Senior class celebrates 100 days until graduation

On Thursday, February 8, the Senior Class of 2024 came together to celebrate a milestone in their time at Oglethorpe — 100 days until graduation.

Petey mascot with Senior Class President Randi Parks in the campus center.

Petey and Senior Class President Randi Parks

This annual celebration was hosted by the Senior Class President and Senior Class Senators and included an encouraging speech from the Senior Class President, a fun photo booth, finger foods, a visit from Petey the Petrel, and the traditional champagne toast.

The party also included information about this year’s Senior Class Gift Campaign, which is to support Oglethorpe’s Career Development Career Closet.

“Our goal is to expand and bring awareness to the career closet run by the Career Development Office,” said Senior Class President Randi Parks ’24. “By donating, students are not only be supporting a worthy cause, but they’ll also receive a cord to proudly wear at graduation.”

The Career Closet helps to alleviate the stress of purchasing professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. Students can come and get new and gently-used professional attire for free to help them look and feel their best.

Welcome table at Senior Class 100 days until graduation party.

The senior class is raising funds to help ensure that current and future OU students will be career-ready with confidence as they head out to make a difference in the world.

Parks is challenging the Class of 2024 to break the donation record from prior classes by having 160 seniors donate by the 2024 Carillon Ceremony during Senior Week leading up to commencement.

To commemorate their graduation year, requests are for $20.24 from each donor, but any amount is welcome. While every dollar matters, every donor matters more.

“Our aim is to achieve the highest participation rate ever recorded from a senior class. Let’s leave a legacy that goes beyond our time here at OU. Let’s show the world what the Class of 2024 is capable of. Together, we can make a difference,” said Parks during her remarks at the party.

All members of the Oglethorpe community are invited to make a contribution in support of the senior class.

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