ABAC at Bainbridge has professional Academic Counselors that are prepared to help students visualize their pathway to success and progress toward ultimate educational goals.

Please contact an Academic Counselor to make an appointment:


Rich Messersmith

Rich has served at the Bainbridge site in many different capacities for 11 years.  He is also the Transfer Specialist and advises students with the following programs:

Associate of Arts
Pathways to careers include:

  • Business Administration
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • General Studies
  • Nursing (transfer to BSN)
  • Speech

Associate of Applied Science

  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Electronics


  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Electronics

Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC)

  • Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)
  • Legal Office Assistant


Mary Guibor

Mary has served at the Bainbridge site for three years as an Academic Counselor. Mary is also the Career Services Specialist and advises for the following programs:

Associate of Science

  • Nursing (ADN)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


  • EMS Professions
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Practical Nursing

Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC)

  • Nurse Aid
  • Patient Care Assistant



Katie Spooner

Katie has been an Academic Counselor for two years after previously working in Admissions. She is also the Disability Services Specialist and advises students with the following programs:

Associate of Arts
Pathways to careers include:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Biological Sciences
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education-Middle Grades
  • Education-Secondary
  • Health & Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Sciences

Associate of Applied Science

  • Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice Technology


  • Information Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice Technology

Technical Certificates of Credit

  • Shampoo Technician



HADDOCK, LoriLori Haddock

Lori has been a fixture at the Early County Center located in Blakely for five years. She has experience in all facets of Student Services. She advises all Early County site students regardless of program.


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