Past Issues

Spring 2012

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.

Happy Tails


Students in Felicia Baiden’s (B.Ed. ’07) kindergarten class and Courtney Roberts’ (B.Ed. ’10) second grade class at Cary Reynolds Elementary School imagined what one of their favorite teachers will do when he retires this year, and they came up with a number of ideas. Spending time with family, going to the beach and taking time…

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The Guest List


Debbie Rodkin (M.B.A. ’00), executive director of RE:FOCUS on Careers, an Atlanta networking organization, shares her top 10 career networking etiquette tips.

The Advocate


Deafness hasn’t stopped Alicia Lenon from helping others with disabilities.

Class Notes


Class notes are the perfect way to share your news with friends and classmates. Read about your classmates in this issue of GSU Magazine, then share your own news, achievements, accomplishments and photos. Mail your class notes to GSU Magazine, P.O. Box 3983, Atlanta, GA 30302-3983 or e-mail them to winman@gsu.edu. 1960s William Buchanan (B.A.…

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