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.

Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Kyle Turner
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Jim Wesely, Jr.
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Jim Wesley
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Paul Williams
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Paul Williams
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
David Bailey
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Jennifer Bailey
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Ralph Cleveland
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Weiping Li
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Kent Masters
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Mark Randolph
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Carl Ring
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Lanny Thomas
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Kirk Thornburg
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Emilio Venegas
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Philip Williams
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Glenn Wright
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Terry Comer
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Ayanna Miller
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Keith Reed
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award
Matthew Rhyner
Dean’s Appreciation Award
Donna Hyland
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Sherman Glass
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Charles Hancock
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Thomas Muller
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Henry Pruitt
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Joseph Stewart
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Frank Williams
Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame
Robert Wolfe
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award
Jose Barrios