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Ga. Tech PhD student wins $25K lottery scholarship

Ga. Tech PhD student wins $25K lottery scholarship

ATLANTA -- A PhD candidate at Georgia Tech has been named the recipient of this year's $25,000 Blanchard Scholarship.

Luyi Gui, 26, was recognized Monday during a ceremony held by the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

"It's an extreme honor for me to be selected for this award," said Gui, who is studying industrial engineering with a concentration in optimization.

The Blanchard Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional Georgia graduate students. Gui was selected in honor of Interface Inc. founder and former chairman Ray C. Anderson, someone Gui said she admired. Anderson was posthumously awarded this year's Blanchard Award, which recognizes outstanding stewards of business and corporate responsibility.

A native of Nanjing, China, Gui has studied in the U.S. for more than four years. She plans to become a teacher.

The Blanchard Scholarship is sponsored by the Georgia Lottery.

Bauder College instructor to hold book signing

Bauder College instructor to hold book signing

ATLANTA -- Alana Sanders, a business instructor at Bauder College, will hold a signing event to celebrate the release of her new textbook.

The book, entitled How to Market Your Business Through Social Media, features a step-by-step guide on how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other such resources in the modern business world. It is published by Pearson Learning Solutions.

The signing will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Bauder College.

Sanders is currently working on her second textbook, Business and Marketing Scenarios for Corporations and College Students.

Bauder College is located at 384 Northyards Boulevard NW on Atlanta's west side. For more information, visit atlanta.bauder.edu.

FutureMedia Fest 2011 at Georgia Tech November 15-17, 201

FutureMedia Fest 2011 at Georgia Tech November 15-17, 201

Interested in a career in media? Don't miss  your chance to be inspired and challenged at FutureMedia Fest 2011. This  annual must-attend event explores media  power on people and business.

College and Career Motivation Week kickoff at B.E.S.T. Academy

College and Career Motivation Week kickoff at B.E.S.T. Academy

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools' annual College and Career Motivation Week began at 10 a.m. Monday with a ceremony at B.E.S.T. Academy on the city's west side.

All Atlanta high schools celebrate the week with special themed programs, such as Dress for Success and College Spirit. The week of activities is aimed at getting students excited about applying for college and focused on their futures in school and the workforce.

Additional programs include a career awareness session featuring professionals and industry experts who will share their real-life success stories with APS high school students.

For more information, visit www.atlanta.k12.ga.us.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

MIDTOWN: French ambassador to visit Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The French ambassador to the United States plans to visit Atlanta this week to officially kick off a series of events designed to strengthen cooperation between his country and the Southeast.

Francois Delattre plans to be in Atlanta on Wednesday and Thursday for the opening of "France-Atlanta 2011." The program for this cooperation includes about 15 events in the scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian fields starting Wednesday and going through Nov. 12.

Delattre plans to participate in two events: a one-day business workshop that will bring together French and American companies from the green technology sector and a seminar on the future of French-American cooperation in research and development at Georgia Tech.

This will mark Delattre's second visit to Atlanta since he became ambassador in February.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)