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Presidential Scholar Nia Mitchell: Surrounded by Opportunities in Downtown Atlanta

 

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising… more »

Florence Kopleff’s Voice Still Echoes in Music Student Melissa Joseph 

Florence Kopleff is remembered as the concert singer Time magazine once called the “greatest living alto,” but her music career continued long after she retired from the stage. Kopleff joined the Georgia State faculty in 1968 — becoming the first artist-in-residence in the entire University System of Georgia — and mentored music students… more »

Elaine and Erroll Davis Pump Up the Bass for the Rialto Jazz for Kids All-Stars

Music runs in the Davis family. Erroll played clarinet in high school; his wife, Elaine, played piano and violin and also performed as a mezzo-soprano at venues around the northeast. So while neither attended Georgia State, they’ve both made the Rialto Center for the Arts an important cultural element in their lives. “We’ve just… more »

Musician, Teacher, Benefactor: Georgia State Alumna Pamella Windham Helps Bring Jazz to Atlanta’s Youth

Pamella Windham inherited two very important interests from her father. One was baseball — Pamella says she’s still glued to the TV for Braves games on a daily basis. The other was music.

“He got the idea he wanted to play guitar, so he bought one, and after work he’d take lessons. He was real… more »

Bill and Peg Balzer: Challenging Others to Support the Rialto

Balzer Challenge helps spark record year for annual giving Theatre patron’s matching gift marks his leadership of GSU Foundation Like a play that ends with a flourish, Bill Balzer wrapped up his leadership of the Georgia State University Foundation by helping set a fundraising record.

In the fiscal year that just ended, GSU Annual Programs… more »

Balzer Challenge Helps Spark Record Year for Annual Giving

Balzer Challenge helps spark record year for annual giving Theatre patron’s matching gift marks his leadership of GSU Foundation Like a play that ends with a flourish, Bill Balzer wrapped up his leadership of the Georgia State University Foundation by helping set a fundraising record.

In the fiscal year that just ended, GSU Annual Programs… more »

Rialto Gets Boost from $15,000 Balzer Challenge Grant, GSU Student Callers

Rialto gets boost from $15,000 Balzer challenge grant, GSU student callers

Fifteen years of the arts center celebrated by alumnus and Foundation board chair

The Rialto Center for the Arts this year celebrates 15 years at GSU with the help of students on a different stage – the GSU Call Center.

With telephones as… more »