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A History of Oglethorpe by Paul Hudson ’72

Dr. Paul S. Hudson ’72, an award-winning author and historian, presents an overview of Oglethorpe University’s fascinating and colorful history. Dr. Hudson is a professor at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, and has served as an adjunct professor and registrar at Oglethorpe.

John Burke ’11 wins Telly Award for Outstanding Live Performance

Congratulations to John Burke ’11 on winning a Telly Award for Outstanding Live Performance for a recent concert of his new album, Chirality! The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Learn more about John and find out […]

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 […]

A Short History of Oglethorpe’s Moulthrop Bowl

Large majestic trees are an important feature of Oglethorpe’s beautiful campus. I came here as a student in the ’60s, and there was a large American Beech tree that always caught my attention. It was located on the Peachtree Road side of Phoebe Hearst Hall. In past years, its huge trunk and towering limbs made […]

The Refounding of Oglethorpe University

By Thornwell Jacobs, President of Oglethorpe University (1915-1943) March 1927 In all the history of American educational institutions there has never been written a more charming chapter, interwoven with real romance and moral beauty, than the story of the birth and death of Old Oglethorpe University. And rarely has there been in America a finer illustration […]

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 […]

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 […]