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Class Notes: Business couple to speak at Brenau
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Jack Welch and Suzy Welch will share their business advice with the public at 7 p.m. April 30 in the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium.

Jack Welch, former General Electric Company CEO, and his wife Suzy Welch, business journalist and television commentator, will discuss their second book “The Real-Life MBA.”

“This is a coup for Brenau University,” said Brenau University President Ed Schrader. “Jack Welch for decades has enjoyed a reputation as a virtual oracle in the business world. Suzy Welch as the former editor of The Harvard Business Review helps keep him grounded.”

The appearance is part of the Kay and Doug Ivester Endowed Program Series at Brenau, and it will be the Welches’ first stop in Georgia following the upcoming publication of the book this Thursday.

Today, Jack Welch is executive chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online MBA school. Suzy Welch, who attended Harvard University and Harvard Business School, wrote the best-selling book “10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea.”

They previously co-wrote the bestseller “Winning,” released in 2005.

Tickets for the event are $25 and include a copy of the new book. To purchase tickets online, go to The one-hour program will be followed by a book signing at the university’s Sellars Gallery.


Gregg retires from North Georgia Technical College

After 27 years, Daniel Gregg is retiring from North Georgia Technical College.

Gregg, director of career development and disability support services, didn’t originally come to the college to work.

“I came to North Georgia Tech to hire welders, but pretty soon they hired me to teach,” he said.

Gregg started teaching welding in 1988 and did so for six years before moving to a staff position in Career Services.

“I’ve done it all from testing and assessment to working with students who have special needs or disabilities,” he said. “It is very rewarding to work with technical college students. They are very special.”

Gregg is a product of technical education, getting his start in Rogersville, Tenn., in welding. He worked as an apprentice instructor with the Tennessee Valley Authority, teaching welding, machine tool and blueprint reading.

Gregg earned his bachelor’s degree in technical and adult education from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree, also in technical and adult education, from Central Michigan University.

He also served with the Air Force Band, playing keyboard and woodwinds.

His retirement was effective April 1 and he plans to spend time with family and travel overseas with his wife, Carmen.

“He was an excellent supervisor,” said Career Development Services Assistant Lee Addis. “I wish him a wonderful retirement.”

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