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The Georgia State University Alumni Association will present its top honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, to four outstanding graduates at a dinner on Friday, Oct. 22 at The Biltmore, 817 West Peachtree St. NW.

“Leaders and difference-makers in business, higher education and the organizations they give their time and talents to, this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award honorees exemplify the character and high achievement that inspires Panthers and embodies The State Way,” said Christina Million (MBA ’00), associate vice president and executive director of the Georgia State Alumni Association.

The 2021 Georgia State University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are:

John M. Dyer (MBA ’87) – Over the last 41 years, Dyer has been instrumental in building Cox Enterprises into a leading communications and automotive services company with $20 billion in annual revenues and about 50,000 employees. Now a member of the board of directors, Dyer served as the president and chief executive officer from 2014-17 where he was responsible for the company and its three major subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group. After joining the organization in 1977, Dyer served in increasingly expansive financial and operational roles – including chief operating officer and chief financial officer – and helped build Cox Communications into the third-largest cable provider in the nation. He is chairman of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens trustee board, the Marcus Autism Center board of trustees and a member of the Georgia State University Foundation board.

Walter M. Kimbrough (Ph.D. ’96) – A native of Atlanta, Kimbrough is the seventh president of Dillard University in New Orleans and a nationally recognized educator, administrator and thought leader in higher education. Named the male HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) President of the Year for 2014 by HBCU Digest, Kimbrough has earned national renown for his expertise and scholarship on African American men in college, HBCUs and historically Black, Latin and Asian fraternities and sororities. A 1986 initiate of the Zeta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Georgia, he is the author of the book, “Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities.” Kimbrough’s effective and influential use of social media has been lauded in The Chronicle of Higher Education,the book “Follow the Leader: Lessons in Social Media Success from Higher Ed CEOs “and various online outlets. Selected in 2010 for the Ebony Magazine Power 100 list, Kimbrough previously served as president of Philander Smith College, vice president for student affairs at Albany State University and in various student affairs roles at Emory University, Georgia State and Old Dominion University.

Donna A. Lee (MBA ’86) – Lee retired as the chief marketing officer of business markets of AT&T Southeast (formerly BellSouth Corp.). Prior to joining BellSouth in 1998, she held various leadership roles and numerous business responsibilities over her more than 20 years at AT&T. A board member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Lee has also served for eight years on the Georgia State University Foundation Board of Trustees as development chair, board chair and is now the immediate past chair. Donna received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mary Washington College, holds an MBA from Georgia State, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Steve W. Wrigley (B.A. ’81) – Wrigley served as the 13th chancellor of the University System of Georgia (USG) from January 2017 through his retirement at the end of June 2021. He previously served as executive vice chancellor of administration for the USG from June 2011 until his appointment as chancellor. Under his leadership, the USG received national acclaim for its accomplishments in student success, affordability and cost-effectiveness. It has been among the national leaders for improvements in graduation rates, which has increased 9 percent since 2013. The number of students annually earning degrees also increased 29 percent since 2011, significantly outpacing the 7 percent growth in enrollment during the same period. Prior to his USG tenure, Wrigley held a variety of leadership roles at the University of Georgia, including senior vice president for external affairs, vice president for government relations and director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Wrigley also previously served in state government, including five years as chief of staff to former Georgia Governor Zell Miller. There he worked on numerous key issues, including the creation of the state lottery and the groundbreaking HOPE Scholarship.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner will be held from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22 at The Biltmore. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, go to


East Georgia State College: A State College of the University System of Georgia

East Georgia State College is proud that you chose us as your college. It is our pleasure to have served you while you completed your studies here. 

You are considered an alum if you ever took classes at ECJC, EGC or EGSC. You are a part of the fabric of the college, graduate or not. 

Staying in touch is important. Please complete the alumni registration so that we can keep you informed of all the events at the college and make sure you are aware of the benefits and advantages of being a member of the Alumni Association.  You may also contact Karen Guthrie with any alumni questions or updates at 478-289-2193 or [email protected]

What are the benefits of being a part of the EGSC Alumni Association?

  • Alumni Bobcat Discount Cards, issued free of charge, good for discounts and special offers at 53 area businesses.
  • Use of the East Georgia State College Library.
  • 10% off at the college bookstore.
  • Use of the college gym on the Swainsboro campus, free for one year after graduation, then $25 per month.
  • Invitations to special alumni events, planned throughout the year, including an Alumni Gala.
  • Free Alumni Newsletter, to be published 3-4 times per year.
  • Availability of Alumni Association Scholarships to be awarded exclusively to descendants of East Georgia State College alumni.

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Alumni Recognition Program

Beginning in 2021, the EGSC Alumni Association will recognize distinguished alumni who embrace the values of East Georgia State College. The Rising Star Award and Distinguished Alumni Award are currently accepting nominations.

Please fill out the form to nominate your alumni!

View or download the flyer (PDF) for more details.


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List of Georgia State University people

Wikipedia list article

This is a list of Georgia State University people. Georgia State University is an urbanresearchuniversity in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1913, it serves a diverse population of approximately 32,000[1] students, and is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. The current university president is M. Brian Blake.[2]Coordinates: 33°45′10″N84°23′10″W / 33.75278°N 84.38611°W / 33.75278; -84.38611

Notable alumni[edit]

  • ABRA, musician, actress
  • Yolo Akili, activist, writer, and emotional health advocate
  • Amalia Amaki, artist and art historian
  • Sandra Lynn Barnes, educator, sociologist and author
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms, second female, and current Mayor of Atlanta
  • Coy Bowles, musician, Zac Brown Band
  • David Brown, former host of public radio show Marketplace
  • John Burke, Grammy-nominated pianist and composer
  • Max Burns, former Congressman, Georgia 12th District
  • Ann-Marie Campbell, President, Southern Division, The Home Depot
  • Joey Cape, musician, Lagwagon
  • Benita Carr, photographer
  • Dru Castro, musician, Grammy winner
  • Joyce Chandler - Former educator and member of the Georgia House of Representatives. [3]
  • Brad Cohen, teacher and author of Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had
  • Kat Cole, COO of Cinnabon
  • Lanard Copeland, former NBA player, later famous for playing in the National Basketball League (Australia)
  • Paul Coverdell, late US Senator from Georgia (attended)
  • Shamari DeVoe, lead singer of Blaque
  • Amy Dumas, professional wrestler better known by her ring name Lita (attended)
  • William DuVall, lead singer of Alice in Chains[4]
  • Douglas Edwards, America's first network news anchor
  • William M. Fields, primatologist
  • Louie Giglio, pastor, author
  • Predrag Gosta, conductor and artistic director
  • Tamyra Gray, actress, musician
  • Pascale Guiton, biologist
  • Matthew Hilger, professional poker player and author
  • Kim Hoeckele, artist
  • Mary Hood, author
  • Hank Huckaby, Georgia Representative and Chancellor of the University System of Georgia
  • Jerry Huckaby, former U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 5th congressional district, received a Master of Business Administration degree
  • RJ Hunter, professional basketball player
  • Henry Jenkins, Director, MITComparative Media Studies
  • Jan Jones, Speaker Pro Tempore in the Georgia State Legislature
  • Simran Judge, American-Indian model and actor
  • Maya Kalle-Bentzur (born 1958), Israeli Olympic runner and long jumper
  • John C. Knapp, President of Washington & Jefferson College
  • Farooq Kperogi, journalist, media scholar at Kennesaw State University
  • Lance Krall, actor
  • Ken Lewis, CEO of Bank of America
  • Anya Liftig, performance artist
  • Sean Linkenback, author
  • Ludacris, musician, actor
  • Wil Lutz, NFL player
  • Sheryl McCollum, professor, crime analyst, non-profit founder/director
  • Laurie Meili, CFO of Gamma Phi Beta sorority[5]
  • Corrina Sephora Mensoff, artist
  • Jere Morehead, 22nd and current president of the University of Georgia[6]
  • Rodger Nishioka, professor of Christian education
  • Sam Massell, former mayor of Atlanta
  • Amber Nash, comedian and actress, provides the voice of Pam Poovey on Archer[7]
  • Michael Nix, Executive Director of the Georgia Emergency Communication Authority[8]
  • Jody Powell, White House Press Secretary, 1977–1980
  • Lockett Pundt, guitarist for Deerhunter
  • Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State during the 2020 United States presidential election
  • Marco Restrepo, musician
  • Glenn Richardson, former Speaker, Georgia House of Representatives
  • Julia Roberts, actress (attended) [9]
  • Bryant Rogowski, former professional wrestler who used the stage name Bryant Anderson
  • Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, primatologist at GSU's Language Research Centre
  • Charles Shapiro, former ambassador to Venezuela, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US State Department
  • Caleb Spivak, actor, model, and entrepreneur
  • Andy Stanley, church planter, pastor, and author
  • Todd Starnes, author
  • Ray Stevens, musician
  • Sarah Tiana, comedian, actress
  • Will Turpin, bassist for Collective Soul
  • Beth Van Fleet, AVPbeach volleyball professional player
  • Lynn Westmoreland, United States Representative
  • Albert Wilson, NFL player

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Arun Rai, Editor-in-Chief of Management Information Systems Quarterly
  • Raffi Besalyan, pianist
  • David Bottoms, Georgia's Poet Laureate
  • Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey[10]
  • Virginia Spencer Carr, biographer
  • Nancy Grace, former prosecutor and current host on CourtTV and CNN (former instructor, no current appointment at GSU)[11]
  • Beth Gylys, poet
  • Asa Hilliard
  • Colleen McEdwards, anchor on CNN International
  • Donald Ratajczak, economist
  • Akinyele Umoja
  • Robert Scott Thompson
  • Vijay Vaishnavi, computer information systems researcher and scholar
  • Deborah Duchon, Anthropologist and Food Network personality


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  2. ^"M. Brian Blake, George Washington University Provost, Named Georgia State University President".
  3. ^"Joyce Chandler's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  4. ^Dickens, Tad (May 12, 2014). "In 2nd incarnation, rockers Alice in Chains embrace the differences". The Roanoke Times.
  5. ^"Professional Staff". Gemma Pha Beta.
  6. ^Diamond, Laura (January 28, 2013). "UGA insider sole finalist to be next president". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  7. ^Nash, Amber. "Dad's Garage". Dad's Garage. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
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  9. ^"Julia Roberts Educational Background". EDU in Review. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  10. ^"Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey". College of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  11. ^"Nancy Grace's Bio on CourtTV". Archived from the original on June 19, 2006. Retrieved June 23, 2006.

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Welcome SGSC Alumni

Welcome South Georgia State College Alumni!

Alumni programming at South Georgia State College aims to develop relationships between the College and its alumni, donors, students, friends and community members.

Become involved by updating your information, keeping up with our calendar and connecting with us on social media. Learn more about both of our Foundations and its trustees and support SGSC by making a gift that will positively impact students' lives.

If you have completed 30 credit hours at South Georgia State College (formerly Waycross College and South Georgia College before consolidation), we consider you an alumnus or alumna of SGSC. This not only includes those who have been awarded an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, but also dual enrollment students, transfer students and those who attended but did not complete a degree.

At SGSC, we know that our alumni are an extremely important part of the success of our institution, and we want our alums to be as connected as possible with us even after they leave. We would love for you to explore our website and learn more about how you can get involved with us at SGSC!

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