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In the News

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General Mills has a team of recruiters on campus this week providing internship and career opportunities for AAMU students studying food sciences.

The team, which met informally with students Monday in the Agricultural Research Center, includes:


AAMU alum Dr. Fredreana Hester, food scientist and cofounder, G-Works Venture Studios

AAMU alum Dr. IllemeAmegatcher, food scientist and cofounder, Innovation

Jhaelynn Elam, sensory scientist

Brian Burley, diversity recruitment manager

Chris Majors, director of quality


Majors told students the team is on campus because AAMU graduates have a proven track record of success at General Mills and beyond. Hester, who earned her master’s and doctorate in food science at AAMU, shared her excitement. “As a former student, I have a special place in my heart for ‘The Hill.’ You can’t get rid of me and we are thrilled to be here.”  Amegatcher earned her degree in food science and technology at AAMU in 2003. She told students to take advantage of mentors like AAMU Professor of Food Biochemistry, Dr. Josh Herring, and Dr. Martha Verghese, professor of nutritional biochemistry and Chair of AAMU’s Department of Food and Animal Sciences.  “Listen to everything they say and do what they say! Dr. Verghese kept telling me to apply to Cornell University. I finally did and got my master’s and doctorate there. Take advantage of their advice.” The General Mills team met with students Monday and Tuesday and will interview students for internships today.

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AAMU Hosts 72nd Miss AAMU Crowning Ceremony

The 72nd Crowning Ceremony honoring Miss Alabama A&M University, Arianna GeCora Fletcher was held Friday, September 9, in the T.M. Elmore Building.

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The 72nd Crowning Ceremony honoring Miss Alabama A&M University, Arianna GeCora Fletcher was held Friday, September 9, in the T.M. Elmore Building.

PHOTOS courtesy Jerome Saintjones: 

A native of Huntsville, Ala., Fletcher is the daughter of Adrian and LaShonda Fletcher. The senior elementary education major was a student athlete at Madison Academy, where she secured the school record in the high jump and won the State Track and Field Championships 4x100 event. Fletcher also won the 4A Alabama Basketball State Championships for two consecutive years (2016-18). 


Fletcher participates in many organizations and is active with her church, Triana Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America. Fletcher received the Heritage Bronze Scholarship and has remained on AAMU Honor Roll with a 3.5 GPA. After graduation, Fletcher plans to teach K-6 in the Huntsville area before pursuing graduate study.


The Royal Court includes:

Miss International, Mphandi Phiri

Miss Senior, Amari Lee, an early childhood education major from Chicago

Miss Junior, Kennedy Brown, a biology major from Memphis, Tenn.

Miss Sophomore Faith Gatson, a marketing major from Montgomery, Ala.

Miss Freshman, Amber Parker, from Mobile, Ala. 


Serving as the Royal Escorts were Prosper Banda, International; TolulopeOladipupo of Chicago; Anthony Coleman of Montgomery, Ala.; McKelton Johnson of Nassau, The Bahamas; and Myles Jernigan of Hephzibah, Ga.


Special music was provided by Dr. Doris Spooner Hall, concert flutist; and Steven Todd Miller, concert harpist. AAMU President Daniel K. Wims presented the royal scepter. Other program participants included Janae McDowell, mistress of ceremonies; Jaila Green-Mascotti, SGA executive president; Nia Taylor Whitten, Miss Alabama A&M University 2021-22 and her escort Jakobie Forrest.

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