Last month, Limestone College celebrated its annual Alumni Day event offering an opportunity for old classmates to catch up, reconnect, and have a good time. Among this year’s attendance were a number of Limestone’s business degree alumni, including Amanda A. Knowles who was honored as the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award for her service to community.
Since earning her bachelor’s in business administration and management, Knowles has worked at a number of community-oriented positions including her current role as the Community Relations Director for Hospice Care of South Carolina. There she helps bring education and services to area residents in need of end-of-life care.
Knowles has chaired the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for four years and brought participation and donations up by 200 percent. She has also served at several area facilities including the Cherokee County Senior Center, Peachtree Centre, and Magnolias of Gaffney.
As the recipient of the Service to Community Award, Knowles joins a number of reputable Limestone business alumni who have set the precedent in community service including Gaffney, S.C. Mayor, Henry L. Jolly. A member of Limestone’s Class of 1961, Mayor Jolly received a bachelor’s of business administration and economics and is currently serving as the Parliamentarian on the Limestone College Alumni Board.
The Service to Community Award is presented annually to the Limestone alumna/us who exhibits the ideals of civic responsibilities. Recipients must be residents of the community for at least three years and must be involved in at least two different community organizations or services. The Limestone College Records and Recognition Committee selects the recipient for the prestigious award based upon nominations received throughout the year.