Employee Recognition Luncheon Honors Staff and Faculty

The inaugural Employee Recognition Luncheon was held on Monday in the new Turner Lynch Campus Center, and a number of staff and faculty members were recognized for their exceptional service to Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe staff members were invited to nominate their peers for six new staff awards that recognized individuals who have gone “beyond the call …

The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower Dedicated at Oglethorpe’s Lupton Hall

On April 8, Oglethorpe University officially dedicated the iconic bell tower of Lupton Hall as The Lale Özgörkey Bell Tower. A dedication ceremony held in front of Lupton Hall included special guest speakers Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The naming is in recognition of a generous …

Oglethorpe Day: A Beloved Tradition Grows

Oglethorpe Day is an annual celebration of Oglethorpe University’s namesake, and as Dean Michelle Hall puts it, a “pride-in-my-school-and-organizations day.” And this year, there are numerous ways to show your school pride. Student organizations (and maybe even some staff and faculty) will be decorating shopping carts for the parade of shopping cart floats (contact Kendra …

Becky Hall Named Oglethorpe Athletics Director

Rebecca “Becky” Hall has been named Oglethorpe director of athletics. Hall was assistant athletics director and senior woman administrator at Wittenberg University and is Oglethorpe’s fourth director of athletics since reassigning to NCAA Division III in 1990. Becky Hall replaces Jay Gardiner who served as director since 2004. Gardiner is now the inaugural commissioner of the new Southern Athletic …

OU Alumni Board’s On-Campus Retreat a Success

A few weekends ago the campus was buzzing with activity. Perhaps you saw the lines of cars on Peachtree Road packed to the brim with enough furniture, clothes and school supplies to fill all the dorm rooms on campus multiple times over. Buried under it all, were our newest Petrels, ready to start the next chapter …