Georgia State Magazine

Spring 2016

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Making It

No one can accuse Kelly Jenrette of not chasing her dream. Before Jenrette landed her current gig starring alongside John Stamos in the Fox TV series “Grandfathered,” she lived through nearly a decade of auditions, rejections and bit parts patiently waiting for that big break. “Somebody once told me Harrison Ford was asked what was…

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Maria’s Way

Maria Perez Manahan (B.S. ’94, M.S.’96) contemplated her next step. Her boss was retiring. It was expected that she would add her resume with the other hopefuls to lead Hemophilia of Georgia. She wasn’t so sure. “Am I wired like a CEO?” she wondered. On paper, yes. Working her way from office assistant to vice…

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Creating Opportunity

In the summer of 2000, Odie Donald transferred back home to Atlanta from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to be closer to his mother, Claire (B.S. ‘90), who was ill. The former top 50 high school recruit in basketball also hoped to become a contributor to then head coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell’s squad. But Donald got a…

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Enhancing Early Detection

A new technique developed at Georgia State has shown to be an accurate and non-invasive method to trace changes in cancers and treatment without using radiation. Led by Jenny Yang, Distinguished University Professor and associate director of the Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, researchers developed a new imaging agent they named ProCA1.GRPR and demonstrated that…

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A Singer’s Story

Not many people realize the Georgia State library holds the Johnny Mercer Collection. How did we get it? George Manners, the first dean of the business school, and his brother Nick were friends of Johnny’s wife Ginger and persuaded her to donate to Georgia State his private and professional papers as well as his memorabilia…

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