ABAC Students Receive Larry Allen Leadership Award

Staff Report From Tifton CEO

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Harrison Booker, a natural resource management–forestry major from Varnell, and Skyler Alexander, an agricultural education major from Warner Robins, received the Larry Allen Leadership awards for the 2017-18 academic year at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Booker served as president of the Forestry Club and helped successfully host the 61st Annual Southern Forestry conclave.

“Harrison has effectively balanced his academic studies, his volunteer club activities, and a part-time job,” Kip Hall, assistant professor of forestry, said. “These time management skills will serve him well in his future career and community endeavors.”

Alexander has served as vice president, secretary, and historian for the ABAC Collegiate FFA. She is an active member of Sigma Alpha, the student representative on the ABAC Agriculture Alumni Council, and was the chair of the ABAC FFA Swine Classic in 2018.

“Skyler is responsible and has an excellent work ethic,” Frank Flanders, associate professor of agriculture education, said. “She is a team player and a big asset to ABAC. Above all, and most importantly, Skyler is of the highest character.”

The award is presented annually to students within the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who best exemplify the characteristics demonstrated and encouraged by Dr. Larry D. Allen, Division Chair from 1994-2005.  The characteristics include solid academic performance, strong leadership skills, devotion to the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and ABAC, and a genuine desire to make the world a better place.

Dr. Mark Kistler, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, presented the awards.