Tim Edmonds-King is assistant director of New Student and Transition Programs in Student Life at Georgia Tech.
Nathan Batey, an electrical engineering major, built a working synthesizer atop his cap, and used it to play Georgia Tech’s fight song.
When Halle Bryan set foot on campus in her first year, she didn't know a single person. After setting a goal to get involved outside of the classroom, Halle became one of the most recognizable faces at Georgia Tech.
Nahom is quite possibly the best distance runner in Georgia Tech history. Became the first Georgia Tech student-athlete since 1994 to be named an all-American in cross country … ran the fastest time in 23 years by a Yellow Jacket in the 2017 NCAA Championships and finished his career by leading every race he’d competed in over his final two years. He holds the record in every long-distance race the Yellow Jackets compete in. And to cap it all of, he's earning his master's degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Science with a goal of becoming a robotics engineer.
Darius came to Georgia Tech as a dean's scholar in the Scheller College of business. He knew he wanted to tap into his entrepreneurial spirit. After a childhood of getting haircuts from his dad, Darius decided to learn how to do it himself. He started offering haircuts to his classmates - but it was his professors from Georgia Tech's College of Business that helped him launch his own small business - and he used his haircutting profits to help buy a car while he completed his degree.
Sobia is from the small town of Montezuma, Georgia. Population 3,028. She was the only person from her class to come to Georgia Tech - and she worked to support herself while completing her degree. Now, she's the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Aerospace engineer Loren Isakson has flying in his blood, but he chose Georgia Tech without even knowing that there was a Yellow Jacket Flying Club. Now, he's serving his last semester as president of the organization.
Joel Jassu was born in Banda, Uganda, which evolved into one of the worst slums of the capital city of Kampala as Joel grew up. A chance encounter with an American architect visiting the country on a mission trip set him on a course to earning a master's degree in architecture at Georgia Tech.
Caroline Jones of Madison, Georgia, is Georgia Tech through and through. Her parents met as undergrads at Georgia Tech, and her sister graduated four years ahead of her. Caroline's younger brother is also a current Georgia Tech student. Not only did Caroline don the white and gold as a cheerleader for Georgia Tech, but she's also now a rocket scientist -- having earned her degree in aerospace engineering.
A member of the dual degree engineering program, Jordan Harvey-Morgan majored in math at Spelman College and is receiving her degree in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. After graduation, Jordan will be moving to Portland, Oregon to work as a software engineer for Nike.
It may have taken him five tries, but Spencer finally achieved his goal of being admitted to Georgia Tech. Now he's graduating with a 4.0 GPA in engineering.
After serving as an army reservist and coming back from the brink of some academic challenges, Maurice is earning his degree from Georgia Tech in Public Policy. He's already using the skills he learned in his classes advocating on behalf of homeless LGBT youth in the Atlanta area.
Heather describes it as a "tour jete" of sorts. She made the decision to pivot her career in professional dance to start working on her degree in analytics from Georgia Tech. Despite having no formal training in computer programming, she completed the program in two years and has already secured a full-job as a data analyst.
Quentin Holden, certified arborist and tree surgeon at Georgia Tech, talks about his work.