TIFTON, Ga. — When graduates of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College walk off the stage after the spring commencement ceremony on May 9, they will spread across the United States to take the next steps in their career paths.
For some of those graduates from ABAC’s School of Arts and Sciences, the road to the future involves medical school, law school, and vet school as well as graduate programs in a variety of curriculums.
“Our faculty are committed to helping our students while they’re enrolled at ABAC and beyond,” said Jordan Cofer, interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “Whether it’s helping them get into graduate school or job placement, we do a great job preparing our graduates for life after ABAC.”
Pedro Escobar from Tifton and Kyle Posey from Irwinville, graduates of the ABAC biology program, have been accepted into the School of Medicine at Mercer University where Escobar will receive the Nathan Deal scholarship which covers his tuition.
Shelby McCoy from Moultrie, Julia Patterson from Sylvester, and Christian Edwards from Moultrie were accepted into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s new South Georgia campus in Moultrie.
Michelle Moncrief from Donalsonville will attend St. George’s University Veterinary Medicine program, while Morgan Russ from DeLand, Fla., will enroll at the Ross University Veterinary School. Megan Shannon from Dublin has been accepted into Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
ABAC History and Government graduate Hannah Robinson from Statesboro will attend Michigan State University Law School in the fall, where she will receive a scholarship which covers most of her tuition. Jeremy McCoy from Lawrenceville will attend Colorado State University to pursue a graduate degree in Environmental Public Policy, and Karmen Tovar from Lenox received a full scholarship to the University of Florida, where she will enter the Master’s in Higher Education program.
Among ABAC’s Rural Community Development graduates entering graduate school is Amanda Mohammed from Snellville who was admitted into Emory University’s Master’s in Public Health program, one of the top public health programs in the nation. Allison Brock from Chula will attend UNC-Greensboro for a graduate degree in sociology.
Mary Eliza Tait from Brunswick will enroll at the University of the Southwest seeking a Master of Education degree in School Counseling. Nicholas Rosatti from Hahira will attend Valdosta State University for a Master’s degree in Leadership. He will also serve as a graduate assistant for the tennis team.
Shelby Evans from Fitzgerald, a Writing and Communication graduate, will pursue a Master’s in Fine Arts degree in art at Florida State University beginning this fall.