Georgia Tech is privileged to illuminate the legacy of a great alumnus and civic leader, former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.
Mayor Allen’s courageous leadership and advocacy for African-American civil rights during the 1960s stand as a model for the people of Atlanta, Georgia, the nation, and the world. Further, his example provides our students with a foundation for decision-making based upon the kind of moral and ethical principles that led Mayor Allen to risk everything in order to defend what was right. We want our graduates to be identified not only as preeminent in their fields, but also as leaders guided by values and compassion.
The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage shines a light on those around the world who bravely act to improve the human condition, often in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. I invite you to attend our events surrounding the award celebration and suggest nominees for the Prize by following the guidelines provided on this website.
G.P. "Bud" Peterson
Georgia Institute of Technology