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History And Handlebars

There are many reasons to start your own business. Maybe you see a need in the community that’s not being met. You have a skill or expertise you believe is marketable. Perhaps you have a lifelong passion that you’re trying to fulfill.Or maybe you just can’t think of anything else to do.

The Longshot

Mark DiNatale isn’t your stereotypical sports fan. He lives on the Goat Farm, an idyllic arts community on Atlanta’s west side, where he works as director of operations and programming and hangs out in the name-your-price coffee shop listening to foreign jazz. He grew up in Atlanta playing baseball and football and pulling for the…

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The Gospel of Greentruck

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


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.