“Oglethorpe Idol” Turns Journalist

Alumnus Matt Claiborne ’11 is, in the words of Janet Wood ’13, an “Oglethorpe idol.” “Matt has been one of my biggest inspirations in my Oglethorpe career,” said Janet, “both while he was still a student with his mentorship and friendship, and now (with) his successes as an alumnus. He is proof that an Oglethorpe education can really …

CNN VIPs, Spirited Runners Highlight Oglethorpe Day

On February 9, 2011 Petrels all over the country celebrated Oglethorpe Day, an annual celebration of James Edward Oglethorpe, the university’s namesake and founder of the Georgia colony. On campus, students and staff welomed former CNN President Tom Johnson and current CNN International Anchor Natalie Allen for a lively discussion about their experiences in global media. The  festivities began with the Petrels of …

OU student “aimed big” with CBS internship

Matthew Claiborne 11′, has a right to be proud—really proud.  In the summer of 2010, Matthew worked in New York City as a production intern for CBS News Productions.  It’s one of the more coveted national internships, and Matt was one of only 70 students out of a pool of hundreds to be chosen.  He worked …