Congratulations to our Award Winning Board Members!
Lately our board members have been picking up awards left, right and center and we thought a blog would be the perfect place to showcase their talents, congratulate them on their awards and thank them for all their support.
The first board member to receive an award was Dr. Eike Jordan who was honored with the President’s Award at the 15th Annual Atlanta Technical College Bridge Builder Awards for his work as chairman of The Halle Foundation.
Dr. Jordan is one of our founding fathers and, along with other members of the German community in Atlanta, helped to establish the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta when the German government pulled funding and earmarked its Goethe-Institut in Atlanta for closure.
Dr. Jordan has been involved in the international business community in the southeastern United States for the past 32 years after moving to Atlanta in 1978 to establish the Southeastern Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce.
However, it is his work with The Halle Foundation that led to this award. After arriving in Atlanta, Dr. Jordan noticed there was a lack of communication and interaction between German and American students, it then because his mission to foster friendship and understanding between the American and German people.
Dr. Jordan and The Halle Foundation has focused on providing funding for full-emersion international exchange programs, including the one that has been in existence between Atlanta Technical College and Felix-Fechenbach School in Detmold, Germany for more than 18 years. Beyond the exchange, Dr. Jordan has also secured financial and in-kind resources for the college, connected it will German-American companies and brought about new ways for students to travel abroad, leading to four Atlanta Tech students winning 2015 Herz Foundation Scholarships with each spending one month in Detmold studying at Felix Fechenbach and working with German companies.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch Dr. Jordan!
The next board member to be involved in receiving an award is Mr. Warren Colter and the company he works for, Bauerfeind USA at the Metro Atlanta Chamber 7th Annual Global Impact Awards.
Bauerfeind USA was nominated in the Foreign Investment Award category, along with gatc, LP and Sage. This award recognizes a foreign organization or company that has established or expanded a presence in metro Atlanta that was notable in terms of capital investment, high-quality jobs, growing the regional ecosystem, and promoting metro Atlanta’s image internationally.
Bauerfeind USA provides superior products to help people live fulfilling and active lives at any age. Their orthoses, medial compression stockings and orthopedic supports help their customers to maintain and regain health, increase well-being and ensure greater quality of life.
Bauerfeind USA’s expansion since it was founded back in 1985 in Kennesaw, GA, it’s tradition of excellence and unrivaled commitment to quality resulted in them securing this award. Our huge congratulations goes out to them too!
We are so honored and proud to have such supportive board members at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta who are pillars of the international community. They help us to realize our dreams and definitely deserve the recognition handed to them with these awards.
Congratulations again guys – we’re so proud to be associated with you and have you as part of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta community!
Posted on April 21, 2016, in Daily News and tagged Atlanta, Atlanta Technical College, Bauerfeind USA, German, Germany, Global Impact Awards, Goethe, Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber, The Halle Foundation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.