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TIFTON-Twenty-five students and their parents from around the state attended the first ever Stallion Scholars Evening hosted recently by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Two of the students, Kira Carreira from Camden County High School and Ashley Childs from Colquitt County High School, each won scholarships worth $1,000 at the event.

An invitation-only affair, Stallion Scholars Evening offered high achieving high school seniors an opportunity to learn what ABAC has to offer students of their academic caliber.  During the evening, deans and other administrative staff shared information about bachelor’s degree programs in a variety of disciplines, transfer agreements with universities in associate degree areas, the ABAC Honors Program, and study abroad programs.

“In the past, students in the local area have sometimes thought of ABAC as a back-up college,” said Donna Webb, Director of Enrollment Management at ABAC.   “But with expanding premier four-year programs and the Regents Engineering Transfer Program with Georgia Tech, more top students are realizing that ABAC can offer them the same quality academic programs as much larger schools with the individual attention and family atmosphere that ABAC has built its reputation on for so long.”

Following dinner in the Grand Lobby of the ABAC Lakeside freshman housing complex, Dr. David Bridges, ABAC President, spoke briefly about the importance of students committing to education and of ABAC’s commitment to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom.

Webb said that ABAC plans to make its Stallion Scholars Evening an annual event, with the next one planned for October.

Webb also invited all prospective students to attend the ABAC Stallion Day on Feb. 16.  Stallion Day is designed as an opportunity for students and their families to get a great look at the campus, talk to advisors in various programs of study, and find out more about housing and financial aid opportunities.  Students can register for Stallion Day at 
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