Three ISyE Graduates Selected for Gold & White Honors

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Three graduates of the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering are recipients of the 2010 Gold & White Honors, the most prestigious awards that the Alumni Association gives in recognition for outstanding contributions on campus, in communities, and to humanity.

The Alumni Association describes this year's winners as tireless volunteers, thoughtful philanthropists and business leaders, and passionate educators.

Richard Guthman Jr. (IE 56) and Willis Potts (IE 69) are recipients of the Dean Griffin Community Service Award, presented for positively impacting the quality of life of others while serving as a role model in the process.

Mr. Guthman is retired senior vice president of government and public institutions for First American Bank of Georgia. Mr. Potts, who is retired president and general manager of Temple Inland Corporation, chaired the Board of Regents' search committee that brought G. P. "Bud" Peterson to Georgia Tech.

Bird Blitch (IE 97), executive vice president and co-founder of BroadSource, is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award. This award is given to a high achiever under age 40 who has contributed to Georgia Tech, the community and the business world.

The Gold & White Honors' recipients will be recognized for their accomplishments and their generosity during a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony February 18, 2010, at the Atlanta History Center.


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