The College proudly advances Mayor Allen's legacy of transformative urban leadership and socially and ethically conscious action. Our cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and service span the very same realms that were part of his Forward Atlanta plan and embody his commitment to human dignity. It is our hope that by illuminating Mayor Allen's legacy, our students are inspired to leadership grounded in courage, compassion, and human justice.
From 2001 - 2010, the College awarded the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service to Georgia luminaries. The recipients were The Honorable Zell Miller, The Honorable Jimmy Carter, nationally syndicated columnist Molly Ivins, The Honorable Sam Nunn, digital game pioneer Will Wright, Atlanta businessman and civil rights leader Jesse Hill, Jr., conservationists and philanthropists Lessie and Charles Smithgall ('33), entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner, world health expert and humanitarian Helen D. Gayle, and Georgia healthcare leader William J. Todd.