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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a unique, intimate learning environment where students are given the tools to embrace their full potential and pursue their aspirations through a true hands-on education.

ABAC has provided me with many opportunities. The Honors Program, mentored research with professors, welcoming clubs and organizations, and being able to bring my horse to the stables on campus are just a few. Another perk of attending ABAC is the affordability which helps my family which has four children. The friends and memories I've made here are unforgettable and I'm so happy that ABAC is my school.

Ginger Bailey

Biology (B.S.)
Class of 2020

My favorite part about the ABAC Nursing Program is the friendships I have made. Connections with my professors will undoubtedly help to further my career goals. I am very thankful for the opportunities that have been afforded to me in this program, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Jacob Walker

Nursing - R.N. to B.S.N. Completion (B.S.N)
Class of 2019

As a writing and communication major, I received hands-on experience through lectures and projects from world class professors. ABAC is a welcoming environment where faculty and staff strive day after day to fulfill the needs of its students. Anyone and everyone will find a home at ABAC. I am glad I found a place where I truly felt like I belonged.

Drayton Holmes

Writing and Communication (B.S.)
Class of 2018

The Stafford School of Business has given me many opportunities through the business clubs, Stafford Business Club and Enactus, and an internship to Europe. I have been able to meet many business leaders and make connections at events such as the Business Roundtable and Enactus national competitions. Thank you ABAC for giving me many memories to take into the future.

Sarah Odom

Business (B.S.)
Class of 2019

School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources leads the South in advancing the agriculture field through hands-on experience and rigorous academic preparation. We offer six baccalaureate programs as well as small class sizes, high quality instructors, and many opportunities for hands-on learning. We pride ourselves on complementing  our...

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School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual hub of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, providing all ABAC students the Core Curriculum and helping to develop their critical thinking, writing, and research skills. We offer three associate degrees, four bachelor’s degrees, and a number of different degree tracks...

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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers two widely sought after degrees in healthcare for both beginning undergraduate students and current healthcare professionals. We are proud to boast one of the highest NCLEX RN pass rates in the state and a 100% employment rate for our graduates....

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Stafford School of Business

The Stafford School of Business offers students a comprehensive and pragmatic approach to the principals of the business world and provides a strong foundation for growth and success in a variety of fields. Our macro level approach to instruction exposes students to a holistic view of markets and...

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Site Locations

Our home is in Tifton, a thriving rural community in the heart of South Georgia. With four other instructional site locations in Bainbridge, Moultrie, Blakely, and Donalsonville, students have a range of options when building their educational path.

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November 25 2019

ABAC Alumnus to Speak at Fall Commencement on December 12

TIFTON--Cain Thurmond, a former Freshman Class President at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will be the guest speaker at the ABAC fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 12.  A total of 224 students are expected to receive diplomas at the 10 a.m. event in Gressette Gym. ABAC President David Bridges will open the ceremony, which will feature the presentation of the prestigious George P. Donaldson and ABAC Alumni Association awards. The Donaldson goes to the top associate degree graduate who is a part of the ceremony, and the Alumni Association award goes to the top bachelor’s degree graduate participating in the ceremony. Thurmond is a CSX Account Manager, Military and Machinery, who is based in Chicago, Ill. While a student at ABAC, he was a member of the ABAC Ambassadors and served as president of the freshman class. He also helped to create the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at ABAC and served as a National FFA Vice President. After completing his associate degree from ABAC in 2011, Thurmond received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Georgia in 2014. He is pursuing an MBA degree through a joint program between Purdue University and Indiana University.  Thurmond is a member of the board of directors of the ABAC Foundation, Inc.  He and his wife, Whitney, have one daughter, Porter Kay. ###
November 20 2019

ABAC Bainbridge Student Wins Prestigious Coker Award

BAINBRIDGE—Kathryn Patterson from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Bainbridge received the prestigious William S. Coker Award for Best Graduate Paper at the 37th annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference held recently in Pensacola, Fla.  Patterson is a junior history major from Bainbridge. Dr. Dave Nelson, a professor of history at ABAC Bainbridge, said Patterson’s paper topped the work of several graduate and doctoral program students. “I was fortunate enough to win this award in 2005 when I was a 33-year-old doctoral student,” Nelson said. “I never would have guessed that Kathryn would have been eligible for it, let alone win it. She did great.” Titled “A New Battlefront, 1977: Florida and a Journey Toward a More Perfect Union,” Patterson said the paper is about Florida and the Equal Rights Amendment. It is based on archival research at the Florida State Archives.  Nelson served as Patterson’s mentor for the project. Patterson is scheduled to present another paper in February at the Florida Conference of Historians in Lake City, Fla. ###
December 4 2019

ABAC SELECTS 16 STUDENTS FOR AMBASSADORS’ PROGRAM

TIFTON—Sixteen students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious organizations on campus, the ABAC Ambassadors. Students serving as Ambassadors include Hannah King, a senior biology major from Tifton; Abby Green, a junior agricultural education major from Montrose; Ava Jane Teasley, a freshman agricultural communication major from Covington; Emily Owenby, a freshman agricultural education major from Blairsville; Cydney Slapa, a freshman agriculture major from Deltona, Fla.; Charley Lollis, a sophomore agricultural communication major from Perry; Jake Harris, a sophomore agricultural communication major from Hamilton; and Jaylee Bass, a senior writing and communication major from Adel. Other Ambassadors include Claire Ryland, a junior business major from Tifton; Ja’Mi Barnes, a sophomore social and community development major from Tifton; Jarrett Mobley, a senior agricultural communication major from Covington; Emily Ralston, a senior agribusiness major from Bradenton, Fla.; Will Bostelman, a sophomore business major from West Point; Raegan Clack, a sophomore nursing major from Leesburg; Kendall Prescott, a freshman agricultural education major from Lake Placid, Fla.; and Johnathan Strickland, a junior environmental horticulture major from LaGrange. King serves as president; Bostelman is vice-president; Owenby is secretary; and Teasley is the historian for the Ambassadors. Through a process involving application, letters of recommendation, and interviews, college administrators choose students whom they believe to be motivated and who show leadership potential to serve as Ambassadors. The Ambassadors assist the offices of the president, marketing and communications, and admissions by representing and promoting the college at a variety of community and college events. They work to maintain positive relationships between students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.                                                                                              To continue in the organization, students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and commit at least 35 hours per semester to their service as Ambassadors. Ambassador advisors are Director of Marketing and Communications Lindsey Roberts and Director of Enrollment Management Donna Webb. # # #
December 2 2019

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Establishes Colony at ABAC

TIFTON— With the induction of four members, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority has colonized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in hopes of being a chartered chapter during the spring semester. Sigma Gamma Rho is a social and service sorority established in 1922.  The sorority has over 85,000 members with chapters in the U.S., Canada, Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Germany and Korea.  Its mission is “To enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action.” Sigma Gamma Rho’s new members include Alysha Stubbs, a rural and community development major from Bainbridge; Jireh Jones, a pre-professional biology major from Miami, Fla.; Jhonelle Chambers, a writing and communications major from Malvern, Jamaica; and Brittney Burks, a biology health sciences major from Baxley. Sharon Daniels is Sigma Gamma Rho’s undergraduate advisor.  Daniels is a member of the Kappa Psi Sigma alumnae chapter in Valdosta and has been a member of the organization for 23 years. The ABAC campus advisor is Tina Woods, a new inductee of the Kappa Psi Sigma chapter. “Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., brings a diverse Greek experience to campus that focuses on maintaining a strong Sisterhood, providing service to the wider community, and achieving academic excellence,” said Daniels.  Other sororities on the ABAC campus include Sigma Alpha and Alpha Sigma Alpha.  ABAC’s fraternities include Kappa Sigma, Alpha Gamma Rho, and Lambda Sigma Upsilon.                                                               ###
December 4 2019

Diallo to Speak at ABAC Bainbridge Commencement December 12

BAINBRIDGE— Dr. Mary Diallo, Coordinator of Language and Study Abroad Programs and an Associate Professor of French at Florida A&M University, will be the guest speaker for the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 12 at ABAC Bainbridge. Dr. Michael Kirkland, Executive Director of ABAC Bainbridge, said the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center.  The 36 graduates will be a part of an historic moment when they participate in the first ever ABAC Bainbridge fall commencement.  ABAC has traditionally had only one commencement ceremony for its graduates in Bainbridge in the spring. ABAC President David Bridges will open the ceremony, and Dr. Jerry Baker, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will present the degree candidates. Director of Public Relations Emeritus Michael Chason will call the names of the graduates, and ABAC Alumni Association President Dan Hobby will induct them into the ranks of the Alumni Association. In 1962, Diallo was one of the first three African American freshmen to enroll at the University of Georgia.  She graduated in 1966 and continued her academic pursuits all the way through a Ph.D. in French literature from Emory University. When asked about the people who influenced her the most while she was a University of Georgia student, she said, “I don’t want to name one person because many people made a significant impact on me—some professors, a few college friends, my family, people in my community, as well as people in other cities, states, and countries.” A former member of the Morehouse College faculty, Diallo was instrumental in the development of the Business French course at FAMU.  She has served as a contract interpreter for the U.S. State Department and participated in Fulbright Exchange Teacher Fellowships in Benin and France. Diallo’s areas of specialization include 20th Century French literature, Anglophone and Francophone literature, and African American literature.  Her research areas include French, African, and Caribbean literature.                                                      ###
December 6 2019

Ashburn Student Receives Southwest Georgia Bank Scholarship at ABAC

TIFTON—All financial institutions recognize great investment opportunities.  That’s why Southwest Georgia Bank invested in a Gold Sponsorship at the 2019 An Evening for ABAC fundraising dinner at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Now that investment has paid off in a scholarship for Katelyn Watson, a sophomore biology major from Ashburn, who plans to pursue a career in pharmacy after completing her ABAC degree. An Evening for ABAC in 2020 is scheduled for Feb. 29.  Sponsorship levels include ABAC 1908 Circle for $15,000 which sponsors six scholarships, Presidential for $10,000 which sponsors four scholarships, Titanium for $7,500 which sponsors three scholarships, Platinum for $5,000 which sponsors two scholarships, and Gold for $2,500 which sponsors one scholarship. For sponsorship opportunities, interested persons can contact Ric Stewart, Annual Giving and Development Coordinator at ABAC, at (229) 391-5234.                                                         ###