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Retiring Professor Adler To Throw Friday's Ceremonial First Pitch

May 16, 2012

ATLANTA – Dr. Phil Adler, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management at the College of Management, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s 7 p.m. baseball game between Georgia Tech and Miami at Russ Chandler Stadium. Adler is retiring, after a nearly 50-year career on the Flats.

Adler, who retired from teaching in 2000, but remained at Tech, has committed his professional life to the Yellow Jackets. A retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Adler has taught management theory, personnel management and systems theory, organizational design, research and development, and public relations.

Adler’s experiences include working with the Department of Education during Jimmy Carter’s term as governor of Georgia, and then working with the governor’s Management Development Committee. He later served as the Organization Consultant to President Carter at the White House.

In addition to his work on the Tech faculty, Adler has been an instrumental asset to the Athletic Association, serving for 10 years as the chairman of ticket committee. He led the move of Tech’s band from the East stands to the North stands and also spearheaded the creation of VIP boxes at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

During his five decades at Tech, Dr. Adler earned some of the rarest accolades in academia – those of students. ANAK recognized him with its Distinguished Professor Award, Alpha Kappa Psi presented him its Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Technique named him one of the top 10 professors at Georgia Tech.

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