Ivan Allen College Hosts 10th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

Posted April 11, 2024

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts held the 10th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards on April 10. The yearly dinner and ceremony celebrates excellence in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts community. 

Each year, the College presents three categories of awards: the Dean's Appreciation Award, honoring steadfast friends and supporters of the College; the Distinguished Alumni Awards, recognizing graduates from each of the six schools and the ROTC units; and the Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards, honoring a faculty member, graduate student, and undergraduate student.

The 2024 ceremony took place at the Tech Hotel Ballroom on April 10. This year's honorees are:  

2024 Dean's Appreciation Award

Joe Bankoff, Distinguished Professor of the Practice and former Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Col. Stephen C. Hall, Air Force ROTC, IM 1967
LTC Greg D. Louden, Army ROTC, ME 1988
Maj. David Van Pham, Navy ROTC, MGT 2010
Wendy Horton McLeod, M.S. ECON 1996
J. Danielle Sharpe, HTS 2014
Betsy Bulat, IAML-Spanish 2004
Sarah W. Mallory, STC 2003
Kelly Kloster Hon, ME and German 2011
C. Michael Cassidy, M.S. TASP 1987

2024 Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards

Gordon Kingsley, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
Emma J. Menardi, PUBP, HTS 2023, M.S. PUBP 2025
Kristin Hsu, B.S. Literature, Media, and Communication

Congratulations to our 2024 winners! See past nominees here.

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