Broadening Horizons: Generous Gift Supports Study Abroad

  Tom Hood ’78, a former member of the Oglethorpe President’s Advisory Council, and his wife, Sheila, have donated $1 million estate gift to Oglethorpe’s Global Education A_LAB program to support future students who want to study abroad. This generous gift is the largest individual gift to this program every received by Oglethorpe. Tom and …

Bertram Levy ’63: Renaissance Man

When Bertram Levy finished high school in Long Island, N.Y., he had two choices: go to college or go to Vietnam. The college preparatory student was bright, no doubt, but he would have preferred to pursue his lifelong passion for music rather then enter college. However at his parents’ insistence, he acquiesced to apply. It …

Oglethorpe Wins Top Communications & Marketing Awards

In February 2014, Oglethorpe’s University Communications Department was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two top awards for best practices in external relations and graphic design. Oglethorpe competed against colleges of various sizes across the country. College Presidents for Gun Safety won the Grand Award (gold) in the category …

DRIVEN: From the Test Track to the Autobahn

Scott DeVault ’09 paints a vivid picture: it was only a few months into his internship at Atlanta-based Porsche Cars North America, and he had all eyes of senior management staring at him expectantly. An intern with the marketing department of the iconic brand, Scott was participating in a strategy session for future marketing tactics. …

Distinguished Guests on Campus for Turner Lynch Campus Center Opening Celebration

There was no shortage of distinguished guests on campus for the weekend of festivities celebrating the official opening of the new Turner Lynch Campus Center. Dialogue & Deliberation, a three-part lecture series on Thursday, October 24, featured national leaders in higher education, philanthropy, and business. Atlanta CEOs discuss “Closing the Gap,” addressing the economy and …

Omicron Delta Kappa Recognizes Scholarship & Leadership

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society that recognizes, what I would like to call the “crème de la crème” of Oglethorpe students, faculty, staff, and honoris causa members. ODK was founded on December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington,Va. and has been expanding ever since. Membership in the society …

Part IV: An Oglethorpe Journey

This summer’s short term, for-credit trip to Greece made an enormous impact on the students who participated. Following up on the original post by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, we now hear from three of those students, in their own words. [Read Part II: An Odyssey of Learning, Part III: Study Abroad Creates ‘Momentum’.] When I began my …

Whitepoint: A New Way to Look At Oglethorpe’s Campus

Over the last semester, student interns in Pegasus Creative, OU’s student communications agency, have worked with alumnus Matthew White ’99 to create a mobile campus guide—all while helping to beta test White’s new app. White is the CEO and founder of Whitepoint, a new software platform which allows anyone to create interactive environments which can be …