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 by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

The Legacy Awards are supported through the generosity of Col. Stephen and Mrs. Pamela Hall.

2021 Legacy Award Recipients

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Hanchao Lu

Faculty Legacy Award
Professor of History

Alice Clifton-Morekis

Graduate Student Legacy Award
Ph.D. History and Sociology of Technology and Science

Sinet Adous

Undergraduate Student Legacy Award
International Affairs

Past Recipients

2020

  • Faculty: Richard Barke, Professor of Public Policy
  • Graduate Student: Rana Olivia Shabb, International Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Undergraduate Student: Abigail Burke, Economics and International Affairs

2019

  • Faculty: Shatakshee Dhongde, Professor of Economics
  • Graduate Student: Emma M. Browning, International Affairs
  • Undergraduate Student: Yonatan Weinberg, History, Technology, and Society

2018

  • Faculty: Steven W. Usselman, Professor of School of History and Sociology
  • Graduate Student: Renee Shelby, History and Sociology of Technology and Science
  • Undergraduate Student: Evan Long, International Affairs

2017

  • 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

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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.

2013

  • 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

2012

  • 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

2011

  • 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

2010

  • 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)

2009

  • 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

2008

  • Faculty: Greg Nobles, professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society
  • Alumni: Jackson Jarrell Pair
  • Student: Amanda Meng, GEML major

2007

  • Faculty: Douglas Noonan, professor in the School of Public Policy
  • Alumni: Carol A. Couch
  • Student: Chris Van Acker, STAC major

2006

  • Faculty: Thomas D. Boston, professor in the School of Economics
  • Alumni: Chris Young
  • Student: Saira Amir, Public Policy major

2005

  • 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

2004

  • Faculty: Roberta Berry, associate professor in the School of Public Policy
  • Alumni: Michael Williams
  • Student: Ashley Jennings, STAC major