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Brownlow Scholarship Fund Established at ABAC

July 20, 2015

Future students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will benefit from a new scholarship fund established in memory of former ABAC student Daren Brownlow.

Beverly Brownlow, Daren Brownlow’s mother, has established an endowment fund with the ABAC Foundation in memory of her son that will support students for years to come.

“It’s such a great feeling knowing that the funds that were going to be used to help pay for Daren’s education can now be used to help other students,” said Brownlow.

Daren, a longtime resident of Tallahassee, Fla., walked into an ABAC classroom for the first time in 1988 after graduating from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee.  Majoring in agriculture, he found the ABAC campus a perfect fit.  His life was cut short when he passed away after being involved in an automobile accident in February of 1991 while still attending ABAC.

Beverly Brownlow said Daren spent the first nine years of his life in rural Iowa and developed a love for agriculture. He spent many summers helping on his uncle’s farm and enjoyed working alongside his cousins.  He hoped to return to Iowa one day and forge a career in agriculture.

Daren was also an avid wrestler and was a member of his high school wrestling team. He returned to Iowa to attend the Dan Gable Wrestling Camp at the University of Iowa each summer. Thanks to his Iowa upbringing and love for the University of Iowa, Daren was nicknamed “Hawkeye” by his classmates at ABAC.

Daren’s memory still lives on at the ABAC campus. Along with this scholarship, there is a bench that has been placed outside of the Chambliss building and a tree marker outside of the Driggers Lecture Hall.

For those who wish to support this endeavor, contributions may be made by check payable to the ABAC Foundation and sent to the following address: Daren Brownlow Endowment, ABAC Foundation, 2802 Moore Hwy, ABAC 13, Tifton, Ga., 31793. All gifts to the fund are tax deductible, and the fund will generate income to fund scholarships in perpetuity.
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