Georgia State Magazine

Fall 2014

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The Redemption of ‘Jags’

More than a decade ago, when Georgia State head football coach Trent Miles and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski were young, tireless upstarts trying to carve out a name and a living on the Green Bay Packers’ staff, Miles would spend the night on the beat-up couch in Jagodzinksi’s office. Jeff Jagodzinski “We were the young…

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Entrepreneurial Eats

The business of healthy living keeps Marisa Moore busy. Very busy. As one of just 30 registered dieticians who are spokespeople for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Moore is in constant demand. She’s a regular contributor to HLN, CNN, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Food…

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Great Escapes

What is Touch the Earth? The Touch the Earth program at Georgia State began as a whitewater paddling club in 1974 with instruction, recreational trips and competitions for open boats and recreational rafting. It has grown to a staff of nearly 75 to offer an equipment rental program, a climbing wall and bouldering cave, and…

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A Healthy Gift

When it comes to hard work and dedication, Ken Lewis (B.A. ’69) had a superior role model in his late mother Byrdine. A divorced mother of two, she supported her family with a career as a bedside nurse that lasted 46 years.Byrdine Lewis’ name has graced Georgia State’s nursing school since her son made a…

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A New Earth

As 2008 was drawing to a close, Andy Hickman was successful but not satisfied, and he wasn’t sure why. He was co-owner of a company he had started in order to escape the corporate cubicle world he found so stifling, and he was making plenty of money. He knew he didn’t want to keep working…

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Citizens of the Civil War

Downtown Atlanta rests in the heart of one of the most tumultuous areas of the Civil War. Before the war, Atlanta served as a railroad hub, making it absolutely crucial for the South as war infiltrated every corner of the young nation. Apart from Richmond, Va., Atlanta was the most important city for the Confederacy…

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Empowering Employees

The art of empowering people can take many forms. Eleanor Fulton (MBA ’04) has discovered a particularly innovative way to do so by tapping right in to the wants and needs of employees. A benefits package sweetens the deal in any new employment opportunity — but as Fulton wondered, how far does a benefits package…

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