Staff Profile: Norma Frank
The College of Engineering spotlights the longest-serving staff member, Norma Frank.
Norma joined the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering on Feb. 5, 1973 after working at Augusta College. When she told her former employers that she was moving to Atlanta they asked her where she was going to work. "Georgia Tech", the lifelong Yellow Jacket fan told them, even though she hadn't applied for a job yet. When she arrived in Atlanta she was told that ME had some openings so she visited campus. After a brief conversation and a quick phone call to Augusta College she was asked on the spot when she wanted to start work. Norma has been here ever since, advising mechanical engineering students on how to best make use of their time at Tech.
"I enjoy working with the students. That's what has kept me here all this time. It never gets boring, but it gets tiring because we have so many of them now." For the record, when Norma began working at the Institute in 1973, Tech had 8,036 students enrolled. Total fall enrollment for 2012 is 21,512.
Norma still keeps in touch with some of the students she advised, and has now advised many of their children. Norma counts meeting Bobby Dodd as one of the many highlights of her career at Georgia Tech.