Sarah Agnew Finds Her Beach in Downtown Atlanta

Beaches, bathing suits, palm trees and cheering crowds: Thanks to the Summer Olympics and the success of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, it doesn’t take long for the words “sand volleyball” to conjure up some very specific images in people’s minds.

At Georgia State, on the other hand, you can swap out the… more »

For Camilo Benitez, the American Dream is Coming True at Georgia State

Ever since his father was a young boy in Colombia, Camilo Benitez says, he wanted to come to the United States so that he could give his family a shot at a better life. If his son’s experience is any indication, he succeeded.

Just weeks into his junior year at Georgia State, Camilo was interviewing… more »

Recent Graduate Profile: Mallorie Jones

Mallorie Jones has been on a hot streak lately. A recipient of the Women’s Philanthropy InitiativeScholarship, she became part of the first generation in her family to graduate from college when she earned her B.S. in psychology from Georgia State — with honors — on May 9. And less than a month… more »

For Olamide Oladapo, the Gold Dome Was a Golden Opportunity

Olamide Oladapo had the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of her older sisters, who both attended the same university in Georgia. Instead, she decided she’d rather follow her own path and do something different.

Because of her interest in politics, Oladapo knew she wanted to be somewhere close to the state Capitol, and no… more »

Putting Economic Might Behind Civil Rights: Honors College Students Document the Life and Legacy of Alonzo Herndon

Posted On May 17, 2015

Honors College students have Alonzo Herndon to thank for their home: He founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, whose former headquarters at 100 Auburn Ave. now house the Honors College as well as Georgia State’s administrative offices. But that, as a group of honors students learned last semester, is only one piece of the… more »

After Plenty of Opportunities at Georgia State, Ashton Brasher Has Plenty of Options

Just weeks away from graduation, Ashton Brasher still isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life — and she doesn’t sound the least bit worried. If anything, she sounds thrilled.

“I kind of like that I don’t know,” she says. “There are times when it’s horrifyingly scary not knowing what August brings —… more »

Fernando Mattos named USG Outstanding Scholar

Posted On April 21, 2015 by Ashton Brasher, Honors College Class of 2015
Categories News, Student Spotlight

Fernando Mattos loves a good story—be it an article, a film, or a research project. He has committed himself over his four years at Georgia State to bringing stories to life. At the close of his undergraduate story, Fernando is honored to be esteemed recipient of the 2015 USG Outstanding Scholar Award for Georgia State… more »