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Jessica Belén Rodriguez ’15 among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “30 under 30 Who’s Who”

Congratulations to Jessica Belén Rodriguez ’15, who was named to Atlanta Business Chronicle‘s second annual 30 Under 30 Who’s Who! At Oglethorpe, Belén studied biology and psychology and was President of Rotaract Club, President of Catholic Club, and a Civic Engagement Scholar.  She has a self-described passion for serving others through healthcare and is currently pursuing a dream career path […]

Emily Treuman Heend ’07 Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Atlanta metro area’s Gwinnett County Public Schools has selected Oglethorpe alumna Emily Treuman Heend ’07, a mathematics teacher at Phoenix High School, as one of only six finalists for the 2016 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year. Emily, who was a mathematics major at Oglethorpe and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, is one of […]

Oglethorpe Student Wins Seat in Local City Council

Roger Marmol ’16, a history and politics double major with a minor in studio art, is getting a jump start on his career—he has won a seat on the Snellville City Council. While a full-time student, Roger worked diligently on his campaign for the November 3rd elections, focusing on community, leadership, and growth in the city […]

Oglethorpe University’s “Our Time” Campaign Raises $50.2 Million, Surpasses Goal More Than One Year Early

Campaign achieves largest single fundraising total in university history Oglethorpe University has exceeded the $50 million fundraising goal for its Our Time comprehensive campaign, announced publicly at its launch in 2013. Originally envisioned to conclude in June 2017, the campaign has raised $50.2 million to benefit capital and program objectives, the Annual Fund, student scholarships, […]

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 […]