Posted February 1, 2006 Atlanta
Contact John Dunn
The roster of Georgia Tech alumni and supporters who will be saluted during the Gold & White Honors celebration March 16 includes researchers, philanthropists and business leaders.
The Joseph Mayo Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Charlie Brown, BC 62, a leader in commercial development in metro Atlanta; Ben Dyer, IE 70, co-founder of Peachtree Software and a general partner of Cordova Intellimedia Ventures; Glen Robinson, Phys 48, MS Phys 50, a researcher who chipped in $100 to form Scientific-Atlanta and became its CEO; and Al West, AE 64, who transformed a computer game into a $600 million-a-year business.
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association for a lifetime of leadership, achievement and service to Georgia Tech and the community.
The Dean Griffin Community Service Award will be presented to Bill Todd, IM 71, president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, the first president of the Georgia Research Alliance and the Alumni Association's vice chairman of Roll Call.
Christopher Klaus, Cls 96, will be named the Outstanding Young Alumnus. The founder and chief technology officer of Internet Security Systems gave Georgia Tech one of the largest gifts in its history - $15 million for the construction of the Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building.
The designation of honorary alumnus will be presented to Jean Duke, wife of Paul A. Duke Sr., ME 45, IE 46; Aaron King, team dentist for the Georgia Tech athletics program for 40 years; and Bob Thompson, the Institute's vice president for administration and finance.
The Alumni Association will stage the Gold & White Honors gala at the Atlanta History Center.