Victoria first became interested in Alzheimer’s because of her grandfather Charles Tucker Huggins, who suffered with Alzheimer’s. Her passion for Alzheimer’s disease Awareness and music therapy captured the attention of local and national leadership, including FOX News and PEOPLE Magazine. Nurturing relationships that were cultivated as Miss North Carolina, Victoria has served as a keynote speaker in Alzheimer’s and Dementia conferences across the state, including the launch of the North Carolina Brain Health Registry in conjunction with Duke University’s Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
She represented the Tar Heel State in 2017 as the 80th Miss North Carolina. The focus during her term was Alzheimer’s for which she continuously advocated while traveling over 30,000 miles with over 300 scheduled appearances. Victoria served as a public speaker & philanthropist; from the floor of the legislature in Raleigh, to civic, educational, military, religious, and social groups across North Carolina. Prior to her year of service, Victoria was the Morning News Producer for WECT/WSFX in Wilmington, NC.
Victoria Huggins joined the Houston Astros organization in January of 2019. As the Community and Media Relations Manager of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Victoria manages community presence and partnerships, serves as the Director of the team charity, and coordinates media requests. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fayetteville Urban Ministries, the Women in Baseball LIFT Mentorship Program, and the Miss North Carolina Organization.
Victoria received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication with a double minor in Music and Religion from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration online, utilizing her scholarships earned through the Miss America Organization. Pilots and Anchors look forward to hearing from Victoria on Saturday, July 10th.
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