Diverse Culture

Business Leader Hala Moddelmog Shares Insights on Leadership and Giving with the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative

Increased power frequently brings with it increased pressure. Hala Moddelmog found that out when she became president of Church’s Chicken nearly 20 years ago.

“We’d signed up with Habitat for Humanity to build 200 homes,” she remembers. “I was brand new at my job, and a little overwhelmed. My first time being in the president’s… more »

Alex Claussen Doesn’t Say No to a Challenge

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 »

Melynda Pommells Immerses Herself in Numbers — and City Life

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 »

Kellie Smith: Enthusiasm for Georgia State, and a Passion to Serve

Some high-school graduates are apprehensive about leaving their hometowns and heading off to college for the first time. Not Kellie Smith, who started classes at Georgia State just a week after graduating from her high school in south Georgia.

“I just wanted to move to the city and expand my options here. I was excited… more »

Rosa Felix Counts Her Blessings — and Aims to Share Them with Others

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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