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Life Lessons through Civic Engagement

  Senior year is a time filled with memories and reflections as an undergraduate student. It’s a time where the brink of new beginnings is just around the corner as the college chapter closes and the real world beckons ahead. Looking back on my senior year at Oglethorpe, I immediately recall how all the painful […]

Oglethorpe Alumna Organizes Relief for Hurricane Sandy Victims

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left millions of northeastern residents struggling, it’s hard to know what to do to help. With so much damage—and the resulting delays in travel and transportation, and subsequent delays in relief in the form of volunteers and supplies—the question that comes to mind is, where do we start? […]

New Sophomore Tradition Celebrates the Legacy of Thornwell Jacobs

In early October, the Oglethorpe sophomore class gathered for the inaugural Thornwell Jacobs Legacy Celebration, a new annual tradition for the sophomore class. The event celebrated Thornwell Jacobs, Oglethorpe President from 1915-1943, who fulfilled a lifelong dream of restoring Oglethorpe to its present location on Peachtree Road in Atlanta. Sophomore students gathered to learn interesting […]

“OU Unplugged” Connects Students and Alumni

Meet the O Team—some of Oglethorpe’s most engaging students who share their stories about the Oglethorpe student experience at various alumni and campus events. During Oglethorpe’s Fall Break on October 8-9, I had the incredible opportunity to accompany President Schall and Alumni Office staff to New York City as a member of the O Team […]

Oglethorpe’s Career Take Out: More Than Just a Meal!

Oglethorpe students practiced their networking skills a few weeks ago by participating in Career Take Out—three community dinners planned by the Alumni Office and Career Services. About 20 students participated in the events, along with alumni and staff members. The program connects students who are focusing on their job search and preparation with Oglethorpe alumni […]

Finding My Way at the Modern Media Conference

As a senior at Oglethorpe, my current goals involve deciding where I want to go with my life, which paths I wish to embark upon and which journeys I will undertake.  Ironically, on a physical plane, my navigational abilities are not exactly “present.”  Maps and signs befuddle me, as do landmarks, and I can find […]

Oglethorpe Alumna Named Top Young Foreign Policy Leader

Oglethorpe alumna Carlissa Carson ’05 has earned a spot on Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders”  list for her “creativity, determination, and passion in tackling the world’s critical global challenges.”  The global affairs magazine releases the annual list to highlight 99 leaders under the age of 33 who strive to impact the global community through use of their […]

Oglethorpe Alumna Creates Change in Costa Rica

Kerri Dawkins`12, a sociology and urban leadership major, was a key participant and student teacher in the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Service & Social Entrepreneurship Program Summer Institute in Huacas, Costa Rica. The institute teaches students to utilize social entrepreneurship principles to address social problems and create systemic change. Many regard social entrepreneurship as the new hope […]

Evening Degree Program Graduate Awarded Prestigious International Scholarship for Graduate Study

Cleo “Fifi” Sloan, a 2011 graduate of Oglethorpe, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to attend  Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London to study in the Masters of Arts in Art Business program, commencing in September 2013. The school is the educational wing of Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest auctioneers of art and jewelry. Sloan joined Oglethorpe’s Evening Degree […]