10 Years of Touring

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Ten years ago, President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and first lady Val Peterson set off on their first tour around the state to meet with alumni, stakeholders, and friends of Georgia Tech.

This year, they’ll return to some of the places they visited that first year, as well as several others around the state.

The 2018 tour begins Monday, June 18, continuing through June 21 with stops in Hawkinsville, Fort Valley, Macon, Milledgeville, Sandersville, Augusta, Elberton, Athens, Carnesville, Toccoa, and Gainesville.

Since 2009, the summer tours have covered nearly 7,500 miles and almost all of Georgia’s 159 counties, with around 250 events and meetings in more than 100 cities. The map above shows where the president and first lady have been the past 10 years.

This year’s tour traverses nearly 650 miles and 27 counties, with 30 total events. See details for the tour's public events.


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  • Created By:Kristen Bailey
  • Created:06/11/2018
  • Modified By:Michael Hagearty
  • Modified:06/18/2018