OUE Annual Report Highlights 
by Carol Thurman

It would take a very long time to list all of the great things that our departments accomplish each year. So instead, we've selected a few things from your annual reports to share with all of our OUE colleagues. 

Tech Prep 2016: The Results Are In  

This year's Tech Prep program, hosted by the Center for Academic Success, had an incredible turnout, and gave some first-year students a taste of the rigorous academic expectations at Tech.  

C2D2 News & Highlights 
by Michael Laughter 

Click below for news, highlights, and information on four major programs that C2D2 is offering this fall. 

////////// OUE Fall Town Hall & Semester Kick-Off 
On Monday, August 29, from 3:30-5:00pm, Vice Provost Potts will host a town hall meeting for all OUE professional staff in the Technology Square Research Building (TSRB), Auditorium and Ballroom. The purpose will be to welcome everyone in OUE to the 2016/2017 academic year; to share some important announcements and updates; and to allow some time for informal networking and conversation among OUE colleagues. Light refreshments will be served. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. (CLICK HERE for a map of the location.)

Office of the Provost: Staff Professional Development Grants 
If you are interested in applying for a professional development grant for a conference, training program, etc., the Office of the Provost is providing a great resource. The applications can be submitted by the unit directors to Mysty Connelly at two different times throughout the year: August 30th and January 28th. OUE deadlines are set a few days earlier so that applications can be reviewed prior to submitting to the Provost's Office. Click HERE for a memo that lays out the application process. 
President Peterson's Institute Address

Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson will give his annual Institute Address 11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Aug. 25 in Clough Commons 152. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. An overflow room will be available. The Institute Address is part of his  commitment to ongoing communication with the campus community. He will share priorities for the upcoming year and a high-level overview of some of the exciting things happening at Georgia Tech. In addition to questions and discussion at the event, questions and comments can be submitted in advance. Advance questions can be submitted by e-mail to

Georgia Tech Staff Tennis Tournament 

There is a new initiative hosted by the CRC to bring an 8-week round-robin tennis tournament to Georgia Tech staff. Sign-up information and other details will be coming soon, but the dates for the matches are as follows:
9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/4. (Each match will begin with a warm-up at 5:00pm and games starting by 5:30pm.) If you're interested, contact Carol Thurman
Wayne Thompson

W ayne O. Thompson has officially retired from his position as the Director of Student Education Programs within The Center for Career Discovery and Development after 31+ years at Tech.

He oversaw the
undergraduate Cooperative Education Program, Internship Program, Career Advising, and Counseling. His unit also advises graduating seniors who are seeking positions with employers upon graduation.  

Wayne Thompson worked in higher
education for over thirty years, and he began his career at The Ohio State University as the Coordinator of Undergraduate Minority Admissions. His first position at Georgia Tech was the Assistant Director of Placement, and later as Associate Director of Corporate Relations and Placement. He then took some time to serve as the Manager of College Relations and Recruiting with a large Southeastern financial services corporation. He returned to Georgia Tech in 1993, working in the Cooperative Division, where he eventually became the Director. 
He has been married to Dr. Carolyn Thompson, a retired school administrator, for over thirty-nine years. They have three children: Kimberly, B.S & M.S degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech; Lee, B.S. Construction Engineering Tuskegee University); and Allison, B. S. Elementary Education University of West Georgia; and two grandsons Brandon and Noah.   

Wayne plans on "trying to get a little better at playing golf" now that he's retired. He also plans on having more time to devote to his church. He's also looking forward to watching his two grandsons play soccer and T-Ball.

We want to wish Wayne the absolute best and we thank him for his many years of service at Georgia Tech. Congratulations and you will be missed!

Rob Rogers
Interim Director of Student Education Programs,
Center for Career Discovery and Development
Effective August 1st, Rob Rogers was appointed as Interim Director of Student Education Programs for C2D2, and will report directly to Dr. Michelle Tullier.

Rob will temporarily take on all the responsibilities of the role and will continue to work closely with both Wayne and Dr. Tullier to ensure a smooth transition. Longer-term plans for the position will be determined over the coming months.

Upcoming Events/Dates
AUGUST 22 | First Day of Class

AUGUST 25 | Institute Address      
(11am, Clough 152)

AUGUST 29 | OUE Fall Town Hall
(3:00-5:30pm, TSRB,)

AUGUST 30 |  OUE Professional Grant Deadline

AUGUST 31 | C2D2: Open House

AUGUST 31 | CAE: "Connections with Fellowships, Pre-Health, and Undergraduate Research" (4pm, Clough Lounge)

SEPTEMBER 1 | C2D2: Campus  
Closet Fashion Show October

SEPTEMBER 5 | School Holiday

SEPTEMBER 6-9 | C2D2: Resume   Blitz

SEPTEMBER 8 | CAE: "What I Wish I Knew Then, That I Know Now" (11am, Clough Lounge)

SEPTEMBER 9 | CAE: Project One
Film Screening - "Lemonade" (7:30pm,
Ferst Theater)

SEPTEMBER 12-13 | C2D2: Main
Career Fair

SEPTEMBER 27 | CAS: Student Workshop, Topic: Procrastination (with guest speaker Dr. Michelle Tullier)

SEPTEMBER 30 | Progress Report

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