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Alumnus donates $3.3 million for engineering complex at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech alumnus and prominent Atlantan Pete Petit made a $3.3 million gift towards the development of a complex of buildings on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus devoted to biomedical, environmental, and molecular engineering research.

Georgia Tech named the building the Parker H. Petit Building.

The newly named building will be part of a four building complex at the corner of Ferst Drive and Atlantic Drive.

President Wayne Clough said, "It is wonderfully appropriate that we name in his honor the remarkable landmark building. It is a symbol of new growth, and stands as the eloquent testimony to the vital role that Pete Petit has played in promoting Georgia Tech's research. His concern, his generosity, and his vision have made a sustained and dramatic contribution to bioengineering and bioscience research at Tech, and we thank him for his continuous and generous support of this institution."

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