Past Issues

Spring 2015

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From the President


We are at a historic juncture at the start of Georgia State’s second century. Georgia State’s consolidation with Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), announced Jan. 6 by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, is a milestone in our development. Throughout our more than 100-year history Georgia State has changed and grown to meet the…

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From the President


As Georgia State’s president, I have many opportunities to talk with students and learn about what drives them to succeed. Those talks are among the most rewarding and invigorating aspects of my job and remind me why I do what I do. This spring, I’ve had a unique opportunity to go beyond conversation with 10 of…

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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…

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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Cornerstone of Creativity


If all goes according to plan, Kynton Stephens’ dream job is waiting for him when he graduates Georgia State next spring. He’ll head to a start-up company that designs video games, and he’s pretty sure he’ll get along with the boss. Stephens is CEO of the start-up.

Ms. Ruby


For Ruby Hopkins, nearly every day since 1979 has been spent amid the coos and cries of brand-new, tiny human beings. Ruby Hopkins Hopkins, who retired in December, cared for infants as a lead teacher at the Lanette L. Suttles Child Development Center, Georgia State’s child care center operated by the College of Education. Caring…

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Game On!


Charlie Cobb is a man of vision. Well, of course he is a man of vision. Anybody who is 6-foot-6 is supposed to have vision better than most. He can stand in a back corner of a gymnasium and look over the crowd to see the game on the floor. He can look left from…

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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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