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Stay updated on news and events, share memories, and connect with old friends by signing up for your class book and following the Georgia Tech Alumni Association on social media. Find ways to get involved and alumni event information at gtalumni.org. Fill out the questionnaire and let us know what you've been up to. 

But the best way to connect is in person—that’s why we hope to see you at the reunion!

Click here to view the schedule and register for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on October 26-28, 2023.

Progress Towards Our Goal

Hey Class of 1973, we’re counting on you! Your milestone reunion gifts help advance the mission of Georgia Tech and its impact—on people’s lives, on the way we work together to create innovative solutions, and on our world—for decades to come.

Our 50th Reunion class goal is to endow the Class of 1973 Restoring HOPE Scholarship at $1,000,000. This scholarship will support rising second year undergraduates (including co-op students) who have lost their HOPE or Zell Miller scholarship because their constructed HOPE GPA has fallen under the 3.0 threshold. Qualifying students will receive the scholarship for a maximum of two semesters, allowing them the opportunity to bring their GPAs back above the 3.0 threshold and recover HOPE or Zell Miller eligibility.

This is our year. This is our Tech. As a class, we can "restore hope" for first year students who will transform tomorrow with our support of this endowed scholarship. Have you made your gift or pledge?

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Dear Friends:

This fall we celebrated the 50th anniversary of "getting out" of Georgia Tech. Our swarm during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend was a blast.  Those who came to campus can attest that a lot has changed: The Institute is bigger and more beautiful than in 1973, and it is more focused on the students than ever before.

The Class of 1973 Reunion Planning Committee has come together to consider what we could do that would be meaningful for us as a class. Ultimately, we decided to set a goal of raising $1M for a Class of 1973 Restoring HOPE Scholarship Endowment. Our focus is on students who have trouble academically acclimating to Tech's curriculum in their first year and their GPAs fall just below a 3.0. Most of us can relate to courses like calculus challenging us to maintain our GPAs in order to keep our financial awards. Once endowed, this scholarship will be for a maximum of two semesters per student, allowing up to five students the opportunity to bring their GPAs back above the constructed HOPE Scholarship 3.0 threshold and recover their HOPE or Zell Miller eligibility. This class project makes an impact for Ma Tech in that it supports students' retention rates, meets their financial need, and avoids more student loan debt. For our 50th Reunion, our class has an incredible opportunity to make an impact by supporting this class project. For more information, or to join me with your support, click the "Make a Reunion Gift" button above or select "Pledge Your Support: in the dropdown menu.

The careers and lives we enjoy were enabled in large part by our Tech experience and education, and I am hoping you will see our class project as an opportunity to pay it forward to those coming behind us. Estate gifts and multi-year commitments will count toward our reunion goals.

If you were unable to join us in person, the class book is active. This year, get involved with our class swarm by creating a page in our exclusive online Reunion Class Book. The online class book allows us to start reconnecting and renewing friendships by sharing what we have been doing since graduation and browsing and tagging classmates we remember. WE would love to see pictures of you and your family as well as learn about your memorable GT experiences. Just click on the Class Book button above to start your page today.

Check back here for updates and class photos from the reunion events during Homecoming Weekend.  Go Jackets!

Brian Kinsey, BMGT 1973

 

COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

Brian C. Kinsey, BMGT - Marietta, GA

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Karl W. Barnes, BMGT - Atlanta, GA

David L. Brinson, EE - Lincolnton, GA

Charles M. Crawley, EE - Houston, TX

Roy R. Crawford, ME - Whitesburg, KY

Ken Entrekin, EE - Atlanta, GA

Barry E. Flink, BMGT - Brookhaven, GA (Wreck Radio)

Joe Fraser III, CE - Bluffton, SC

Michael Goldmeier, BC - Virginia Beach, VA

James E. Grant, EE - Clarksville, MD

Michael Goldmeier, BC - Virginia Beach, VA

Alan Henry, MSCI - Peachtree City, GA

Tom Hudson Jr., ME - Nashville, TN

Allan Quiat, ChE - Houston, TX

Calvin D. Johnson, MSCI - Stone Mountain, GA

Michael L. McNabb, IE – Smyrna, GA

Scott E. Parks, ME - Melbourne, FL

Tom Robertson, CE - Augusta, GA

Bob Schack, AE - Atlanta, GA

Gary Sowell, IE - Alpharetta, GA

Mark A. Zwecker, IE - Atlanta, GA

We’re counting on the Class of 1973 to show the rest of the hive how Jackets give back. Let’s see how far we can take the future of Georgia Tech! Click below to view the schedule and register for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

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50th Reunion Plans and Other Giving Opportunities

Learn more about all of our 50th reunion plans and giving opportunities today. Contact:

Stefanie Smith
Director of Development, Reunion Giving
470.219.3401
stefanie.smith@dev.gatech.edu