This issue explores Oglethorpe’s engagement in the world, recalling the beginnings of international study and examining how the university and its partners continue to make an imprint on our world today.
The Carillon also shares how Oglethorpe alumni endeavor to “make a difference,” relating stories of Petrels who have made their marks around the globe. And, the pages of this issue introduce us to globetrotters like Scott Zannini ’96, a mountain climber who makes fascinating trips to the Earth’s highest summits, and Rodney Drinkard ’92, who manages international security for top Coca-Cola executives.
In addition to fascinating profiles of alums, meet some of OU’s newest Petrels—one who has already begun paving her way through the realm of international athletics, and another who has weathered war and displacement to finally find himself at home, here at Oglethorpe.
The fall 2010 Carillon featured Oglethorpe's new lacrosse team.
Last week, at the 2011 annual conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in New Orleans, Oglethorpe University’s magazine, the Carillon, was recognized three times for publications excellence. Competing in a pool of almost 1000 applicants, the alumni magazine earned the CASE Special Merit distinction in each category for which it was nominated.
The Carillon placed in the categories: Improvement in Design; Magazine Publishing Improvement; and Alumni Magazines I (the category for institutions with 5000 or fewer students). The past two Carillon issues (spring and fall 2010) were the products of recent editorial and design overhauls by editor Renee Vary and Atlanta education marketing firm EM2.
The Carillon was judged against other magazines, many of which have larger staffs dedicated solely to magazine production. Conversely, OU’s magazine relies on the help and input from various OU staff and volunteer OU alumni writers.
Carillon editor Renee Vary with Peter Rooney, OU's Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.
CASE is an international association that serves its member educational institutions and their staffs in development/fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing.
Look for the next issue of the Carillon in May 2011.