The Month in Photos: January 2024
MLK Day of Service, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Receives Honorary Degree, and Basketball
On Jan. 10, the Veterans Resource Center, within Arts, Belonging, and Community, hosted the Veterans Walk of Honor ceremony that included guest speakers, a performance from University of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Rifle Team, and concluded with the unveiling of the Veterans Walk of Honor display. The installation, located in front of the Veterans Resource Center, highlights the dedication of veterans who have served in the Armed Forces and acknowledges Georgia Tech’s military history. View more photos of the event. Photo taken by Scott Sergent.
Jan. 11–14, Georgia Tech hosted Focus, a four-day immersive program to recruit the nation’s top diverse talent to pursue graduate studies and careers in academia. This year’s event included the largest cohort of Focus Fellows in recent history, with 30 fellows, as well as 170 Focus Scholars from 83 colleges and universities. Photo taken Jan. 12, courtesy of Kemi Griffin Photography.
The MLK Day of Service brought together volunteers to participate in a variety of community service projects with Oakland Cemetery, Kirkwood Urban Forest Preserve, Trees Atlanta, and Georgia Tech’s Students' Temporary Assistance and Resources (STAR) program. Pictured are members of a 70-person group of volunteers from the College of Engineering clearing limbs and brush at Oakland Cemetery. Photo taken Jan. 15, courtesy of Civic Engagement and the Center for Student Engagement.
The annual MLK Lecture featured Maya Wiley, lawyer, professor, and civil rights activist. Wiley shared her thoughts about ways to achieve the ideals espoused by Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the Beloved Community. Photo taken Jan. 17 by Joya Chapman.
The Georgia Tech Library and Interdisciplinary Media Arts Center presented Media Arts Day on Jan. 18 in various locations throughout the Library. The event celebrated new ways of learning and creating knowledge at the intersection of arts and technology. The day included a panel discussion on art and technology in the classroom and a faculty mixer. Photo taken by Micah Tobler.
The Staff Council held a kickoff event to mark its 10th anniversary and to celebrate “A Decade of Excellence.” Pictured are members of the Staff Council including Staff Council Chair William C. Jimerson (back row, center). Photo taken Jan. 24 by Joya Chapman.
Georgia Tech presented an honorary Ph.D. to Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella in recognition of his transformative leadership. Pictured are President Ángel Cabrera, Nadella, and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven W. McLaughlin. Photo taken Jan. 25 by Rob Felt.
Photography: Allison Carter, Joya Chapman, and Rob Felt
Writing/Editing: Victor Rogers, Stacy Braukman