Engineering grad honored with 2021 UGA Young Alumni Award

Arch wayThe University of Georgia Alumni Association has named a College of Engineering alumnus the recipient of the organization’s 2021 Young Alumni Award. 

Jonathan Jones, a 2013 UGA College of Engineering graduate, is among eight recipients of the 2021 Alumni Awards. The annual program dates back to 1936 and recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to the university. The Young Alumni Award is presented to an individual who brings recognition and honor to UGA through outstanding leadership and service to the university, the community and his or her profession.

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

As an engineer at Corteva Agriscience in Indianapolis, Jones focuses on solving complex challenges in agriculture. Jones serves on several boards, including the College of Engineering Advisory Board. He has earned numerous recognitions for his work, including the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Eugene Deloatch Award and the 2018 UGA Engineering Young Alumni Impact Award. The UGA Alumni Association included him in the 2018 40 under 40. Jones is committed to giving back to his community and is paving the way for future scientists.

Other 2021 honorees are:

  • Chester Davenport, Alumni Merit Award
  • The Honorable Brian P. Kemp, Alumni Merit Award
  • Bonney Shuman, Alumni Merit Award
  • Dr. Libby Morris, Faculty Service Award
  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Friend of UGA Award
  • St. Mary’s Health Care System, Friend of UGA Award
  • The Paris Family, Family of the Year Award

Due to ongoing public health concerns surrounding public gatherings, the annual Alumni Awards luncheon, which typically takes place in April, will not take place. The University will recognize and thank Jones and other Alumni Award honorees virtually.

To learn more about these awards and past honorees, visit:

By Katie DeGenova

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