Each year, the College of Engineering recognizes, with an invitation-only induction ceremony, 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 reviewed by each of the eight schools within the College and formally submitted for selection to receive the College of Engineering Alumni Awards.

The College of Engineering Alumni Awards were created in 1994 under the leadership of then Dean John A. White. He stated:

“…being students at Georgia Tech, you have had a significant impact on the world. Those who wonder why Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering enjoys an impeccable reputation need only look at your accomplishments.”

Dean White passed the torch to Dr. Jean-Lou , former Georgia Tech provost and dean, whose outstanding service to the College of Engineering led him to receive the 2006 Dean’s Appreciation Award from former Dean Don P. Giddens. As a B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. alumnus and fellow Distinguished Engineering Alumni recipient, Dr. Giddens continued this honorable awards tradition.

After six years under the guidance of Dean Gary S. May, who received his B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and is a former Distinguished Alumni recipient, the program is now overseen by Dean Steven W. McLaughlin, who joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1996 and was appointed dean of the College of Engineering in 2017.

Balloons dropped during Georgia Tech graduation, photo

Balloons dropped during Georgia Tech graduation.

All Recipients

The measure of our success is not seen only in educating our students, but in those students’ achievements and contributions after leaving campus. Those being recognized, as well as those who have been honored at past ceremonies, are stellar examples of the success and leadership the College hopes to inspire.

Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
David Carlton
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
R. Dyal
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Oscar Gallego
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Mary Gordon
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Dennis Kelly
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Samuel Lee
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Cynthia Lodge
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Dierk Reuter
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Yancy Riddle
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Frank Williams III
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Allen Chang
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Mallory Freeman
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Kevin Massey
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Lucy Pettitt-Schieber
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Stacie Sire
Dean's Impact Award
Arjun Bir
Dean’s Appreciation Award
Christopher Klaus
Dean’s Appreciation Award
G.P. “Bud” and Valerie Peterson
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
C. Bankston
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Robert Blount
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
William Collins Jr.
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Raymond French
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Jerry Johnson
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Joseph Mello
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
G. Turnipseed
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
John Woody Jr.
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
David Clapham
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
N. Davis
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Ann Dunkin
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Greg Foster