Ivan Allen Social Courage Prize Events

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Georgia Tech is privileged to celebrate the legacy of a great alumnus and civic leader, former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. The generosity of the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation supports the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, which recognizes those individuals exhibiting significant social courage.  The 2020 recipients are Charlayne Hunter-Gault and the late Hamilton E. Holmes.

Faculty, staff, and student leaders are invited to attend this year’s symposium and awards luncheon held in honor of the recipients on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in The Biltmore Ballrooms, 817 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Students are invited to the Town Hall with the honorees.

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“Courageous Journeys, Continuing Conversations”
10-11:45 a.m., Biltmore Ballrooms
The symposium is open to the public and will focus on how personal courage influences social impact and creates inspirational role models for the next generation. The conversation will be facilitated by Alexis Scott and include Dr. Jim Bootle, Steve C. Jones, Michelle Garfield Cook, Tom Johnson, and Dr. Arthur Yancey.


Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Luncheon and Award Presentation
Noon-1:30 p.m., Biltmore Ballrooms
The luncheon is an invite-only event and will include remarks from our honorees during the awards presentation. Space is limited. An RSVP is required to attend the luncheon; can be completed at


For more information about the symposium visit Contact Serena Wallace at with any questions.

Students are invited to attend the Symposium and the Town Hall 

2-3:30pm (doors open at 1:30pm), Student Center Theatre.

Dr. Archie Ervin will facilitate a conversation with Ms. Hunter-Gault and Mrs. Marilyn Holmes; students will be invited ask questions.


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