Alumni

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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Lifelong Learners


For all of its 100 years, Georgia State has been a destination for what college admissions offices call the non-traditional student, those who hold down jobs, have kids or went to work after high school, then decided on college later in life. Or, in some cases, such as with the 205 students at Georgia State…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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