Greetings from the Parents Advisory Board
On behalf of the 40 parents serving on the Georgia Tech Parent’s Advisory Board, my wife and I are honored to welcome you to the Georgia Tech family! Like you, we are Georgia Tech parents. Our son, Ryan, is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, so we have been in your position not too long ago and can easily relate to both the excitement and anxiety that you may be feeling at this point. Be assured however, that it all comes together, for as much as Georgia Tech is known as a world class academic institution, it also provides an equivalent campus life experience for your student.
It is our honor to serve as co-chairs of the Parent’s Advisory Board for the 2013-2014 academic year. As such, we work closely with the staff of the Parents Program and Division of Student Affairs to provide you with information and engagement opportunities so that you may be involved at Georgia Tech in your own right and learn about programs and services that will help your student take advantage of all that Georgia Tech has to offer. Being involved with the Parents Program gives you the opportunity to act as a Georgia Tech ambassador, spreading the word about the amazing experiences that the Institute provides our students. We strongly encourage you to read the ParentNews emails and actively engage in the variety of volunteer opportunities available.
In addition to serving as a volunteer and an ambassador, we can support our student’s experience at Georgia Tech through the annual Parents Fund for Student Life & Leadership. This fund supports student traditions and programs, providing resources to ensure Georgia Tech students have opportunities for leadership and community service as well as enriching their classroom experience. During this past academic year, parents made gifts which ranged from $25 to $25,000. All gifts, regardless of size, are sincerely appreciated and will have a direct impact on campus life activities available to our students. You can make your gift online now at www.parents.gatech.edu.
In closing we wish you and your student a most wonderful and successful first year at Tech. Our best advice is to get involved – be a part of the Georgia Tech community.
Scott and Suzanne Doll