Graduate’s ‘Moment in the Sun’ Worth the Wait

Ahissa Branson ’16, a recent graduate of Oglethorpe’s Adult Degree Program, had extra reasons to celebrate earning her degree. Selected to speak on behalf of non-traditional students at the 2016 commencement ceremony, Ahissa shared her triumphant story of returning to college and finally earning her bachelor’s degree in History, despite the challenges of home-schooling her three …

Oglethorpe Day 2016

This annual tradition honors our university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival to the new world in Savannah, Ga. Learn more at oglethorpe.edu/oglethorpeday

Psychology Team Dives In to Study the Benefits of SCUBA

Dr. John Carton, psychology professor and chair of the Behavioral Sciences division at Oglethorpe, recently led an a innovative research project to investigate the psychological benefits of SCUBA training for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments. He partnered with LifeWaters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping spinal cord injured patients and disabled …

Staff and Faculty Honored at Employee Recognition Luncheon

The second annual Employee Recognition Luncheon was held this week and a number of staff and faculty members were recognized for their exceptional service to Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe staff members were invited to nominate their peers for six awards that recognized individuals who have gone “beyond the call of duty.” All awards included a monetary prize. …

Bridging Nonprofit & Business: The Nonprofit Management Minor

Tirzah Brown ’14 is passionate about raising awareness of sexual trafficking and has worked with nonprofits for several years that combat this issue, traveling as far away as the country of Moldova to volunteer. Scott Kenney ’14 has volunteered in soup kitchens since he was old enough to hold a spoon. Delaney Bush ’15, the daughter …