Ivan Allen College Names William J. Todd Recipient of 2010 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize

Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has named William J. Todd, president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, as the 2010 recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.  Todd will accept the award during the College’s annual Founder’s Day event on Monday, March 15, in the Georgian Ballroom at The Biltmore.  Todd’s acceptance speech at 1:00 p.m. will be free and open to the public as space permits. 

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Georgia Tech alumnus Bill Todd received the 2010 Ivan Allen, Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.

 A Georgia Tech alumnus, Todd has devoted 38 years to healthcare and technology management in Atlanta and currently leads the Georgia Cancer Coalition in efforts to make the state a national leader in cancer care and reduce cancer deaths among Georgians.  Ivan Allen College Interim Dean Kenneth J. Knoespel highlighted Todd’s embodiment of the values and principles of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.

 “Bill Todd is an extraordinary humanitarian and community leader.  His accomplishments and steadfast commitment embody Mayor Allen’s advocacy and compassion.  It is our privilege to recognize his contributions to our community, state and the world,” said Knoespel.

Todd founded Encina Technology Ventures and was founding president of the Georgia Research Alliance.  He has held administrative posts with Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Wesley Woods, Emory Clinic, and Emory’s School of Medicine and Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Throughout his career, Todd has served on the boards of some of Atlanta’s most influential civic and business entities and in organizations that have provided strategic guidance for Georgia Tech.  He has been honored in Northern Ireland for his work to further peace in that region.

Todd will be the tenth leader to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Award for Progress and Service. The Prize recognizes individuals associated with Georgia who have contributed to the progress and service of society through fields relevant to the curriculum of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.  Past honorees have included former President Jimmy Carter, former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, Ted Turner, and CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle.  

 

 

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech is recognized nationally and internationally for programs that examine engineering, science and technology through the lens of the liberal arts. The College is comprised of six schools - Economics; History, Technology, and Society; International Affairs; Literature, Communication, and Culture; Modern Languages; and Public Policy.  It offers nine undergraduate degrees, six master's, and six doctoral degrees. Ivan Allen College alumni are prepared for professional leadership in government, business, public policy, international affairs, law, technology and new media. Founded in 1990, the College is named in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003). 

 

The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech is recognized nationally and internationally for programs that examine engineering, science and technology through the lens of the liberal arts. The College is comprised of six schools - Economics; History, Technology, and Society; International Affairs; Literature, Communication, and Culture; Modern Languages; and Public Policy.  It offers nine undergraduate degrees, six master's, and six doctoral degrees. Ivan Allen College alumni are prepared for professional leadership in government, business, public policy, international affairs, law, technology and new media. Founded in 1990, the College is named in honor of former Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003). 

 

 

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

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