TIFTON—Johnathon Strickland, a senior environmental horticulture major from Lagrange, has been selected as the president of the ABAC Ambassadors for the 2020-21 academic year at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
“Becoming an Ambassador has helped me tremendously as a student,” Strickland, who has been a member of the organization for three years, said. “Being able to learn more about ABAC, being able to serve ABAC, and growing as a leader on campus are all things that have helped me develop as a student.”
Director of Marketing and Communications Lindsey Roberts, one of the advisors to the organization, said the Ambassadors are a select group of students chosen for their enthusiasm, leadership ability, and communication skills who represent ABAC in Tifton and across the state of Georgia.
“Becoming the president of the ABAC Ambassadors is a real honor for me,” Strickland said. “Campus tours for prospective students are my favorite thing because I love being able to share my ABAC experiences with those students who I hope will attend ABAC.
“Being an ABAC ambassador has allowed me to grow my communication skills tremendously. Having these skills will help me in my future career wherever the future leads me.”
Strickland plans to graduate from ABAC in May 2021 with his bachelor’s degree in environmental horticulture. He hopes to be a greenhouse owner in the future.
Ambassador applications are available on the ABAC web site at www.abac.edu/ambassadors. Applications must be completed online by 3 p.m. on Aug. 21. For more information, contact Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall semester classes begin at ABAC on Aug. 12 when the college plans to return to in-person instruction after teaching classes online for the final weeks of the spring semester and the summer term.