The Greek Hall of Fame is an event each Fall that recognizes Georgia Tech’s distinguished fraternity and sorority alumni for their notable contributions to the fraternity/sorority experience and for exemplifying the ideals of their fraternity or sorority creed. In honoring these dedicated fraternity and sorority alumni, we honor the shared value of lifelong commitment and membership to our Greek letter organizations. This public event helps to inspire the next generation of Greek members to sustain those values and commitments made to their organizations and to this community no matter where life takes them following their time at Georgia Tech.

These alumni of senior rank in their community, their organization, or their profession and were nominated by collegiate members currently in the chapter. Inductees have achieved and were selected by a committee on notable accomplishments in one or more of these areas: (1) fraternity & sorority life (2) Georgia Tech (3) their local community (4) their profession.

Nominations are now Open:

Nominations will close September 23, 2022. The Induction Ceremony will take place on November 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM.

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A photo of inductees into the GHOF.

Hall of Fame Inductees

By Graduation Year

GHOF Inductees
Photos of previous Inductees into the Greek Hall of Fame.
1930s

Eugene Clary '32

Alpha Tau Omega
Class of 1932

Inducted posthumously into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2019.

1960s

Dr. Gerald Wayne Clough '64, '65

Phi Gamma Delta

Wayne Clough served as the 10th President of Georgia Tech from 1994 to 2008 and as the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 2008 to 2014. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Clough worked at several prestigious universities including Duke, Stanford, Virginia Tech, and the University of Washington. Meanwhile, Clough co-founded the United States Universities Council of Geotechnical Engineering Research (USUCGER) and served as the organization's first president As the first alumnus to serve as President of Georgia Tech, he oversaw dramatic changes in the institute, including $1 billion in new construction, increased retention and graduation rates, a higher nationwide ranking, and a much larger student body. Most recently, the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons was named in his honor.  In his lifetime, Dr. Clough has received numerous awards, including eight honorary doctorate degrees, two Norman medals, the State of the Art Award, and United States Presidential appointments to the National Science Board and President’s Council of Science of Technology. As an undergraduate, Dr. Clough received several fraternity awards including “Pledge of the Year” and most importantly, he served our chapter as Recording Secretary in the fraternity’s executive board. He continued to be a resource to the chapter and donated a multipurpose study lounge to the brotherhood during the construction of our new house in 2013.

Georgia Tech Degrees: CE ’64, M.CE ‘65

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2016.

John Robertson '66

Alpha Tau Omega
Class of 1966

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2018.

A. Russell Chandler '67

Phi Gamma Delta
Class of 1967

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2017.

Edward Roe Stamps '67

Phi Delta Theta
Class of 1967

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2017.

1970s

John Brock '70

Phi Sigma Kappa
Class of 1970

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2017.

Tyler Brown '70

Kappa Alpha Order
Class of 1970

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2017.

Ben J. Dyer '70

Lambda Chi Alpha

Ben serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and as the Lead Director of the Advisory Board of Enola Labs, a software architecture, design, and engineering firm. As the author of TechDrawl, a blog promoting technology entrepreneurship and innovation across the South, Ben serves in many advisory capacities for technology ventures.  Ben is best known as a founder of Peachtree Software, Inc. and served as its president till 1983. He has served as president and chairman of the de novo Enterprise National Bank, was a founding director of Bank of Atlanta, and served as  He was Chairman and CEO of Comsell, Inc. Dyer has concentrated his community activities on higher education, serving as president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, director of the Georgia Tech Foundation, chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board for Tech's School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as chairman Georgia Tech Research Corporation. He has received the Joseph Mayo Petit Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Tech and has been inducted into Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame.

Georgia Tech Degrees: IE ‘70

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2016.

Gary T. Jones '71

Sigma Nu

Gary is a retired Wall Street businessman and a current professor in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech.  He is widely known for his classroom teachings and even more so for his career development coaching of his students.  Gary is a firm believer in giving back to Georgia Tech and to Sigma Nu.   He sits as the Vice Chair of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, where he has served for many years.  Gary donates time and resources into the student experience at Tech.  He has established the Gary T. and Elizabeth R. Jones executive learning center at Scheller, and has an entry gate of Bobby Dodd Stadium named for his generosity.  Within Sigma Nu, Gary continues to work with the Alumni Association and regularly attends chapter meetings at the fraternity house.

Class of 1971

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2014.

Joseph W. Evans '71

Tau Kappa Epsilon

As he states in his talks with undergraduate students, Joe came to Georgia Tech with the sole intention of “making himself employable.”  Joe did just that.  He has spent his career since graduation in the banking industry, elevating himself to the position as chairman and CEO of State Bank Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, State Bank and Trust.  He is also strong supporter of the place that got him to point.  He has served Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business on the Advisory Board, and founded the Dean’s Scholarship Program in 2009.  Since that time, he and his wife have endowed three Reana W. and Je W. Evans Dean’s Scholarships.  His support of students continues with his involvement at his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon.  Joe regularly visits the chapter house at meal times, speaking to the members about his experiences and offering advice for their lives and careers.  He has also served as a speaker at Greek Leadership Breakfasts.

Georgia Tech Degrees: IM '71

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2015.

Steve W. Chaddick '74, '82

Phi Kappa Tau

Steve is the president and founder of Ridgewood Advisors, LLC a boutique M&A and investment advisory firm focused on the energy, commodities and infrastructure sectors.  He is a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, serving many roles within the local and national organization.  Steve currently serves as the House Corporation president, sits on the chapter’s Board of Governors and serves on the Phi Kappa Tau Foundation Board of Trustees.  In addition to his fraternity commitments, Steve serves Georgia Tech as the Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Chair of the GT Alumni Association Board of Trustees.  He also remains active on the College of Engineering Advisory Board, the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation.

Class of 1974, 1982

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2014.

Dr. Jan Davis '75

Alpha Xi Delta
Class of 1975

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2019.

Jane Skelton '77

Alpha Gamma Delta

Jane is a dedicated professional to the financial industry in Atlanta, currently serving as the CFO of InfiCorp Holdings, Inc.  She offered her professional talents in service to her sorority, where she served as the financial advisor to the chapter for 19 years following her graduation.  Additionally, she co-sponsors the Gamma Phi Memorial Scholarship that supports current undergraduate members who face financial hardship during their college career.  Jane has also been a long-time donor to Georgia Tech, having been recognized as a member of the Founder’s Council. She remains actively involved in church, attending mission trips, and as a board member for ArtWithin.  Jane is often described as humble woman, never seeking recognition for her service to others.

Georgia Tech Degrees: IM '77

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2015.

Kathleen Day '78

Alpha Delta Pi

Kathie is the president of Kathleen Day and Associates, a firm focused on building livable, sustainable homes that are energy efficient.  She is a special member of Alpha Delta Pi Fraternity, having been one of the founding members of the chapter at Georgia Tech in 1977.  Kathie currently serves Georgia Tech as Trustee for the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, and is a Life Member of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.  Kathie and her family established the Cecil B. Day Program in Business Ethics at Georgia Tech to recognize her father’s belief that “You cannot be a success without being successful in the right way.” Her commitment to the Atlanta community is evidenced through her profession and continued philanthropic involvement.

Class of 1978

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2014.

Janice N. Wittschiebe '78, '80

Alpha Xi Delta

As an accomplished architect, Janice has contributed significantly to the professional landscape, non-profit organizations, Georgia Tech, and to her sorority – Alpha Xi Delta.  In her career, Janice has work on designs for MARTA stations, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and various governments.  Janice is also known for her work on campus with many fraternity and sorority houses, as well as the Woodruff Residence Hall.  Her success has led her to become a principal at the firm of Richard Wittschiebe Hand.  In addition to her professional work, Janice offers her time and talents as a dedicated alumna of Georgia Tech.  She has served as the chair of the Alumni Association board of trustees, and as a member of the Athletic Association board and Georgia Tech Foundation.  For over 10 years she has also served as the vice president of operations for the sorority’s house corporation, and lead various capital campaigns.

Georgia Tech Degrees: Arch ‘78, MArch ‘80

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2015. 

Deborah Anne Nash '78

Alpha Chi Omega

Deborah retired in 2003 after a distinguished career with Microsoft Corporation, where she served as senior vice president. Previously, she was an executive at IBM Corporation. Deborah has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, twice. Her honors from Georgia Tech include serving on the Foundation Board of Trustees, Georgia Tech Advisory Board and an emeritus member of the H. Milton Steward School of Industrial Science and Engineering Advisory Board. In 1999, she delivered the Commencement address, inspiring Tech’s graduating students. She is a member of the Founders’ Council, Presidents’ Council and The Hill Society, Georgia Tech’s most prestigious donor recognition society. She is among 10 family members who have earned Tech degrees, and together with her brothers has endowed the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professorship in the school of Industrial and Systems Engineering, in memory of her parents. In her community, Deborah is a passionate support of health and cancer research, the arts and social services.

Georgia Tech Degrees: IE '78

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2016.

Lane Chapman '79, '81

Alpha Delta Pi
Class of 1979, 1981

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2018.

1980s

Rodney C. Adkins '81, '83

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Rod is the senior vice president of Corporate Strategy at IBM.  He has served the company for more than 30 years in a variety of positions, leading global teams, managing multi-billion dollar business units, and developing product innovations and enterprise solutions. Rod was inducted into the National Academy of Engineers in 2005, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council for the National Society of Black Engineers. Within his fraternity, Rod is known to be the Founder of the Lambda Delta Chapter at Georgia Tech, and continues to serve on the local and national levels in leadership.  Rod’s service to Kappa Alpha Psi has garnered him recognition as well.  He will be receiving the Fraternity’s Laurel Wreath this summer.  This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Fraternity.

Georgia Tech Degrees: EE ‘81, MSEE ‘83

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2015.

Benton J. Mathis, Jr. '81

Phi Delta Theta

Ben is founding partner of Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLC, a prominent Atlanta law firm.  He is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, having served as the chair of the Greek Alumni Council and currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees.  He is also a member of the Scheller College of Business Advisory Board.  Outside of Phi Delta Theta and Georgia Tech, he serves as the Chairman of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the State of Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  He also sits on the executive cabinet for the Cobb County United Way.  Professionally, Ben holds many accolades and has served as President of the President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Class of 1981

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2014.

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice '83

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Montgomery Rice serves as the president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, and is the nation’s first African-American woman to lead a free-standing medical school.  As a trained medical doctor, she specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.  Her academic and professional background led to founding the Meharry’s Center for Women’s Health Research in Nashville, TN.  Her research on women’s health, especially with women of color, has garnered her international prestige. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Montgomery Rice continues to give of her time and treasure for the benefit of students.  She has served as a keynote speaker at the annual Women’s Leadership Conference, Diversity Symposium, and GT Health Connect South.  She serves on the College of Engineering External Advisory Board and on the GT Alumni Association Board of Trustees.  She has also contributed significantly to the success of her sorority chapter with housing initiatives and homecoming activities.

Georgia Tech Degrees: Chem '83

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2015.

James R. Borders '83

Phi Delta Theta

Jim is the founding president and CEO of Novare Group, a successful property development firm based in Atlanta.  His work on projects in Midtown Atlanta, have been credited for the economic resurgence in this area of the city and for creating the vibrant lifestyle to Midtown.  In addition to his professional career, Jim has served as an officer on his chapter’s alumni association board.  He was instrumental in preparing the chapter’s strategic plan, which increased membership, alumni support, and stronger chapter operations.  His service to Georgia Tech is also unwavering.  Jim is generous donor to the Institute, having been recognized as a member of the Hill Society.  He has also served on the Alumni Association board of trustees, the Georgia Tech Foundation, the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

Georgia Tech Degrees: ME '83

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2015.

Thomas Davenport III '84

Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Class of 1984

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2021. 

Lori Fowler Middleton '86

Zeta Tau Alpha
Class of 1986

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2021. 

A photo of inductees into the GHOF.
1990s

Dr. Ana Isabel Antón '90, '92, '97

Alpha Delta Pi

Annie is the chair of the School of Interactive Computing and a professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.  She is the founder and director of a research center devoted to issues of protection in information systems. She has been recognized as the Chief Security Officer Magazine’s Woman of Influence in the Public Sector, received the GT Alumni Association Leadership Award for International Study. At Georgia Tech, she serves as a Jackets mentor and has served on the GT Alumni Association Board of Trustees as well as the GT Advisory Board. In Alpha Delta Pi, she serves the Faculty Advisor, often presenting programs on holistic wellness. In her community, Annie serves on the Trekking for Kids Board, where she has volunteered at four orphanages while trekking through those countries, one of which was the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Georgia Tech Degrees: BS ICS ’90, MS ICS ’92, PhD CS ’97

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tammy Purves '90

Alpha Xi Delta
Class of 1990

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2018.

Karen Elizabeth Harriss York '90

Alpha Gamma Delta

As a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, Liz has served as a chapter advisor, a national committee chair, and the Director of Chapter Development.  Currently, Liz serves on the sorority’s International Council as the Vice President of Extension, working to bring the sorority to campuses across North America. She also assists with recruitment activities at the Georgia Tech chapter house each fall semester.  Professionally, Liz works as the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, having been in that role since 2008.  Through her initiatives, Liz works to increase employee involvement in sustainability practices, to support a healthier environment, higher quality of work-life, and more efficient operations. 

Class of 1990

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2014.

Nicolette Gordon-Battle '93

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Nicolette’s career in IT, project management, and Computer and Information systems has been impressive, holding jobs with AT&T, Airborne Express, Carter Brothers, and Tyco. After graduating from Georgia Tech, she moved to the West Coast where she continued to give back to Tech by serving as a leader in the Seattle Alumni Club. After moving back to Georgia, she continued her service to the Georgia Tech community be serving as a charter member and president of the GT Black Alumni Organization. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees as the Greek Alumni Council chair. Within in the community, Nicolette serves a board member of the Fulton Leadership Academy. As a student, she served in many leadership rules within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, as well as President and Vice President of the Panhellenic Greek Council. Outside of Greek life, Nicolette was a member of the band, and was involved with many other student organizations. As an alumnae, she served as her chapter’s Graduate Advisor from 2009 till 2013.

Georgia Tech Degrees: ME '93

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2016.

Benjamin Tarbutton III '94

Phi Delta Theta

Benjamin serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Sandersville Railroad, a family company, where he oversee the railroad’s operations. Founded in 1893, the Sandersville Railroad operates over ten miles of track in Georgia, serving as a critical link between local industry and the rest of the country. In 2006, Benjamin began serving a seven-year term representing Georgia’s Tenth District on the state’s Board or Regents by then-Governor Sonny Perdue. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 2011, and re-appointed to serve a second term in 2013.  Through his work, Benjamin has proved critical in cementing Georgia Tech’s position as the flagship university of the state, while at the same time ensuring the University System of Georgia continues to offer a top-notch education to its students. A graduate of both Leadership Washington County and Leadership Georgia, Benjamin also serves of the boards of the Oconee Fall Line Technical College, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Georgia. Additionally, he served as president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Sandersville Rotary Club, and the Georgia Railroad Association.

Georgia Tech Degrees: Mngt ‘94

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2016.

Bird Blitch '97

Phi Delta Theta
Class of 1997

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2019.

Andre Dickens '98

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Andre Dickens was elected Atlanta’s 61st mayor in November 2021, making him the first Black alumnus of Georgia Tech to be elected mayor and only the second Tech alumnus to hold the position, following in the footsteps of the late Ivan Allen Jr.

A member of Tech’s Alumni Association board of trustees, Dickens holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tech and a Master of Public Administration in economic development from Georgia State University. He also served as the assistant director of Outreach Initiatives for Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and led Tech’s African-American Male Initiative.

Class of 1998

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2018.

David Frakes '98

Phi Delta Theta
Class of 1998

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2021. 

2000s

Dr. Craig Forest '01

Phi Sigma Kappa
Class of 2001

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2019.

Jessica Keese '01

Alpha Gamma Delta
Class of 2001

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2017.

Dr. Laura Rader '01

Alpha Delta Pi
Class of 2001

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2019.

Colleen Duffey '04

Alpha Chi Omega
Class of 2004

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2018.

Kathy Pham '07

Phi Mu
Class of 2007

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2017.

2010s

Michael Gilbert '10

Theta Xi
Class of 2010

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2021. 

Melanie Akwule '12

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Class of 2012

Inducted into the Greek Hall of Fame in 2021.