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May 26, 2021

Spinks Selected for Roy R. Jackson Award at ABAC

TIFTON—Kim Spinks has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Roy R. Jackson Award for Staff Excellence, presented each year to the top staff member at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Presented in memory of Roy R. Jackson, Sr., award recipients must have completed at least 10 years of continuous full-time service to ABAC.  Award criteria states that the staff member must be dependable, loyal, reliable, and one who contributes to the growth and development of the college beyond the normal call of duty. Now serving as the Office Coordinator for the Office of Academic Support, Spinks has been an ABAC staff member for 22 years. A coworker states Spinks is always pleasant and professional, whether her focus is on a recruit, applicant, student, graduate, parent, alumnus, visitor or an ABAC employee.  She has proven to be flexible and adaptive at ABAC, serving in various positions and working well as a team member or alone, depending on the task, and is always ready and willing to assist any co-worker when needed in a pinch.  Another coworker writes that Spinks processes graduation applications promptly and adds a personal touch by sending a lovely congratulatory note to the soon-to-be ABAC alumnus as well as to their advisor.  In so doing, it keeps both the advisor and student up-to-date and informed.  One colleague says Spinks is service-oriented and “others-minded, always going above and beyond to assist ABAC students.  I believe our students, faculty, and staff would all agree that this year’s awardee has a genuine desire to make the ABAC experience positive.” ###
May 25, 2021

ABAC Faculty Member Selected for Georgia Agricultural Education Hall of Fame

TIFTON—Dr. Farish Mulkey, an assistant professor of agricultural education at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, has been selected for the Georgia Agricultural Education Hall of Fame.  Mulkey joins two current ABAC faculty members, Dr. Frank Flanders and Von Peavy, in the Hall of Fame. “We are extremely proud of Dr. Mulkey and the fact that ABAC now has three active faculty members in the Hall of Fame,” Dr. Andrew Thoron, Head of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at ABAC, said. “I think this proves without a doubt that ABAC is vested in agricultural education in Georgia.” Mulkey began his 32-year career in agricultural education as a classroom agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Macon County High School in 1988.  His career continues today at ABAC where he advises, teaches, and prepares the next crop of agricultural educators. In a career that saw him teach both middle and high school in Macon County, Worth County, Bainbridge, and Stephens County, Mulkey and his students have achieved a great deal of success. He served as advisor to 61 state degree recipients, 14 American Degree recipients, 18 state and four national Career Development Event winners, and nine state proficiency award winners. The role of an agricultural education teacher is very diverse. In addition to teaching and guiding students, agriculture teachers are expected to make an impact on their community and their profession. Just as he did as an FFA advisor, Mulkey excelled at those expectations. Mulkey served as a Young Farmer advisor, providing instruction for adults in his community, was named Teacher of the Year in his school system, participated on local Farm Bureau boards, and served on committees within the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association. A Georgia Agricultural Education Hall of Fame spokesman said that Mulkey's very decorated and successful career was not highlighted by the many plaques, trophies, and ribbons that his students earned; rather his career is highlighted by the character that he exhibited and instilled in the young people he taught in class. ###
May 24, 2021

Luke-Morgan Receives Teaching Excellence Award at ABAC

TIFTON—Dr. Audrey Luke-Morgan has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the W. Bruce and Rosalyn Ray Donaldson Award for Teaching Excellence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. First awarded in 1965, the purpose of the prestigious award is to publicly recognize superior instruction and exemplary service to the college by honoring one faculty member each year, as chosen by a special representative committee of faculty and students. The recipient is honored with a recognition plaque and a monetary award. To be eligible for consideration for the Donaldson Teaching Excellence Award, a faculty member must be a full-time instructor with five or more years of continuous service to the college. An Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Luke-Morgan has taught at ABAC since 2012. She received an associate degree from ABAC, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia (UGA), a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from UGA, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. To best meet the needs of her students, Luke-Morgan has each student complete a biography and self-assessment so that she can tailor each course to target skills such as public speaking or use of spreadsheet software. “I believe that you must move out of your comfort zone to reach your full potential to learn and grow,” Luke-Morgan said. Several letters of support reference Luke-Morgan’s passion and fire for her subject matter. Dr. Mark Kistler, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said, “she strives to kindle each student’s curiosity for lifelong learning.” A peer recommendation states that she peaks the students’ interest in introductory classes where they often struggle with terminology with “practical and everyday examples to demonstrate use and application. She then pushes her juniors and seniors to rise to a much higher bar of performance in her classes.” A former student writes, “It is very easy to lecture about all of the things you know, but to translate that knowledge into a conversation that everyone can understand is a special gift that makes the best professors.” Luke-Morgan was the 1992 valedictorian at Fitzgerald High School. In 1994, she was selected as the top academic student at ABAC, receiving the J.G. Woodroof Scholar award with a 4.0 grade point average. ###
May 20, 2021

ABAC’s Polly Huff Receives Top Honor from Georgia Association of Museums

TIFTON—The Georgia Association of Museums (GAM) recently honored Polly Huff from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with the Museum Professional Award, the industry’s top honor for a museum professional currently serving in the state of Georgia.  Huff, the curator at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture (GMA) in Tifton, received the award at the virtual meeting of the Georgia Association for Museums Conference.  “The Middleton Shoe Shop,” an original exhibition at the Museum curated by Huff, also won the Exhibit Award in Category 2, which encompasses project budgets below $25,000. Nominating Committee Chair Virginia Howell, Director of the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, and members April Moon Carlson, Independent Museum Consultant; Christa McCay, Curator of the Marietta Museum of History; and Holly Beasley Wait, Director of the National Civil War Naval Museum, singled out Huff for “more than two decades of producing innovative exhibits, maximizing limited resources in incredibly creative ways, and being an advocate for the museum field.” In her role as the ABAC curator, Huff oversees a collection of more than 100,000 GMA artifacts. She has designed and installed over 100 significant exhibitions at the GMA, the Art Gallery, and satellite locations; oversees the institutional archives on campus and at the Museum; handles the curatorial duties at ABAC’s Fulwood Garden Center; and is the staff liaison for Tifton’s Wiregrass Farmers Market. “The Middleton Shoe Shop” project took the Museum’s curatorial staff on a journey across the country and back to the 1800s when a cache of mysterious shoe shop artifacts donated by an Indiana resident was discovered at the GMA 40 years after the donation had taken place. Months of intense research with the assistance of museum colleagues from across the country eventually identified the shoemaker in the lone photograph stored with the artifacts as James Middleton, a Tifton shoemaker who lived and worked in the area in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Huff and restoration specialist David King built an exhibit duplicating the exact scene of Middleton’s shoe shop depicted in that lone photograph. Working with local restoration photographer Charles Styer, Huff recreated a life size rendering of the shop complete with a wall mural of the Middleton wagon, a lifelike museum figure replica of Middleton himself, and a display of several hundred shoemaking artifacts. The exhibit’s wooden shoe forms were treated with a special museum wax, which infused the nostalgic scent of shoeshine paste into the experience.  When the pandemic brought everything to a halt in 2020, Huff and her senior media intern, Tristin Clements from Tifton, filmed the exhibit installation and converted the opening into a virtual event, offering it to Museum guests in the early days of the pandemic to the sound of a nostalgic 1890s tune. Huff was recently elected for a third term on the GAM Board of Directors.  She is a frequent panelist and presenter for the state organization and its membership.                                                             ###
May 18, 2021

ABAC Begins Four-Day Work Week

TIFTON—For the second consecutive summer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will utilize a four-day work week. ABAC President David Bridges said ABAC’s hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on a Monday through Thursday basis. The college will be closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  “Closing three days a week will save energy during the hot months of the summer,” Bridges said.  “Employees can also enjoy a three-day weekend with their families during this time.” The four-day ABAC work week began May 17 will continue through July 24.  Summer term classes begin at ABAC on June 1.  The fall semester opens Aug. 10. ###
May 17, 2021

Abbeville Graduate Receives Top Award at ABAC Commencement

TIFTON—Meredith McGlamory, an Agricultural Communication major from Abbeville, received the ABAC Alumni Association Award as the top graduate participating in the commencement ceremony on Friday at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Because of social distancing guidelines, ABAC hosted three commencement ceremonies, two in Tifton and one in Bainbridge.  A total of 302 graduates participated in the ceremonies.  McGlamory received a plaque and a check for $500 from the ABAC Alumni Association, which sponsors the award and conducts the interviews which lead to the selection of the winner. The recipient of the award must participate in the commencement ceremony.  The award recognizes scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. From her role as Homecoming Queen to the time she rode on horseback carrying the flag for the Alpha Gamma Rho Breast Cancer Barrel Race, McGlamory has experienced all sides of ABAC. A stellar academic student with a 3.73 grade point average, McGlamory was a Distinguished Honor Student and made the Dean’s List and the President’s List.  She interned with Bayer Crop Science where she worked on experimental chemical plots in row crops.  She also went on a study abroad trip to Belize and took part in a mission trip to Bolivia. At one point in her ABAC career, McGlamory was the Social Media Intern for the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.  She also served as an active member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.  McGlamory has worked at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, and she traveled with other ABAC students on the annual Farm Tour when they visited Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Closer to home, McGlamory has guided visitors on the Sunbelt Expo trams, dealt with small animals at Branch’s Vet Clinic, and worked in Plant Pathology at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station.  A Ms. ABAC Finalist, she often helped to recruit new students at Stallion Day. One of McGlamory’s references said, “she strives for success in everything she does and always represents ABAC in a positive manner.” McGlamory plans to travel to New Zealand after graduation to take part in an outreach ministry program. Summer term classes begin at ABAC on June 1, and the fall semester opens Aug. 10. ###

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June 28, 2022

USG Chancellor Sonny Perdue Makes Visit to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

TIFTON—University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue visited Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Monday for a chat with future ABAC students and a long conversation with ABAC President David Bridges on his perspective after serving 16 years as the ABAC President. “ABAC has always been a great place,” Perdue told students in the Donaldson Dining Hall who were on campus for a fall semester orientation session.  “I don’t think I have ever met an ABAC graduate who didn’t like it here.” Perdue eased around the dining hall, chatting with students and their parents.  He even had a chance encounter with friends from Houston County where Perdue lives. “It’s always a special day when we get to host the Chancellor at ABAC,” Bridges said.  “I believe he realizes the key role that ABAC plays in the University System of Georgia.” Bridges is the longest serving president among the 26 colleges and universities in the USG.  He is also the longest serving president in the history of ABAC and the only ABAC president to have once been a student at the college.  He announced his retirement in September 2021 and his last day as the ABAC president will be on July 31. Dr. Tracy Brundage will become ABAC’s 11th president on Aug. 1.  She is now completing her tenure as the president at Keystone (Pa.) College. ###
June 27, 2022

Trent Hester Selected as Leadership and Engagement Coordinator at ABAC

TIFTON—Trent Hester has been selected as the first ever Leadership and Engagement Coordinator at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In his role, Hester oversees ABAC’s orientations, Welcome Week, and Student Engagement Programs (STEPS). Internships, Study Abroad, and Mentored Research are included in STEPS. “I also assist with the ABAC Ambassadors, and I am always happy to help in any area in need,” Hester said. A Sale City native, Hester holds a baccalaureate degree in Writing and Communication from ABAC and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. He is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of North Georgia, where he is researching the impact of the student conduct process on student retention. “I came to ABAC as a student in 2012 and absolutely fell in love with the campus,” Hester said. “When I graduated, a position in the ABAC Housing office came available, and I applied and became the Residence Life Coordinator for ABAC Lakeside. “I served in the ABAC Housing office in several capacities until March when I began my role as Leadership and Engagement Coordinator.” Hester says the people at ABAC make the difference. “I love the people here,” he said. “Students, faculty, and staff all have a shared mission of excellence, and we all work to make ABAC the best that it can be.” In his new role, Hester coordinates the freshman orientation sessions which are coming up on June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 4 (Bainbridge), and Aug. 11. Welcome Weekend is set for Aug. 12-14, and the annual Freshman Convocation is scheduled for Aug. 13. Fall term classes begin at ABAC on Aug. 15. “Of these events, I am most excited about our convocation ceremony—we’ve got some new, exciting things planned for the ceremony this year, and I’m excited to share this event with the students soon,” Hester said. ###
June 23, 2022

Deltona Student Selected as President of ABAC Ambassadors

TIFTON—Cydney Slapa from Deltona, Fla., has been selected as the new president of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Ambassadors for the 2022-23 academic year. “Going to ABAC has been one of the best decisions I have made as a young adult,” Slapa said. “Becoming the Ambassadors’ president has been a long-time goal of mine. The Ambassadors are a group of students who love ABAC and want to represent the school.” The Ambassadors represent ABAC in various functions across the campus and the community. It is one of the most prestigious student leadership organizations at ABAC. “In this role, I am excited to work with ABAC’s new president, Dr. Tracy Brundage, when she steps in on August 1,” Slapa said. Slapa has been a member of the Ambassadors for four years. She is also a member of the ABAC Bass Fishing team, Secretary of the Pre-Vet Club, and works as a tutor in the tutoring center. A senior studying agriculture with a concentration in animal science, Slapa has aspirations to work at a veterinarian’s office after graduation before she continues her education in veterinary medicine. Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Sunny Ross Sparrow, one of the advisors to the Ambassador organization, said she is excited about the upcoming year and looks forward to selecting the best ABAC students to become Ambassadors. “Being selected as an ABAC Ambassador is an honor and a highly competitive selection process,” Sparrow said. “The students selected exemplify superior leadership, communication skills, and passion. They extend the image of ABAC, not only on campus but across the state of Georgia.” An Ambassador's duties include giving official campus tours, hosting visiting dignitaries, and assisting with on-campus functions. Ambassadors must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and earn a minimum of 35 hours per semester in duties supporting the Enrollment Management and Marketing and Communication offices. “If you have ever thought about working with the faculty on campus, join the Ambassador team,” Slapa said. “It is a great group to learn professionalism while having a lot of fun.” For more information about applying for the Ambassadors, interested students can contact Sparrow at sross@abac.edu or at 229-391-5018. Ambassador applications are available on the ABAC website at [www.abac.edu/ambassadors]www.abac.edu/ambassadors . Applications must be completed online by 3 p.m. on Aug. 19. The fall semester begins at ABAC on Aug. 15. ###
June 22, 2022

ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture Hosts Wiregrass Freedom Festival on July 2

TIFTON—Break out the red, white, and blue on July 2 when visitors can celebrate their patriotic pride at the Wiregrass Freedom Festival at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture. Ride the 1914 Vulcan Steam Train into the Historic Village and enjoy numerous entertaining games and contests representative of the Wiregrass region of Georgia during the early 20th century. All ages can enjoy traditional baseball, watermelon samples, and challenge their historical vocabulary knowledge with trivia in the Wiregrass School House. Kids can enjoy cane pole fishing in the Grist Mill Pond. Victorian era paper firework crafts will add to the atmosphere which is sure to be enhanced by the pie-baking contest.  Contest rules require pies to be made offsite and brought to the Museum for entry. Pies can be submitted from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at the welcome desk inside the Main Museum. A copy of the recipe must be submitted with the pie, which should include a list of all ingredients. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. on the Drug Store porch. The action-packed list of activities begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. at the Museum, located just off I-75 in Tifton. Museum Director Garrett Boone said, “the event will highlight the history of America as we celebrate our great nation through fun, educational, and unique activities for the whole family. Celebrate the holiday with old fashioned fun in the Historic Village.” Cool off with slice of watermelon at the Cravey House or hand-dipped ice cream from the Drug Store. Enjoy other sweet treats from Simply Sweet Celebrations and Wilma’s Place on the Opry Shelter Lawn. Guests can break from fun in the sun at two comfort stations complete with shade, water, and misters. See the past in action at the antique tractor display on the Tift House Lawn. The antique tractors will parade through the Historic Village at noon. The Wiregrass Farmers Market will also be open for visitors from 9 a.m. until noon. Local growers and producers will be offering fresh picked produce as well as hand-made goods for sale at the Market located under the pole barn behind the Country Store. Admission for the day is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $6 for children 5–16 years of age, and free for children four and under. For more information, interested persons can contact the Museum’s Country Store at (229) 391-5205. ###
June 15, 2022

Dr. Marcus Johnson Discusses His Role, Goals, and Aspirations for ABAC in the Upcoming Year

TIFTON—Dr. Marcus Johnson has made quite an impact on Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College since he became a faculty member in 2015. He now serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs: Teaching, Learning, and Student Engagement. He is also the Director of Faculty Development and heads up the ABAC Center for Teaching and Learning. He also taught two classes during the spring term. A 1991 Tift County High School graduate, Johnson received his Associate of Science degree from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, graduated with two bachelor's degrees from the University of Georgia (UGA) in psychology and philosophy, earned his master's degree from Georgia State University in philosophy, and received his doctorate from UGA in Educational Theory and Practice. "I love ABAC,” Johnson said.  “I was happy to see the position posted eight years ago, after completing my PhD. It gave me the opportunity to come back home to my family, which has deep roots in this area. "I have really enjoyed teaching, especially the educational psychology course. The science of how humans perceive, store, and recall information is fascinating. Plus, the students understand that the information in this course is immediately relevant for them. That makes teaching fun."   Prior to joining the ABAC faculty, Johnson had 10 years of experience teaching high school and a few more years’ teaching experience as a graduate assistant at UGA and briefly as an adjunct faculty member at at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Johnson's duties have often shifted to accommodate the needs of ABAC, from teaching in the education program, to leading efforts creating a teacher-certifying Agricultural Education program, to now helping to coordinate all aspects of teaching, learning, and student engagement.   Regarding faculty development and direction, Johnson publishes a monthly internal faculty development newsletter, organizes the fall faculty development conference, leads some and helps to organize other faculty learning communities, observes faculty teaching and provides mentoring, and hosts about 40 faculty development sessions each year through the ABAC Center for Teaching and Learning.  "I would like to note that almost none of this I have done on my own," Johnson said. "Most of what I accomplish in this role occurs by bringing people together who know more than I do and who want to help ABAC provide an excellent experience for students. This approach can work because we have fabulous faculty here at ABAC who possess a wealth of knowledge to share.”  Since Johnson was named the Assistant Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Student Engagement on Oct. 1, 2021, there have been challenges to overcome.  In this role, Johnson has worked diligently to get ABAC back to an improved normal, following the obstructions caused by Covid restrictions. Examples of such progress include returning to a face-to-face undergraduate research symposium this year and reopening the study abroad trips ABAC offers.  "We are currently receiving applications for ABAC-led trips next year," Johnson said.  ABAC offers study abroad programs to allow students the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and culturally. The college has sent students to countries such as Argentina, Belize, France, England, Ireland, Italy, and Norway.  "We are always looking to do things better," Johnson said. "I have been seeking to improve lateral communication by bringing together faculty, staff, and administration who are involved with student learning. The dialogue afforded by these interactions allows us to see problems and potential solutions from a variety of perspectives."   One example of this is the creation of a working group of faculty from different programs who are knowledgeable and passionate about the role of educational technology in improving teaching and learning. This group gathers information and shares it with Johnson and Chris Daniels, the head of education technology, to best discern faculty and student technology needs. Similar groups related to teaching, advising, scholarship, and engagement are planned to be established in coming semesters.  "Through this program, knowledge and ideas are shared, and communication flows in several directions, both vertically and horizontally, to better inform the institution,” Johnson noted.  When asked about his immediate goals for the coming semester, Johnson said, “I look forward to continuing to improve communication and transparency within the institution, to understanding the new President's vision, and to helping us realize that vision within the context of the well-established strengths and mission of ABAC.   "The most fulfilling thing about ABAC is that it has allowed me to take initiative and do interesting things. I have been fortunate to work under supervisors who, rather than micromanage, have allowed me to be creative, try new things, and start innovative programs. I am well aware of how fortunate I am to have a job that I find intellectually stimulating."     The fall semester begins at ABAC on Aug. 15.  ###
June 14, 2022

Spring Semester Graduates Total 307 at ABAC

TIFTON—A total of 307 students completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of the 2022 spring semester.  One hundred and ninety-four of those students received bachelor’s degrees.  ABAC students completed four-year degrees in Biology, Nursing, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Education, Business, Environmental Horticulture, History and Government, Natural Resource Management, Rural Community Development, and Writing and Communication. Other ABAC graduates completed the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Associate of Science degree. The graduates, their hometowns, and fields of study are as follows: ABBEVILLE Brittany Ann McBryant, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture ADEL Sarah Caroline Bostic, Bachelor of Science in Writing and Communication, Cum Laude Anna Kathryn Daughtrey, Associate of Science in Nursing Lizbeth Guadalupe Espinoza, Associate of Science in Nursing Rutuja Joshi, Associate of Science Ansley Nicole Paulk, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Alexis Walker, Associate of Science in Nursing ALAPAHA Cody T. Beasley, Associate of Science with Distinction Patrick Eddie Tucker, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development, Cum Laude ALBANY Gabriela Greene, Bachelor of Science in Biology Madison Leanne Kilgo, Associate of Science in Nursing Sheridan Lowry, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development, Summa Cum Laude Labreka Morris, Associate of Science in Nursing Caleb Reed Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness ALMA Kaylee Mann, Associate of Science in Nursing ALPHARETTA        Carson Jane Fitzpatrick, Associate of Science in Nursing                 ASHBURN Elijah Nakia Alford, Associate of Fine Arts in Music, AFA in Music-Instrumental BAINBRIDGE Darley Josey Brock, Associate of Science Iran Ezekiel Brown, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Lisa Caballero, Associate of Science Jacob R. Floyd, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude Jillian Cale Hawkins, Associate of Science Kathryn Hayli Johnson, Associate of Science Jerry David Phillips III, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Ebony Lasha Tatum, Associate of Science          BARNEY Ryan Aaron Nowland, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness BAXLEY Hannah Ruth Courson, Associate of Science Matthew Caleb Poblete, Associate of Science BLACKSHEAR Autumn Hope Bowen, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture, Cum Laude Abigail Hayne Hand, Associate of Science BLAIRSVILLE Emily Claire Rittenhouse, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness BLAKELY Hannah Grace Crumley, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Margaret Kay Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Business Cherokee Dawson Odom, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness BONAIRE Amber Dawn Doss, Associate of Science in Nursing Teresa Eleanora Lindstrom, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Summa Cum Laude BREMEN Katie Lei Hanson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture BROOKLET Margaret Harrington Brady, Associate of Science with Merit BROXTON Leana Faith Atkinson, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Summa Cum Laude Melissa D. Selph, Associate of Science in Nursing Alison Brice Vickers, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude BUENA VISTA Britney Lynn Tyler, Associate of Science Erin Grace Wodzinski, Associate of Science in Nursing BUTLER Anne Louise Bazemore, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture CAIRO Kathleen Elizabeth Faircloth, Associate of Science Emily Faith Harrell, Associate of Science in Nursing Alexis Danielle Jones, Associate of Science Lindsey Rae Mears, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Summa Cum Laude CANTON Breanna Grace Taylor, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude Matthew Edward Willis, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Caitlyn Woodfin, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education CARROLLTON Autumn Nicole Herron, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness CAVE SPRING Ashleigh Jordan Ray, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management, Cum Laude CEDARTOWN Ramsey Nathanal Corn, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture CHULA Rebecca Bryan, Associate of Science in Nursing Chrys Lynda Kirby, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Cum Laude Samuel Bronzell Lawson, Bachelor of Science in Biology Jocelyn Mahaska Powell, Associate of Science with Merit CLEVELAND Jaci Hannah Martin, Associate of Science with Honors CLIMAX Allison Nicole Cornog, Bachelor of Science in Business COLQUITT Charles Avery, Associate of Science in Nursing Adam Kyle Brackin, Associate of Science in Nursing Madeline Nicole Cleveland, Associate of Science with Merit Alexis Brianna Moore, Associate of Science with Honors CONYERS Antoinette Shawnee Dixon, Bachelor of Science in Biology CORDELE William Jeffrey Bodrey, Bachelor of Science in History and Government Cole Walter Leger, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Joshua Dalton Stone, Bachelor of Science in Biology CORNELIA Joshua Edie Brown, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Summa Cum Laude COVINGTON Charles Hamilton Berry V, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Ava Jane Teasley, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude Jarod R. Wayne, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education DACULA Cippora-Kareena Estelle Hall, Associate of Science in Nursing Mariah Faith Lynn, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Cum Laude DAWSONVILLE Robert Lloyd Cox, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude DOERUN Brad Logan Wheeler, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness DOUGLAS Dawson Gary Adams, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication, Magna Cum Laude Tony Joseph Bustos, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Kelsey Breanna Cater, Associate of Science in Nursing with Merit DOUGLASVILLE Sharon Haley Spiess, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude EASTMAN Caymon Andrew McCranie, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Tanner Dean McCranie, Associate of Science with Distinction Savannah Darlene Rambo, Associate of Science in Nursing ENIGMA Autumn Mae Purvis, Associate of Science with Merit FITZGERALD Alexis Nicole Burnham, Associate of Science in Nursing Britin Cowan, Associate of Science with Honors Margaret Raines Evans, Bachelor of Science in Writing and Communication, Summa Cum Laude Luke Austin Guy, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude Kasey Ann Kight, Bachelor of Science in Biology Anna Grace Talton, Associate of Science Drew Allen Tucker, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude FORSYTH Harley Nicole Hay, Associate of Science in Nursing FORT VALLEY Rileigh Elizabeth Kimball, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture, Magna Cum Laude Abigail Leigh Turner, Associate of Science in Nursing with Merit GOOD HOPE Caleb Michael Young, Associate of Science GRAY Emily Grace Robertson, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Cum Laude Christa Lynn Wilson, Associate of Science in Nursing HAHIRA Sarah Madison Baker, Associate of Science in Nursing with Distinction Rachael O’Connor, Bachelor of Science in Nursing                          HAMILTON Dalton Chandler Jones, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Cum Laude HARTSFIELD Lacey Emily Webb, Bachelor of Science in Nursing HAZLEHURST Kayla Cherie Diaz, Associate of Science Georgia Leianne Meeks, Associate of Science in Nursing Jason Wyatt Williams, Bachelor of Science in History and Government, Summa Cum Laude HOBOKEN John Bryant Hayman, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management HOMERVILLE Chastain Lacey, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management                              JAKIN Maya Katherine Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Biology Madison Ree Whitaker, Associate of Science in Nursing JEFFERSON Madison Bell, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness JESUP Daniel Lee, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude Caleb Shane Poppell, Associate of Science in Nursing Dalton Wilkerson, Bachelor of Science in Business Shawna Elizabeth Williams, Associate of Science in Nursing JONESBORO Elvia Linnette Santiago, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude                     KATHLEEN Robert Fred Brown, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Alana Ann Roberts, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture KINGSLAND Elizabeth Kaylan Moore, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture LAKELAND Alexis Michelle Martin, Associate of Science in Nursing Yahaira Elizabeth Moore, Bachelor of Science in Nursing LAVONIA Megan Watkins, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness LAWRENCEVILLE Robert Buck Rozar, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Cum Laude LEESBURG Joseph Mitchell Sikes, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness LENOX Anna-Lisa Franklin, Associate of Science David Chase Turner, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education LOCUST GROVE Nicholas D. Hughes, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness LOGANVILLE Cody Connard, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Emily Myers, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture                             MCDONOUGH Alexis Lascala, Bachelor of Science in Biology Meredith LaRay Sanders, Bachelor of Science in Biology Gracelyn Rose Strohmetz, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Steven Michael Wood, Bachelor of Science in Business MCRAE Abby Lane Clements, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude Sonya Davis, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude METTER Joshua Lee Campbell, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture, Cum Laude MILNER Katherine Rose Mann, Bachelor of Science in Writing and Communication, Summa Cum Laude MORROW Laura Muoti, Associate of Science in Nursing MORVEN Bryson C. Simpson, Associate of Science in Nursing MOULTRIE Michael McCoy Crosby, Bachelor of Science in Business, Magna Cum Laude Thuan Anh Le Dang, Bachelor of Science in Biology Christopher M. Dorsey, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Chloe Elizabeth Gould, Associate of Science Caleb Guerra, Bachelor of Science in Biology Annalisa Grace Illian, Associate of Fine Arts in Music with Distinction, AFA in Music-Vocal Abigayle Anne Ladson, Associate of Science in Nursing with Merit Luis Fernando Martinez-Torres, Bachelor of Science in Business Mary Grace McCoy, Bachelor of Science in History and Government Brentley Gaskins Odom, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Julie Alexandra Ramirez, Bachelor of Science in Biology Isabella Sellers, Associate of Science Shay Marie Stanfill, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development MOUNT VERNON Brittany Danielle Braddy, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude NASHVILLE Alisa Jade Busbin, Associate of Science with Merit Hannah Ritter, Associate of Science in Nursing with Distinction Candler Elizabeth Swain, Bachelor of Science in Writing and Communication, Summa Cum Laude                                 NAYLOR Isabella Kay Phillips, Associate of Science in Nursing NEWNAN Fernanda Marian Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Biology                 NICHOLLS Leah Turner, Associate of Science in Nursing NORMAN PARK Henry Lewis Daniels, Associate of Science Elizabeth Rose Horne, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education                                 OCHLOCKNEE Hunter Harness, Bachelor of Science in Business, Cum Laude OCILLA Abby Breann Barrs, Associate of Science Matthew Jordan Carver, Associate of Science Isabella Rowe, Associate of Science with Merit Matthew Corey Wiggins, Bachelor of Science in Biology ODUM Jerry Benjamin Milligan, Bachelor of Science in Business, Summa Cum Laude OXFORD Addison Jo Pearson, Associate of Science                             PAVO Allison Kay Vanlandingham, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness PEACHTREE CITY Mackenzie Duncan, Associate of Science with Distinction PEARSON Nyshanti Ross, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude PELHAM Julie Mathis, Bachelor of Science in Biology Jacob Singleton, Associate of Science PENDERGRASS John Allen Turner II, Associate of Science PERRY Charley Ann Lollis, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication, Magna Cum Laude PINEHURST Mandy Elizabeth Smith, Associate of Science PITTS Haven Leanne Hollingsworth, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude POULAN William Paul McWaters, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education QUITMAN Javier Antonio Duarte, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture RAY CITY Sarah Antoinette Steedly, Associate of Science REYNOLDS Lillie Bristol Parker, Associate of Arts with Merit RINGGOLD Jacob Cole Lowery, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Summa Cum Laude ROCKY FORD Hannah Forehand, Associate of Science ROSSVILLE Kaelynn Mae Hankins, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Haley Tes Hitson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture ROUND OAK Benjamin Zeb Wilson, Bachelor of Science in Business, Cum Laude SCREVEN Anna Michelle Godwin, Bachelor of Science in Biology SENOIA Allison Brianna Brack, Bachelor of Science in Biology SMITHVILLE Brandon T. Smith, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education SOCIAL CIRCLE Emalee Morgan Green, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education SPARKS Kimberly N. Jobe, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude Jessica Danielle Lindsey, Associate of Science in Nursing with Merit SPARTA Luther Dunlap Altman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture STOCKTON Ansleigh North, Associate of Science in Nursing STONE MOUNTAIN Lydia Rose Roberts, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture SUCHES Jeffrey Mullins Turpin, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management, Magna Cum Laude SUGAR HILL Patrick James Smith, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture SUWANEE James Lawson Baweja, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture SYCAMORE Katie Marchant, Associate of Science in Nursing SYLVESTER Callie Marie Farris Binns, Bachelor of Science in Biology Cooper Elliott Edmonson, Associate of Science Reese Patrick Hancock, Associate of Science with Honors Kansas Knight, Associate of Science with Merit TAYLORSVILLE Jacob Bailey Harper, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Emilie Grace Northam-Gasho, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness THOMASTON Jackson Hamlett, Associate of Science THOMASVILLE Kendra Leigh Duncan, Associate of Science Danielle Hutto, Associate of Science in Nursing Kolby Lane Phillips, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture TIFTON Lauren Abbott, Bachelor of Science in Biology Malorie Adkins, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Cum Laude John Frank Aultman, Associate of Science with Honors Joseph Sam Aultman, Associate of Science with Honors Ja’mi Latrelle Barnes, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development, Cum Laude George Edgar Bates IV, Bachelor of Science in Business, Summa Cum Laude Dylan Karry Brooks, Associate of Science in Nursing Abigail Cheek, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Maggie Moore Cheek, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Lizbeth Cortes Martinez, Bachelor of Science in Biology Moesha Myzhane Dorsey, Associate of Science Sue Dunkel, Bachelor of Science in Business Logan Morris Ewing, Associate of Science Nykia Santana Griggs, Bachelor of Science in History and Government Kerstin Grace Hall, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication, Cum Laude Denix Delis Hernandez, Associate of Science with Merit Giovani Jimenez, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude Jackson Cobb Lee, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture Chayla Marisol Lopez, Associate of Science with Distinction Jessica Maldonado, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development, Cum Laude Michael Martin, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Tucker Charles Matthews, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude William Forest McAllister, Bachelor of Science in Business Abbigail Nicole Moore, Associate of Science with Honors Khloe M. Parker, Bachelor of Science in Biology Karan D. Patel, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Rachel Perez, Bachelor of Science in Biology Christian Phillippi, Associate of Science Yolanda Nicole Powell, Associate of Science Dominique Pernell Prince, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Samuel Ray, Bachelor of Science in History and Government Niyay Zamié Rotgers, Associate of Science Mary Grant Tolman Spikes, Associate of Nursing Nathan Stainback, Bachelor of Science in Business, Summa Cum Laude Laura Marie Starnes, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development, Cum Laude Christy Stewart, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education Clayton Earl Suggs, Associate of Science in Nursing Chelsea Dawn Todd, Associate of Science Jesse Allen Tucker, Bachelor of Science in Business, Cum Laude Caroline Margaret Vickers, Associate of Science Luis Enrique Viruegas Hernandez, Bachelor of Science in Business, Cum Laude John Vo, Associate of Science in Nursing with Merit TIGER Tanner Smith Allen, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude TY TY            Hardy Cole Goodman, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture VALDOSTA Aaliyah Alexis Dempsey, Bachelor of Science in Rural Community Development Caroline Perry Langdale, Associate of Science Shar’ron Lewis, Associate of Science Elizabeth Grace Lokey, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Magna Cum Laude Thomas J. McFarland, Associate of Science Alyssa Munger, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Dawson Thomas Peek, Associate of Science with Honors VIDALIA Emily Taylor Page, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude                             WARNER ROBINS Olivia Renee Aungst, Associate of Science in Nursing Dalondra Tomika Clements, Associate of Science in Nursing Nicholas Douglas, Associate of Science Caleb James Warren, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Summa Cum Laude WARWICK Melody Li Cui Tison, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness                          WASHINGTON Colton Timothy Bearse, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management WATKINSVILLE Mackenzie Pollock, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude WAYCROSS James Coleman Dixon, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Kameisha James, Associate of Science in Nursing                            WILLACOOCHEE Anna Grace Grantham, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude WINDER Kaitlyn Marie Faith Sonntag, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture WINTERVILLE Kaylie Goldman, Associate of Science WRAY Guadalupe Gonzalez, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education ZEBULON Lacey Nichole Baker, Associate of Science in Nursing ALABAMA ABBEVILLE Kiley R. McClure, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude GRADY Lakin Marie Whatley, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication HAZEL GREEN Taylor Middleton, Bachelor of Science in Business, Magna Cum Laude PELHAM William Christopher Hill, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management FLORIDA ALACHUA Kadyn Luke Elixon, Associate of Science BRADENTON Carole Nicole Miller, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness CITRA Gracie Lynn Dukes, Associate of Science with Distinction CRESTVIEW Klarissa Marie Williamson, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture HERNANDO Emma Lee Elizabeth Janecek, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture HIGH SPRINGS Thomas Clark McDonough, Associate of Science Timothy Brian Myers, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture JACKSONVILLE Kelsey Foster, Bachelor of Science in Nursing JUPITER Anthony Michael Arcuri, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness LAKE CITY Caraline M. Coombs, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, Cum Laude LAKE PLACID Carmen Leia Carlini, Associate of Science LIVE OAK Dallas Cole Taylor, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture OCALA Zachary Daniel Robarge, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education OKEECHOBEE Chloe Grace Tomlinson, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communication, Cum Laude                       PALMETTO Breesha Dawn Angell, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture PORT ORANGE Hannah Lindmeier, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Magna Cum Laude RIVERVIEW Taylor Nichole Hodel, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education SANFORD Steven Michael Lommerse, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture SEBRING Bryce Michael Walker, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness TALLAHASSEE Sherry K. Baxley, Associate of Science in Nursing WEST PALM BEACH Savannah Katherine Arrieta, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness WINDERMERE Karlen Randle, Associate of Science WINTER HAVEN Lisa Hawkins, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education MISSOURI BRANSON Megan Christine Bird, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education SOUTH CAROLINA BAMBERG Dennis Randall Ulmer III, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture BEECH ISLAND Emily Jane McMillan, Bachelor of Science in Biology ROCK HILL Olivia Jordan Sharp, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness TENNESSEE CLEVELAND Jessica Mannion, Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management, Cum Laude FRANKLIN Harrison Bryant Law, Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Other Countries ARGENTINA JUJUY Ignacio Ezequiel Orgaz, Associate of Science ###