Hometown: Homewood, AL
Date of Birth: January 9, 1994
Education: UAB Senior – Marketing
Parents: Cindy and John Boyd
Platform: Children’s Miracle Network
Scholastic Honors: National Society of Leadership and Success nominee; Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity nominee; Recipient of PTO Dyer Carlisle Scholarship; Graduated with Advanced Diploma.
Leadership Roles: UAB Orientation Leader; UAB Student Government Association Senator, School of Business; Alpha Omicron Pi, Zeta Pi Chapter New Member Educator and Vice-President of Administration; Children’s Hospital Volunteer.
Accomplishments: Duke of Edinburgh, The Bronze Standard of International Award; Recipient of “OL on Fire” recognition twice consecutively; Recipient of AOII Founder’s Award. Was a member of Network, Homewood High School’s award-winning mixed show choir, 2011-2012.
Interesting Facts: Competed in UAB’s annual homecoming Stomp Competition four years. Youngest child of five sisters; Appeared as an extra in the movie 42, filmed in Birmingham; I love Broadway musicals; have seen “Wicked” in five different venues.
Employment: Media Intern at Martin Advertising in Birmingham, Alabama.
How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations?
One of the attributes that my parents have instilled in me is leadership. Even at an early age, I tried to be a positive influence within my family and among my peers. As the youngest of five children, you would expect me to be the typical baby of the family, but instead, I have always strived to do my best at everything I do. Today, I demonstrate leadership through my school, employment, sorority, and volunteer organizations. My goal is to always be able to make a difference through being a leader.
Of all the ways you could succeed in life, why have you chosen the Miss America Pageant?
Participating in the Miss America Pageant system allows me to obtain needed scholarships, encourages me to develop my platform, and inspires me to play an active role serving my community. I enjoy taking a leadership role and participating in community service and volunteer work. I want to be known as a young woman with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
What social issue other than your platform will have the greatest impact on your generation?
The U.S. economy is one of the greatest challenges my generation will face. We will inherit an $18 trillion federal deficit, while issues of healthcare and immigration continue to be argued among politicians. The economy and unemployment also significantly impact the job market, which is a concern for my generation as college students.
Mattie will compete for the title of Miss Alabama 2016 in June of 2016.
2015 - Melanie Roberts
2014 - Chassidy Sumler
2013 - Amanda Whitaker
2012 - Elisabeth Chramer
2011 - Elizabeth Wesson
2010 - Ja'Taune Bosby
2009 - Ashley Davis
2008 - Erica Leonardi
2007 - Alicia Lewis
2006 - Brittlynn Hall
2005 - Kendall Brooke Tidwell
2004 - Lindsey Elmore
Since 1983 the Miss UAB Scholarship Pageant has been an official preliminary to the Miss Alabama and Miss America pageants. The pageant offers young women the opportunity to further educational goals through scholarships and personal growth.
For details on participating in the Miss UAB program, additional information on the current Miss UAB's platform, or to have Miss UAB speak at your event or make an appearance, please contact:
Miss UAB Director
Miss UAB Director