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Georgia State Honors College Pays Tribute to Herndon Family and Civil Rights Movement Unsung Heroes

Atlanta, GA — Students belonging to the Georgia State University Honors College are proud to present their culminating efforts on the research course, “Uncovering Forgotten Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement.” This is the second cohort of Honors students to concentrate on the history of Alonzo Herndon, founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. As… more »

Donna Gambrell Delivers Founders Lecture on November 4

ATLANTA–Donna Gambrell, longest serving and first African American woman to be appointed director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, will deliver the Founders Lecture, “Why Race and Place Matter,” at Georgia State University on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place… more »

Honors Course Spotlight | Honors 1000: Sex, Gender & Mental Health

Posted On October 19, 2015 by Donecia Reed, Honors College Class of '19

Every year, first-year students in the Georgia State University Honors College are required to take Honors 1000, a specialized seminar style course. This fall 2015 semester, the subjects ranged from fairytales to politics to theater and religion, with an assortment of subjects in between. These honors seminar courses give Honors College students an early introduction… more »

Michael Nix: My Path into Atlanta Politics

Posted On September 28, 2015 by Michael Nix, Honors College '16

In the fall of 2013, Honors College Founding Dean Larry Berman and Jessalyn Murphy approached me with the opportunity to be the first student from Georgia State to apply for an internship with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. I interviewed for and accepted a position as a constituent services intern in his Atlanta office during the… 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 »

Honors College Welcomes 2019 Presidential Scholar Cohort to Campus

Posted On August 18, 2015
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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 »

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

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 »