Carey’s love for Georgia Tech was felt prior to his arrival at the Techwood Dorm in the. Fall of 1964. While at Tech, Carey served as President of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha and of the Student Government Association. While President of the Student Government Association, Carey was instrumental in the building of the Student Athletic Complex which later served as the home of the aquatics venue for the ’96 Olympics.
Carey’s sons, Brent and Tyler, also graduated from Tech. In fact, Carey and his son Tyler were the only father/son duo to both be elected Student Body President and to receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Since graduation, Carey has continued to be involved with Tech serving three, three year terms with the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees and served as the chair in 2004, the same year his son, LT Tyler Brown, an Army Airborne Ranger was killed in Iraq while serving our country. Carey has also been involved with the Alexander-Tharpe Fund and Georgia Tech Foundation.
In recognition of his love and dedication to Georgia Tech, Carey received the highest award conferred by the Alumni Association, the Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award. This award honors alumni who have provided outstanding support of the Institute and Alumni Association throughout a lifetime and who have provided leadership in their chosen professions and local communities. The Alumni Association’s Executive Committee selects and approves the recipients for this award.
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