To indicate degrees earned by alumni, follow a person’s name with parentheses containing the degree abbreviation and the last two digits of the year of graduation. Precede the last two digits of the year with an apostrophe, which — to be an apostrophe — must point down and to the left. Do not place a comma between the year and the degree.
Right: Former State Senator David Adelman (M.P.A. ’95) served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore from 2010 to 2013.
Right: Brian Egan (B.F.A. ’12) oversees programming at the Mammal Gallery, an arts and performance facility.
Wrong: Ignatius Blubberstock (Ph.D. ‘99) has published his fourth book.
If a person has received more than one degree from Georgia State, name each in chronological order, and separate them with commas.
Right: Randy Patterson (B.B.A. ’98, MBA ’01) is vice president of human resources at Recall, a records management company.
Right: Joyce Mitchell (B.A. ’08, M.A. ’10)