I always enjoy Atlanta in mid August when there is a buzz around our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast. Parents are excited and nervous for their young adults to begin their new college life. Atlanta is honored to be home to ten institutes of higher learning.
The U.S. News and World Report just released their edition of America’s Best Colleges and Georgia Institute of Technology ranking was #7. They have been in the top ten for the past decade. Georgia Tech was founded in 1885 and officially opened in 1888 with 84 students. Now they have 20,000 students with a campus of over 400 acres in the heart of Midtown. Their focus is on preparing students to solve world problems and improve life around the world.
One of the highlights of Georgia Tech’s vibrant campus life is the Ferst Center for the Arts. This state of the art facility serves to enhance the students educational experience and as a bridge to Georgia Tech’s neighboring communities. This years season opens on September 11th with Debbie Reynolds. I am excited about the upcoming performances of the David Sanborn Trio on October 1st, Paula Poundstone on October 22nd and Michael Bolton on October 28th, 2010.
The Georgia Tech Conference Center is located in the heart of Technology Square, a vibrant place with an array of activities, restaurants and shops. It provides the perfect location for continuing education courses. If you are looking for that perfect Georgia Tech souvenir be sure and stroll over to the Barnes and Noble campus bookstore.
For all you Yellow Jacket Fans, I am hoping for a Great Football Season. The Jackets have been ranked 17th by the Coaches Pre-season poll this year. Be sure and save October 9th on your calendar for Homecoming, Georgia Tech will play Virginia. It should be a good game. As you know the most important game of the season is the Georgia Tech vs Georgia game on November 27th , 2010 in Athens. When the coin is tossed on the field, Ed and I will be cheering for his almamater and just happy we are here to see another game and visit with friends.
On September 24th and 25th, Georgia Tech will host the annual Family Weekend. This is a great time to visit and marvel to yourself what a great job you did preparing your daughter or son for campus life. Take an afternoon for yourself and head over to the High Museum of Art to view the Salvador Dali: “The Late Work” exhibit. See you in September!