Jenna Williams, a junior pre-professional biology major, has been selected as the new president of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Ambassadors for the 2023-24 academic year.
“Eager to deepen my involvement with the Ambassadors and my commitment to assisting fellow students, I took the initiative to apply for the position of Ambassador President,” Williams said. “Following a meticulous application process and subsequent interviews, I was humbled and overjoyed to be entrusted with the role of President of the Ambassadors.”
The ABAC Ambassadors are campus leaders and representatives who guide prospective students and their families as they tour ABAC. An ABAC Ambassador must complete at least 35 hours per semester to assist the Marketing, Communications, and Admissions Offices and maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Becoming an ambassador is a rigorous process which includes a social to meet the advisors and Ambassadors, an interview process, and a two-day training fulfillment.
Williams’ interest in the Ambassador program began when many students started their ABAC journey, a guided tour on a hot summer day led by an ambassador. After the guided tour, Williams knew she had a place at ABAC to become an ambassador.
During the 2022-23 academic year, she held the position of Historian, allowing her to be a part of the executive board and gain insight into the workings behind an Ambassadorship.
“I held a strong desire to become an ambassador and support students who were uncertain about their college path, guiding them to discover their place here at ABAC,” Williams said.
Besides being Ambassador President, Williams is at the center of all things ABAC. Williams is President of Pi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Vice-President of the Student Government Association, on the Executive Board of the Campus Activities Board, serves as an Orientation Leader for the Stallion Society, and manages to be a part of the rigorous Honors Program at ABAC.
As the ABAC Ambassador President, Williams has many goals and aspirations for the future of both incoming and current Stallions. She is passionate about establishing enrichment and connections in the ABAC community.
“I am actively engaging in shaping the future generation of our talented future Stallions,” Williams said. “My sincere aspiration is to facilitate a seamless ABAC journey for every student, ensuring they embark on the path of success and growth.”
She is heavily involved with the ABAC community and makes contributions to the Tifton community as well. Williams dedicates many hours as an assistant coach for a competitive high school cheer team, helping at her family’s blackberry farm during the summer, and volunteering at her hometown’s hospital, Coffee Regional Medical Center.
“Balancing these commitments isn’t always straightforward; some days feel like a whirlwind,” Williams said. “However, the satisfaction in having assisted a student in discovering their home here at ABAC or offering comfort to a hospital patient makes every moment worth it.”
Being a dual enrollment student allowed Williams to earn enough credit hours to be a year ahead, so she is a Junior at 19 years old. She plans to receive her bachelor’s degree in pre-professional biology and attend medical school to pursue a career in medicine.