Enterprising Spirit

Georgia State Reached Out to Taylor Briggs — and She Made the Most of It

“I wanted to go to a college where they thought I was valuable,” Taylor Briggs says. “Georgia State offered me the Foundation Scholarship right off the bat — they wanted me to come immediately and become part of the Honors College. They basically said, ‘Not only do we want you, we acknowledge that you… more »

The Next Act of ‘The Andrew Lee Story’ is About to Begin

Strangely for a film major, Andrew Lee says he and his family didn’t watch that many movies or TV shows when he was younger. It wasn’t until he went off to college that he began exploring the world of film for himself.

“I didn’t know where my interests were — I took all my core… more »

After Making His Dollars in Scents, Steve Tanner Gives Back to GSU

Steve Tanner has what’s probably the best-smelling warehouse in America. And while you can’t buy any of what’s inside, you’ve almost certainly got some of it in your house right now.

Tanner, a Georgia State alumnus, is the president and CEO of Marietta-based Arylessence Inc., a manufacturer of fragrances for everything from air fresheners to… more »

Andy Wise: A ‘Steward’ for Clients — and His Alma Mater

Eight years after earning his M.B.A. from the Robinson College of Business, financial planner Andy Wise says he’s enjoying the rewards of being a Georgia State alum now more than ever.

“I had a great experience while I was a student, but my experience with our alumni group has been exceptional,” he says. “What GSU… more »

Chris and Elanna Valley: Providing Hope for the Future

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 »