Asia M. Stinson, a junior at Savannah State University (SSU), was recognized as SSU’s 2014 University System of Georgia Board of Regents Academic Achievement Award recipient during the university’s annual Honors Convocation ceremony held on March 27.
Stinson was one of 31 students in the University System of Georgia to be honored by the Georgia General Assembly during its 2014 Academic Recognition Day held earlier this year. The honoree’s name is read on the floor of the Georgia General Assembly and entered into the official record. The Georgia General Assembly began Academic Recognition Day in 1987 as a celebration of individual academic achievement and recognition of those students who exemplify that which is best about the University System of Georgia and its institutions: inspired and dedicated teaching and excellence in learning.
During the ceremony, SSU President Cheryl D. Dozier presented Stinson with framed resolutions from both the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives. Dozier shared with the audience an excerpt from a letter to Stinson from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby: “As the individual who best represents the highest scholastic ideals of Savannah State University, you are an important role model as we work to encourage more individuals to pursue education past high school and earn a degree. You are the human capital that will keep Georgia economically competitive in the future.”
A native of Social Circle, Ga., Stinson is a model student scholar who excels in the classroom and beyond as a member of the women’s track and field team. In 2013, she was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner’s All-Academic Team for maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA during the academic year. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology from Savannah State, Stinson plans to continue her education to become an oncologist.