Past Issues

Spring 2016

From the President

When Georgia State began its football program in 2010, ESPN the Magazine featured a cherubic baby wearing Georgia State eye black and declared “A Program is Born” on its cover. It’s been a little more than five years since we headlined the magazine’s college football kickoff issue. Georgia State is relatively new to the world of…

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Making It

No one can accuse Kelly Jenrette of not chasing her dream. Before Jenrette landed her current gig starring alongside John Stamos in the Fox TV series “Grandfathered,” she lived through nearly a decade of auditions, rejections and bit parts patiently waiting for that big break. “Somebody once told me Harrison Ford was asked what was…

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Holding Pattern

When I was a kid, my mom would send me out to play after breakfast and I wouldn’t come home until dinner. Scores of older Americans describe their childhoods this way. Kids today know little of this freedom to wander during unstructured Saturdays. Between organized play dates and soccer games coached by mom or dad,…

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Maria’s Way

Maria Perez Manahan (B.S. ’94, M.S.’96) contemplated her next step. Her boss was retiring. It was expected that she would add her resume with the other hopefuls to lead Hemophilia of Georgia. She wasn’t so sure. “Am I wired like a CEO?” she wondered. On paper, yes. Working her way from office assistant to vice…

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Creating Opportunity

In the summer of 2000, Odie Donald transferred back home to Atlanta from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to be closer to his mother, Claire (B.S. ‘90), who was ill. The former top 50 high school recruit in basketball also hoped to become a contributor to then head coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell’s squad. But Donald got a…

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A Reserve Returns

SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. — Beneath a craggy outcropping of Yonah Mountain here in the foothills of the Appalachians, rows and rows of vitis vinifera belonging to the Miller family grow on about 20 acres of hillsides. The vinifera, or old world wine grapes, include well known varietals such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot and malbec.…

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One for the Road

A case can be made that the best-known Atlantan of all time isn’t a King or Hartsfield, Scarlett or Rhett, Hammerin’ Hank or Ted‘n Jane. It might be Manuel. As in Manuel Maloof, founder of Manuel’s Tavern. Manuel’s means pleasant memories to a couple of million Atlanta patrons who have entered the legendary watering hole…

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Enhancing Early Detection

A new technique developed at Georgia State has shown to be an accurate and non-invasive method to trace changes in cancers and treatment without using radiation. Led by Jenny Yang, Distinguished University Professor and associate director of the Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics, researchers developed a new imaging agent they named ProCA1.GRPR and demonstrated that…

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