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Pageant Queen, Activist and Scholar: Gloria Combs

  Gloria Combs is an Indiana native who wears many hats. She is a new wife, a mother, national pageant queen, and dean-list scholar attending Indiana University  School of Social Work. She is also a plus size fashion enthusiast and an adult learner advocate. Gloria was first introduced to the pageant world in 2016. Since then, she has used her platform to inspire adult learners across the nation. She was crowned in 2019 as the overall high point winner, American Beauties Plus Elite 2019-2020. Her platform is A.L.E.R.T. is dear to her heart. This unique acronym signifies adult, learners, educated, restored, and transformed. Her mission is to connect adult students to resources that make their educational opportunities more accessible through, volunteerism and mentorship. For her dedication to adult learners, she will be honored with the prestigious ( PVSA) Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service  Award for volunteering over 4000 hours of community service. In her work, Gloria has helped