Student leaders were honored in the state House and Senate Chambers on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 during Georgia Tech Student Day at the Capitol.
Student Government Association President Eran Mordel, fellow student leaders Merry Hunter Hipp and Graham Goldberg, and President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Tech First Lady Val Peterson were recognized on the floor of the House Chamber with a resolution sponsored by all of the members of the Georgia Tech delegation: Reps. Mike Dudgeon, Buzz Brockway, Geoff Duncan, Dan Gasaway, Ronnie Mabra and Eddie Lumsden.
The resolution spoke to the students’ dedication to serving the Institute and their commitment to achieving progress.
Students Mary Shoemaker, Michael Mosgrove and Nicholas Picon represented Georgia Tech student leaders in the Senate Chamber, where they were honored with a similar resolution sponsored by Georgia Tech alumni, Sens. Hardie Davis and Mike Crane.
The honoring resolutions were a complementary part of Georgia Tech Student Day at the Capitol, where nearly 100 students, faculty, staff and guests travelled to the State Capitol to learn how the state government works and interact with state leaders.
Undergraduate student researchers and GVU researchers were present to demonstrate their research for legislators and guests walking through the Capitol. Symp Vibes, a Georgia Tech all-male a cappella group, performed on the atrium steps of the Capitol.
- The Georgia Institute of Technology contributed this story