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The ‘Give Kids A Smile’ dental hygiene day took place in the college’s dental hygiene clinic and was geared toward children whose families may not be able to afford dental care. More than 70 children received dental exams, cleanings, and other dental services. s
Ten students from Perimeter College at Georgia State University are in running for prestigious national scholarship award.
Perimeter College associate professor of history Dana Wiggins, Ph.D., is the featured presenter at the Sarah Larson Lecture Series on Georgia State University’s Dunwoody Campus. The title of her talk is “Questioning Gender: Everything You Want to Know but Are Afraid to Ask.”
This year’s faculty Civic Engagement Award recipient wants her students to actively engage in what it means to be a part of a campaign and vote.
“I love teaching. And love learning myself and learning new concepts and teaching methods,” says Heather Zimbler-DeLorenzo, Perimeter College’s 2022-23 Professional Excellence Award recipient.
The Cole Fellow, named in honor of Dr. Marvin Cole, president of both DeKalb College/Georgia Perimeter College from 1981-1993, is the highest college honor for a Perimeter faculty member to receive.
“One of the things I love about teaching English is watching the students improve their writing and watching them gain confidence that they can write,” said Jane Sullivan, the recipient of Perimeter’s Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award “That’s exciting to me.”
It was the first “Raiders of the Lost Ark” movie that inspired Ernie Guyton, and college archeology professor who ignited his love for study ab The 2022-23 Faculty Teaching Excellence Recipient has many fond memories of teaching students at college for the past 25 years.
A former corporate accountant and certified public accountant Jennifer Miller, who received the Faculty Service Excellence Award, uses her real-life corporate experience to connect the dots for her students.
“Students often teach me what I’ve skipped, assumed, left out by asking questions, so I value these moments and leave a lot of room for their queries within my overall classroom,” says Rosamond Rodman, the recipient of Perimeter’s 2022-23 Junior Faculty Excellence Award.
The 2022-2023 Senior Teaching Excellence award recipient said it took a series of “fortunate mishaps” to learn that her purpose was to teach. Lanier Brown started teaching as an adjunct professor at Perimeter College in January 2010.
“Our economy is global and the impact of the decisions of any one country can be felt by many others,” says Stephanie Langston, the recipient of Perimeter College’s Global Engagement award. “Our students need to be prepared for this interconnectedness. They need to be sensitive to the perspectives and needs of others.”
Althea Sumpter is the featured speaker for the Susan Thomas Lectureship. She is a researcher and scholar who focuses on ethnographic documentation and cultural preservation of the Southern story in the United States. Her talk will be at Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 7.
Georgia State Chemistry Professor Paulos Yohannes is helping to open the door to the power of Ethiopia’s medicinal plants.
Newton Campus students Codie Harbin and Jason Barker teamed up to make a film to encourage first-time college students to learn how to forge their own path in college. The film premieres Wednesday, Feb. 22 as part of the campus Daffodil Festival events.
Congressman Hank Johnson visits Clarkston to Celebrate Expansion of Georgia State’s Community Based English Program
The expansion of the English language instruction program lays the foundation for access to post-secondary education, career success and improved health and well-being in the Clarkston, Ga., community.
The $300,000 grant will help fund new GSUPEP instructional classes at the U.S. Federal Penitentiary and expand current course offerings at Department of Juvenile Justice facilities in Georgia.
Perimeter College at Georgia State University will host its 3rd annual Mario A.J. Bennekin Black History Symposium Feb. 20-24 with a lively list of speakers.
An award-winning author, a thought-provoking roundtable discussion with college educators and state and county administrators, and a visit from a local film studio executive are just a few of the events planned for the Newton Campus event.
Started in 2018, Georgia State’s 40 Under 40 program annually celebrates the most influential and accomplished Georgia State graduates who embody the values of the university.
Young Gamechangers brings professionals from across the state together to work on the persistent challenges of one Georgia community. In 2023, Columbus-Muscogee County will host the group who develop specific recommendations for the community
The CCAMPIS program for Perimeter students who are parents of young children is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It is expanding to include nine childcare centers across metro Atlanta.
Perimeter College viola instructor Amy Leventhal will direct “Our Sacred World,” an opera that she composed, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Georgia State University’s Marvin Cole Auditorium on Clarkston Campus.
As part of the Carnegie fellowship, Paulos Yohannes will work with chemistry faculty at both Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and at Georgia State to help identify and analyze key healing ingredients in medicinal plants native to Ethiopia.
Georgia State Researchers Receive $1 Million Grant to Improve Health Communication for Non-Native English Speakers
A team of Georgia State University researchers has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health to improve health services for non-native English speaking minority communities.
Eshe Sherley, black women’s and labor history scholar, will keynote the 2023 Mario A.J. Bennekin Black History Symposium.
Nursing combined Nathifah Reid’s love of caring for others, her interest in medicine and the variety she craved in daily activities.
Academic pathways for the 784 associate degree fall candidates at Perimeter range from health science professions, computer science and business administration to engineering, nursing and criminal justice.
Meghan Hood is among 12 faculty members across the state of Georgia chosen for the Governor’s Teaching Fellow Program.
Georgia State hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a $6.3 million dental hygiene clinic under construction on the university’s Perimeter College campus in Dunwoody, Ga.
After graduation, engineering grad Joanna Kawata will take part in a prestigious aerospace internship. Her sister, Manuella, who graduates from the Atlanta Campus with her degree in biology, plans to continue her education and pursue the field of occupational therapy.
Georgia State University receives $1 Million in Renewed Grant Funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation for Scholarships and Success Initiatives
The renewed grant funding from the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program will fund merit-based scholarships at all the university’s campuses and six new awards for seniors who have unmet financial need.
The Veterans Recognition Ceremony at Clarkston Campus was celebrating the more than 2,700 military and military-affiliated students who attend Georgia State and Perimeter college campuses.
Chris Colmenero is one of more than 2,700 veterans and military-affiliated students attending Georgia State. The university will honor all veterans and active military students at its annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony November 9 and 10 on the Clarkston and Atlanta campuses.
Dr. Melody Kelley, associate professor of chemistry, engaged attendees with presentation on “Creating Safer Spaces in STEM: Failure-Centered Pedagogy as a Tool for Inclusive Teaching” at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Institute of Teaching and Mentoring.
Vicente Della Tonia, an award-winning pianist and associate professor of music at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, will host the college’s 2nd PianoFest Sunday-Saturday, Nov. 13-19 at Georgia State’s Clarkston Campus, 3735 Memorial College Ave.
Professors at Perimeter College are working with local teachers and students to educate them about how to detect radon in their own communities.
Rosamond Rodman, Ph.D., assistant professor, humanities and religious studies, will present “Scripture, Subjectivity and the Second Amendment” on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10-11:15 a.m. on Georgia State’s Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, NC Building Auditorium (NC-1100).
“Squirrel Girl Goes to College” follows the adventures of Marvel hero Squirrel Girl, also known as Doreen Green, as she tries to make friends at college and succeed in her classes while hiding her super identity, according to CreativeDrama.com.
With the theme of “Recalibrating Student Success,” the day-long GOSS conference covered 16 breakout sessions. Topics included “Awaken the Champion Within: Taking Students from Average to Greatness,” to discussions of what the term “compassionate pedagogy” means.
The IAspire program is aimed at helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.
Georgia State’s Prison Education Project Interim Director Named a Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 Recipient
Patrick Rodriguez, Georgia State Prison Education Project’s interim director, was recently named a Georgia Trend 40 under 40 recipient for his work on bringing higher education to prisons in Georgia.
Dr. Karen Wheel-Carter, associate dean for strategic initiatives at Georgia State University Perimeter College, has been accepted to the Weekend HERS Leadership Institute 2022-2023 cohort.
The engineers’ visit and career talk was an extension of Chevron’s support of Perimeter students: In 2018, the company established a scholarship for Perimeter engineering students and has also helped fund student trips to the National Society of Black Engineers conferences.
Perimeter College chemistry instructor Dr. Ben Tovrog and his family established the T2W2 scholarship to support student success at the school.
The National Science Foundation Build and Broaden 3.0 Initiative grant will enable Perimeter students to conduct research both in Georgia and in Indonesia. The students will be fully funded to participate in research abroad.
The new center on Clarkston Campus has computers, workstations, a photo booth for professional photos and a “career closet” boutique with professional clothing and shoes for both men and women.
From collecting and donating books, to providing fresh produce for a food bank, students on the Newton Campus connect with community organizations to fulfill specific needs as part of the Academic Community Engagement program.
Congressman Hank Johnson recently visited Clarkston to hear how the Georgia State University Prevention Research Center is helping improve health and well-being.
Georgia State Alumni Association Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors and Young Alumni Council
The Georgia State University Alumni Association has named three new members to its Board of Directors and 18 new members to the Young Alumni Council board.
Butterflies, bees and dragonflies are just some of the pollinators volunteers will be counting as part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 20 at the Native Plant Botanical Garden at the Decatur Campus.
Perimeter Students Participate in Georgia State’s Computer Science Research Experience for Undergraduates
Research experiences are usually for graduate students, but a group of Perimeter College students got to delve into computer science research with peers from across the country as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the university.
Damion Carpenter (A.S. ’21), a long-time Atlanta Braves employee and a Georgia State Sport Administration student, received a replica of the diamond-studded version given to the 2021 Braves World Champion team.
Maryann Douglass is a proud graduate and big supporter of Perimeter College, where she now sits on the Dean’s Board of Advisors.
Perimeter College professor and associate dean, Ken Johnson, shares his motivation for giving to the college through its Development Office efforts.
Two separate $50,000 seed grants awarded to Perimeter faculty members through President M. Brian Blake’s RISE Challenge will help create a culture of research through scholarly teaching and learning, as well as support a university-wide project to create an infrastructure to help inform polices and reduce disparities in urban health in the Southeast.
Georgia State University Awarded Prestigious $500,000 Grant to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM Fields
Georgia State University is one of four U.S. institutes to be awarded an almost $500,000 grant from the Alfred P Sloan Foundation to boost diversity, equity and inclusion in pathways toward graduate programs in STEM fields.
More than a dozen high school students recently found out they’ll be Perimeter College State Farm Scholars.
Two years ago, Conyers resident Zane Jones wasn’t even thinking about college. Today the Perimeter College graduate has a choice between two Ivy League universities to further her undergraduate education.
The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship Awards up to $55,000 a year for scholars to complete their undergraduate degree
Far from the typical classroom experience, a number of Georgia State’s undergraduate and graduate courses offer students unexpected lessons — sometimes in unexpected places.
Ten Perimeter College State Farm Scholars graduate and will continue on their educational journeys, thanks to the benefits of a student success program than began five years ago.
On May 4, 24 students will graduate from Perimeter College’s Dental Hygiene program. The class recently received 100 percent pass rate on their clinical National Board Dental Exam, preparing them to go into the workforce.
Nearly 900 candidates are set to receive their associate degrees from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College on May 4.
Papa Ebo Quainoo arrived in the United States from Ghana, knowing no one except his father. “I was determined to achieve my goal no matter what it took — that was my dream,” he says. He is on his way. Quainoo was recently named a semifinalist for the competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Ebony Milner has gone from homelessness to becoming a semifinalist for one of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships.
Set to graduate with an associate of science from Perimeter College, Fatin Bakhouy is one step closer to her dream of becoming a nurse.
High-Achieving Perimeter Student is National Scholarship Contender
Shirley Ortega is a top contender for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, a competitive award for the nation’s top community (two-year) college students.
Paula Gil came from Colombia with a dream to one day help people live better. She is on her way to achieving her dream at Perimeter College.
The third time was the charm for Connor LaChappelle, who was nominated for his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Rep. Jody Hice. LaChappelle is an honors student on the Georgia State University Newton Campus. He’ll report to cadet training in late June.
Anant Honkan has established Perimeter College’s largest ever planned gift and a scholarship in his mother’s name.
Four Perimeter College students and a recent graduate are top, national contenders for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer scholarship.
The Georgia State University Prison Education Project can expand to offer more classes and programs, and the Place and Race Initiative will offer programs in the Summerhill community, thanks to the gift from the American Family Insurance Institute.
Jeffrey Ogbar, known as the hip-hop professor, will keynote the 2022 Mario A.J. Bennekin Black History Symposium hosted by Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
The daffodils are in full bloom on Georgia State’s Newton Campus, heralding the return of the annual Daffodil Festival and Symposium. This is the 14th year for the festival named in honor of the hundreds of blooms that emerge on campus every February.
The 40 Under 40 program honors, recognizes and celebrates the most influential and impactful Georgia State graduates under the age of 40 who embody the values of the university.
Erica McGuire, a 2021 Georgia State University Perimeter College graduate is following in her mom’s and sisters’ footsteps by finishing from GSU.
A successful businesswoman and community volunteer, Victoria Prevatt says her experiences as a Perimeter College student are—in part—the reason for her ‘can do’ attitude.
Larry James will become a college graduate this week—and he credits his disabled twin brother as well as his mom, with inspiring his success.
A $1.1 million Department of Education grant will lift up underserved students struggling with English studies, and also focus on research opportunities.
Noted historian and author Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar will keynote the annual Mario A.J. Bennekin Black History Symposium to be hosted by Georgia State University’s Perimeter College Feb. 21-25, 2022.
The pandemic, plus a marriage break-up, posed challenges to nursing student Latrice Smith, but the challenges were faced with a certain resilience of spirit. Smith graduates this month with three job offers.
For Estell Halliburton, a 76-year-old grandmother and a newly published author, walking across the stage to get her diploma from Perimeter College will be an extra special moment in her incredible journey.
Erica McGuire is succeeding in the classroom and on the home front. As a full-time, single mom to 8-year-old Keaton Rae, she admits it can be tough focusing on both studying and parenting.
Osi Zelaya can’t believe she’s living her dream of going to college. She’s a first-generation student with a 4.0 grade point average and a fierce desire to help other students succeed as well.
The terror attacks of 9/11 cemented Richard Guan’s desire to serve his country. Guan and more than 2,800 military-connected students at Georgia State will be honored during special Veterans Recognition ceremonies at Georgia State’s Clarkston and Atlanta campuses this week.
Astronomer and Perimeter College assistant professor Jay Dunn helps his students achieve career liftoff by drawing them into research.
Students at Newton High School marked their campaign to stop opioid abuse with a permanent mural at the high school. The #NOpioids campaign was created in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Perimeter College Newton campus students.
Live theatre returns to Perimeter College at Georgia State University this fall—with a twist.
The Theatre Arts Guild will present its production of “The Garden Cycle” outdoors Friday-Sunday, Oct. 22-24 at the Native Plant Botanical Garden located on Perimeter’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road.
The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is accepting new patients at its facility, which features state-of-the-art technology and radiology equipment. The clinic, located on Perimeter’s Dunwoody Campus, offers dental hygiene services to Georgia State faculty, staff and students, as well as the general public.
U.S. Department of Education Awards $3 Million Aimed at Student Math Success for Perimeter African American Males
The grant funds the project “Innovative Mentoring Plus Academic Success Coaching Transforms Success” (IMPACTS), which targets African American males enrolled in introductory mathematics courses.
The Georgia State University Military Outreach Center will honor fallen first responders and Georgia military who died in action in Afghanistan and Iraq with a special reading of names to commemorate the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. on the Clarkston Campus. The public is invited.
A Message from the Prevention Research Center on the Progress of COVID-19 Protections in Clarkston, Ga.
With a fully vaccinated rate of nearly 42%, Clarkston is outpacing neighboring communities that are similarly stressed, with low household income, low literacy and language ability, high density housing, and limited transportation.
Perimeter College history professor Richard Blackmon unearths Civil War history in Atlanta city parks by marking battlefield trenches used by both Union and Confederate troops.
Developed by Georgia State’s School of Public Health and Adult Literacy Research Center at the College of Education & Human Development, the toolkit contains videos and brochures on diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and healthy eating published in 13 languages.
Kresge Foundation $2 Million Grant Supports Start Up of Georgia State’s National Institute for Student Success
Georgia State’s National Institute for Student Success is moving towards its next implementation phase thanks to a transformational $2 million gift from The Kresge Foundation, a deeply committed supporter of student success initiatives at Georgia State and universities around the country.
Georgia State Prevention Research Center Gets $500,000 CDC Grant To Increase Vaccine Uptake in Clarkston, Ga.
The research team aims to identify behaviors and solutions to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence in the city’s African American and refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) community.
Georgia State Ranks First in Georgia, 6th in Nation as Top Veteran-Friendly School, Military Times Says
Georgia State University is ranked the No. 1 veteran-friendly school in Georgia and No. 6 in the nation by Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges for 2021.
Georgia State Alumni Association 40 Under 40 honoree and rocket scientist Kavya Manyapu has been tapped to work with NASA’s Artemis program.
Georgia State University earned the 2021 VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer for its employment of veterans and others in the military-connected community.
Perimeter College students Awa Cisse and Gideon Melvin each were awarded the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of the largest private scholarships in the country.
Elijah and Ezra Echols are the second set of twins in their family to attend the Newton Campus. They will be graduating from Perimeter College and transitioning to Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus.
A chance meeting during Tigsty Abraha’s high school lunch period opened the door to college and changed the course of her life.
Moved by the power of aerospace and fueled by a love for STEM, first-generation student Amy Tu graduates from Perimeter College with her sights set on NASA.
Chasity Holstick – a mom, veteran and marathon runner who returned to college at age 42 – completes her first degree and fulfills a long-held goal.
Perimeter College plans its spring in-person commencement for May 11 at Georgia State University’s Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta.
With the unexpected help of a kind stranger, Latonya Young (B.S. ’21) was finally able to finish her associate degree. Inspired by that stranger-turned-friend, she’s about to be the first in her family with a bachelor’s degree.
A virtual STAR Awards ceremony recognizes the academic and cocurricular achievements of Perimeter College students and advisers.
Siang Zaem is preparing for graduate school where she plans to develop a culturally appropriate child maltreatment prevention model for Myanmar refugees.
Gideon Melvin is one of eight Perimeter College students named as semifinalists for the 2021 national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Four years ago, a group of 40 high school seniors received the State Farm Scholarship at Georgia State’s Perimeter College. For many, it was the only way they could go to college. Now, they’re earning degrees at remarkably high rates, demonstrating that, with the right supports, all students can graduate.
Khea Archer is one of eight Perimeter College students named as semifinalists for the national 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
April Breedlove is one of eight Perimeter College students selected as semifinalists for the 2021 national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Loam Shin is among a select group of Perimeter College semifinalists for the national 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Afnan Abu Sarar is one of eight Perimeter College students named as semifinalists for the 2021 national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Awa Cisse is one of Perimeter College’s eight semifinalists for the 2021 national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Zaida Crosby is one of Perimeter College’s eight semifinalists for the 2021 national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Perimeter College students represent all but one of the semifinalists chosen from Georgia for the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
A scientist at heart, Nitheyaa Shree is a campus standout. The senior neuroscience major is a Presidential Scholar, Barry Goldwater Scholar and Georgia State’s very first Marshall Scholar.
Faculty in the College of Education & Human Development’s Adult Literacy Research Center received a $15,000 grant from the Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative to adapt a trauma intervention program for culturally- and linguistically-diverse communities.
The Honors College at Georgia State University has created a scholarship program to help two-year honors students at Perimeter College successfully transition to being four-year honors students on the university’s Atlanta Campus.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will celebrate African American art and literature with the inaugural Mario A.J. Bennekin Black History Symposium Feb. 15-19. The theme is “The Harlem Renaissance: Roots & Reach.”
Two planets will align so closely on Dec. 21 — the shortest day of the year — they will appear as one bright star in Georgia’s southwestern night sky.
Bavisha Rajesh, a Dual Enrollment and Honors College student, is Georgia’s only recipient of the 2020 Women in Technology (WIT) Girl of the Year award.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is set to celebrate its graduates via virtual and in-person ceremonies on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18.
Education company EAB has named Georgia State University’s Perimeter College the winner of its Student Success Collaborative Return on Education Award.
Beginning January 2021, Georgia State will offer a new streamlined L.P.N. to B.S. degree program, leveraging the nursing programs in Perimeter College and the Atlanta Campus. This new program is a unique solution to the nursing shortage for one Atlanta area healthcare organization.
A popular annual symposium on black history, organized by Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, has a new name: “The Mario Bennekin Black History Symposium.”
Misty Mattingly, a graduate of Perimeter College’s dental hygiene program, is one of 11 appointees to the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
With a love of film nurtured when she was child in Zimbabwe, Sue-Ellen Chitunya (A.A., A.S. ’05; B.A. ’10) has carved out a successful career in cinema working on Hollywood blockbusters and as a producer of independent films. Now, she’s a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and will help pick next year’s Oscars.
Georgia State faculty have come together to study how the pandemic is affecting refugees in Clarkston — and help address the community’s unique needs.
Georgia State University has been named the No. 1 Online Military-Friendly School in the nation, receiving the top ranking among 100 online military-friendly schools.
Prevention Research Center, City of Clarkston Announce Collaboration to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
The Prevention Research Center at Georgia State has teamed up with the city of Clarkston, Ga., to distribute multilanguage lawn signs on COVID-19 protections in high-pedestrian areas to help curb the spread of the disease.
November’s national, state and local elections appear to be attracting the interest of a larger than usual number of young voters.
Cheryl Lowman, Georgia State University police sergeant and Perimeter College student, advocates for breast cancer awareness after surviving her personal fight.
A national organization is offering free coronavirus tests to the public on Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus Oct. 8-10.
Perimeter alumnus Brian Lovell heads the 18-member Board of Advisors that supports Perimeter College and the college dean’s priorities.
An effort is under way to honor the late Mario Bennekin, Perimeter College history and political science department chair, through Black history symposium.
During the last year of their undergraduate journey at Georgia State University, Mia-Simone Green hopes to use their experiences in the Honors College to advise and shepherd other students who are just starting on their own path.
Georgia State University President Mark Becker, who has led the university through the most dynamic period of growth and development in its history, has announced his plans to leave the presidency at the end of the academic year.
Dr. Clarence Massie Jr., psychology lecturer at Perimeter College, offers tips for students navigating college during the pandemic.
Constitution Day will be celebrated Sept. 15-17 with a slate of virtual events hosted by Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Nestor Kaputo, a recent Perimeter College honors graduate, knows the right guidance can make a big difference.
State Farm Scholarships at Perimeter College have three loyal fans in the Hussein family: Abdirahman Hussein, 22; Adar Hussein, 18, and Samiro Hussein, 21.
Students in the African-American Studies (AAS) pathway will take core curriculum and African American-focused courses to earn an associate of arts degree in a new degree pathway program this fall.
Georgia State University is among the first three schools chosen to begin planning to become a Next Generation Public Service Academy.
Perimeter College student Devin Jordan experienced a summer of firsts, thanks to his undergraduate research project involving dolphins.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College welcomes five new members to its Dean’s Advisory Board. Their two-year terms began July 1.
Gideon Melvin, a political science student at Perimeter College student, has been awarded a Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship.
Perimeter College student Tiffany Watts-Ferguson spends her workdays calling those who have taken a COVID-19 test to tell them the results.
Xhenet Aliu’s debut novel, “Brass,” a “wise and wisecracking exploration of working-class mothers and daughters,” is the winner of the 2020 Townsend Prize for Fiction.
The Latino Leadership Pipeline program aims to increase the number of students of Hispanic or Latinx heritage graduating from Georgia State University.
More students will be able to participate in the Georgia State University Prison Education Project, thanks to the federal Second-Chance Pell grant program.
Keianna Moyer, 18, is graduating from DeKalb Early College Academy and Georgia State’s Perimeter College. She is a recipient of Georgia State’s Presidential Scholarship.
David Gaines, 16, the youngest graduate candidate in Perimeter College’s Class of 2020, plans to be a neurologist, a neurosurgeon and an attorney.
Andrea Green, who found her passion for research and engineering at Perimeter College, is among the 2,185 spring and summer graduates in Perimeter’s Class of 2020.
Perimeter College student Bilqis Seddiqi traveled to Afghanistan to take a break from college and visit relatives. When the Class of 2020 graduation candidate returned, she had a renewed passion for her education and a plan to change lives.
Ebonee Gresham juggles two jobs – incident commander for COVID-19 testing and Health Department clinical nurse coordinator – while raising a family of 10 children and pursuing an intense doctorate degree.
Members of Perimeter College’s Class of 2020 say their graduation will be memorable, even if it is not celebrated in person.
Pamela Cushenan, Perimeter College associate professor of dental hygiene, is Outstanding Faculty winner for Georgia State University’s Carl V. Patton Award.
Caleb DeLong, a Georgia State University alumnus who will graduate from Georgia State’s Perimeter College in May with his nursing degree, has seen the COVID-19 pandemic up close while working in a Rockdale County hospital emergency room.
The 14th annual Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference drew more than 180 student presentations despite moving to a virtual format in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Georgia State University Perimeter College students each will receive one of the largest private scholarships in the country, the national Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced today.
Yuqi Chen, who is studying early childhood education, is one of 12 Perimeter College students chosen as national semifinalists for the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Moumita Deb, who studies engineering, is one of 12 Perimeter College students selected as semifinalists for the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Drew Wensel, one of Perimeter College’s 12 semifinalists for the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, wants to become a medical doctor.
Vanessa Rodriguez, who wants to be an immigration attorney, is one of 12 Perimeter College students named as Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship semifinalists.
Georgia State University business student Matthew Wessler is one of 12 Perimeter College semifinalists for the 2020 national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
History student Alex Kendrick is one of 12 Perimeter College semifinalists for the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Perimeter College students are working with Newton High School students to raise Newton County awareness about opioid abuse.
Diana Ha, one of 12 Perimeter College students named as semifinalist for the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, wants to be a pediatric cardiologist.
Jonathan Lochamy, associate professor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, is donating one of his kidneys to a former high school classmate.
Nestor Kaputo, one of Perimeter College’s 12 semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, mentors immigrant youth at a local ministry.
Cassie Turner is one of Perimeter College’s 12 semifinalists for the 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Esther Hyacinth, whose goal is to become a physician, is one of Perimeter College’s 12 Jack Kent Cooke Semifinalists for 2020.
In 2019, 100 percent of the radiologic tech graduates from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College (and its partner hospitals) found jobs within six months.
Perimeter College presents “The Struggle for Black Freedom” symposium Feb. 11-13, with events on five Georgia State University campuses.
The 2020 Daffodil Festival and Symposium at Georgia State University’s Newton Campus Feb. 11-12 will explore black history and the quest for freedom.
Twelve Perimeter College students have been named semifinalists for the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, a record for the college.
Georgia State University Perimeter College is offering a series of astronomy viewings at the Dunwoody campus observatory.
Students attending Georgia State University’s Perimeter College successfully transfer to four-year degree programs at dramatically higher rates than students at other two-year colleges around the nation, according to a new ranking by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Host Ellen DeGeneres surprised Young with a $25,000 check and a trip to an NFL game. Her passenger, Kevin Esch, received a trip to a destination of his choice.
Mock trial allows Perimeter College criminal justice students at the Newton Campus to learn firsthand about juvenile court system.
Tiffany Harris says she couldn’t have completed her nursing degree without the help of friends and the words of her 12-year-old daughter Teryn, who died in July.
Perimeter College will honor its fall graduates at two Commencement ceremonies Dec. 18. Almost 1,000 students are on track to graduate this semester.
Perimeter College nursing students promote health literacy by using the “teach back” method when seeing patients at Grace Village Medical Clinic.
Georgia State University climbed four spots in the past year to be ranked No. 7 in the nation by Military Times Best for Vets Top Colleges 2020.
The Rohingya refugee crisis will be the focus of a special panel discussion Nov. 16 at Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus.
Perimeter College invites communities to observe Transit of Mercury celestial event on Nov. 11. Clarkston, Decatur and Dunwoody campuses will participate in rare opportunity to watch Mercury transit the sun.
Perimeter College will recognize student veterans in special ceremony Nov. 6 at Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus.
Perimeter professors to focus on housing and disparities during upcoming lecture.
DeMarco Pittman made history when he became the first deaf African American student picked for Georgia State’s Homecoming Court.
A Perimeter College computer science student attends an international conference for women in technology.
This year’s Constitution Day programs at Perimeter College will include speakers, voter registration efforts and other activities.
Perimeter College will help host the fourth annual Refugee and Immigrant Employment Summit and Job Fair Sept. 20 at Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus.
Dr. Cynthia Lester of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College has been selected as a fellow for the IAspire Leadership Academy.
‘Girls Who Code’ participants get hands-on STEM experience as part of visit to Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Georgia State University Perimeter College geology instructor lets students play in the sand to explore the Earth’s terrain.
Hawa Bello is one of 156 students getting a head start on college through Perimeter Academy, a student success program that has expanded from the Decatur Campus to also include the Clarkston and Dunwoody campuses.
As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month, five Perimeter College students are making some of their own history with NASA.
Georgia State students and graduates provide crucial health care to migrant farmers and their families in South Georgia through the Farm Worker Family Health Program.
Recreation director from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College offers tips to stay cool and active in the summer heat.
Perimeter College associate professor Andrea Hendricks received a 2019 Teaching Excellence Award from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
Through the ACE program, Georgia State University Perimeter College students explore and address community issues in Newton County.
Undergraduate students explore the world of research in the Summer Bridge program at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Perimeter Academy, a student success program at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, is expanding to three campuses.
Adam Stone, associate department chair for social sciences at the Alpharetta Campus, fulfilled a long-standing dream of competing on the famous quiz show.
Adam Stone, associate professor at Georgia State University Perimeter College, will face “Jeopardy!” champion in game to air May 20.
The 2019 DECA class produced the largest number of students receiving associate degrees in the 10-year history of the program. Sixty-nine DECA students received their associate degrees before their high school graduation.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College graduated its first group of State Farm Scholars at its Decatur Campus this week, two years after the university began the innovative and first-of-its-kind program to help low-income students from DeKalb County schools on their path to graduation.
Perimeter College’s Class of 2019 celebrates its achievements during three May 7 commencement ceremonies at Clarkston Campus.
More than 20 State Farm Scholars who were given a surprise scholarship to attend Georgia State University Perimeter College will receive their associate degrees.
Refugee stories from Clarkston area residents are captured on film by media students for “Defining Home: A Night of Migration Films and Conversations,”
Accomplished alumni of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will keynote three Spring 2019 commencement celebrations on May 7 at Clarkston Campus.
STEM Career Club allows Perimeter College students to explore careers by linking them with area industry.
Computer science students Isaac King and Hoang Huynh are among just 61 students from two-year colleges across the nation to receive the highly competitive scholarship this year.
In the “Doctor for a Day” event, 75 high school and college students talked to doctors and medical students about what it takes to work in health care.
Earth Week activities at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College April 15-25 will allow the college community – and the public – to explore environmental sustainability and stewardship.
Perimeter College associate professor Andrea Hendricks offers students 10 tips for a strong finish to the semester.
A group from Perimeter College attended the National Society of Black Engineers Convention in Detroit, snagging third place in the national Google Hackathon while there.
Georgia State University Perimeter College student Isaac King was named recipient of the New Century Transfer Pathways Scholarship for the state of Georgia.
Funded By $3.75 Million Grant, Georgia State To Establish Prevention Research Center Focused On Migrant Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Georgia State University a five-year, $3.75 million grant to establish a Prevention Research Center that will focus on the health and health disparities of refugees and migrants.
Georgia State students and community members can learn the ins and outs of starting a new business during a free program March 27 at Clarkston Campus.
Students can check out Georgia State University during a series of open houses at its five Perimeter College locations March 28-April 25.
Zora Neale Hurston is one ‘lost Southern voice’ to be featured at Georgia State University Perimeter College literary festival April 12-13.
Perimeter College will host multiple events during the Atlanta Science Festival, which starts March 9 in metro Atlanta.
The 11th annual Daffodil Festival and Symposium, March 12-13 at Georgia State University’s Newton Campus, will feature special speakers and activities.
Georgia State University is part of a national group of leading innovative institutions that has received a $2.4 million grant from the Strada Education Network to redesign the college-to-career pathway.
Since Georgia State University unveiled new science labs at its Alpharetta Campus a year ago, enrollment in Alpharetta science courses has climbed steadily.
A panel from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will present “The Truth About Fake News: Why News Literacy Matters” as part of the college’s Sarah Larson Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 6, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. on Georgia State’s Dunwoody Campus.
Georgia State University Closes Achievement Gaps In Graduation, Retention Rates At Perimeter College
The graduation rate at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College has more than doubled over the past three years and the rate of Perimeter students either successfully earning their associate degrees or transferring to bachelor’s degree programs is at a record 58 percent.
The Theatre Arts Guild will present “The America Play” Feb. 7-10 and 14-17 at Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium on Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus.
Good to Know: Timothy Brown, math professor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, shares 5 tips for a strong semester.
Nine students from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College have been named semifinalists for the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Georgia State University named No. 1 Military Friendly school in nation.
Thousands of students will begin classes Jan. 14 at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. Here’s a checklist to see if you are ready.
Perimeter College candidates for graduation mark completion of their associate degree work during two commencement ceremonies Dec. 13.
Almost 40 Georgia State University Perimeter College students celebrated completion of their associate degree nursing program Dec. 11.
Perimeter College student James Monk collects and distributes coats to help people in need.
Award-winning alumni will speak at Georgia State University Perimeter College commencement services Dec. 13.
Nancy Kropf, dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions for the past 3 ½ years, has been named dean of Perimeter College, beginning Feb. 1, 2019.
Georgia State University ranks 11th in the nation in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 Survey for its support of military-connected students.
Troubled by math anxiety? Students find help through tips, techniques and tutoring.
Clarkston residents are invited to a free summit on Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus Nov. 10 to discuss ways to improve their community.
even groups of Georgia State University Newton Campus health sciences students are going beyond the classroom to survey community health.
The Georgia State University Prison Education Project has been awarded a three-year grant from the Laughing Gull Foundation.
Perimeter College nursing students are providing health education to firefighters as part of an expansion of training beyond the bedside.
At 23, Clovis Simons is a nationally ranked chess player studying engineering at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Meet the tutors who help Perimeter College students excel: they include a race car engineer, a grandmother of 11 and an aspiring astrophysicist.
“Black Panther,” the Marvel comic that smashed box office records this year after being adapted for the big screen, will be the subject of a lecture at Georgia State University’s Dunwoody Campus Oct. 17.
Georgia State University’s Dunwoody Campus will serve as host and screening site for the 14th annual Atlanta Asian Festival starting Oct. 13.
Georgia State University Perimeter College student keeps her focus on her studies and dreams by reaching out to others during her struggles.
Georgia State University Perimeter College’s Dental Hygiene program partners with Norton Park Elementary in Cobb County to improve oral health care.
Dual enrollment student from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will attend the Columbia Engineering Experience, Oct. 7-9, at Columbia University in New York City.
Georgia State University’s six campuses will promote fitness and wellness with Fall Festivals that will include the dedication of community walk paths.
Daniel Guyton, a theatre instructor at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, won seven awards for his play at the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards.
The traditional Japanese comic theater group, Nomura Kyogen, will give a free demonstration at Georgia State University’s Dunwoody Campus on Sept. 14.
Students at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will observe not just Constitution Day, but a week of constitutional activities Sept. 17-21, with speakers, discussions and voter registration events.
Georgia State University is ranked the second most innovative university in the nation and second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Perimeter College student Micayla Shirley participated in a research program at the University of Connecticut in Groton and Mystic Aquarium.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will celebrate its Fine Arts program’s 50th anniversary with a festival Sept. 9-13.
Ten students in Georgia State University’s Perimeter Academy were named State Farm Scholars and will receive scholarships and leadership training.
Georgia State University Perimeter College students are partnering with Newton County organizations to explore local issues.
Georgia State University Career Services offers campus ‘Carnivals’ to make Perimeter College students aware of the support available to help them reach their career goals.
Perimeter College students and alumni will write, produce and perform six plays in just over 24 hours in the fourth annual “Plays In A Day.”
Hundreds of backpacks will be distributed during a south DeKalb back-to-school supplies giveaway at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in Decatur on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As a project in her Perspectives course, a Georgia State University Perimeter College student has launched a toy drive, using her experience with childhood cancer to give back to young patients dealing with the disease.
As part of Perimeter College’s State Farm Scholars, students are reviewing grant applications from south DeKalb County nonprofits and assessing community needs.
The Theatre Arts Guild at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is sorting through 50 years of costumes weighing in at 2,000 pounds — a project that has temporarily taken over the stage in the Clarkston Campus’s Cole Auditorium.
Georgia State University Perimeter College student Clovis Simons is a nationally ranked chess player who shares his skill in the game with local school students and community groups. His involvement is helping students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
DeKalb County residents interested in starting their own business are invited to a free Entrepreneurial Symposium on Georgia State University’s Decatur Campus June 15.
Students at Perimeter College perform undergraduate research as part of the Summer Bridge program offered through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).
Perimeter Academy, the inaugural extended learning community of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, ended its first year with 52 “graduates.”
Perimeter College graduate Christine Farrier celebrated two dreams — earning her college degree and meeting her birth mother — during the same week.
Georgia State University Perimeter College student Isaac King keeps busy with his studies, student activities and outreach.
The largest class in the history of the DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) graduates during the Georgia State University Perimeter College commencement Friday.
Constantinos Nikiforou trades a rugby field for a classroom and develops a new appreciation for education. He will graduate May 11 from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Weeks before her graduation, Jillian Haughey already had landed a promising position in theater. She’s confident the skills she honed as a theater student at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College have prepared her well.
Two years ago, Akalah Favors was working almost 18 hours a day in three part-time jobs. She was making money, but saw no future for her life. She knew she needed to go to college. On May 11, Favors will receive her associate degree at the Georgia State University Perimeter College commencement ceremony.
Alex DeVitry, who graduates this month with his associate degree from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, received no formal education growing up, due to his parents’ religious beliefs. But, at age 16, he studied for and earned his GED and received a scholarship to go to Saudi Arabia.
Georgia State University Perimeter College graduation candidate Sydnie Cobb is just 18, but she’s already earned national leadership and service accolades.
Malcolm Mondesir has juggled multiple jobs to fulfill his “burning desire” to graduate from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
High school students and their families are invited to attend a May 10 open house at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College to learn how easy it is to apply to college.
Georgia State University Perimeter College student Joshua Cleveland, center, is headed to New York, where the documentary he helped create, “The Heart of Krump,” will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Georgia State University sustainability team will be on Dunwoody Campus in front of the Student Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, April 20, and will be accepting a wide variety of items for recycling — including floppy disks and VHS tapes.
Perimeter College alumnus Tshibambe Tshimbombu is one of 14 medical students chosen for an international fellowship examining medical ethics.
Georgia State University Perimeter College engineering student Amadou Bah has been chosen for the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Women In STEM Experience (WiSE) encourages professional development and networking among Georgia State University Perimeter College female students studying chemistry, engineering, biology and computer science.
Georgia State University Perimeter College students try their luck and skills in building and racing a vessel that will fare well in the Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Andrea Hendricks, associate professor of online math at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, received the college’s highest teaching honor, the Cole Fellow award.
Three Georgia State University Perimeter College students and one recent Perimeter graduate have been named semifinalists for the national Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is partnering with the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta to present a free film festival on the college’s Dunwoody Campus.
Upcoming literary festival celebrates “lost” Southern voices, with help from contemporary authors and poets.
Leaders of Georgia State University and Georgia State’s Perimeter College cut the ribbon on a multi-million-dollar wing of biology and chemistry labs in Alpharetta Feb. 28, facilities that will benefit students and the community.
Georgia State University’s Newton Campus is offering a STEM Open House Feb. 27 for prospective dual enrollment students.
The new manager of the Georgia State University Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden will enhance the garden’s educational mission.
“You Are What You Eat: Food and the American Identity” will examine food and its political, socio-economic, environmental and regional effects.
“Our Roots, Our Future,” the March 5-7 Daffodil Festival and Symposium on Georgia State University’s Newton Campus, will spotlight community influencers.
Perimeter College engineering student Yoseph Herwis was named a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar and will work on a rover robotics project.
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, dean and president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, will speak at Georgia State University Decatur Campus Feb. 21.
Georgia State University Perimeter College’s Theatre Arts Guild presents the rollicking musical comedy “Lucky Stiff” at Clarkston Campus beginning Feb. 9.
Festival at Georgia State’s Dunwoody Campus Highlights Forgotten or Underappreciated Southern works and authors.
Student involvement options abound as spring semester gets under way.
Decatur Campus community service projects planned for MLK Day.
A native of Iraq, Perimeter Chemistry graduate overcame language barriers and wants to help stop international spread of virus.
Rick Lang, a U.S. Army veteran and former drill sergeant, is pursuing his education to become a behavioral and abuse counselor.
April Lewis and Willa Mae Brown will be awarded their college degrees during Perimeter College’s Dec. 12 Commencement.