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Georgia State Magazine

Summer 2014

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Leaving a Legacy


Abigail Tere-Apisah (B.S. ’14), Georgia State’s first two-time All-American tennis player and by far the most decorated female athlete in school history, hasn’t quite settled in to her new life as an aspiring professional tennis player. Abigail Tere-Apisah “I love competing with the team, and I will miss that,” she says. Forgive her for harkening…

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Swimming with the Sharks


Walking through the Georgia Aquarium, you might not realize how much of the experience is created by the design of the building itself or the visuals on the walls. You may not consider how the exact placements of the text and images on an infographic shapes the way you learn about the animals or about…

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Frozen Foodie


How did King of Pops get started? It’s a pretty cool story actually. It started as a daydream or rather a beach-at-night-in-Mexico dream, but wasn’t realized for years later. My older brother, Ashley, was doing dissertation research in Panama so Steven — my younger brother and business partner — and I went to visit in…

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Shine On


More than 1.5 billion people lack access to electricity. For the most part, they rely on kerosene lanterns and candles for light, and spend up to 40 percent of their family income on energy that is inefficient and hazardous. When Katherine Lucey took notice of this, she got to work. Katherine Lucey Lucey is the…

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Nation Rebuilding


Wais Said always dreamed of going back to Afghanistan with the knowledge he gained at Georgia State. In 1978, Said’s family was forced to flee his home country at the onset of the Soviet War. “I’ll never forget the immigration officer in New York who said ‘Welcome home!’” Said said. “We came to Atlanta in…

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Wrights of Passage


Thirty-five years ago, brothers Adam (B.B.A. ‘97) and Matt Wright were photographed as they sat by the fountain in a newly built Library Plaza the day their father, the late Larry Wright (B.A. ’75, M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ‘79), graduated with his doctoral degree. The Wright brothers (Matt on the left, Adam on the right) in…

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Dinner with a Dozen


Georgia State’s Student Alumni Association’s (SAA) Dinner with 12 Panthers is based on a simple idea: bring together local alumni, faculty and current students for a sit-down meal to meet, eat, converse and, ultimately, make Georgia State a smaller and friendlier place. The dinners are the SAA’s most popular event. And the organization, with 2,250…

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