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Sharpsburg Graduate Receives Alumni Association Award at ABAC Commencement

May 11, 2017

Amanda Stitt of Sharpsburg was selected for the ABAC Alumni Association Award during the spring commencement ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Thursday.

An agriculture major, Stitt was named the winner of the ABAC Alumni Association Award for the top bachelor’s degree graduate participating in the ceremony.

Nell Roquemore, founder of Milltown Murals in Lakeland, Ga., was the guest speaker at the ceremony.  Another Lakeland native, Jay Shaw, was honored with a posthumous honorary bachelor’s degree for his civic and community involvement on local and statewide levels.

Stitt has been a member of the ABAC Honors Program since 2013.  She held the office of Honors Program Mentor for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Stitt has also been an active member of the ABAC Ag Business Club, serving as the Vice President of Industry as well as participating on the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Team.  She held the position of NAMA Captain in 2015-2016.  Stitt has also been involved with the ABAC Horsemen’s Association, serving as the treasurer, president, and vice president.

Stitt, the daughter of Mike and Meg Stitt, has also held many roles in the Sigma Alpha sorority.  A member since 2013, she served as president of Sigma Alpha from 2015-2017.  Stitt also served as scholarship and agriculture chair.  She has also been a part of the Standards, National Sigma Alpha Philanthropy, and National Sigma Alpha nominating committees. She also represented Sigma Alpha on the ABAC Greek Council in 2017.

Stitt received the 2016 agricultural business award during Honors Day and has received several scholarships including an ABAC Foundation Scholarship, Carlton Smith Scholarship, and a Sigma Alpha Scholarship.  She was the recipient of the 2016 Larry D. Allen Leadership award, the 2016 and 2017 Sigma Alpha Leadership awards, and the 2015 Sigma Alpha Excellence in Agriculture award.

A total of 263 graduates received their diplomas in the Gressette Gymnasium ceremony. Summer term classes begin at ABAC on May 30, and fall semester classes begin Aug. 16.
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