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The Gospel of Greentruck


Josh Yates’ (MBA ’06) farm-to-table pub is a Savannah destination.

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Meet the Board


The Georgia State Alumni Association recently appointed five new members to its board of directors.

The Accidental Ironwoman


The Kona Ironman Triathlon attracts tens of thousands of hopeful participants every year. The grueling event is so popular a lottery system is required. Out of this lottery, only 100 are chosen. Gina Maddox was one of those selected for the 2014 race. There was just one thing — she wasn’t a triathlete yet. Gina…

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The Front Line


As the Ebola outbreak and the debate over patient treatment dominated the world’s headlines last fall, Laura Mitchell was caring for the first two American Ebola patients to be treated in the United States. Mitchell is a member of the highly trained specialized healthcare team who cared for Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Both…

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Life After Lee


Allison Webb parked on the side of Charles Allen Drive as she had done dozens of times before. But this time it took her five minutes to talk herself out of the car. The familiarity of this Midtown neighborhood was bittersweet. Lee had lived in a ground-floor apartment just down the road…

Distinguished Alumni of 2014


Since 1963, the Georgia State Alumni Association has recognized outstanding alumni with its Distinguished Alumni Awards. Meet the 2014 winners.

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Go about a mile and a half up Marietta Street from Georgia State’s campus, hang a left on Means Street into an industrial corridor of 19th century warehouses and you’ll find yourself at the offices of MailChimp. Inside, skateboard decks and graffiti decorate exposed brick walls, and dozens of plush primates dressed like a mail carrier — Freddie, the company…

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An Ambassador of Culture


During World War II when Hideko Kato was 19 years old, U.S. forces firebombed her home during an air raid of Tokyo. Just a few years later, during the U.S. occupation of Japan, she found herself working for U.S. Gen. Douglas McArthur in his headquarters as a translator and English stenographer. “We were all so…

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