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Today, any American who was alive at the time can tell you where he or she was on Nov. 22, 1963. But on that day, the Friday President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Michael Pritchard realized where he was going. Pritchard was 13 years old, sitting in Coach Morris’s sixth-period math class at Atlanta’s Campbell…

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Helping Home

As Hanan Waite lay in a hospital bed at Atlanta’s Northside Hospital after the premature birth of her son, Ramzi, her thoughts were flooded by what could have been. Waite suffered from complications during her pregnancy, and Ramzi was born two and a half months premature. If she would have delivered in her native Ghana, Waite doubts…

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Behind the Lens

For Stephanie Dowda, Georgia State was the birthplace of her creativity. It was the pursuit of a philosophy degree that opened her to the world of the arts. Throughout her career as a fine arts photographer, Dowda has found herself dabbling into just about every angle of the arts. When asked about what made her…

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In Print

Jess Hinshaw and his wife Beth (M.Ed. ‘10) needed one last adventure before entering the professional world. “I was worried that my life was moving in the direction of permanence, and I wanted to travel before I got settled,” Hinshaw said. The couple had an old friend in Joshua Warlick (B.F.A. ‘08) who taught English…

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Legacy in the Making

Georgia State runs in the family for Anna Boswell. The travel-loving junior wasn’t the first in her family to attend Georgia State. Boswell’s great-grandmother graduated with a bachelor of commercial science degree in 1938. Boswell is a recent recipient of the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship. Given her strong familial ties to the campus, you might…

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Positive Action

On a rainy September morning in San Jose, Costa Rica, Gabi Zedlmayer is trekking through the La Selva rainforest, catching up with scientists monitoring the region’s ecosystem. Zedlmayer, vice president and chief progress officer at Hewlett-Packard, guides the company’s sustainability efforts ranging from healthcare to education and job creation to conservation. The sun rises on…

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Georgia State Alumni Association

Distinguished Alumni

Since 1963, the Georgia State Alumni Association has recognized outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The 2015 winners are: William Pate (B.A ’81, M.A.’85) William Pate As president of Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, William Pate is in charge of maintaining tourism as one of the city’s top economic drivers. He began his career…

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Nick Bable

Museum Quality

Nick Bable’s Life as We Know It Series: Man and Boy, 2014 Twenty-four Georgia State artists had drawings acquired by the High Museum of Art for display during the museum’s exhibition titled “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines.”  Faculty, students and alumni affiliated with the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design make up almost…

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