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Charles and Catherine B. Rice: Expanding Opportunities

By age 14, Charles Barton Rice Sr. was foreman of a crew of men drilling wells for his father’s small business in Early County, the JB Rice Plumbing & Electrical Company. He was already learning to manage adult responsibilities, play fair in business and commerce, and work hard.

“Dad laid the foundation for my entrepreneurial… more »

Parker H. Petit: Advancing Science and Learning

Parker H. “Pete” Petit chooses his investments carefully, and in the past year, he  once again demonstrated his faith in the future of Georgia State University with a $1.5 million gift toward GSU’s Football Practice Complex.

“There is now a tremendous opportunity for Georgia State to increase its preeminence from an educational standpoint,” Petit said,… more »

Margaret A. Staton: Supporting Success

In contrasting her high school career — juggling three jobs and wrestling with learning disabilities to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average — with her time at Georgia State University, Cassidy Cain doesn’t even try to contain her enthusiasm.

The Margaret A. Staton Office of Disability Services has ratcheted down her stress level and boosted both… more »