Kareem Downer: Overcoming Disability with Scholarship Help

The Bennett A. Brown Scholarship helped Kareem Downer achieve a degree from the Georgia State University Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. The funding covered the majority of Downer’s tuition and school expenses as he prepared for a career in Atlanta’s hospitality industry.

Today, Downer works as a special events planner with the… more »

Curry’s Final Season a Milestone for Football Fan and Donor

Curry’s final season a milestone for football fan and donor Alumnus Allen Poole has followed GSU coach’s long career in Atlanta 

On Aug. 30 at the Georgia Dome, Georgia State University’s head football coach Bill Curry will begin his final season.

In the stands, alumnus J. Allen Poole (B.B.A., 1968) will begin to close a… more »

Beverly J. Armento: Honoring Inspirational Educators

To beat the odds, GSU professor emerita drew inspiration from teachers Beverly J. Armento funds virtual endowment as a pathway for caring educators

How does a disadvantaged student overcome to succeed in American society? Seeking answers, researchers interviewed Beverly Armento, who rose from poverty through help from educators.

Teachers helped Beverly Armento believe in herself,… more »

Welch School’s Public Art Offers Experience of History on Atlanta BeltLine

Welch School’s public art offers experience of history on Atlanta BeltLine Legacy of centenarian photographer’s funding is “covered bridge” in Cabbagetown

Georgia State University rewarded Ernest G. Welch with a new perspective through his camera lens. Today, a professor and students who benefit from Welch’s funding legacy are inviting Atlantans to experience a new insight… more »

Almeera Jiwa: Finding Validation Off Screen

The scholarship student behind the camera Funding boosts confidence for high achieving GSU news host 

Each week during the school year, Almeera Jiwa appears as the confident, welcoming face of Georgia State University as she co-hosts @GSU_News, a show on campus social media channels.

Off camera, Jiwa’s personal narrative is one of struggle for… more »