Winifred “Wini” Akande: Benefitting from Unique GSU-funded Programs

Supporting a busy tax season

After unique GSU learning experiences, new double alumna Winifred Akande launches global accounting career Overlooking downtown Atlanta from her 11th floor office, 23-year-old Winifred “Wini” Akande is heading into her first federal tax deadline with clients from around the world.

After graduating in December with her Master of Taxation degree… more »

Super Fan Nick Bray Takes GSU Passion to the Next Level

Super fan Nick Bray takes GSU passion to the next level

GSU junior joins the Panther Athletic Club as a way to show even more spirit

After painting his torso bright blue, camping out all night on Decatur Street, cheering on his feet nonstop through every Georgia State University basketball game and traveling to their… more »

Ted and Dawn Shields: Mapping Business Success

Mapping Business Success

Alumni donors Ted and Dawn Shields credit GSU for helping their telecom startup thrive

Ted and Dawn Shields met and married while working in a field that they expected would take care of them for life – telecommunications.

But when AT&T broke up in 1984 and the Internet took off, the… more »

Ernest G. Welch: Developing Impact in Art and Design

Welch gift to GSU develops greater impact 

Bequest of centenarian photography student supports new GSU art and design initiatives  

Barely two years since 103-year-old photography student Ernest G. Welch passed away, his multimillion dollar bequest is developing new art and design perspectives for Georgia State University faculty and students.

The academic and artistic… more »

Rialto’s Jazz for Kids Program Nurtured by Local Family

Rialto’s Jazz for Kids program nurtured by local family  

Gift of $50,000 reflects Stuart and Eulene Murray’s support of arts in Atlanta  

An Atlanta family with a great love for the arts recently gave $50,000 to spark that interest in children and teenagers through the Jazz for Kids program at the Rialto… more »