Undergraduate Student Legacy Award
History, Technology, and Society
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 by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.
The Legacy Awards are supported through the generosity of Col. Stephen and Mrs. Pamela Hall.
Each spring the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts recognizes an extraordinary graduate student, undergraduate student, and faculty member with an Ivan Allen, Jr., Legacy Award. These are beautiful Frabel glass sculptures. The awards also come with stipends of $1,000 each. The awards and the stipends are made possible by our generous supporters, Pamela and Stephen Hall.
Student nominees should demonstrate evidence of leadership, engagement, and academic achievement. Nominations must be made by faculty members or academic advisers. Students who feel they are eligible and would like to be nominated for this award may want to consult with faculty members or advisers to secure a nomination.
Faculty nominees should demonstrate outstanding records of service, leadership, scholarship, and teaching. In the case of the faculty award, we rely on school chairs to supply names of nominees. Faculty members who feel they may be eligible may approach their school chairs to request a nomination.
Winners are chosen by a committee of Ivan Allen College faculty.
The awards will be formally presented at the Ivan Allen Day dinner and celebration on the evening of Tuesday, March 25, 2020 at the historic Academy of Medicine. A reception and buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by the awards program at 7 p.m. Award winners will also join the Halls for breakfast. The time and location of the breakfast will be announced to the winners.
Nominations must be received by January 22, 2020. Please note the earlier deadline this year!
The nomination process is simple. The selection committee must receive a nomination letter for each nominee as well as a resume or c.v. These must be uploaded at one of the following sites.
Faculty: Bettina Cothran, Professor of German, School of Modern Languages
Graduate Student: Mariam Asad, Digital Media
Undergraduate Student: Mahdi Al-Husseini, Public Policy and Biomedical Engineering
Faculty: Kenneth J. Knoespel, McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts, School of Literature, Media, and Communication and School of History and Sociology
Graduate Student: Gene Kansas, Digital Media
Undergraduate Student: Jennifer Abrams, Public Policy
Faculty: Vicki B. Galloway, professor of Spanish and Associate Chair for Research and Assessment in the School of Modern Languages
Graduate Student: Vett Vandiver, M.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture (2013), and M.S. Public Policy (2015)
Undergraduate Student: Dillon Roseen, Economics and International Affairs
Faculty: Doug Flamming, professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society, for his outstanding teaching and scholarship in addition to his contributions to the campus community.
Alumni: Michelle Homier, B.S. from the School of History, Technology, and Society, for her appointment as first female judge in the history of Cherokee County and for her work to create a mental health court to improve substance abuse treatment.
Graduate Student: Johann Weber, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy, for his leadership as the founder and chair of Georgia Tech’s Bicycle Committee (BIIC) and for his academic success.
Undergraduate Student: Caroline Gwynn, Science, Technology, and Culture major with a concentration in biomedicine, for her outstanding achievements in the honors program and active participation in a variety of service organizations.
Faculty: Dr. Lisa Yaszek, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Alumni: Travis Horsley, M.S. in Public Policy (2012) and B.S. in International Affairs and Modern Languages (2010)
Graduate Student: Andrew Quitmeyer, Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Undergraduate Student: Angeli Patel, International Affairs major and Philosophy and Law, Science, and Technology minors
Faculty: Dr. Margaret Kosal, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Alumni: Alexander West, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Graduate Student: Nettrice Gaskins, Digital Media
Undergraduate Student: Kate Wharton, Economics and International Affairs with language focus in Spanish and Arabic
Faculty: Dr. Haizheng Li, professor in the School of Economics
Alumni: Philip Rafshoon, School of Management
Graduate Student: Joel Hewett, History and Sociology of Technology and Science
Undergraduate Student: Amira Choueiki, Economics and International Affairs with an International Plan track in Arabic and a minor in Public Policy
Faculty: Adam Stulberg, associate professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Alumni: Sarah Kenagy, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Graduate Student: Cate Powell, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Undergraduate Student: Trey Birch, Economics and International Affairs Major (2010)
Faculty: Michael Best, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Alumni: Charlotte Wheeler, School of History, Technology, and Society 2002
Student: Kristie Champlin, School of Public Policy 2010
Faculty: Greg Nobles, professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society
Alumni: Jackson Jarrell Pair
Student: Amanda Meng, GEML major
Faculty: Douglas Noonan, professor in the School of Public Policy
Alumni: Carol A. Couch
Student: Chris Van Acker, STAC major
Faculty: Thomas D. Boston, professor in the School of Economics
Alumni: Chris Young
Student: Saira Amir, Public Policy major
Faculty: Katja Weber, associate professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and co-director of the European Union Center
Alumni: Jason Anavitarte
Student: Sarah Edwards, HTS major
Faculty: Roberta Berry, associate professor in the School of Public Policy
Alumni: Michael Williams
Student: Ashley Jennings, STAC major