College of Engineering Announces its Alumni Awards

Georgia Tech announced its annual College of Engineering Alumni Awards at an induction ceremony on Nov. 5.

New members were inducted into Georgia Tech's Engineering Hall of Fame, the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni and the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni.

"Each of these alumni exemplify the essence of Georgia Tech - a strong technological foundation, a competitive spirit and a drive for excellence. Their accomplishments, as well as their dedication to their professions, their communities, and especially to Georgia Tech, have earned them a place in Georgia Tech history," said President G. Wayne Clough.

The 14 inductees to the Engineering Hall of Fame received the highest honor that can be bestowed on alumni in the College of Engineering. Hall of Fame membership is reserved for alumni who have made sustained and meritorious engineering and/or managerial contributions during their careers.

Inductees included:

● Harold Samuel Becker, Aerospace Engineering, 1951. President, HalMar Associates
● Michael T. Duke, Industrial Engineering, 1971. President/CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Division
● Arnold I. Goldberg, Mechanical Engineering, 1950. President, Flexible Assembly Services and Test Inc.
● Hollis L. Harris, Aerospace Engineering, 1961. Chairman/CEO, World Airways Inc.
● H. Scott Howell, Textiles Engineering, 1951. Retired Executive Vice President, Russell Corp.
● E. Calvin Johnson, Electrical Engineering, 1947. Vice President, UBC Inc.
● Thomas J. Malone, Chemical Engineering, 1963. Retired Executive Vice Chairman, Milliken and Co.
● Duncan A. Mellichamp, Chemical Engineering, 1959. Professor Emeritus Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
● Paul M. O'Neal Jr., Civil Engineering, 1965. Preisident/CEO, O'Neal Inc.
● Thomas E. Perrin, Civil Engineering, 1949. Retired President/CEO, Watkins Engineers and Constructors Inc.
● M. David Prince, Electrical Engineering, 1946. Retired Senior Staff Specialist, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co.
● Joseph LeConte Smith Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 1953. Samuel C. Collins Senior Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
● Robert W. Tyson Jr., Civil Engineering, 1951. Retired Owner/Chairman, R.W. Tyson Producing Co. Inc.
● Roger P. Webb, Electrical Engineering, 1964. Professor and Steve W. Chaddick School Chair, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni recognizes 18 alumni this year who have made significant contributions to their profession, the Institute, or society at large. Individuals receiving this award are widely respected, recognized for their professional and personal success, and actively involved in engineering or management.

The eight alumni inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni were alumni under 40 years of age who have already demonstrated outstanding professional achievements.