The First Graduate
Artist: Martin Dawe
Year: 2019

Ronald L. Yancey, EE 1965, was the first African American to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Georgia Tech was the first college in the deep South to peacefully and successfully integrate without a court order. This significant event is commemorated through the generosity of Betsy and Bo Godbold, IE 1965. The First Graduate sits on the interior steps of Clough Undergraduate Commons.

Dedicated September 4, 2019.