Posted July 20, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
Annual Visit across Georgia Covers 1,000 Miles
Georgia Institute of Technology President G. P. "Bud" Peterson recently completed his annual summer tour of the state.
Peterson and first lady, Val, traveled the state from north to south during the week of July 12 -- 16 covering 1,000 miles and making approximately 25 stops including Big Canoe, Young Harris, Lake Burton, Athens, Watkinsville, Greensboro, Perry, Warner Robins, Fort Valley, Lyons, Arlington and Albany. The annual tour gave the Petersons the opportunity to interact with Georgia Tech Alumni Association groups, supporters, local leaders and media as well as Georgia Tech staff, students and parents located throughout Georgia. Peterson also shared campus updates and information on Georgia Tech's strategic plan during his stops.
This is the second annual state tour for the Petersons. As a new residents of Georgia, the Petersons initiated the tour last year to get a firsthand view of the state and as an opportunity to listen to the Institute's various stakeholders. Stops for the 2009 tour included Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Brunswick and Augusta.