The COE awarded its most distinguished alumni in the annual Alumni Awards Program.
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the annual College of Engineering Alumni Awards was held. This prestigious award program was created in 1994 to recognize outstanding engineering alumni from the College.
The program recognizes select alumni who have contributed to the profession, advanced in their careers, and enhanced the lives of others both personally and professionally. These outstanding alumni are recommended by each of the eight schools within the College. In founding the awards ceremony, the College acknowledged that “the measure of student success within the College is not measured only by the educations of students, but in those students’ achievements and contributions after departing campus.” Those who have been recognized are stellar examples of the success and leadership the College hopes to inspire.
"The College of Engineering has a long and proud history of producing outstanding graduates. Those being honored, as well as those who have been honored at past ceremonies, are a great source of pride,” said Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College. “Our inductees stand as testament that in the College of Engineering we inspire dreams, improve minds, ignite curiosity, and define the promise of tomorrow.”
2019 College of Engineering Alumni Awards:
Engineering Hall of Fame
Membership in the Engineering Hall of Fame is reserved for individuals holding an engineering degree or an honorary degree from Georgia Tech. Those chosen have made meritorious engineering and/or managerial contributions during their careers.
C. Perry Bankston- Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Robert Shelley- School of Materials Science and Engineering
Blount William R. Collins, Jr.- George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Raymond J. French- George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Jerry S. Johnson- School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joseph C. Mello- H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
G. Ben Turnipseed- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
John H. Woody, Jr.- School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni
The Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have provided distinguished contributions to the Institute, profession, field or society at large. Candidates are highly placed executives and are actively involved in engineering, management, industry, academia or government.
David P. Carlton- School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
R. Thomas Dyal- School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Óscar Gallego- George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Mary A. Gordon- School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dennis W. Kelly- George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Samuel S. Lee- H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Cynthia (Cindy) Lodge- School of Materials Science and Engineering
Dierk Reuter- Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Yancy W. Riddle- School of Materials Science and Engineering
Frank E. Williams, I- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni
The Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional practice and/or service to the Institute, the engineering profession, or society at large. They are on the “fast track” and have made rapid advancement within their organizations, and they have been recognized for early achievements by others within their profession, field or organization.
Allen Chang- Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Mallory Freeman- H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kevin C. Massey- Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Lucy Pettitt-Schieber- School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Stacie Sire- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dean’s Impact Award
In the College of Engineering, we are committed to a multicultural, multidisciplinary, sustainable and international engagement by our students. The Dean’s Impact Award recognizes the efforts of those graduates who are focused on developing globally-relevant, locally sustainable designs and innovations that meet societal challenges across the world. These alumni embrace engineering for having big impact and who have a vision to find solutions focused on the world’s grand challenges.
Arjun Bir- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dean’s Appreciation Award
It is acknowledged that the College of Engineering has many valued supporters who are recognized and appreciated continuously during the course of the on-going activities in the college. This award is intended to honor those special individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech. The award may go to engineering alumni or to honor individuals who have brought distinction to the College of Engineering and Georgia Tech.
Chris Klaus, co-founder of CREATE-X and founder and CEO, Kava
G.P. “Bud” and Val Peterson, President and First Lady, Georgia Institute of Technology
2018 civil engineering graduate Arjun Bir (l) receives the Dean's Impact Award from engineering dean, Steve McLaughlin (r), in recognition of his work with low-cost, easy-to-use, e. coli testing in India.
Dean McLaughlin (l) presents the Dean's Appreciation Award to entrepreneur, investor and CREATE-X co-founder Chris Klaus (r) in appreciation of Klaus' work in promoting student entrepreneurial confidence on campus.
Engineering Dean Steve McLaughlin (l) presents the Dean's Appreciation Award to Georgia Tech First Lady Val Peterson (c) and President G.P. "Bud" Peterson (r) to recognize their work on behalf of Tech during the past 10 years.
New members of the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni. Pictured are: (l-r) Stacie Sire, Lucy Pettitt-Schieber, Mallory Freeman,and Allen Chang. Not pictured Kevin Massey.
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