2017and Miss SAI in 2017. A member of the Kaptivating Kappa Iota Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (SGRHO), where she served as Vice President for 2017-2018. And, a member of Eta Kappa Tau Engineering and Technology Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Chapter.

Hyidea’ is strongly committed to serving her community. She attends All Nations Worship Assembly in Huntsville, where she joined the choir and continues to actively participate in service as a “Greeter.” She continues to provide her support and membership to “Saved in the City,” founded by the 2007 Miss AAMU, Brittney Morton.

Hyidea’ Burgess, Committed to Volunteerism, promoting “Self-Love”—that you are valuable and worthy, “Self Value”—placing value in oneself, “Self Reason—purpose and existence.”​