Georgia Tech (Campus History Series)

Georgia Tech (Campus History Series)

by Matthew Hild, David L. Morton


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From humble beginnings as a small technological institute that opened in 1888, Georgia Tech has become one of the nation's top-10-ranked public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings, and is renowned throughout the world for its excellence in technological education and research. Famous Georgia Institute of Technology alumni include Jimmy Carter, G. Wayne Clough, Jeff Foxworthy, Sam Nunn, Randolph Scott, and Leonard Wood, along with many famous athletes. Georgia Tech has won four national college football championships, the first in 1917 under the legendary coach John Heisman. Today, Georgia Tech has a student body of more than 29,000 at the undergraduate and graduate levels and more than 155,000 living alumni. The institute has an annual economic impact of about $3 billion upon Georgia's economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467129602
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Series: Campus History
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,150,359
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Matthew Hild and David L. Morton each earned a doctorate in the history of technology at Georgia Tech. Dr. Hild teaches history at Georgia Tech and the University of West Georgia. Dr. Morton is the director of communications and technology at the Associated Colleges of the South in Atlanta. In this book, they draw upon resources from the Georgia Tech Archives and other campus agencies to tell the story of Georgia Tech in words and photographs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Campus 11

2 Tech People 33

3 Sports 49

4 Student Life 77

5 Campus Organizations 107

Bibliography 127

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