Remembering Lawrence Dennis Ballou
Lawrence Dennis Ballou (‘54), of Tallulah Falls, Atlanta and Macon, GA, died on October 20, 2017 in Macon.
Dennis Ballou began his 19 year teaching career at Georgia Tech in the winter of 1991. After teaching construction law, dynamics, and the mechanics of deformable bodies for Civil Engineering, Ballou gained a position teaching fundamental courses in mechanical engineering and senior courses in engineering analysis and design for the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. He was named "Most Inspiring Professor" by Woodruff School students at the annual ME spring banquet in 2000.
“All of the other events in my life pale in comparison to those related to my family. But if, by chance, someone should enquire of my life, say that I was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Webb Institute, and the University of Georgia, serving my country as a naval officer, engineer, and lawyer; that I was a teacher at the Georgia Institute of Technology; that it was my will to be in the service of mankind; and that I tried to do my duty as God had given me the means to do so.”
Gifts in memory may be made to the Lawrence Dennis Ballou Scholarship Fund at Georgia Tech for students in the School of Mechanical Engineering. Checks should be made to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., 760 Spring Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.