President Barack Obama praised Georgia State University on Dec. 4 for helping more college students find pathways to graduation in a speech at the White House’s second College Opportunity Day of Action.
Obama cited Georgia State’s success with Panther Retention Grants, small grants that cover student balances to keep them in class, in his address… more »
When the Georgia State men’s basketball team upset Wisconsin in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament, it put Panther hoops on the map. It also captured the attention of alumnus Phil Oneacre and his wife Jeanne, who bought season tickets and have held on to them ever since.
If you’ve waited until the waning weeks of 2014 to do the brunt of your charitable giving for the year, you may feel like a procrastinator — but you’re hardly alone, says financial advisor Tony Bueschen, CFP, CLU, CTFA.
“It seems to be the norm. There is a lot of year-end giving,” says Bueschen, co-owner… more »
Georgia State University will revitalize an area adjacent to Woodruff Park by creating a media production center for education, research and entrepreneurship and partnerships with the Georgia film, music, games and arts industries.
The media center will house the university’s new Creative Media Industries Institute, an interdisciplinary institute introduced this fall to build on the… more »
When Herman J. Russell passed away on Nov. 15, it was just a few weeks past the 15th anniversary of his historic gifts of $1 million each to Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College and Tuskegee University to expand their entrepreneurship programs. The $4 million pledge, announced Nov. 3, 1999, was the largest… more »
If offered the chance to travel to the South Pacific, most people in Atlanta would jump at the opportunity. For Georgia State senior Ranjita Nair, though, her most memorable life experiences came about because of a trip in the opposite direction.
A native of the Fiji islands, Nair came to the United States in 2009… more »
Located just a couple blocks from Victoria Harbour, Hotel ICON is one of the top places to stay in Hong Kong. It’s won numerous awards both for its luxury accommodations and its restaurants, and its lobby features one of the largest vertical gardens in the world.
Pioneers, as Lady Astor once said, are “picturesque figures,” but often lonely ones. Angie Allen knew the feeling as she tried to make her way in the investment field in the late 1970s, when there were few opportunities for women to advance or develop their skills. There was, however, Georgia State.
Businesses around the world, from Caterpillar Inc. to Australia’s Telstra Corporation, have called upon Frank Blount for his business expertise. But his most important journey might have been the two-mile commute from Southern Bell’s Midtown headquarters to Georgia State’s business school, where he earned his MBA in the 1960s.
“When Bill would wear a Georgia State shirt or hat on a trip, people used to say, ‘Where’s Georgia State?’ They don’t say that anymore,” Susan Reeves recalls. “We used to drive down Decatur Street and see kids with all kinds of jerseys on — now we walk down the street and they’ve got on… more »