Georgia Tech Alumni Association Announces the 2014 Gold & White Honors Gala Award Recipients

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The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has announced the recipients to be honored at the second annual Gold & White Honors Gala on Feb. 13 at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead. Seven members of the Georgia Tech community will be honored with four awards that express the Alumni Association’s appreciation for their service to the Institute, contributions in the community at large and for the inspiration they provide for the alumni leaders of tomorrow.

The Joseph Mayo Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award is the highest award conferred by the Alumni Association, honoring alumni who have provided outstanding support of the Institute and Alumni Association throughout a lifetime, and who have provided leadership in their chosen professions and local communities. Honorees are Charles D. Moseley (IE 65), Deborah A. Nash (IE 78), and Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. (IM 69).

The Dean Griffin Community Service Award recognizes alumni who have performed exemplary community service in the following ways: Service in a long-term volunteer capacity, impact on the quality of life of others, leadership and creativity in dealing with societal problems, and ability to serve as a source of inspiration for others. This year’s honoree is Thomas M. Holder (IM 79).

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award honors alumni younger than 40 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to Georgia Tech and the Alumni Association, the general welfare of their community, and their profession. This year’s honoree is David A. Bottoms (MGT 01).

The Honorary Alumnus Award honors any non–alum who has devoted him/herself to the greater good of Georgia Tech. This year’s honorees are longtime supporter of Georgia Tech, Brenda E. Nease, and renowned bioengineering professor, Robert M. Nerem, PhD.

The Gold & White Honors Gala is an extraordinary event honoring Georgia Tech’s most distinguished alumni. All proceeds support Alumni Association student programs, which inspire Tech students to become the next generation of alumni leaders. Last year, the Alumni Association raised $293,000 for its student programs at the re-engineered Honors Gala. This year, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, a silent auction featuring unique items and experiences, an elegant dinner and a chance to mingle with some of Tech’s most accomplished alumni.

Everyone in the Georgia Tech community is invited to attend the 2014 Gold & White Honors Gala. Information on the event is available online. Those interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring the Gala may contact Melanie King.

About The Georgia Tech Alumni Association
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association (GTAA), chartered in 1908, is an exclusive network of more than 136,000 alumni worldwide tied together by their experience at Georgia Tech. Through the GTAA, Tech alumni get immediate access to the extensive, global alumni network. That includes programs and services designed to enrich both careers and lives. The GTAA is a self-funded, participation-driven organization governed by a board of alumni volunteers. Since 1947, the GTAA’s Roll Call program has raised money to financially support Tech’s academic mission, a tradition that has transformed the Institute into the place it is today. Learn more about the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.

About The Coca-Cola Company
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About Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) is the leading Western European marketer, producer, and distributor of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and one of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers. CCE is the sole licensed bottler for products of The Coca-Cola Company in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. They operate with a local focus and have 17 manufacturing sites across Europe, where they manufacture nearly 90 percent of their products in the markets in which they are consumed. Corporate responsibility and sustainability is core to our business, and they have been recognized by leading organizations in North America and Europe for their progress in water use reduction, carbon footprint reduction, and recycling initiatives. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Enterprises and follow them on Twitter.

For more information, contact Kara Petracek, Vice President of Events & Campus Relations, at (404) 894-9272.


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