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Turks Create Endowment for ABAC

Turk EndowmentTIFTON— George and Betty Turk recently established an endowment at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to fund enrichment opportunities for students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

George Turk (’52) has served on the Ag. Alumni Council for many years and was instrumental in founding the annual Ag Classic golf tournament which generates funds to provide scholarships for students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

“George Turk is a role model to many, inspiring us to serve ABAC as he does.  His enthusiasm, energy and commitment are unmatched,” said Dr. Tim Marshall, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “He cares infinitely for our youth, and dearly loves this institution.  He and Mrs. Betty are paying forward to those who will attend ABAC in the future as they have always taught their family and friends to do.”

Three generations of the Turk family have attended ABAC including George Turk, their son Charles and more recently, their granddaughters, Charlie and Faith.   George Turk is retired from Gold Kist. He and Betty Turk have been married for 57 years and reside in Commerce, Ga.

“Gifts such as the Turk endowment will provide life changing opportunities for ABAC students for many years into the future.  We are thankful for their leadership gift,” said Paul Willis, Vice President for External Affairs and Chief of Staff.