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Ag Classic

14th Annual ABAC Ag Classic
Golf Tournament

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Monday October 6, 2014
Forest Lakes Golf Club

ABAC Update:  With over 1,000 students enrolled in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the first time ever during the 2013 fall term, over 600 of the students are majoring in bachelor’s degrees such as Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, and Natural Resource Management.Since initiating the Natural Resource Management bachelor’s degree with majors in forestry and wildlife in 2011, ABAC has produced graduates who find jobs in the largest timber-producing state in the Southeast. A total of 164 students are now enrolled in the program, and 227 students are enrolled in the Department of Forest Resources.The college introduced a new bachelor’s degree in Business and Economic Development this fall. This degree will provide students the opportunity to major or minor in business while specializing in agriculture.ABAC’s total enrollment in the fall included 3,394 students from 24 countries, 21 states, and 151 of Georgia’s 159 counties.

          The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is pleased to welcome Dr. Jerome (Jerry) F. Baker as our Dean. Jerry not only brings many academic credentials to his new position of Dean, but he also brings a wealth of executive leadership experience. Baker looks forward to helping broker ideas from our faculty, staff, students, and many other stakeholders so that our ABAC graduates who enter the agriculture and natural resources professions are the best and brightest. Baker replaces Dr. Tim Marshall, who served as Dean for eight years.

Ag Classic Update:  The 2013 Ag Classic was successful very successful with both our morning and afternoon flights full! We have several current students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who benefitted from the proceeds. Proceeds from the tournament financially assisted students pursuing degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resources – – our next generation of  agriculture leaders.

 

Hosted by: ABAC Ag Alumni Council and
the School of Agriculture and Natural Resource

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Several members of the Student Alumni Council are pictured here with singer Ben Wells. Well performed a concert during Homecoming week that was a great success.

Alumni-Student Softball Game

The Alumni vs. Student Softball Game was a great hit (pun intended) with the alumni coming out on top 8 – 6.  Both teams are pictured here after the game.

Senior Class Cookout

The Alumni Association sponsored a Senior Class Cookout with several alumni speaking about beginning careers and transitioning into the full time work force.  The ABAC administration cooked great hamburgers, and all the deans were present to support our students as they begin another phase of their lives.