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Endowment established to honor professor

Oct. 29, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A graduate fellowship endowment at The College of Computing at Georgia Tech has been established in honor of Mary Jean Harrold, a Huntington native who was a professor in the college, according to a news release from the college.

Harrold died Sept. 19 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington at age 66.

Dean Zvi Galli said that the fellowship honors a colleague who had earned acclaim as one of the world's leading software engineers and as an advocate for broadening participation in computing. The endowment will be funded through donations.

"This fellowship will serve as an ongoing tribute to someone who served our field, this college and the School of Computer Science so ably," Galli said. "Just as she did over the course of her distinguished career, this endowment will enable Mary Jean to continue making contributions to computer science and to software engineering in particular."

Checks should be made to The Georgia Tech Foundation and mailed to Georgia Tech's College of Computing, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280, Attention: Susan Hutcheson.

Georgia Tech also has planned a memorial service for Harrold, set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Georgia Tech Catholic Center.

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