GSU Parents Get Involved

Family members provide GSU students with scholarship opportunities

Parents of Georgia State University students can put their sons and daughters in line for a $1,000 scholarship—along with extra attention and other perks—by joining the GSU Parents Association.

For a one-time membership fee of $50, a GSU parent or family member gives a student the opportunity… more »

Joseph D. Sansone: Helping Students Breathe Easy

Where Temitayo Ogunsanya grew up in Nigeria, children with breathing problems often live poorly or die for lack of simple resources. “Not enough hands and hospitals,” says Ogunsanya, who graduated from GSU in May 2011 with a degree in respiratory therapy. “If one can stand up and intercede in cases like that when the children… more »

Kathy Berry, GSU Foundation Board Member, Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

In the last four decades since Kathy T. Berry graduated from Georgia State University, the campus has radically changed in appearance.

The unique educational opportunities, however, remain unchanged.

“Being at a university in the city of Atlanta, covering the election of a mayor or governor, that was big,” said Berry, who received a bachelor’s degree… more »

Charlie Loudermilk: Honoring Friendships Through Giving

Civic leader and businessman honors friendships with donations to Panther football, AYSPS

As alumni, students and friends of Georgia State return this week for homecoming, the Panther football team is getting a major boost from a close friend of their coach.

R. Charles “Charlie” Loudermilk, the founder and chairman of Aaron’s, one of America’s top… more »

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Grants $217,000 to GSU Birth Through Five Teacher Education Program

Funding will help metro tech students hone skills at local childcare centers

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a three-year, $217,158 challenge grant to help Georgia State University prepare students from local technical colleges to teach the state’s youngest children.

Fifteen outstanding students from Atlanta and Gwinnett Technical Colleges and Georgia Piedmont Technical… more »

Mary F. Radford: Rewriting State Law to Protect Families

As one of the first professors at Georgia State University’s College of Law, Mary F. Radford has trained a generation of new lawyers in downtown Atlanta.

Her knowledge has also improved laws affecting generations of families across Georgia and the nation.

Radford, who has held two endowed professorships administered through the Georgia State… more »