Athletics

New Single-Year Giving Total Headlines Long List of New Records for Georgia State

With $43.5 million raised in fiscal year 2014-15, Georgia State University broke its previous fundraising record and passed the $40 million mark for the first time ever.

As impressive as that number is, it is only the first on a long list of records and milestones from Georgia State’s most successful fundraising year ever.

“The… more »

Sarah Agnew Finds Her Beach in Downtown Atlanta

 

Beaches, bathing suits, palm trees and cheering crowds: Thanks to the Summer Olympics and the success of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, it doesn’t take long for the words “sand volleyball” to conjure up some very specific images in people’s minds.

At Georgia State, on the other hand, you can swap out… more »

For Frank Brandon, Life is a Walk in the (Forest) Park

Every 35 seconds (on average), a plane takes off from or lands at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — and quite a few of them pass over the suburb of Forest Park as they do so. The whine of jet engines provides steady background noise as Georgia State alumnus Frank Brandon goes about his daily work.

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Whether His Future Involves Tackles or Technology, Jarrell Robinson Has No Regrets

Four years ago, Jarrell Robinson signed up to be part of only the second recruiting class ever at a football program that hadn’t even played a game yet. Next spring, he’ll be waiting to see if someone calls his name from the podium at the NFL Draft.

All in all, a pretty impressive journey for… more »

Angela and Alan Giles Aren’t Just Georgia State Donors — They’re Fans

Georgia State is a very different place from when Angela Giles earned her business degree there in 1971. There are a lot more buildings bearing the Georgia State logo, of course, and a lot more students — many more of whom are sticking around campus after their classes end, thanks to the residence halls on… more »

Grateful for Her ‘Second Career,’ Donna Brazzell Gave Back to Georgia State

Donna Brazzell recently made a planned gift to Georgia State by including the school as a beneficiary of her IRA, but she insists Georgia State gave her one first.

“This place has given me so much,” she says. “It’s really reshaped my whole future. I’ve gotten a second career — it’s exciting, I’m on a… more »

Curry’s Final Season a Milestone for Football Fan and Donor

Curry’s final season a milestone for football fan and donor Alumnus Allen Poole has followed GSU coach’s long career in Atlanta 

On Aug. 30 at the Georgia Dome, Georgia State University’s head football coach Bill Curry will begin his final season.

In the stands, alumnus J. Allen Poole (B.B.A., 1968) will begin to close a… more »

Darryl and Michelle Harris: Spreading GSU Globally Through Golf

Donors help spread GSU worldwide through golf Panther student-athletes represent globalization of the campus and their sport

Like all sports at Georgia State University, the men’s and women’s golf teams rely on donors to help fund their expenses.

When GSU golfers spectate at Augusta National Golf Club this week, their blue GSU caps and apparel… more »

Donors Help Spread GSU Worldwide Through Golf

Donors help spread GSU worldwide through golf Panther student-athletes represent globalization of the campus and their sport

Like all sports at Georgia State University, the men’s and women’s golf teams rely on donors to help fund their expenses.

When GSU golfers spectate at Augusta National Golf Club this week, their blue GSU caps and apparel… more »