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Georgia Tech Center Celebrates Two Anniversaries

During Georgia Tech’s homecoming weekend, Oct. 28-30, the school’s Catholic Center will be hosting a dual celebration of 85 years as a presence on campus and 25 years in its building on Fourth Street.

Kicking off with a Mass and open house reception on Friday, Oct. 28, the weekend will be full of events, including Mass and a tailgate celebration before Tech’s football game against Clemson University on Saturday evening and an alumni and donor appreciation brunch following Mass on Sunday morning.

“Our Catholic Center, at the heart of East Campus, is here to help students to draw close to God during their college years,” wrote chaplain Father Kevin Peek on the Catholic Center’s website.

The history of the Catholic Church’s presence on the Tech campus reaches back much further than the current building on Fourth Street. A Newman Club was established on campus in the mid-1920s, when the Catholic population in Atlanta was significantly smaller than it is now.

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