Adam Edge was a first-generation college student from the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta. Adam, lovingly known as “Edge” to his friends, earned two degrees from Georgia College: his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2005 and his Master of Public Administration degree in 2007. Adam lost his battle with cancer in March 2020, but his memory will live on through the countless lives he has personally impacted.
Known for his smile, booming laugh, and infectious personality, Adam was passionate about forming meaningful connections with others and about making his community a better place. He took pride in developing relationships with others, and had an innate ability at making friends everywhere he went. While at Georgia College, he was involved in Student Government Association, intramural sports, and hosted a college station radio show, The Legislative Intern. As a graduate student, he was the graduate assistant to the Government and Sociology Department. Following graduation, he regularly visited Milledgeville for alumni events.
He was a dedicated public servant, most recently serving as the Downtown Development Manager for the City of Suwanee. In this role, he was most known for (and proud of) his work mentoring high school seniors, touching the lives of more than 300 students over the course of 6 years. He was selflessly dedicated to helping others, was overflowing with positivity, and had an amazing zeal for life.
The Adam Edge Endowed Memorial Scholarship has been established as a legacy for his memory. Once fully funded, this scholarship fund will help provide financial aid to students who share his passion for learning, for giving back to the community, and for making the world a better place. We hope that it’s exactly what Adam would have wanted.
Georgia College was a special place for Adam, and his name will now forever hold a spot at his alma mater through this fund. I hope you will join us by making a gift to the Adam Edge Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide meaningful scholarships to future Georgia College students. Your gift, in an amount that is meaningful and comfortable, will be most appreciated and helpful. Any amount over and above our goal helps bring the scholarship to life faster. The more we raise enables us to increase the amount of the scholarship award and make an even greater impact in the life of a student. Thank you so much for honoring Adam’s memory.