Enterprising Spirit

Doug Rieder: A Self-Made Man Shows Today’s Students the Way

Ask Doug Rieder about Sterling Risk Advisors, the surety and insurance brokerage firm where he’s worked for more than a decade, and he’ll tell you plenty: about how the company has grown over the years, the unique aspects of their business model, whom they’ve hired and how those people have excelled.

What he’s less likely… more »

For Stephanie Ekey, Georgia State Was Worth the Trip

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 »

Jarrett Faber Finds Himself at the Center of the Action

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 »

Whether His Future Involves Tackles or Technology, Jarrell Robinson Has No Regrets

Four years ago, Jarrell Robinson signed up to be part of only the second recruiting class ever at a football program that hadn’t even played a game yet. Next spring, he’ll be waiting to see if someone calls his name from the podium at the NFL Draft.

All in all, a pretty impressive journey for… more »

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 »