Diverse Culture

After Fast Success in Fast Food, Aziz Hashim Spreads the Entrepreneurial Spirit

For Georgia State students and employees, Broad Street is a convenient lunch spot featuring dozens of diverse restaurants and cafés. For Aziz Hashim, though, it was the start of something huge.

A single fast-food franchise, which Hashim opened in anticipation of the Summer Olympics in 1996, turned into several. That cluster grew into a network… more »

Panthers on Wall Street: RCB Students Front and Center in the World’s Financial Capital

New York may be “the city that never sleeps,” but at 6 a.m. on a Monday, it’s not exactly wide awake yet, either. Other than public-works trucks and police cars, the streets are mostly empty. Lights are on in a few restaurants and coffee shops, but none are serving more than a handful of sleepy-eyed… more »

SAA Today, Devoted Alumni Tomorrow: The Georgia State Student Alumni Association

The hottest fashion accessory on Georgia State’s campus these days isn’t a certain type of shoe or a bag by a certain designer. It’s a simple Panther-blue T-shirt with the words “I [LOVE] GSU SAA,” the word “love” being replaced, naturally, by a paw print.

SAA stands for Student Alumni Association, and if “student… more »

Russell’s Legacy Includes Entrepreneurship Center at Georgia State

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 »

Ranjita Nair: A Fiji Islander Making a Difference at Georgia State

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 »