Hawks Scholarship, Service Work Help Freshman Rachelle Wood Soar

Georgia State University freshman Rachelle Wood keeps so busy these days she usually leaves the social calendar to her best friend.

“I always start off by saying I’m only doing one thing this weekend. Then it usually comes down to what she can convince me to do,” Wood says of Chelsie Richards, who also happens… more »

Suzan and Stephen Zoukis’ Gifts Support Research and Scholarships at Georgia State

“We didn’t come from a background of philanthropy, or ever have money for extras for giving, and we never dreamed we would be in the position we are financially today to give back,” said Suzan Zoukis (B.A., ’84)

Young Georgia State Alumnus Terrance Rogers Banks on Budding Philanthropy

When Terrance Rogers set foot on Georgia State University’s campus his freshman year, he had one goal in mind: make a difference.

The 26-year-old alumnus and budding philanthropist knew he could do that if he focused on being a change agent in his community.

“It was a no-brainer, Rogers says. “Georgia State helped mold me… more »

Georgia State Honors College Putting Steps in Place to Increase Student Success

Georgia State University Honors College Dean Larry Berman waves a book in the air. “One of my bibles that I use—and as a new college we’re not in it—features the top 50 public university honors colleges. Go through it, and you can see what needs to be done,” he says. The universities in the book… more »

Phyllis Parker Provides a Lift for the First Generation at Georgia State



Her journey was not without obstacles. Family matters and financial challenges forced her to take a full time job and switch her classroom schedule to night classes exclusively. She persevered, and her persistence and flexibility paid off when she completed her B.B.A. in computer information systems in 1991.

That persistence and flexibility uniquely… more »