Humor, Vision, and The Distinguished Professor Award

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Gary Schuster is the recipient of Georgia Tech’s highest award given to a faculty member: the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award.

The award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service. Instituted in 1984 by the Class of 1934 in observance of its 50th reunion, the award is presented to a professor who has made significant, long-term contributions — contributions that have brought widespread recognition to the professor, to his or her school, and to the Institute.

“Being recognized with the Distinguished Professor Award is a great honor — as great an honor as any that I have received,” he said. “But, I think it’s necessary for me to acknowledge that my accomplishments are really the contributions of many others. I am eternally grateful to my colleagues at Georgia Tech, to my students, and to the institution itself for having provided me with the opportunity to be here, to learn here, and to be a part of Tech’s transformation.”



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