Alumni & Legacy Awards
Inaugurated in 2015, the awards celebrate excellence in the College community by honoring outstanding graduates of the College, current undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, as well as our friends and supporters.
We present three categories of awards: the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Legacy Awards, the Distinguished Alumni Awards recognizing graduates from each of our six schools, and the Dean’s Appreciation Award
celebrating steadfast friends and supporters of the College.
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor graduates from each of the six academic schools in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. These individuals have achieved notable success in their profession and may have contributed significantly to the College, the Institute, or the public welfare. Recipients are selected by the schools.
Dean’s Appreciation Award
The Dean’s Appreciation Award signals the importance of teaching, research, and service in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the value of an educational experience informed by the ideals of Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. The award honors individuals associated with the College who have made extraordinary contributions to its advancement, reputation, and mission. Recipients of the award, through their affiliation, work, or witness, have become notable members of the Ivan Allen College community. Honorees are selected by the dean of the College.
Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards
The Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards honor faculty and students whose lives and work embody the spirit of Georgia Tech alumnus Ivan Allen Jr. (Commerce 1934). As stewards of Mayor Allen’s legacy, the College champions research, teaching, and service that encompass Mayor Allen’s visionary urban policies and his values of social courage, social justice, and ethical action. Recipients are selected from nominees considered by the Legacy Awards Committee led Dr. John Tone.