Past Issues

Spring 2012

The Honeycutts established a fellowship for the GSU Neuroscience Institute.

Brains in the Family


Inspired by their daughter, a couple gives to support the minds behind Neuroscience By Michelle Hiskey No parent wants the phone to ring late at night. When Georganne Honeycutt (M.B.A.’80) went to bed that evening in 2008, she knew her adult daughter, Claire, had left for a conference for doctoral students, feeling like her research…

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Sail Blazing


Myrna Truitt (B.A. ’62) took a while to hit her stride as a pioneer. She started breaking new ground early, as the first in her family to get a college degree. She put herself through Georgia State College, as GSU was then known, working part-time as a secretary in its Bureau of Business and Economic…

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Building for the Future


There are countless people working harder than ever to increase the value of a GSU degree.

The Sports Desk


Tiffany Blackmon (B.A. ’07) always figured she’d have a career in sports; it was just a matter of whether it would be on the field or in front of the camera.

Building for the Future


President Mark P. Becker Nearly everywhere I go, I am reminded of the impact Georgia State University has on the Atlanta community and far beyond. In this issue, follow the remarkable story of a GSU professor and a student who teamed up to use technology to make the history of the Georgia Capitol building –…

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A Legacy in the Making


As the third generation to helm his family’s business, Jay Bernath (M.B.A. ’92) knows a thing or two about keeping up ties. This July, he will assume the presidency of the GSU Alumni Association, a position that will capitalize on this particular strength to the benefit of his alma mater.

Student Q&A: Almeera Jiwa and Joseph Shepherd


Almeera Jiwa and Joseph Shepherd Photo by Carolyn Richardson How did you become interested in broadcasting and get involved with @GSU_News? Almeera Jiwa: I’m studying journalism here, and I have a theatre degree from Studio 58 at Langara College, a theatre conservatory in Vancouver, B.C. I transferred here last summer, and a week before school started…

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A Family Extender


Once a week, Sandra Barnhill (B.S. ’81), founder and national president of Foreverfamily Inc., joins three dozen children and volunteers for a home-cooked, family-style dinner.