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 »

The Hankla Award: Honoring One of Georgia State’s Past Leaders — and Rewarding Tomorrow’s

Long before he decided to enroll at Georgia State, Matthew Haddad was exploring the world of science. Occasionally, this caused some problems.

“I used to take stuff apart in the living room, like the VCR,” he remembers. “Made my mother pull her hair out. But to her credit, she brought me more stuff to mess… more »

As Johnny Truong’s Georgia State Journey Ends, Another Begins

Every great student needs a great mentor. Johnny Truong says he was fortunate to have one relatively early on. “I had a really great high school chemistry teacher who thought I could do a lot more than what I was doing, so she sent me off to a summer program for chemistry students,” he says.… more »

Gaylon Morris Made His Love of Literature Pay Off

Health care remains the hottest of hot topics in politics these days, and Gaylon Morris is right in the thick of it. As a Washington, D.C.-based consultant, Morris meets with everyone from patient advocacy groups to businesses to federal regulators to open dialogues and build productive partnerships.

Morris has a master’s in public policy and… more »

Angela and Alan Giles Aren’t Just Georgia State Donors — They’re Fans

Georgia State is a very different place from when Angela Giles earned her business degree there in 1971. There are a lot more buildings bearing the Georgia State logo, of course, and a lot more students — many more of whom are sticking around campus after their classes end, thanks to the residence halls on… more »

Carlton Mullis is One of the Boys in (Panther) Blue


If you pursued a graduate degree in criminal justice at Georgia State in 2005, guess what: You had a cop in your classroom.

Actually, more than one, says Carlton Mullis, deputy chief of the campus police department. “Georgia State, especially the graduate program, is very geared toward people working in their profession,” he… more »