2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards Set for March 23

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The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be held virtually on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. and live-streamed on the Ivan Allen College website.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards, which were first held in 2015, are dedicated to recognizing Ivan Allen College alumni who have gone on to exhibit excellence in their chosen fields. The ceremony will also include the Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards; which recognize a faculty member, graduate student, and undergraduate student who have demonstrated superior scholarship and service; and the Dean’s Appreciation Award, given to an alumnus who has shown continued support of the College’s activities and mission.

This year's honorees are as follows:

Dean's Appreciation Award

  • Richard B. Inman, Jr., B.S. Economics, 1973

Distinguished Alumni Awards

  • Philip B. Cheaney, B.S. Economics, 1971
  • Phillip B. Jones, B.S. Economics, 1971
  • William "Bill" Thompson, B.S. Economics, 1971
  • Prakash Kumar, Ph.D. History, Technology, and Society, 2004
  • Sarah Cooper, M.S. Digital Media, 2001
  • Ted Danowitz, B.S. International Affairs and Modern Languages, 2010
  • Fatimot Ladipo, M.S. Public Policy, 1999
  • Tong Zhao, Ph.D. Science, Technology, and International Affairs, 2014

Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Awards

  • Hanchao Lu, Professor, School of History and Sociology
  • Alice Clifton-Morekis, Ph.D. student, School of History and Sociology
  • Sinet Adous, undergraduate student, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

You can read more about the awards and see full bios of this year's awardees on our Legacy and Alumni Awards website


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