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Visiting Georgia Tech's German Day



Great crowd assembled in the Nanotechnology Building, with wonderful guests from industry, donors, alumni and current students, and faculty. The energy and enthusiasm was palpable, all the way through the networking at the end of the event. Congrats to Dr. Hyoun-A Joo and her colleagues and students to organize this great opportunity to connect and learn.


Event Schedule

3:45 – 4 p.m. Registration and Information Tables

German Program, Office of International Education (OIE), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Georgia Tech German Club

4 – 4:15 p.m. Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Richard Utz, Senior Associate Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

  • John Lyon, School Chair, Charles Smithgall Jr. Institute Chair, and Professor of German, School of Modern Languages

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Introduction to the German Program at Georgia Tech

Hyoun-A Joo, Program Director in German and Assistant Professor of German

  • Studying German at Georgia Tech with Nicholas Oselette (German minor, LBAT)

  • Lindsey Alexander (B.S. GEML, intern abroad)

  • Tina Hilko (B.S. ALIS, study and intern abroad, CSOTY)

  • Stella John (M.S. ALIS)

4:30 – 4:55 p.m. Introduction of our Partners

Kathrin Köppe, Coordinator of Introductory Language Program in German and Senior Lecturer

  • Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany

  • Urs Brönnimann, Consul General of Switzerland

  • Iman Stab, German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US

  • Erika Burk, Vice President of Human Resources, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

  • Oliver Gorf, Executive Director, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

  • Christian Höferle, President and CEO, The Culture Mastery, LLC

4:55 – 5:10 p.m. Meet our Alumni

Britta Kallin, Associate Chair in the School of Modern Languages and Associate Professor of German

  • Anne Lashinsky, Senior Salesforce Consultant, MHP – A Porsche Company

  • Kelly Kloster Hon, Senior Manager, Product Development Engineering, BD


5:10 – 5:25 p.m. Appreciation of our Friends

  • Bettina Cothran, Georgia Tech Professor Emerita of German, The Dr. Bettina F. Cothran Scholarship

  • Eike Jordan, Chair & Trustee, The Halle Foundation

  • Barry Spurlock, Gail & Barry Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Jason Sodikin, ALIS and MATH 2023, LBAT 2023 participant, Cothran, Harvard Conference attendee with a scholarship from the Halle Foundation

  • Amelia Hoffs, aerospace engineering major with a minor in German, Vienna Early Immersion 2022 participant with a Spurlock Scholarship

  • Lauren Mellinger, chemical engineering major with a minor in German, LBAT 2023 participant with a Halle Foundation Scholarship

  • Sophia Stahl, B.S./M.S. ALIS student and “Halle Gateway” Scholarship Recipient

5:25 – 6:15 p.m. Networking Reception & Information Tables

German Program, Office of International Education (OIE), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Georgia Tech German Club



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