Student Star: Audra Jones

College of Business Humanitarian of the Year 2006

Name: Audra Jones

“For the Florida Confederate Grave Project, Audra searched old cemeteries and surveyed the graves of known and unknown soldiers—so that they would not be forgotten.”

An Accounting major, Audra Jones gives careful, meticulous thought to an issue before taking action. To select a college, she “considered the overall atmosphere of the campus and compared department ratings, job placement statistics, and rankings with other universities.” Not surprisingly, “Florida State surpassed all others.”

This method of analysis has most likely helped her achieve academically. She is in the University Honors Program and was a nominee for Outstanding Junior/Senior in the Undergraduate Accounting Program for 2005/2006. She is also a member of three honor societies—Golden Key International, Phi Kappa Phi, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Perhaps this method also helps guide her heart. She has volunteered a total of 239 service hours to local and national organizations. During the summer of 2005 break, she volunteered for the Meals-on-Wheels program in her hometown, delivering lunches to needy families and visiting with senior citizens along the rural route of Baker County.

Throughout the past year, she helped with the Florida Confederate Grave Project by searching old cemeteries and surveying the graves of known and unknown soldiers. The collected data was then entered into a database, so that “these soldiers will not be forgotten.” Recently, she provided tax preparation services to United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

For her accomplishments and service, she was recognized in March 2006 as the College of Business Humanitarian of the Year.