Ellijay native achieves great honor at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, GA. Aaron Named Student Government Association President at ABAC
TIFTON—As a 14-year-old page for a Georgia senator under the golden dome of the state capitol in Atlanta, Stephen Aaron caught a whiff of his future in politics. That first faint sniff of political ambition turned into reality in recent days when Aaron was elected as president of the Student Government Association at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
A veritable plethora of ideas are sprouting wings as Aaron prepares to put his plan into high gear when fall term classes begin at ABAC on Aug. 13.
“It is hard to put into words what is going on in my brain,” Aaron said. “Some of the ideas I would like to implement won’t be seen by current students. Future students will be the ones who benefit from them. The more immediate ideas and discussions are focused on possibly bringing some new entertainment, specifically concerts, to campus.”
The Ellijay native has a vast amount of experience in the political arena. He has been an active member of the Teenage Republicans, the College Republicans at ABAC, and has served on the executive board of the Georgia College Republicans. He has also worked on campaigns for the Republican Party ranging from the local to the national level since 2006.
Aaron has been an integral part of student life since his arrival at ABAC. He served in various roles within the SGA, including vice president, senator, and president pro-tem. He was also recently named a 2012 Pacesetter by the campus newspaper, The Stallion, for his involvement as a student leader.
His other ABAC extracurricular activities include serving as a member of the Political Science Club; a disc jockey for the campus radio station, WPLH; and a contributor to The Stallion. When he has some free time, the former Boy Scout likes to camp and hike. He is also an avid reader and has received his amateur radio operator’s license.
Aaron came to ABAC as a political science major but decided to take advantage of the college’s unique bachelor’s degree in rural studies, focusing on writing and communication. Aaron believes that his choice to major in rural studies will be beneficial once he furthers his education by attending law school.
“I wanted to venture into other types of communication, and the rural studies program provides that for me,” Aaron said. “The courses within the program force you to think about what you believe and why.”
Once his college career at ABAC and his law school education are complete he would like to ultimately run for a position in the Georgia House of Representatives or work for a representative in the Georgia legislature.