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Alumna Named Miss Tennessee USA

Belmont University 2016 international business alumna Savana Hodge was recently crowned Miss Tennessee USA. Hodge plans to use her newly-earned title as a continuation of her personal goals while sharing her platform, “Our Time is Now.”

“This is such a unique opportunity that really is unlike any other,” Hodge said. Believing that “timing is everything,” she credits her past experiences, especially those at Belmont, as having prepared her to become the voice of Tennessee through her new role.

“Belmont allowed me to be in a place of leadership because of its principles as a University and
the value it places on its staff and programs for undergraduate students,” she said. While on campus, Hodge was involved in a number of students organizations, providing a variety of opportunities and experience.

In addition to her role at Miss Tennessee, Hodge works as an operations analyst at an engineering firm in Nashville. She plans to focus her volunteer efforts around helping children through the Make a Wish Foundation among other local organizations.

Hodge will be chronicling her experiences as Miss Tennessee on social media at @Misstnusa.

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