Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine Inducted Civil Rights, Corporate & Community Icons into Its Hall of Fame

Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, joined by a renowned host committee including Georgia-Pacific Foundation president Curley Dossman Jr., Fulton County Commission board chairman Dr. John Eaves, and emcee Silas “Si-Man” Alexander, inducted a cadre of Community and Corporate Icons into its Hall of Fame (HOF), Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the 755 Club at Turner Field.

“Over the course of decades, our HOF inductees have each taken bold steps to leave a lasting imprint in their spheres of influence,” said Pat Lottier, publisher, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine of the honorees. “We are honored to share their stories and to insert their narratives into the city’s history.

Alongside a special recognition to the Georgia Lottery for its more than $17 billion in contributions to education in Georgia through the HOPE Scholarship, Atlanta Tribune inducted Tommy W. Dortch Jr., chairman and CEO of TWD Inc., and chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America; and Hank and Yvonne Thomas who have been marriage and business partners for more than 30 years.

A moving tribute was paid to Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, who, after a 19-year tenure at Atlanta Technical College has taken on the role as president of Southern Crescent Technical College.

Atlanta Tribune also proudly recognized Georgia State University students Camilla Mhute and Adesuwa Imafadon, recipients of the 2016-2017 Social Media Internship, powered by IBM.

Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was proudly supported by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. Other sponsors included Georgia Power, The Atlanta Braves, Georgia LotteryHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportUPS, and Publix Super Markets.

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*If you missed the opportunity to support the George A. Lottier Foundation during the Hall of Fame, register for the 22nd Annual George A. Lottier Golf Tournament in June 2017. For more information on how to support the Foundation visit

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