Unparalleled Opportunity

Posted On April 7, 2017
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Carissa Lavin has her sights set on making a difference. She’s chosen housing discrimination as a research topic, and her eyes are set on law school after finishing her bachelor’s degree. Someday, she’d like to run for office. She’s making a difference now, helping to care for children of a mother who has cancer.

Big Breaks

Posted On January 30, 2017
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From Atlanta to Tinseltown, on Broadway and in cartoons, these young Panthers are finding significant showbiz success


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Georgia State Students Receive Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Awards

Posted On January 18, 2017 by Divinitee Barr
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ATLANTA—Jane Daquin and Samantha Donovan were honored with the Southern Criminal Justice Association’s (SCJA) 2016 Outstanding Graduate and Undergraduate Student awards in December.

Daquin received the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. She is a Ph.D. candidate and a teaching/research assistant in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Department of Criminal Justice and… more »

Georgia State’s NLA Student Association Captures Two National Awards

Posted On January 11, 2017 by Marcia Jones Cross
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ATLANTA–The Georgia State University Chapter of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) student association captured two of five national awards at the annual NLA Alliance Management Institute (AMI) conference in Denver on January 5, 2017.

The two honors, Student Leader of the Year Award and Mutual of America Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award, were awarded to more »

Meet the Founding Director of GSU’s New Social Entrepreneurship Degree

Posted On January 10, 2017
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Chris Markl knows social entrepreneurship. Previously a social entrepreneur-in-residence at Florida State University, Markl joined the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies as a visiting instructor in August. He is using his experience to lead Georgia State University’s new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program, the B.I.S. in Social Entrepreneurship.

The new degree, the… more »