As the son of two college professors, Luke Gregory grew up understanding the value of education early on. “My parents were on the faculty at Oxford College of Emory University,” he says, “so I watched my parents serve as devoted educators for many, many years — and later in life, they chose to sponsor several… more »
Real estate Ph.D. alumnus Philip Seagraves got some of the most important advice he’s ever received at the Robinson College of Business.
The way residents at Lenbrook retirement community light up when they see Tonya Bodie walking down the hallway, you’d think she was the activities planner. “I’m what most people would consider an anomaly: I have a finance and accounting background, but I have a personality,” Lenbrook’s chief financial officer says with a laugh.
While Austin Williams was studying for his master’s degree in real estate at the Robinson College of Business he developed a new obsession that led him to start a successful side business.
During his down time in Atlanta, Williams explored the city’s Jamaican restaurants and got hooked on jerk sauce, according to the Raleigh News… more »
Travis Steed, MS in Finance, 2010
Originally from Ringgold, Georgia, alumnus Travis Steed, ’10, knew from an early age that he had an interest in finance. But, it was during his time as a student at Georgia Tech that he decided to make what would be a life-changing decision and enroll at Georgia State… more »
Sucheta Rawal says she’d never left her native India before coming to the United States to visit colleges. She picked a good time to get some international exposure.
When Terrance Rogers set foot on Georgia State University’s campus his freshman year, he had one goal in mind: make a difference.
A former gymnast and coach, Phyllis L. Parker understood the value of having a spotter nearby as a beacon of safety. ‘You can get confidence from someone offering that little extra help that can go a long way,’ she said.
Iqbal Paroo, a willful achiever who had climbed Kilimanjaro and captained the cricket team, was home on leave from his training as an 18-year-old Kenyan military pilot. He had no idea that on this afternoon his life was about to change forever.
Ron Hytoff had very little hair in 1970 when he walked into the admissions office at Georgia State University. “Are you just coming out of the service?” the admissions counselor asked. The short answer was yes, though if she had asked, Hytoff could have described the colorful life on the Alaska military base he had just left — a scene somewhere between M*A*S*H and “Northern Exposure.”