Mohammed Tariq named USG Outstanding Scholar

Mohammed Tariq, an Honors College senior was awarded a 2014 University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar Award at the Royal Flame Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Larry Berman, founding dean of the Honors College.

The University System of Georgia Academic Recognition Day Outstanding Scholars Award is given to only 31 students throughout… more »

Day in the Life of an Honors College Student: Kayla Phillips

What’s it like to be an Honors student? Psychology major Kayla Phillips let us follow her around for a day to find out. Now in her junior year, Kayla takes advantage of all Georgia State’s urban Atlanta campus has to offer.

Whether studying in one of the Honors College lounges, grabbing a bite to eat… more »

Marise Parent: Faculty Undergraduate Research Award Winner

Dr. Marise Parent never imagined a career in neuroscience. During her own undergraduate years, she was determined to become a clinical psychologist. After begrudgingly enrolling in two neuroscience courses to fulfill her requirements, she stepped into an entirely life-changing experience. From here, she redirected her focus to the brain and never looked back.

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Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Hedrick Smith visited the Georgia State Honors College on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 as our Founders Lecture keynote. Smith discussed how America has moved from an era of middle class prosperity and power to an unequal economy that is unraveling the American Dream for millions of middle class… more »

Revamp for Accelerated Bachelor’s/J.D. Program

Georgia State University Honors College students can complete their undergraduate and law degrees in six years instead of the usual seven through an updated dual-degree program with the College of Law.

“The students in the Honors College have exceptional abilities,” says Cheryl Jester-George, senior director of admissions at the College of Law. “They have proven… more »

Culture shock: From Japan to Georgia State

This article is part of Generation Georgia State, a series that highlights the academic, personal and career accomplishments of Georgia State students, alumni, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college.

When Kyla Robinson graduates this spring, there will be one important person missing from the crowd: her father. Four… more »

Honors College Alumna Named Humanity in Action Fellowship Finalist

Posted On March 3, 2014 by Ashton Brasher, Honors College Class of 15

Georgia State University alumna Danielle Grevious has been named a finalist for the Humanity in Action Fellowship. With passions for human rights and social justice, Humanity in Action Fellows hail from all over the world to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority… more »

Krishna Mehta: In the Middle of Everything, Still Standing Out

Krishna Mehta had two main priorities in selecting a college. “I was looking for somewhere that I wouldn’t just be a number, somewhere that I would actually stand out and could be an individual,” she says. “I also wanted the urban environment — I really didn’t want to study in one of those small college… more »