Posted March 20, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Shirley Tomes (404-894-0591)
Ms. Kristin Herrel, one of our undergraduate majors, has learned that she is GT's University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar for 2012.
Only one student is selected from each of the 35 USG institutions each year, so this is really an outstanding recognition for Kristin to receive. I should note that Kristin is in pretty good company just within our School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, which has 4 majors and 1 dual major scheduled to graduate this spring who currently carry 4.0 GPAs.
A Georgia Senate Resolution for Kristin Herrel on Academic Recognition Day for 2012:
Senate Resolution 919
By: Senators Carter of the 1st and Fort of the 39th
Commending University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar Kristin Theresa Herrel of Georgia Institute of Technology on Academic Recognition Day for 2012; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, Georgia's educational system is dedicated to the goal of providing a quality education to all and fostering the realization of each person's fullest potential; and
WHEREAS, the 35 institutions of the University System of Georgia are valuable resources for the people of this state, enhancing the intellectual, economic, social, civic, and cultural well-being of the communities in which they are located and the entire state; and
WHEREAS, Academic Recognition Day was begun in 1987 as a celebration of individual academic achievement and recognition of those students who exemplify that which is best about the University System of Georgia and its institutions: inspired and dedicated teaching and excellence in learning; and
WHEREAS, Kristin Theresa Herrel, a scholar from Georgia Institute of Technology, represents excellence in academic achievement and personal development.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar Kristin Theresa Herrel is commended for superb achievements in education and for being selected as a representative of Georgia Institute of Technology on the occasion of Academic Recognition Day for 2012.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to transmit appropriate copies of this resolution to Honorable Hank M. Huckaby, Chancellor, University System of Georgia; Benjamin J. Tarbutton III, Chairman, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia; and Kristin Theresa Herrel.
A very hearty congratulations to Kristin!