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.

Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Stan Chia
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
James Mitchell
Dean’s Appreciation Award
Alan Dabbiere
Dean’s Appreciation Award
David Dabbiere
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Hal Burnside
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
James Carreker
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
John Corcia
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Irv Dotty
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Wilbur Doty
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Michael Fulbright
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Roger Krone
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Larry Montgomery
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Liz Moore
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Deborah Nash
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Howard Tellepsen
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
R. Young
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
William Allen
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Keith Chambless
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
John Hammond
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Michelle Jarrard
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Christopher Jones
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Jong-Hyun Kim
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Major General Kelly McKeague
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Geoffrey Morris
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Christopher Pappas
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Robert Stargel, Jr.
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Arthur Barfield IV
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Walt Baxter III
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Ian Clark
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Tammy Hebeler