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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

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

I love the beautiful and welcoming environment of ABAC, along with the support provided concerning my academic career. I am continuously learning new things. The education that I have received has provided me with the essential concepts that are important in the workplace. Along with the core curriculum, ABAC goes above and beyond to develop well-rounded individuals.  

Tameka Stafford

Business (B.S.)
Class of 2020

I love ABAC because it has allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse in the comfort of my hometown. I also love ABAC because the class sizes are fairly small and allow you more one-on-one interaction with your professors. My ABAC education is preparing me for what lies ahead once I receive my degree. Graduating from ABAC’s nursing program will give me an advantage over other nurses who did not receive their education from ABAC.

Hannah Barry

Nursing - R.N.
Class of 2020

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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April 3 2020

Remote Instruction Will Continue for ABAC During the Summer Term

TIFTON—Instruction will continue to be delivered remotely at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the other 25 institutions in the University System of Georgia during the remainder of the spring semester and the summer term, with only limited exceptions. USG institutions, including ABAC, are tentatively planning to return to normal on-campus operations for the fall semester should guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health allow it.  At this time, fall semester classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 12 at ABAC. Meanwhile, all institutions have been asked to continue their current telework and flexible work strategies for faculty and staff.  USG institutions overall have remained open, with only minimal staff physically on-site to ensure continuity of certain services. ABAC and all USG institutions continue to prioritize the safety of students, faculty, and staff as each college and university does its part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia and fulfill the USG mission to graduate students in these challenging times. Additional information on spring semester instruction (which is ongoing) and options for students during the 2020 summer term is available at the ABAC website at www.abac.edu. ###
March 30 2020

Prorated Refunds for Students

To: ABAC StudentsFrom: Paul Willis, Executive Vice President for Finance & AdministrationDate: March 30, 2020 Prorated refunds, prompted by a disruption in service as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, will begin to appear in individual student accounts on April 2, 2020 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. These prorated refunds will apply only to ABAC students who meet the criteria for refunds at ABAC instructional sites in Tifton, Moultrie, Bainbridge, Blakely, and Donalsonville. Prorated refunds for dining, student activities and the public safety fee will be included. Prorated refunds should be in all student accounts by the close of business on April 2, 2020. No refunds will be issued for class lab fees, tuition, or institutional fees in accordance with guidelines issued by the University System of Georgia. Prorated refunds will not include any refunds for housing at this time. The prorated housing refunds will be credited to ABAC student accounts within three weeks. Questions regarding the prorated refunds should be directed to studentaccounts@abac.edu.
March 26 2020

ABAC Begins Four Day Work Week April 6

TIFTON—Because of the changes brought about by coronavirus, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will begin a four-day work week beginning April 6 and continuing through July 24. ABAC Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Paul Willis said ABAC will be open from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The college will be completely closed on Friday. “With no students on campus during the remainder of the spring semester, this gives us a chance to be as energy efficient as possible,” Willis said. “Employees will be able to spend a three-day weekend with their families throughout this time frame.” Willis said ABAC will return to its regular hours on July 27. The fall semester begins on Aug. 12. Along with the other students in the 26 University System of Georgia institutions, ABAC students will begin taking all their classes online on March 30 to adhere to USG guidelines. All spring semester events have been cancelled including the spring commencement ceremony. ###
March 17 2020

ABAC Students Will Take Online Classes, All Events Cancelled Through May 7

TIFTON—Students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will finish the remainder of the spring semester by receiving all of their instruction online beginning March 30. All scheduled ABAC events including intercollegiate athletics have been cancelled through the end of the spring term on May 7, 2020 due to the need for social distancing because of COVID-19. A University System of Georgia media release on Monday said, “The University System of Georgia has decided that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions.  Residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students unable to return home or who cannot find housing elsewhere.” Lindsey Roberts, Director of Marketing and Communication at ABAC, said students, faculty, and staff should be prepared for other changes in their spring term schedule. “Students, faculty, and staff should monitor the ABAC website, and students should check their Stallion e-mail accounts for detailed information about their online classes,” Roberts said.  “This is a situation that changes constantly, and everyone should be prepared to adjust to these changes.” Dr. Alan Kramer, ABAC Athletics Director, said on Monday the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) cancelled all intercollegiate sports seasons for the remainder of the spring semester.  He said ABAC athletes who participated in the spring sports of softball, baseball, golf, and tennis will have an additional year of eligibility. Cancelled activities for the spring semester range from the 2020 Homecoming Celebration to the Gee Haw Whoa Back Rodeo to the Folk Life Festival at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture.  No timetable has been set as to when any of the events may be rescheduled.  Roberts said the ABAC commencement ceremonies in Tifton and Bainbridge on May 7 have been cancelled.  All other information regarding the spring semester will be posted on the ABAC web site at www.abac.edu. ###
February 20 2020

ABAC Alumnus Seeks Master’s Degree after Finishing Mentored Research

TIFTON—Miranda Wilkinson just loves being outdoors surrounded by the wildlife of Mother Nature. A native of Clearwater, Fla., Wilkinson found her niche at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she studied for her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management.  Like many other ABAC students, Wilkinson fell in love with her classmates, professors, and the curriculum. “At the beginning of my senior year, I began doing a mentored research project under Dr. William Moore and Dr. Vanessa Lane,” Wilkinson said. The research involved a countywide survey of Loggerhead Shrikes.  Shrikes are a bird species of concern for the state of Georgia due to decline in their population. Wilkinson found the locations at which the Shrikes occur within Tift County so that the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources or an ABAC student can continue to do research on the home range and habitat of the birds. Because of this research, Wilkinson was able to create a poster that she presented at the Georgia Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in 2018 and the National Collegiate Honors Conference in Boston in 2018.   “At one of the conferences, I ended up landing a job that I was able to start after I graduated from ABAC in December of 2018,” Wilkinson said. Right after graduation, she began to work for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as an assistant field technician under Todd Schneider.  In this role, she did research on Henslow’s sparrows for five months. Wilkinson was then afforded the opportunity to travel around the country for a summer to do research with the Smithsonian Institute. During this time, she did research on yellow-billed cuckoo birds. Due to a decline in population, Wilkinson’s job was to assist in catching and tagging the birds with a satellite transmitter. Shortly after that summer was over, Moore contacted Wilkinson about an opportunity at the Jones Center at Ichauway.  The Jones Center is a 30,000-acre pine preserve in southwest Georgia. This position was a two-year position working in the conservation and land management department as a technician. “While working there, the Foundation that runs the Jones Center was going to pay for the person to do a graduate degree at the University of Florida,” Wilkinson said.  “I immediately jumped on the opportunity and applied because I wanted to do my master’s degree and working at a place like Ichauway was a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Wilkinson began working at the Jones Center and pursuing a master’s degree in Conservation and Ecological Restoration at the University of Florida in January.   “During my time here, I get real world, hands on experience with everything imaginable,” Wilkinson said.  “Prescribed burning, tractor work, working with endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, mechanics, research, population surveys, trapping and more.” For more information on the Natural Resource Management degree at ABAC, interested persons can contact Dr. William Moore at wmoore@abac.edu  or call him at (229) 391-4805. ###
March 10 2020

 ABAC Creates New Department of Education and Wellness

TIFTON—Students who want to become teachers now have a home in the newly created Department of Education and Wellness in the School of Arts and Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Dr. Jerry Baker, ABAC Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, said the new department fits perfectly with the plan to have more students majoring in education at ABAC. “Our goal was to create a unit to give this group a home,” Baker said.  “We have moved them around a lot but now they have their own department and a lot more visibility.” Dr. Matthew Anderson, Dean of the ABAC School of Arts and Sciences, welcomes the new department which also includes the faculty members in the physical education area. “The dual focus of the Department of Education and Wellness on both the intellectual and physical growth of our students is a natural fit within the School of Arts and Sciences, as it is the School’s mission to provide a comprehensive education to all ABAC students," Anderson said.  “I very much look forward to working closely with the faculty of this new department to grow and strengthen these programs." Baker estimates that 130 to 150 students are enrolled at ABAC in the Early Childhood or Teacher Preparation programs.  These students complete their freshman and sophomore level courses on either the main campus in Tifton or the ABAC Bainbridge instructional site.  Junior and senior level classes in the major are offered at ABAC in Tifton from Georgia Southwestern State University.  Dr. Rachel Abbott, Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Southwestern, embraces the idea of the new department. “This new department at ABAC will create a better pathway for the education students to join the GSW at ABAC program and continue their studies there in Tifton,” Abbott said.  “The Georgia Southwestern College of Education is pleased to hear this news, and we look forward to working closely with the new Department of Education and Wellness at ABAC.” Students interested in further information about the program can contact ABAC Associate Professor Donna Campbell at dcampbell@abac.edu.                                                             ###