Board of Advisors member Mr. Frank Strickland has donated $50,000 for the creation of the Dean’s Scholars Fund to support advancement of research and scholarly work in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Awards will be available to faculty and students to support scholarly opportunities, such as the presentation of research findings at prominent conferences, publication in highly respected journals and collaboration with internationally recognized colleagues.
“Thanks to this generous donation, the school will be able to support targeted efforts to advance the work of our researchers,” said Dr. Michael Eriksen, dean of the School. “This is a meaningful gift that will make a difference for our students and faculty for years to come.”
Mr. Strickland, a partner at financial advisory firm SignatureFD, said he has enjoyed learning more about public health since he joined the school’s advisory board.
“I consider myself a lifelong learner,” said Mr. Strickland, who earned an MBA at Georgia State in 1972. “Public health is a whole new discipline and way of looking at things for me. You can make a difference locally that has an impact globally.”
Mr. Strickland said he was motivated to make the gift because of the school’s success in building a full range of academic and research programs.
Mr. Strickland and his wife, Ms. Judy Strickland, have made previous gifts to the university’s Athletic Department to help fund a new strength and conditioning center and nutrition program.