Fred B. Wenn

Born: 
1891 to 1972

After his service in World War I, Wenn worked for GE in Schenectady, N.Y., while completing his bachelor’s degree at NYU. He later received a master’s degree from Emory, then Wenn began teaching finance and investments courses through Tech’s commerce department in 1923. After 35 years at Tech, Wenn retired as professor emeritus and was named an honorary member of the senior class, receiving the dedication of that year’s Blueprint. He was named an honorary alumnus of the Institute by the National Alumni Association board of trustees that same year. According to a brochure published by the Georgia Tech Thousand Club and filed in the library’s archives, Wenn and his fellow ODK members raised more than $250,000 for the Student Center over the years.

Notable Accomplishments: 
  • Served in WWI
  • Bachelors from NYU Masters from Emory
  • Honorary member of 1958 senior class
  • Named an honorary alumnus
  • Raised more than $250,000 for the Student Center