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, …

Porsche Care Network Awards Grants to Three Student Groups

Congratulations to three Oglethorpe student groups who came in first with Porsche! In 2015, three Oglethorpe student organizations were awarded a total of $1500 (of the $5,000 available) from the Porsche Care Network, the community service organization of Porsche Cars North America, headquartered in Atlanta.  Environmentally Conscious Oglethorpe Students (ECOS), Heifer International, and the Outdoors Club, …

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 …

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards Grant to Support Oglethorpe’s Core Curriculum

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has selected Oglethorpe University to receive a sizable three-year grant to support “Explorations in the Core,” an initiative to evaluate and implement innovations in the Oglethorpe Core curriculum.  The grant is awarded through the foundation’s Liberal Arts Colleges Program. Oglethorpe’s award-winning, groundbreaking core curriculum has been a unifying academic experience …

Oglethorpe’s Hour

Now in growth mode, the university makes a compelling case for broader, deeper alumni support Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president; Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet premier. “We Are the World” debuts with fanfare, but it’s Madonna who dominates the pop charts. This is what life looked like in 1985, the last …

Sophomore Embraces Risk and Reward at Oglethorpe

If you looked at the list of colleges I considered going to, Oglethorpe was number eight…out of a list of eight that included St. John’s University, Gonzaga University, Wabash College, Guilford College and Earlham College. I chose to come to Oglethorpe because of its proximity to Atlanta and its small classes. And, living up to …