Our fourth and final day of this year's Georgia Tour included stops in East Cobb County, downtown Atlanta, and Douglasville.
On Day Three of this year's Georgia Tour, we visited with friends, alumni, and local businesses in the Stone Mountain/Snellville area, Vecoma, Duluth, Roswell, and Alpharetta.
On Day Two of this year's Georgia Tour, we visited with friends, alumni, and local businesses in Locust Grove, McDonough, Social Circle, and Mansfield.
Previous tours (2009-15) have covered more than 5,100 miles, with stops in more than 40 cities and nearly every one of Georgia’s 159 counties. This year our tour is a little different from the others, each of which took us fairly far afield from our Atlanta campus. After an opening day in the energetic middle Georgia city of Macon, we’ll tour selected cities and towns in metro Atlanta. This year’s Georgia Tour will cover 570 miles through 21 counties, with 24 events in 15 cities and towns. Some of our first stops included Griffin, Musella, and Perry.
My reflection on Memorial Day this year is emanating from a different perspective, one with a much greater global view than in past years. This past week, Val and I joined the Georgia Tech-Lorraine community and the governmental leadership of Metz and Lorraine in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL), our campus in Metz. During our visit and the associated celebrations, I thought about the wonderful opportunities thousands of Georgia Tech students have had to gain a global perspective as a result of their time here, and I reflected back on our visit on Memorial Day 2014 when Val and I were in Metz for the inauguration of the Institut Lafayette.