Celebrating milestones

Celebrating Milestones: Georgia Tech’s Annual Service Recognition Luncheon 

Georgia Tech will honor 394 people who have reached their 10- and 25-year service anniversary during this fiscal year at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 25.  

This year’s honorees took a moment to reflect on their years of service, sharing some of their fondest memories, biggest lessons, and observations of the changes that have affected them the most. 

Brittany McCormick, assistant director of marketing for the Scheller College of Business, who has been at Georgia Tech for 10 years, shared one of her fondest memories: getting accepted into Tech’s Evening MBA program. “Having  worked here for eight years prior, I knew the prestige that this school held and was honored and so proud of myself for being accepted to finally become an official Yellow Jacket,” she said, calling it “an incredibly fulfilling and life-changing experience.”   

Kimberly Wynn White, who has dedicated 25 years to Georgia Tech, reminisced about her accomplishments, including leading the digital transformation initiative, replacing the outdated learning management system with Canvas. White’s encounter with a grateful student, who praised Canvas over T-Square, reinforced her commitment to excellence. This memory fuels her passion for enhancing the student experience, driving her late-stage career move to lead the campus Salesforce service as the senior director of CRM for OIT Enterprise App & Data.  

Thomas Capitano, research associate in the Office of Sponsored Programs, shared one of the biggest lessons he’s learned during his tenure at Georgia Tech: “View every day as an opportunity to learn and grow, because Georgia Tech is an institution of constant change, especially within the research administration environment.” 

Michael Evans, senior academic professional in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, reflecting on his time at Georgia Tech since 2013, highlighted one of the biggest changes he’s observed. “I feel like student creativity has blossomed since I started here in 2013,” he said. “Student organizations like SMILE, Science-Art-Wonder, Seek Discomfort, and Bits of Good highlight how much more students are using creative activities to make an impact both on and off campus.”  

Yolonda Cameron, a 25-year milestone honoree from the Office of the General Counsel, reflected on the positive changes at Georgia Tech in her time : “Georgia Tech’s spirit of exploration, growth, and community is particularly evident as we strive to shape the future and develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.” 

“At Georgia Tech, we understand the value of longevity and the profound impact that dedicated service has on our community,” said Mattie Hamilton, recognition program manager in Georgia Tech Human Resources. “Our people are our greatest asset, tirelessly contributing their expertise, passion, and hard work to advancing our shared mission of education, research, and innovation.”  

While the Service Recognition Luncheon is invite-only, the Georgia Tech community is encouraged to express their gratitude and appreciation for this commitment to the Institute. A list of this year’s honorees can be found on the Service Milestone webpage. Consider sending a note of congratulations or thanks to your colleagues. 

For more information about the Service Recognition program and building a culture of recognition at Tech, visit the GTHR website.