Georgia State University receives $1 Million in Renewed Grant Funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation for Scholarships and Success Initiatives
November 14, 2022
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The University System of Georgia (USG) has awarded the Georgia State University Military Outreach Center with a 2017 Chancellor’s Service Excellence award. Georgia State’s Office of International Initiatives and the Mentoring Initiative for New Americans (MINA) program at Georgia State’s Perimeter College also were recognized.
ATLANTA—Neeley Gossett has placed herself in the crosshairs of her critical audience—sixth- through eighth-graders at the Alliance Theatre Drama Camp. They’ve just watched a reading of her play, “Alice Between,” and they have definite opinions on the characters and setting. Now they’re giving her feedback.
DUNWOODY, Ga. — Bethe Newgent works as a dental assistant during the week. Donny Evans is a math and science tutor. Both are rediscovering their passion for the stars as students studying astronomy and physics at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
DECATUR, Ga.—Reciting Shakespeare’s sonnets atop an Italian hill in Florence—now that’s something Faizon Williams, while a Columbia High School student in Decatur, never imagined doing. But last summer Williams did exactly that as a Georgia State University Perimeter College student studying abroad in Italy.
DECATUR, Ga.—It was one of those “Oprah” moments. Ynnel Banks was sitting with a group of students, families and friends during an academic celebration on Georgia State University’s Decatur Campus. The students, members of the new Perimeter Academy and State Farm Scholars program, had just completed the summer semester of college courses—an achievement Banks never thought possible a year ago.
CLARKSTON, Ga.—Atlanta-area residents and theater professionals are invited to join Georgia State University students, faculty and staff for the third annual Plays in a Day festival to be held on Georgia State’s Clarkston Campus Friday-Saturday, Aug. 25-26.
CLARKSTON, Ga. – Georgia State University Perimeter College students Alana Burrell and Zachary Palmertree have been selected to attend the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar Program at at Kennedy Space Center in Florida this fall.
ASHBURN, Ga.—A group of dental hygiene students from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College provided dental sealants and fluoride to third- and fourth-graders in south Georgia’s Turner County recently, thanks to a collaborative effort between the college’s Dental Hygiene program and local school and health officials.
ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), housed in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, has received a $10,000 gift from State Farm® to expand the organization’s marketing, recruitment and program efforts in the south DeKalb area of metro Atlanta.