Global Connections

Elaina McGann: Actuary, Artist and Adventurer

Elaina McGann strives to make every aspect of her life an adventure — a goal she kept in mind when choosing a university. For Elaina, the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Atlanta was fueled widely by the many resources she knew the Honors College at Georgia State could offer her as well as… more »

Georgia State Helped Add Color to Liora Manné’s World

Even a move across town can be stressful when you’re a teenager, having a comfortable routine disrupted by suddenly being dropped into a new environment with unfamiliar people. When that move isn’t across town but rather across an ocean, it can be more traumatic still.

Instead of retreating into a shell, though, Liora Manné —… more »

Michael Ivie: Building a Panther Beachhead in the Big Apple

As far as most Robinson College of Business students are concerned, Michael Ivie is living the dream — living and working in New York City, enjoying the fast-paced business environment of the world’s financial capital.

By his own admission, though, Ivie wasn’t even dreaming the dream when he started pursuing his MBA at Georgia… 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 »

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 »

Georgia State Has Largest, Most Diverse Freshman Class, Highest Honors Enrollment

For the ninth consecutive year, Georgia State University has set a record for its largest enrollment, growing in size, diversity and quality. At 3,370, the freshman class has grown by 8 percent since last year, with a record high school grade-point average of 3.4. Georgia State’s total enrollment stands at a record 32,842 as of… 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 »

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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Forensics on the Fast Track: Young Alumnus Henry Swofford

 

College is, for most people, a place to lay the groundwork for their eventual careers. Not Henry Swofford — his career in forensic science began all the way back in high school.

As early as his sophomore year, Swofford was contacting police chiefs across Georgia hoping to get some exposure to the real world… more »