Leadership Georgia Tech Sets Innovative Approach

President Wayne Clough, keynote speaker at Leadership Georgia Tech, said it is important that engineers be leaders. He said the Institute strives to produce students and engineers who are leaders and who, in turn, will be a resource to the nation.

Georgia Tech Alumni Association Chairman William J. "Bill" Goodhew and Alumni President Joseph P. Irwin welcomed the 68 club officers representing 48 alumni clubs from around the country who attended the annual conference held Oct. 6 and 7. The event is a forum that promotes innovative strategies and techniques for building stronger organizations.

Awards were presented to alumni clubs that excelled in competitive activities, including scholarship participation and Roll Call support. Twenty clubs advanced through the Alumni Clubs' tier program: Arizona; California's Orange County and San Diego; Florida's Emerald Coast, Central Florida, Fort Myers/Naples, Miami and Palm Beaches; West Georgia, Athens, Augusta, LaGrange and Marietta, Ga.; Indianapolis; Motor City, Mich.; Twin Cities, Minn.; Gateway (St. Louis); Cincinnati; and Chattanooga and Memphis, Tenn.

Ramblin' Wreck Volunteer of the Year awards were presented to Troy W. Rice, IE 01, president of the Palm Beach, Fla., club, and Murray L. Schine, Text 68, LaGrange, Ga., club president.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.