The Piedmont School of Atlanta to Relocate to Oglethorpe University in Summer 2016

The Piedmont School of Atlanta, which serves high-achieving children with autism and other learning and social challenges, will relocate to Oglethorpe University’s historic Brookhaven campus in summer 2016. The school will move from their current location at the Boys & Girls Club on North Druid Hills Road, and lease dedicated classroom space on the garden level of …

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, …

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Atlanta arts leader Richard Garner to Speak at 2015 Commencement

The 2015 Oglethorpe University commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. on the academic quadrangle of campus. Oglethorpe President Lawrence M. Schall and Board of Trustees Chair Ceree Eberly, Chief People Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, will preside over the commencement ceremony for approximately 170 graduates. During the ceremony, Oglethorpe …

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 …

“Gables Oglethorpe” Residential Community to Open in 2015

Oglethorpe University and Gables Residential, Inc., a real estate development company headquartered in Atlanta, have partnered to construct Gables Oglethorpe, a mixed-use luxury apartment community at the corner of Peachtree Road and Hermance Drive. Gables Residential will lease approximately seven acres of land from the university via a long-term land lease agreement, and will construct, …

Dr. Glenn Sharfman Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oglethorpe University

Following a nationwide search, Oglethorpe University selected Dr. Glenn Sharfman as its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Sharfman comes to Oglethorpe from Manchester University (North Manchester, Ind.), where he has been Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of History since 2005. As the chief academic officer of Oglethorpe …