President of Board of Directors of the Foundation of Florida State College at Jacksonville
Applied Biology, 1971
Harrison Wade Barnes, Jr. was born 1/2 mile away from Georgia Tech at Crawford Long/Emory Hospital in 1948. After attending Atlanta Public Schools he attended Georgia Tech where he received a BS in Applied Biology in 1971. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with an MD degree in 1975. He completed his residency in Ob-Gyn at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville in 1978. He started a private practice in Jacksonville in 1978 which is now known as North Florida Ob-Gyn Associates and employs 63 doctors and over 500 employees. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Ob-Gyn at Baptist Medical Center, the areas largest hospital. He also is a Courtsey Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Florida School of Medicine, Department of Ob-Gyn. He recently stopped delivering babies after delivering 9016 babies during his professional career. He continues to do gynecology and gynecologic surgery.
Wade has been active in Jacksonville community activities, serving as President of the Board of Directors of Leadership Jacksonville, Inc. He is currently serving for the second time as President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the Florida State College at Jacksonville. He has also served as the President of the Georgia Tech Club of Jacksonville. He has served on the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgia Tech College of Science and the School of Biology.
"I have been honored to have the opportunity to get to know Dr. Barnes over the past year. He has not only been an incredible resource and guide in my academic pursuits, but also, a wonderful encouragement. Whether it is medicine or the Georgia Tech family, Dr. Barnes is remarkably passionate and has ignited that same desire in me to serve this community long after graduation."
Brittiany Hailey, BIO 2013 (Dr. Barne's 2011-2012 Mentee)
My time as part of SAA's Ramblin' On committee was a phenomenal one. I simply loved the experience, which allowed me to help plan a major event while developing necessary communication and cooperation skills with both other members of the committee and professionals, as well. Plus, the group of students I worked with ultimately all became my friends, which is an invaluable feeling!! - Josh Brown, HTS 2015, SAA Committee Chair
Mentor Jackets program is awesome. I not only have a wonderful mentor, but also ended up having a lifetime friend who can offer me advice and help whenever I need it. I will participate in this program every year. The program provides precious opportunities for students to connect closely with alumni. - Zhong Chen, Master's CS 2013, Mentor Jackets Participant
Being a part of the Student Alumni Association opened doors at Georgia Tech that I would never have dreamed of. During my time as a member of SAA, I was given the opportunity to coordinate a Dinner Jacket event with Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and a fellow Yellow Jacket. That was easily one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences from my time at Tech. Plus, I got a free steak out of it! - Imran Ali, MGT 2012, Dinner Jackets Participant