A Georgia State degree has the power to prepare graduates for success and achievement beyond what they ever thought possible. It’s easy to talk about that as an abstract concept, but Georgia State’s annual Distinguished Alumni Awards provide living proof.
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Elaina McGann strives to make every aspect of her life an adventure — a goal she kept in mind when choosing a university. For Elaina, the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Atlanta was fueled widely by the many resources she knew the Honors College at Georgia State could offer her as well as… more »
Big-box retailers Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale and Walmart, along with full-service and fast-food restaurants, are key contributors to the nation’s obesity epidemic, according to research by a health economist in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
Americans now live near an abundance of cheap and readily available food from… more »
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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Georgia State’s Presidential Scholars are more than just incoming freshmen who got superior grades in high school. They’re students who exemplify the creativity, open-mindedness, and dedication to hard work and discovery upon which our university was founded. For their talent and initiative, the Presidential Scholarship rewards these students with full tuition and fees, stipends for… more »
To understand the challenges Rosa Felix overcame to attend Georgia State, you can’t just visit her current home in Acworth or her birthplace in California. You have to drive about eight hours southwest of Laredo, Texas, to the Mexican state of Zacatecas, where she spent the first six and a half years of her life.
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If you pursued a graduate degree in criminal justice at Georgia State in 2005, guess what: You had a cop in your classroom.
Actually, more than one, says Carlton Mullis, deputy chief of the campus police department. “Georgia State, especially the graduate program, is very geared toward people working in their profession,” he… more »
Charitable work runs in Justin Hargesheimer’s family. His mother is currently working with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, while he helps support corporate partnerships for Habitat for Humanity International here in Atlanta.
“The idea of community awareness and giving back has always been important in my family,” he says. “I realized a long time… more »
Georgia State played a big part in Chris and Elanna Valley’s past. Elanna earned both her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees here, and the couple met while she was doing an undergraduate internship. The university also means a lot to their present: After more than three decades as a social worker, Chris is now a… more »
In a year full of major milestones for Georgia State University, the Distinguished Alumni Award is celebrating a milestone of its own.
“The Distinguished Alumni Awards is celebrating its 50th year along with the university’s Centennial celebration, so this year has special significance,” says Christina Million, associate vice president for alumni affairs. “The four honorees… more »