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Oglethorpe University Announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List

The Dean’s Academic Honors List recognizes students who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. For the 2016 spring semester, the academic performance of 314 students merited recognition on the dean’s list. “Congratulations on your excellent performance this past semester!” wrote Provost & Vice President for Academic …

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 Employees Recognized for Exceptional Service

A number of staff and faculty members were recognized for their exceptional service to Oglethorpe at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. The Staff Member of the Year Award for the 2015-16 academic year went to Shane Pruitt, associate director of alumni relations. According to one nominator, Shane “goes above and beyond what is expected at …

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Check out our photo, video and social media round-up from this year’s commencement festivities. You just might see yourself or your own posts included! [View the story “Class of 2016 Commencement” on Storify]

Dr. Jay Lutz Receives 2016 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Jay Lutz, professor of French and the Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language, received the 2016 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award. He was recognized at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony on May 14 by last year’s recipient, Dr. Irwin Ray. Established in 1991, the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Awards annually honor an outstanding professor …

Dr. Robert Hornback Wins 2016 Lu Thomasson Garrett ’52 Award for Meritorious Teaching

Dr. Robert Hornback, professor of English and division chair, was awarded the Lu Thomasson Garrett ’52 Award for Meritorious Teaching at Oglethorpe University’s Commencement on May 14, 2016. Last year’s recipient, Dr. Lynn Gieger, presented the award. This award was established in 1994 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. David (Lu Thomasson) Garrett. The late …