August 19, 2021

Oglethorpe community shows up for Brookhaven's racial equity conversations

Amin Amedie '21, Makayla Adams '22, Margaret Light '20, and Kiana Perkins '21 at the Brookhaven Civic Dinners, hosted August 9, 2021
By: Makayla Adams '22

The City of Brookhaven's Social Justice, Race, and Equity Commission (SJREC) hosted a series of Conversations on Racial Equity on Aug. 9. Brookhaven community members dined together while engaging in conversations that confronted the issues of racial injustice and explored how to work toward true equity. Oglethorpe alumna Kiana Perkins '21, a Brookhaven communications intern, played a key role in planning the …

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Global Payments' Cameron Bready named Chair of Oglethorpe's Board of Trustees

Global Payments' Cameron Bready named Chair of Oglethorpe's Board of Trustees
By: Renee Vary

The Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees has appointed alumnus Cameron Bready, president and chief operating officer of Global Payments, to serve as Chair of the Board. A trustee since 2012, Bready succeeds fellow alumnus Timothy Tassopoulos, president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A. "Oglethorpe University is fortunate to have the guidance of two world-class leaders," said Oglethorpe University President Nick …

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"America's Funniest Videos: Animal Edition" spotlights Oglethorpe's mascot

Petey the Petrel in front of Lowry Hall
By: Grant Utter

Oglethorpe University mascot Petey the Petrel was recently featured on Season 1 of "America's Funniest Videos: Animal Edition." Seen flapping his wings and hanging out with students across campus, Oglethorpe's favorite sea-faring bird was given a special shoutout as "one of the most unique mascots in all of college sports." "When it comes to amazing animal mascots, Petey the Petrel …

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Oglethorpe dual enrollment gives incoming students a head start

Oglethorpe dual enrollment gives incoming students a head start
By: Debbie Aiken '12

When Maria Coles '25 entered her senior year in fall 2020 at Riverwood International Charter School, not far from Oglethorpe's campus, the university was on her college search list. She decided that taking some classes as a dual enrollment student would help her get ahead academically -- and help her decide whether to apply for admission at OU. This fall, Maria officially …

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Oglethorpe to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus

Bandaid on arm
By: David Allen

The COVID-19 vaccine offers the surest way to protect against severe illness from COVID-19, while reducing the risk of community spread. The vaccine is now widely available, and Oglethorpe University is providing additional access to anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccine by hosting two clinics on campus. These free, walk-up vaccination clinics will be offered in partnership with the DeKalb County …

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