Georgia Board of Regents honors undergrad Hannah Greenwald

Monday, March 7, 2016
Third-year environmental engineering major Hannah Greenwald

The governing body of Georgia’s state universities will recognize third-year environmental engineering major Hannah Greenwald March 9 for her academic achievements.

It’s an honor reserved each year for only one student at Georgia Tech.

“There are so many talented students here at Georgia Tech, and I feel so honored to be able to represent my school,” Greenwald said.

Each state university selects one undergraduate student to attend a Board of Regents meeting during Academic Recognition Day and have lunch with the board and the chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

“At first, I was a bit confused since I had never heard of Academic Recognition Day. As I learned more about the award, I realized what an honor it is to have been chosen,” Greenwald said.

The leaders of all six of Georgia Tech’s colleges select one student for the award who represents outstanding scholastic achievement. Greenwald was nominated by School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Chair Susan Burns and College of Engineering Associate Dean Larry Jacobs.

Greenwald said she plans to work on environmental remediation for a few years after earning her degree. Then she hopes to return to school to pursue graduate studies.