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Melissa Baron - GovState Alumna, and PW Starred Review Author
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Melissa Baron is a talented author hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Melissa's literary journey has led her to explore various genres, including Speculative Fiction, romance, and fantasy, often with a hint of paranormal and horror, as showcased in her notable novel, "Twice in a Lifetime."


Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from GovState in 2015 and channels her passion for words into her roles as a Copywriter and Technical Writer. She also actively participates in the literary community, serving as a book staffer at the annual Heartland Fall Forum. 


Recently, her work gained well-deserved recognition when The Daily Journal featured an insightful piece about her novel, "Twice in a Lifetime."


We look forward to following more of Melissa's successes.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Alumni Event

INLD 10 Year Celebration of Alumni, Faculty and Students

In celebration of its 10th year of creating educational and non-profit leaders, the Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate (INLD) Program at GSU hosted a 3-day event on March 3-5, 2022. During the three days, they held a research symposium to support graduate students, hosted an alumni, student, and faculty networking event where the GSU community was able to meet connect and engage with the full INLD community, and organized a program meeting where alumni offered professional and academic insight to current students, and faculty provided additional support and guidance to current students as they matriculate through the program.



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Jeremy Joyce, College of Business alumnus and founder of the popular Black People Eats, was named among this year's Fortune 40 under 40. Read the article and join us in congratulating Jeremy!

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