Presidential Scholar Maggie Hunt Arrives with a Big Voice — and Bigger Plans

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising… more »

Lucy Felkar ’15 reflects on the Malone Fellowship

Lucy Felkar enrolled at Georgia State University in August, 2011 with a Middle East Studies major and a Spanish minor. During that time, she was on the President’s List and the Dean’s List and participated in the Middle East Socio-Political Association, assisting in leadership for events focused on Middle Eastern politics, culture, language and current events.… more »

Rachel’s Reflections: A Summer in the UK

Want to know more about what it’s like to spend a summer abroad interning as a Georgia State University Honors College student? Take a peek into the global experience of our very own Rachel Schneller, a rising Honors College junior studying accounting, who spent summer 2015 in the United Kingdom. From adapting to the professional… more »

Georgia State Honors College Receives $100,000 Grant from the Rich Foundation

Posted On August 24, 2015
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ATLANTA–With a $100,000 grant from The Rich Foundation, the Georgia State University Honors College will create The Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Human Rights Initiative, which will use teaching and research on the Herndon legacy to enhance community understanding of historical and modern-day human rights issues.

Born into slavery in 1858, Alonzo F. Herndon… more »

Honors College Alum Melissa Joseph awarded Kopleff Scholarship

Florence Kopleff is remembered as the concert singer Time magazine once called the “greatest living alto,” but her music career continued long after she retired from the stage. Kopleff joined the Georgia State faculty in 1968 — becoming the first artist-in-residence in the entire University System of Georgia — and mentored music students… more »

Honors College Welcomes 2019 Presidential Scholar Cohort to Campus

The Georgia State Honors College is excited to welcome our newest cohort of Presidential Scholars to campus.

Sara Abdulla, Centerville, Ga. Dabin Cheon, Suwannee, Ga. Zachary Dooley, Douglasville, Ga. Margaret Hunt, Babson Park, Fla. Caroline Johnson, Pensacola, Fla. Allison Kent, Marietta, Ga. Carissa Lavin, Luling, La. Nia Mitchell, Lilburn, Ga. Midori Naolu, Duluth,… more »

Science For A New Generation

Arielle Hackel and Stephanie Thompson have a passion for discovery they hope will inspire a new generation.

For both chemistry undergrads at Georgia State, that passion comes from always wanting to know how the world works.

Hackel used to drive her mother crazy as a kid, endlessly asking questions, she said.

And she always wanted… more »

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 »