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ABAC Named Military Friendly College for Third Straight Year

November 29, 2017

TIFTON – For the third consecutive year, Victory Media has awarded Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recognition as a Military Friendly® School.

“Because of the Veterans Initiative that ABAC started a couple of years ago, I think that our students who are in the military or who have been in the military feel more a part of ABAC and the community,” Jessica Swords, Director of Student Accounts and Veterans Affairs Certifying Official at ABAC, said.

“We have the Veteran Success Center, priority one registration for veterans, the Student Veterans Organization, and free tutoring for veterans beyond the normal tutoring hours.  I know we have many more students who are veterans than we had when I came here in 2013.”

Swords said the students involved in the military are more willing to participate in ABAC events because of the many benefits the college offers.  ABAC has also been named a Purple Heart College and a Top School by Military Advanced Education & Transition for five years in a row.

ABAC also features the Freedom Gallery, an exhibit in Tift Hall which focuses on ABAC alumnus Harold Bascom Durham, Jr., the only Tifton native to receive the Medal of Honor.

Victory Media is the leading trademarked program that targets and grades colleges and companies nationwide, helping veterans and military families make knowledgeable decisions about education and career opportunities. Its aim is to benchmark and identify the institutions which have programs and procedures that lead to positive outcomes.

The Military Friendly® ratings and resources were developed through more than a decade of proprietary research.  This service provides active and retired military with the transparent, accurate information needed to make decisions about civilian careers and educational opportunities.

For more information, interested persons can visit in December for online access to the 2017 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.  The list of Top Schools can be found at

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