Georgia Tech To Host Women Out Front Celebration

Jan. 31, 2012

Atlanta – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will be hosting a pair of special events Thursday when the 24th-ranked Yellow Jackets host the NC State Wolfpack at 7 p.m. at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Georgia Tech will be recognizing eight women who have made a significant impact in their fields in Atlanta or women’s basketball for the Jackets’ eighth annual Women Out Front Celebration.

The Yellow Jackets will also be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Thursday and several Georgia Tech women’s sports teams will be on hand and available for autographs, photos and a meet-and-greet.

Tickets for Thursday night can be bought for $2 with the promotional code “LEADERS” at RamblinWreck.com or by calling 888-TECH-TIX. Tickets are also available at the Arena at Gwinnett Center box office.

This year’s honorees are Rashan Ali, Jeni Bogdan, Jane Chumley Ammons, Lisa Dwyer, Valerie Montgomery Rice, Gail Potts, LaChina Robinson and LaTonya Story.

Ali is the founder of Sporty Girls, Inc., a non-profit organization which encourages minority girls to participate in sports such as swimming, soccer, tennis and golf, as well as a television and radio sports personality.

Bogdan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the heavy industrial construction industry, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia Tech, is the owner of The Saxon Group, Inc., as well as the CEO of Saxon Nuclear and the Director of SPW Equipment.

Chumley Ammons earned her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and is the H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor of Industrial and System Engineering at Georgia Tech. Ammons has chaired the U.S. National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Committee and the U.S. National Science Foundation Advisory Committee.

Dwyer is the president of the Junior League of Atlanta, a 3,800 member women’s community service training organization which has been credited with starting many community agencies in Atlanta such as the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, the Atlanta Opera and Trees Atlanta.

Montgomery Rice is the Dean and Executive Vice President for the Morehouse School of Medicine. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech before earning her medical degree from Harvard University Medical School. Prior to joining the Morehouse School of Medicine, Montgomery Rice was the Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research and a professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. While there, she was also the Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Affairs.

Potts is the Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions at Georgia Tech.

Robinson currently serves as a game and studio analyst for women’s college basketball on ESPN, as well as for the ACC and SEC on Fox networks. She also serves as a color analyst for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and for NBA-TV. She previously was a color analyst for Georgia Tech women’s basketball radio and graduated from Wake Forest after a four-year career as a member of the Demon Deacons’ women’s basketball team.

Story began her sports public relations career in 2000 as the Director of Public Relations for the Allen Iverson Celebrity Summer Classic. In 2011, she was recognized by Women in PR with the Trailblazer Award. Story received her education from Old Dominion where she majored in professional communications.

Tickets for Thursday night can be bought for $2 with the promotional code “LEADERS” at RamblinWreck.com or by calling 888-TECH-TIX. Tickets are also available at the Arena at Gwinnett Center box office.

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