Remembering Anthony Hawkins: Beloved biology major


Emily Smith, Editor-in-Chief

Sophomore biology major Anthony Hawkins with his sister. (Facebook)

Sophomore Biology major Anthony Michael Hawkins tragically died in an automobile accident Sept. 10.

Anthony was a 2013 graduate of Apalachee High School where he was an athlete on the cross country, soccer and track teams. He continued his education at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Anthony was the assistant manager for Domino’s Pizza.

During his time in the Biology department at Armstrong, Anthony worked closely with his classmates and participated in undergraduate research. As an incoming freshman, he was accepted into Armstrong’s competitive NSF Science and Technology Expansion Program (STEP), upon which he joined Dr. Jenn Brofft Bailey and Dr. Kathryn Craven’s research group investigating microbes that impact loggerhead turtle embryos in coastal Georgia.

A friend of Anthony’s started a fundraiser on to help friends and family with the funeral costs. Within eight days, the goal of $2,500 had been met with $4,110 in donations.

The Armstrong State University Biology department expressed their condolences on their Facebook page:

“Anthony will be remembered by many in the Biology department as good-natured and kind, someone who was universally liked. His research lab group remembers him fondly as being easy-going, hard-working and having a wonderfully dry sense of humor that will not be forgotten.”