Athena Smith: A Passion for the Past

Sitting in her eighth grade Georgia Studies class, Athena Smith was fascinated as her teacher made history come to life. She began watching The History Channel and reading books about the past. While in her freshman World History class at Georgia State, Athena realized that she had a passion for ancient history. A spark of… more »

Jessica Ekhomu: Solving Urban Problems

A Gates Millennium Scholar, and recipient of the Max M. Cuba Scholarship, Marshall L. Bowie Scholarship, James L. Maddox, Jr. Scholarship and Ronald E. McNair Scholarship, Jessica Ekhomu says she is “grateful to the donors that have sacrificed their resources to allow me to excel at Georgia State.” As a first generation college student from… more »

Henry Swofford: Fingerprint for Research

“I’ve known I wanted to work in law enforcement since I was in kindergarten,” Presidential Scholar Henry Swofford says. Although not certain of which area of the profession he wanted to pursue, Henry found his interest working on a science fair project in high school. His research study on fingerprints turned into a job at… more »