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 was 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 until 2020.

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
Teresa Shea
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Maurice Trebuchon
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
José Bern
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Kristen Brosnan
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Emily Muhlberger
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Anne Walker
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Catherine Weems
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Matthew Weems
Dean’s Appreciation Award
Bernie Marcus
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
John Brock
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Robert Dixon
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Fred Donovan
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Alan Dorris
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Michael Tennenbaum
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
John Voeller
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Al West
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Kai Yu
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Behrooz Abdi
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Michael Fulbright
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
William Higginbotham
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Deborah Kilpatrick
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Xavier Lefebvre
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Sylvia Little
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Tamara Mace
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Nelson McRay
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Leslie Sibert
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Jocelyn Stargel
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Keisha Tanner
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Raymond Woody
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Ambika Bumb