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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.)
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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.)
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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 sqgpj.comcation 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.
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School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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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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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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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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March 3 2020

Vermeer Loans Dual Wheel Drive Hay Wrapper to ABAC Farm

TIFTON—Students using the forage equipment at the J.G. Woodroof Farm at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be utilizing one of the top pieces of equipment on the market thanks to the loan of a BW 5500 13 HP dual wheel drive hay wrapper from Vermeer. The piece of equipment has a remote steering engine start and stop. “Vermeer has been a long-time corporate partner with the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources (SANR) at ABAC,” Dr. Mark Kistler, SANR Dean, said. “We are very proud of this partnership for the forage equipment we are able to use on the farm and in our classes with our students.” ABAC students who participate in the Cattle Industry Tour during spring break have been able to visit the Vermeer headquarters in Pella, Iowa. "Vermeer is proud to partner with ABAC,” Bryan Setzer, regional manager of Vermeer, said. “Hosting ABAC students at our headquarters and having Vermeer equipment on the ABAC Farm is a great way for our corporation to invest in ABAC's efforts to educate the next generation of leaders in agriculture."             Dr. Mary Ellen Hicks, Professor of Animal Science, will take students on the Cattle Industry Tour this year on March 14-20 and a trip to Vermeer is on the schedule.             “During past visits, our students were able to talk with everyone from the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Mark Core to workers on the lines involved with building the forage equipment as well as marketing specialists for specific pieces of forage equipment,” Hicks said.             Hicks said that visiting a company such as Vermeer gives ABAC students the opportunity to see all aspects of the forage equipment industry from development to marketing. ###
February 25 2020

ABAC Bainbridge Professor Receives Award for New Book

BAINBRIDGE--A new book by Dr. David J. Nelson, a professor of history at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Bainbridge, has been selected by The Florida Historical Society to receive the Rembert Patrick Award. “How the New Deal Built Florida Tourism: The Civilian Conservation Corps and State Parks” is the first full book Nelson has written. He has written chapters for other books as well as several academic articles. “I am very humbled by this award,” Nelson said.  “For those of us in Florida history, it’s a big deal.” The Patrick Award is named in honor of Rembert W. Patrick, history professor and author of the book, “A History of Florida.”  The honor also includes a financial award.  The entries are judged by a panel based on factors such as quality of scholarship, factual accuracy, clarity of expression, and overall contribution to knowledge of Florida history. The book focuses on the development of Florida’s state parks by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was part of the New Deal that ultimately led to modern tourism.  But Nelson was also looking at the development of modern Florida and the greater South. “In many ways,” Nelson explained, “I was trying to understand the South today.” Nelson is currently working on his second book which focuses on moral panics and social anxieties in 1970s era Florida. ###
February 27 2020

Twenty Coeds Compete for Ms. ABAC Title March 12

TIFTON— Twenty contestants will compete in the 51st annual Ms. ABAC contest on March 12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year’s pageant is “Vision.”  The winner will receive a $500 academic scholarship.  The event begins at 7 p.m. in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium. Admission is $10. Because of limited seating, advance ticket purchase is advised. Tickets can be purchased from any Ag Business Club officer, in the Donaldson Dining Hall the week of the event, or by calling Dr. Audrey Luke-Morgan, the Agribusiness Club advisor, at (229) 391-4807. Contestants will compete in casual and evening wear. They will also be judged on a written essay and an interview with the judges. Students competing in this year's pageant include Bridget Dixon, an agricultural communication major from Kite, sponsored by Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) Club; Katibeth Mims, an agricultural communication major from Donalsonville, sponsored by the ACT Club; Savannah Padgett, an agricultural education major from Climax, sponsored by friends and family; Abigail Zerwig, an agricultural education major from Metter, sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Sorority; and Lindsay Shurley, an agribusiness major from Groveland, Fla., sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Sorority. Other participants include Jordan Mathews, an education major from Pearson, sponsored by family and friends; Jaylee Bass, a writing and communication major from Adel, sponsored by the ABAC Ambassadors; Raegan Clack, a nursing major from Leesburg, sponsored by the Horticulture Club; Cheyenne Reese, a nursing major from Jesup, sponsored by friends and family; and Grace Hall, an agribusiness and communication major from Tifton, sponsored by the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.             Other contestants include Riley Hester, a turf and ornamental major from Watkinsville, sponsored by the Horticulture Club; MaryGrace McCoy, a history major from Moultrie, sponsored by the Law Club of ABAC; Kendal Prescott, an agricultural education major from Lake Placid, Fla., sponsored by Collegiate FFA; and Charley Lollis, an agricultural communication major from Perry, sponsored by the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.             Other participants include Savannah Estall, an agriculture major from Lilburn, sponsored by the ABAC Beekeepers Association; Natalie Meeks, a rural community and development major from Mershon, sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority; Hannah Courson, a biology major from Baxley, sponsored by the Baptist Collegiate Ministries; Carly Horne, a biology major from Norman Park, sponsored by the Agronomy Club; Sara Faulk, a nursing major from Cochran, sponsored by the ABAC Young Farmer and Ranchers; and Emily Groat, an agricultural communication major from Ruskin, Fla., sponsored by the ABAC Republicans. Mike Chason, Director of Public Relations Emeritus, will serve as master of ceremonies. All proceeds from the Ms. ABAC pageant will benefit the Peanut Butter and Jesus ministry of Tifton and the Ag Business Club. ###
February 3 2020

Tickets Available for ABAC Beast Feast on March 7

TIFTON—Load your plate with entrees ranging from bobcat to alligator on March 7 at the seventh annual Beast Feast sponsored by the Wildlife Society at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Scheduled for 6 p.m. in Gressette Gymnasium, the annual wild game supper allows patrons to get a taste of venison, wild hog, duck, geese, alligator, bobcat, fish, and more.  Tickets are $15 per person and are now available from Dr. William Moore at wmoore@sqgpj.com and Dr. Jason Scott at jscott@sqgpj.com. “This event sells out just about every year so I encourage everyone to go ahead and get their tickets,” Moore, Head of the ABAC Department of Forest Resources, said.  “We’re moving to Gressette Gym this year so the change in venue should make this event bigger and better than ever before.” Moore said that attendees at the supper can purchase tickets to be eligible for prizes ranging from a gun to framed prints, and more.   Everyone at the event will be in the drawing for free door prizes to be given away at various times during the evening. For more information, interested persons can contact Moore at (229) 391-4805 or Scott at (229) 391-4804. ###
February 11 2020

ABAC Arts Series Launches Dallas Brass on March 5

TIFTON––A unique blend of traditional brass instruments and percussion will be on display at the historic Tift Theatre in downtown Tifton on March 5at 7 p.m. when the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series features the Dallas Brass. Since its founding in 1983, the Dallas Brass has performed an array of classical, Dixieland, and swing type music.   The group has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and across Europe. During this performance, members of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Concert Band and Tift County High School Band will be featured in the grand finale.  In almost all its public performances, the Dallas Brass includes students. Over the years the musicians have performed with over 250,000 students. Limited tickets for the performance will be available at a cost of $25 for adults and $10 for students.  Interested persons can purchase tickets at www.purplepass.com/abac  or call (229) 391-4895.  The performance is supported in part by Southwell. The final event in the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series features jazz vocalist Myrna Clayton with the ABAC Jazz Ensemble on April 16 in Howard Auditorium on the ABAC campus. The ABAC performing arts series is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.  The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This project is supported in part by an award from the NEA. The ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series sponsor is Wonders of Wood.  Southwell is the premium event sponsor.  Event sponsors include Dr. Joseph J. Day, Ponder’s, Hilton Garden Inn of Tifton, and Julie Hunt.  Preferred sponsors are McDonald’s/Tifton Housing Authority, Prince Automotive Group, Rotary Club of Tifton, and South Georgia Banking Company. Community partners are Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals, Chicago Pizza and Pasta, and The Floor Shoppe at Glynn Hendricks Interiors. ###
March 4 2020

ABAC Athletics Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees

TIFTON—Eight individuals and one team will be honored with their induction into the Class of 2020 of the Athletics Hall of Fame on April 3 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC Athletics Director Alan Kramer said the 2020 class includes the 2002 women’s state championship basketball team, tennis player German Dalmagro, three-sport letterman Clayt Hurst, softball player Lee Davis Watson, soccer standout Nikita Morris, tennis player, coach, and contributor Margaret Treadway, contributor and volunteer assistant softball coach James Winfred “Vic” Vickers, contributor and volunteer assistant softball coach Jimmy Spurlin, and Director of Public Relations Emeritus Michael D. Chason. “This is our largest group of inductees, and they cover a lot of ground,” Kramer said “From all the way back to the ABAC football team to the soccer field and even the broadcast booth, we’ve got it covered this year.  It’s going to be a fun night.” Tickets to the 6 p.m. dinner on April 3 in ABAC’s Gressette Gym are $40 per person.  Tickets can be purchased from the ABAC Athletics Office at (229) 391-4930. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 27.  There will be no tickets sold at the event. The Golden Fillies of Coach Julie Conner peaked at the right time when they won only the second women’s basketball state title in the history of ABAC on March 2, 2002.  In the state tournament, ABAC defeated Georgia Perimeter 61-59 and Middle Georgia 48-44 before knocking off host team Atlanta Metro 76-72 in overtime in the championship game.  Team members included Melissa Gail, Chelsie Miller, Amanda Marshall, Mary Lee Henderson Clark, Shanekia Felton, Bronwyn Smyre Glover, Jasmin Lee Felton, Nikki Inge Greenwood, Latoya Office, Jeanine Dorminey Webster, and Freda Cherry Long. Dalmagro was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America team in both singles and doubles when he played for Coach Alan Kramer’s Golden Stallions’ tennis team in 2002 and 2003.  He was the national champion in #2 singles in 2002 and national runner-up in #2 singles in 2003.  Dalmagro was also named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Player of the Year in 2003.  The Stallions won the state championship in both 2002 and 2003 and finished second in the NJCAA national tournament both years. Hurst was an Omega High School graduate who was a three-sport letterman at ABAC when he played basketball, football, and baseball for the Golden Stallions between 1934 and 1936.  He played center on the 1936 ABAC basketball team which was the runner-up in the first Georgia Junior College state tournament in Milledgeville.  Named ABAC’s Best Athlete in the 1936 yearbook, Hurst played on the ABAC football team in 1934 and 1935 and the ABAC baseball team in 1935.  He passed away in 1986. Watson was a two-time NJCAA All-America selection for the Golden Fillies’ softball team of Coach Ellen Vickers in 1993 and 1994.  The Tift County High School alumnus hit .535 in her leadoff spot and scored 78 runs for the 1993 team which finished 49-12.  The Golden Fillies wound up second in the state tournament despite a .448 state tournament batting average by Watson which earned her a spot on the 1993 All-Tournament Team.  In 1994, Watson batted a team high .519 in the regular season when the Fillies amassed an incredible 52-2 record including a 24-0 conference mark.   Morris gained NJCAA All-America honors during her freshman season with Coach Jimmy Ballenger’s ABAC soccer team in 2012 when she scored 34 goals, had seven assists, and racked up 75 points for a team which made it to the semifinals of the state tournament.  She scored all four goals in an ABAC win over Wesleyan and followed that up by scoring five of the seven ABAC goals against Oxford Emory.  Sidelined with an injury for most of her sophomore season in 2013, Morris still contributed four goals in nine starts Treadway was an NJCAA All-America selection when she played #5 singles and #3 doubles for Kramer’s Golden Fillies’ tennis team in 1995.  ABAC won the state championship and finished sixth in the 1995 national tournament.  Treadway generously volunteered her time as a volunteer assistant tennis coach from 1996-2000 and served as head coach of the Fillies in 2000-01.    ABAC won the state title under Treadway’s leadership, and the team finished fifth in the NJCAA national tournament.  She has assisted the ABAC tennis teams on a regular basis every year since that time. Vickers was the husband of ABAC Coach Ellen Vickers and gave freely of his time to assist the softball program as a volunteer assistant coach from 1988 through 1994.  The Golden Fillies won the state championship in six of those seven years and captured a national title in 1991.  In 1994, the team rolled to a school record 58-4 record.  Mr. Vickers was a longtime employee of the Department of Transportation.  He passed away in 2016. Spurlin was a Tifton High School graduate who played baseball for ABAC when he attended the college from 1952-54.  He gave freely of his time as a volunteer assistant coach for the ABAC women’s softball team from 1988-94.  Always involved with youth sports, Spurlin was named to the American Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1992.  He was a former chair of the Tift County Commission and served from 1976-92 as vice chair of the Tifton City Commission.  Spurlin passed away in 2006. Chason was named the Director of Public Relations at ABAC in 1979.  As a former sports editor of the Valdosta Daily Times, he loved sports and involved himself in the ABAC basketball program by broadcasting the Golden Stallions and Golden Fillies’ games on the radio from 1979 to 2008.  In 2008 as a part of ABAC’s 100th birthday celebration, Chason originated the idea for the ABAC Athletics Hall of Fame.  He retired in 2011 but returned to the college on a part time basis as a consultant in his role as Director of Public Relations Emeritus. The Athletics Hall of Fame dinner is a part of the 2020 ABAC Homecoming celebration.  For more information on Homecoming, interested persons can visit the ABAC web site at sqgpj.com/homecoming.   ###