Martin honored for promoting cultural, racial understanding

Amanda Martin, student recruiter and alumni relations coordinator in the College of Agriculture’s Office of Student Services, has been selected a 2015-16 recipient of the Janet and John Stone Award for Multicultural Understanding, Equality and Justice at Auburn University.

The Stone Award, presented by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, is designed to honor individuals who perform exemplary service and have outstanding accomplishments in promoting cultural and racial understanding, equality and justice. As one of two 2015-16 recipients, Martin will receive a $500 cash award.

Martin first joined the College of Agriculture in December 2008 as recruitment coordinator for the Department of Poultry Science and held that position until May 2011, when she relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. In Charlotte, she taught seventh-grade science and served as ambassador for a program aimed at raising student achievement in the highest-need schools in the county. In July 2012, she returned to Auburn and the College of Agriculture in her current role.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agribusiness economics from Southern Illinois University and plans to pursue a doctorate in higher education administration in the future.

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