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Tech President visits Albany

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A gathering of Yellow Jackets was all the buzz in Albany Friday.  More than a hundred people turned out at Doublegate Country club Friday afternoon to meet with Georgia Tech President Dr. Bud Peterson.

He shared his vision for the school and listened to concerns from alumni and supporters of the University about its role in the state.  Corey Boone is from Albany.  He's currently the student body president and a 4th year student at Georgia Tech.  He said, "I think it's important for Dr. Peterson to meet some of the people who work in those different areas, talk with our alums and just share his vision with Georgia Tech."

Dr. Peterson said, "We have a mission that includes economic development, to get out and talk to people about how Georgia Tech is impacting their community and also to listen to the things they have to say about how we could do a better job."

This is the second annual summer state tour for Dr. Peterson and his wife.  Other stops include Perry and Vidalia.


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