Ivan Allen College Names 2012 Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Award Recipients

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Dr. Margaret Kosal, alumnus Alex West, and students Nettrice Gaskins and Kate Wharton were presented Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards during the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Founder's Day luncheon on March 15 at The Biltmore.  

The Allen Legacy Awards honor faculty and students whose lives and work embody the spirit of Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

"By conferring these awards, we demonstrate that Mayor Allen's values and principles remain resoundingly relevent in our time," said Dean Jacqueline J. Royster. "I can tell you that we are never lacking for oustanding candidates for these awards."

Maggie Kosal, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was recognized for her extraordinary work in counterterrorism and security issues.  

Alex West, an alumnus of the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (LCC) Computational Media program, was recognized for his leadership of the nonoprofit, WonderRoot, which brings art for social change to communities.

LCC PhD candidate Nettrice Gaskins was recognized for her research focusing on culturally-situated game-based learning that is designed to involve under-represented groups in science and math and that explores technological effects on black culture and art.

Kate Wharton, an undergraduate in the Economics and International Affairs degree program, was recognized for her leadership of AISEC Georgia Tech, and for humanitarian works including research on microfinance as a tool for alleviating poverty, starting "Volunteer for Bangladesh," and work as part of a team that designed a refugee camp sanitation system.  

The Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards are made possible through the generosity of Col. Stephen and Mrs. Pamela Hall.  

Top Photo (l to r): Pam Hall, Alex West, Maggie Kosal, Kate Wharton, Steve Hall 

Second photo (l to r): Dean Royster, Nettrice Gaskins, Associate Dean Susan Cozzens


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