September 24, 2011 | Meeting with Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry Independent Consultant | Hyatt Place Hotel; Richmond, VA
September 24, 2011 | American Cancer Society's "Cure by Design" | Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump; Richmond, VA
September 24, 2011 | Pink Gala | St. Paul Baptist Church; Richmond, VA
September 24, 2011 | Sisters' Network Central Virginia's "Gift for Life Block Walk" | Hobson Lodge; Richmond, VA
September 24, 2011 | Positive Hit Radio "The Current" | Virginia Beach, VA
September 23, 2011 | Meeting with Nissan of Chesapeake | Chesapeake, VA
Ashley stopped by to again visit her sponsor and personally thank them for their support of her and the Miss United States Organization. She delivered thank-you cards to the owner and other employees and spoke with executives about the two groups working together again during her year of service.
September 20, 2011 | Meeting with "Pure Dymonds Events" | Norfolk, VA
Ashley had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Pure Dymonds Events to discuss a working relationship between the business and the Miss United States Organization. Ashley was very gracious for the meeting and chatted with the owner about how the two groups could support each other in the future.
September 20, 2011 | City of Virginia Beach Proclamation Ceremony | City Hall; Virginia Beach, VA
September 20, 2011 | Inside Business Magazine's "Top 40 Under Forty" Photo Shoot | Harbor Park Station; Norfolk, VA
September 18, 2011 | Dominion League Roller Derby Bout | Haygood Roller Skating Center; Virginia Beach, VA
Ashley had the unique opportunity to be a VIP guest at an all-women's roller derby bout! She was recognized during halftime of the game and had special seating on the rink! She had a great time relaxing and enjoying the game.
September 18, 2011 | State Farm's "Bridging the Gap" Education Fundraiser | Brighton Rock AME Zion Church; Portsmouth, VA
State Farm has developed initiatives to reach youth in cities and regions nationwide. A local State Farm Agency representative in the Hampton Roads, VA area produced a fundraiser to aide local projects for providing more opportunities for its children and Ashley was invited to briefly address the crowd and pose for pictures with guests. Ashley also had the opportunity to perform with the featured back during the fundraiser!
September 18, 2011 | Pink Mermaid Cruise | Spirit of Norfolk; Norfolk, VA
September 17, 2011 | Pink Mermaid Cruise Wardrobe Fitting | MacArthur Mall; Norfolk, VA
Ashley was invited to participate in a cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk for breast cancer awareness, which is her personal platform of choice. During the cruise, Ashley participated in a fashion show sponsored by a department store in MacArthur Mall in Norfolk and she met with other models to select a wardrobe for the event!
September 17, 2011 | Agape Ministries' "Uplift" Program" | Fredericksburg, VA
September 16, 2011 | Umoja Fest Parade & VIP Reception | Portsmouth, VA
September 14, 2011 | Wil LaVeist Radio Show | Hampton, VA
September 10, 2011 | Positive Hit Radio "The Current" | Virginia Beach, VA
September 6, 2011 | Visit to Nissan of Chesapeake | Chesapeake, VA
September 4, 2011 | Labor Day Parade | Buena Vista, VA
September 4, 2011 | Community Vesper Gospel Concert | Buena Vista, VA
September 4, 2011 | Photo Shoot for Virginia Bride Magazine | Buena Vista, VA
September 3, 2011 | University of Virginia Football Game | Charlottesville, VA
September 3, 2011 | Positive Hit Radio "The Current" | Virginia Beach, VA
Positive Hit Radio "The Current" is a radio station dedicated to playing Christian music and spreading a positive, religious message. Ashley was invited to be a guest on the station's "Leo & Trina Show" to chat about some of her most memorable experiences thus far as Miss United States. She also had the opportunity to discuss life as a beauty queen from a Christian perspective, and share with listeners the importance of never giving up on your hopes and dreams.
September 1, 2011 | WCTV's "Thinking Out Loud" | Chesapeake, VA
August 25, 2011 | Regent University "UNChapel" | Library Auditorium; Virginia Beach, VA
August 24, 2011 | Interview with Regent University Marketing & Public Relations Department | Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University is proud to claim Miss United States as one of their distinguished students. Its intention was to release a number of articles about Ashley's accomplishment and interviewed her on this day. A story placed on the Home Page of Regent's website and a write-up in the university's "Christian leader magazine" were the result of this interview!
August 21, 2011 | Michael Vonal Photo Shoot | Sterling, VA
August 20, 2011 | Church of God in Christ Banquet | Sheraton Waterside; Norfolk, VA
August 20, 2011 | Back to School Cookout & Fellowship | Providence AME Zion Church; Portsmouth, VA
August 20, 2011 | Black Expo Tour | Hampton Roads Convention Center; Hampton, VA
August 20, 2011 | Interview with Pageant Blogger Lisa Hicks | Chesapeake, VA
Interested in breaking many of the negative stereotypes associated with pageantry, Lisa Hicks is a beauty pageant blogger dedicated to providing examples of beauty queens who are making a difference in the community. Lisa spent time with Ashley that morning to document her thoughts on a number of issues, including her perspective on race and weight discrimations for youmg women entering pageants. Ashley had an enjoyable time relaying her thoughts to Lisa and expressing her true delightment in the pageant industry.
August 20, 2011 | Positive Hit Radio "The Current" | Virginia Beach, VA
August 19, 2011 | Black Expo VIP Kickoff Reception | Hampton University Museum; Hampton, VA
August 19, 2011 | Meeting with Virginia Industry Relations and Film | Richmond, VA
Looking to expand her versatility as an on-air personality, Ashley explored the possibility of working with her state's film industry organization to gain opportunities to study acting. Sharing this information with the Vice President of the organization, Ashley formed a relationship with VIRF and started on a journey to growing and developing her craft.
August 19, 2011 | Virginia This Morning | WTVR CBS 6; Richmond, VA
August 17, 2011 | 700 Club | CBN; Virginia Beach, VA
August 14, 2011 | Special City of Chesapeake Proclamation Reading | First Baptist Church Gilmerton; Chesapeake, VA
August 9, 2011 | City of Chesapeake Proclamation Ceremony | City Hall; Chesapeake, VA
August 7, 2011 | Miss United States Homecoming Celebration | Mt. Moriah United Church of Christ; Waverly, VA
August 6, 2011 | Visit to "Hosannah Prophetic Intercessors, Inc." | Chesapeake, VA
July 30, 2011 | Central Virginia Hip-Hop Showcase | Main Street Arena; Charlottesville, VA
A celebration of African American history and heritage, this festival brought members of surrounding communities together for a joyous and memorable occassion. Ashley toured the festival, taking pictures and signing autographs. She was interviewed by local media about her interpretation of the signficance of remembering black history and later addressed attendees of the festival on stage.
July 29, 2011 | Commerical Shoot for "Spring Street Boutique" | Charlottesville, VA
July 28, 2011 | Photo Shoot for the Virginian-Pilot | Chesapeake, VA
July 24, 2011 | Miss United States Homecoming Celebration | First Baptist Church Gilmerton; Chesapeake, VA
July 23, 2011 | Radio One's "Healthy, Wealthy & Wise" Expo | Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex; Richmond, VA
July 23, 2011 | Men of Faith 2nd Annual Leadership Conference | Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA); Virginia Beach, VA