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Georgia Tech-Lorraine Perspectives Alumni Newsletter Summer 2011 Welcome to the Georgia Tech-Lorraine Alumni Newsletter Message from the President Dear Alumni, I am very pleased to welcome you to the first edition of Georgia TechLorraine Perspectives, a biannual publication dedicated to our distinguished network of alumni in France and Europe. As you peruse the various articles contained in this newsletter showcasing our accomplishments in global education, research, and innovation, you will see that 2010 was a benchmark year in the life of Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL). We can all be very proud of what the institution has accom- Yves Berthelot, President, Georgia plished in the past Tech-Lorraine twenty years, and how Tech has been internationally recognized for successfully implementing an innovative Share Your News! U.S. campus in New Job? Moved recently? Europe. Made an addition to your family? Tell us so we can share your news with your fellow alumni. What projects are you working on? Share your challenges and accomplishments with fellow alumni. Brag a little. It’s all news to us. Have a company news item or an opinion? Share these things with your fellow alumni. Let them know what’s going on in your life. Send your story to GTL-Alumni-newsletter@ You can take pride in having a degree from an institution that has been ranked number five by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, popularly known as the Shanghai Rankings for Science and Technology. As alumni, you Georgia Tech-Lorraine on the eve of its twentieth anniversary celebration. have all played a part in our remarkable story of growth, achievement, and success. It is my sincere hope that you will continue this legacy and play a role in shaping and defining our future. We are at a crucial crossroads, with so many exciting developments in our academic programs, research initiatives, and ever-expanding global partnerships. Your continued participation and investment will be critical to Georgia Tech-Lorraine’s continued success. Yves Berthelot, President Georgia Tech-Lorraine Message from the Club President Dear Alumni, Last year when we celebrated Georgia Tech-Lorraine’s twentieth anniversary in Paris, hundreds of you were present at this extraordinary event. During that time, I had the opportunity to talk with many of you and to share our common pride in being associated with such an outstanding university and its diverse network of people from literally all over the world. Produced by the Georgia Tech-Lorraine Communications Office, Sandra Song, director. The release of New President’s this first edition Challenge Program of our very own alumni newsfor GTL Alumni letter is very The American tradition of timely, as I see philanthropic giving that has it playing an empowered the Georgia Institute important role of Technology will also benefit in solidifying Georgia Tech-Lorraine through the President’s Challenge the community Program. of scholars who have SEE PAGE 2 shared the Georgia Tech-Lorraine experience. I see it as an important communication tool that will augment the activities of our Georgia Tech Alumni Club of France. This club was formed to encourage sustained connections between alumni and to offer its members a taste of the American experience that is unique to GTL. Aurelien Cottet, President, Georgia Tech Alumni Club of France Also celebrating its twentieth year, the Georgia Tech Alumni Club of France is one of the largest American alumni clubs in Europe, (Continued page on 7)

2011 Georgia Tech-Lorraine Alumni Newsletter

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