Sep. 14—TIFTON — Students from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recently gathered in the Alumni House on campus to write thank-you notes to scholarship donors.
ABAC Alumni Director Lynda Fisher said 200 students wrote personal notes to say how much they appreciated the donors' support of their education.
"This event is a special opportunity to connect those who support our scholarships with the students who receive them," Jodie Snow, COO of the ABAC Foundation, said. "It shows the students that someone else chooses to invest in their education, and it shows the donors that they are making a real difference in the lives of ABAC students."
The day of appreciation has become an important day for the ABAC community and students to leave the event with cookies and a deeper connection to the institution.
Nearly $700,000 in scholarships were awarded to more than 500 students through the ABAC Foundation this year, and officials say those who couldn't make it to Milk and Cookies Day will write thank-you notes in the coming weeks.