Diverse Culture

Home Depot Exec and Georgia State Alumna Ann-Marie Campbell Shares Lessons from Experience

 

Ann-Marie Campbell’s rise from Home Depot cashier to president of the company’s Southern Division is a classic American Dream story, but she always mentions that it didn’t happen without help — or an occasional push to think bigger.

“I’ve always been a confident person, so when there have been times that I’ve lacked confidence,… more »

Delia Cochran and Sharon Schachter: Women Leading, By Example

Women didn’t exactly have a wide range of opportunities when Sharon Shachter and Delia Cochran began their careers. “At that time,” Schachter remembers, “you could be a nurse, a teacher, or a flight attendant. That was pretty much it.” She became a flight attendant; Cochran became a nurse.

In time, though, both women achieved positions… more »

Presidential Scholar Nia Mitchell: Surrounded by Opportunities in Downtown Atlanta

 

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising… more »

Amazing Achievement on Display at 52nd Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

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.

The 52nd awards ceremony, to be held Friday, Oct. 2 in the Student Center… more »

School’s Never Out for Patricia Oliver

On a beautiful spring afternoon in downtown Atlanta, as students stroll through Woodruff Park thinking about how they’ll soon be done with college, Priscilla Oliver is talking about how she loved studying so much that she chose to go back for additional degrees.

“I didn’t know it at the time,” Oliver says of her early… more »

Women Inspire Lets Georgia State Visionaries Shine on a Bigger Stage

 

Georgia State has received great acclaim for its racial, ethnic and gender diversity in recent years, but the campus also boasts great diversity of interests, ideas and expertise. All of those types of diversity are showcased in the Women Inspire speakers’ series, which begins its second season Tuesday, Sept. 22 — and,… more »

A Head-Start on College Life: Presidential Scholar Midori Naolu

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »

Florence Kopleff’s Voice Still Echoes in Music Student Melissa Joseph 

Florence Kopleff is remembered as the concert singer Time magazine once called the “greatest living alto,” but her music career continued long after she retired from the stage. Kopleff joined the Georgia State faculty in 1968 — becoming the first artist-in-residence in the entire University System of Georgia — and mentored music students… more »

For Camilo Benitez, the American Dream is Coming True at Georgia State

Ever since his father was a young boy in Colombia, Camilo Benitez says, he wanted to come to the United States so that he could give his family a shot at a better life. If his son’s experience is any indication, he succeeded.

Just weeks into his junior year at Georgia State, Camilo was interviewing… more »

After Years of Hardship, Mallorie Jones Gets to Celebrate

Mallorie Jones has been on a hot streak lately. A recipient of the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative Scholarship, she became part of the first generation in her family to graduate from college when she earned her B.S. in psychology from Georgia State — with honors — on May 9. And less than a… more »