ABAC group wins national title
Celebrating the ABAC national title were, front from left, Alpha Beta Gamma Scholarship Chair Pamela Donahue, Lexi Spradley, Lindsay Partridge, Alpha Beta Gamma Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Christesen, Colleen Leu, Sigma Chapter Co-Advisor Elisabeth O’Quinn; and back row from left, Eliceo Soto, Immediate Past National Student President Wayne Martin, Melody Harper, and Kathy Moreno, adviser to National Alpha Beta Gamma student officers.
TIFTON — The Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) Sigma Chapter at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College attended the 2014 Alpha Beta Gamma National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, and came home with the national title in the presentation competition.
ABG is a business honors society that requires student members to have a minimum of 15 credit hours completed and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
ABAC students who participated in the convention included Melody Harper, a business administration major from Pelham; Colleen Leu, a business administration major from Chula; Lindsay Partridge, a business and economic development major from Bushnell, Fla.; Eliceo Soto, a business and economic development major from Moultrie; and Lexi Spradley, a business administration major from Tifton.
The ABAC students gave a presentation on how to deal with conflict in business, titled “Golden.” Out of the 15 national level presentations that were presented, the ABAC chapter was named the national winner in the division of presentation. The presentation was written by Harper and then revised by the whole team. The students have been practicing the 15-minute presentation that included props and visual aids since February.
Three of ABAC’s ABG students were also elected to hold positions on the five-seat National Executive Board. Partridge was elected as National President, Leu was elected as National Marketing Director, and Harper was elected as National Secretary of the organization.
Kathy Moreno and Elisabeth O’Quinn, advisors to the ABAC chapter, received the highest honors in the adult presentation division. Moreno is an assistant professor of business at ABAC, and O’Quinn is the business apprentice in the Stafford School of Business.
ABAC students majoring in business who are interested in the Alpha Beta Gamma business honors society can contact the Stafford School of Business at (229) 391-4830.