Georgia Tech Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Georgia Tech. The list includes people like Jimmy Carter, Iman Shumpert, Daniel Webster, Jeff Foxworthy & Amin Elhassan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, film & theater personalities, leaders, scientists and intellectuals & academics etc.
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Chris Bosh
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a Power Forward / Center)
Chris Bosh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Chris Bosh is an American former basketball player who represented The Toronto Raptors and The Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A key player for the US national team, Bosh helped his nation win a gold medal at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. In 2004, he established the Chris Bosh Foundation to promote education and sports amongst youths.

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Bobby Jones
(American Amateur Golfer)
Bobby Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 18, 1971

Bobby Jones was an American amateur golfer and lawyer. One of the most important personalities in the history of golf, Jones founded or co-founded the Augusta National Golf Club as well as the Masters Tournament. He also helped design the Augusta. Bobby Jones’ innovations, which he brought to the Masters Tournameny, have been used in professional golf tournaments around the world.

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Jeff Foxworthy
(Comedian)
Jeff Foxworthy
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Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Pernell Roberts
(Actor, Activist, and Singer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Adam Cartwright’ in the TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Pernell Roberts
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Birthdate: May 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waycross, Georgia, United States
Died: January 24, 2010
Pernell Roberts is best known as Adam Cartwright from the Western series Bonanza and Dr. John McIntyre from Trapper John, MD. He was also a prominent social activist and had participated in protests such as the Selma to Montgomery marches. He also narrated documentaries and experimented as a singer.
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Iman Shumpert
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the ‘Shooting Guard' Position)
Iman Shumpert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berwyn, Illinois, United States

Iman Shumpert is an American basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for popular teams like New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, and the Houston Rockets. While representing the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iman Shumpert helped his team win NBA championship in 2016.

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Stephon Marbury
(Basketball player)
Stephon Marbury
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 24, 1852
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Mark Teixeira
(Baseball Player)
Mark Teixeira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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Kenny Anderson
(Basketball player)
Kenny Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Thaddeus Young
(Basketball player)
Thaddeus Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Juan Carlos Varela
(The 37th President of Panama)
Juan Carlos Varela
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Panama City

Panamanian businessman and former politician Juan Carlos Varela held-office as Minister of Foreign Relations and Vice President of Panama before serving as 37th President of Panama (2014-19). He also served as President of Panameñista Party. He was charged for money-laundering in the Odebrecht case, and is one of the former heads of state whose name is mentioned in Pandora Papers.

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Derrick Favors
(Basketball player)
Derrick Favors
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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John C. Portman Jr.
(Architect)
John C. Portman Jr.
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walhalla, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 29, 2017

Real-estate developer John C. Portman Jr. is largely credited with redefining the skyline of Atlanta with his innovative architectural projects, such as the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the 14-block Peachtree Center. He also built several structures in Asia, such as the Tomorrow Square in Shanghai, and relied on symmetry and geometry.

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Timothy Kopra
(Astronaut)
Timothy Kopra
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin
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Jan Davis
(Astronaut)
Jan Davis
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

Former American astronaut Jan Davis logged over 673 hours and 11 million miles in space and orbited the earth 445 times during her three Space Shuttle flights, STS-47, STS-60, STS-85. She worked for NASA for over two decades and thereafter served as a Vice President and Deputy General Manager for Jacobs Engineering Group. She presently works for Bastion Technologies, Inc.

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Nagesh Kukunoor
(Film director, Actor, Film producer)
Nagesh Kukunoor
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Birthdate: March 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hyderabad
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Javaris Crittenton
(Basketball player)
Javaris Crittenton
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Amin Elhassan
(Sports Commentator)
Amin Elhassan
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Birthdate: April 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sudan
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Kaela Davis
(Basketball player)
Kaela Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Hugh Stubbins
(Architect)
Hugh Stubbins
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: July 5, 2006
Georgia Institute of Technology or simply known as ‘Georgia Tech’ is a public research university situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The institution which was once founded in 1885 is currently organized into six colleges which houses 31 departments. As per the U.S. News & World Report ratings, it is ranked 7th among public national universities in the country and 34th among all universities and colleges. Being globally renowned particularly for its engineering and business programs, Georgia Tech has also been ranked as the ‘smartest’ public college in the United States. The institute has further gone on to extend its reach overseas with satellite campuses across the globe in countries such as Singapore, France, India, Spain and China. The institute offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Liberal Arts, Computing, Engineering, Business, Design and Science. Georgia Tech’s vision is to enhance and sustain its position as a pioneer in scholarship and research for generations to come. The massive student body comprises of over 25,000 students who represent the diversity of 114 countries from every corner of the world. Georgia Tech’s alumni’s who are also referred to as the ‘yellow jackets’ have gone on to accomplish great things and have made a mark on the world. Some of these illustrious individuals include Jimmy Carter, Calvin Johnson, Ivan Allen Jr., and John F. Brock. Keep reading this list to know some more noteworthy Georgia Tech alumni’s who have made the institution proud.