The Alumni Association’s Networks and Affinity Groups depend on volunteer leadership to organize gatherings, fundraisers and community service projects. Here are a few leaders who deserve thanks for all of their hard work.
Dennis Frendahl, IE 83, Coca-Cola’s global procurement manager, is the founder and organizer of the Coca-Cola Georgia Tech scholarship golf tournament, which has raised more than $57,000 in the past seven years. He is treasurer of the Coca-Cola Georgia Tech Network, a mentor with Mentor Jackets, has participated in TEAM Buzz since 2004 and has donated to Roll Call every year since graduating. He is a congregation leader at Messiah Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Ga., and has volunteered with numerous Atlanta-area organizations.
Laura Le, Mgt 06, now the scholarship co-chair of the Houston Georgia Tech Network, has been a dedicated member of the Network since graduating, including one term as president. She is also the events calendar manager for the Georgia Tech Young Alumni Council. Le has volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and has spent two years as an English as a second language tutor at Literacy Advance of Houston.
Errika Mallett, IE 96, went above and beyond as president of the Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization. She has served as a mentor and role model to many Tech students and has been a champion for the growth and development of the Affinity Group program. She is a past member of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees and served as a chair of the 50th Anniversary of the Matriculation of Black Students at Tech.
Bob Schack, AE 73, has inspired many alumni to stay connected to Tech through his years of dedication and leadership as the alumni adviser for the Georgia Tech Lacrosse Affinity Group. He works with coaches and alumni to help change the lives of students by raising donations to help support the lacrosse team’s Alex Kiehl Scholarship Fund, which provides four years of financial aid to selected athletes.