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Dean’s Welcome

It is my distinct honor to welcome you to the Stafford School of Business at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC), where we believe education is a journey that requires a commitment to new skills and attitudes.

The Stafford School of Business is committed to shaping life-long learning-leaders who can discover innovative and ethical solutions to emerging and changing business conditions. Building on ABAC’s core competency, our unique educational model that integrates academics with authentic experiential learning opportunities is well suited to meet the evolving needs of today’s business student and the global marketplace. We get the job done!

In today’s high-stakes marketplace, employers want job candidates with proven performance, and skills that lead to job effectiveness—like communication, team work and problem-solving. Organizations want leaders who are creative and know how to act on ideas and analysis. In response to these marketplace and industry needs, the Stafford School of Business is made up of faculty who are thought-leaders in their academic fields. They prepare you for success academically, personally, and professionally.

As a learning community, we the students, faculty and staff nurture service and personal integrity as we proactively address the tough business issues of our day. We’ll match your drive to succeed with skills that will set you apart from the competition. Make the Stafford School of Business your new home and explore for yourself what the impact of personal attention and superior business education can mean for your career. Of course we welcome your feedback, join us in shaping the business school of the future.

Renata Elad, Ph.D.
Dean, Stafford School of Business

Penley Painting

A Steve Penley original painting unveiled

Prints available

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Learning Outside the Classroom

Students from the Stafford School of Business visited the Port of Savannah where they learned about seaport logistics. A presentation was given by the Senior Director of Strategic Operations and Safety, where he discussed many topics regarding the port.

DeNean Stafford III Family Scholarship

John Hall, a freshman from Moultrie, is the first recipient of the brand new DeNean Stafford, III Family Scholarship from the Stafford School of Business at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Stafford Scholarship

Stafford School of Business

The Stafford School of Business is named after Mr. DeNean Stafford, Jr., a very successful businessman and community leader in Tifton.  Mr. Stafford passed away in 2001 at the age of 86. He left a legacy of love and support behind and in 2012, ABAC recognized his lifelong contributions and honored his family by naming the business school the Stafford School of Business.

About Stafford