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Dr. Leroy Carson, Jr. appointed founding director of Oglethorpe’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Oglethorpe University has appointed Dr. Leroy Carson, Jr. as the founding director of an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center within the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business. Currently in the initial planning stages, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center will serve Oglethorpe students, both business majors and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as metro Atlanta entrepreneurs. “While […]

New community garden to support campus sustainability, combat food insecurity

Construction was recently completed on “Petey’s Garden,” a community garden outside the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Consisting of four raised beds and a small greenhouse, the garden will be a place where the Oglethorpe community can grow affordable and low-impact food, learn new horticultural skills, and support campus biodiversity. Overseen by Director of Environmental Studies […]

Alumni unite to launch the Oglethorpe Black Alumni Network

Oglethorpe University alumni have come together to form the Oglethorpe Black Alumni Network (OBAN), which officially launched during Alumni Weekend in April 2022. Mentorship, scholarship, and community are at the heart of this new affinity group, founded by Black alumni who graduated between 2008 and 2019. “I wanted to take advantage of the relationships and […]

President’s Leadership Institute inaugural cohort announced

The President’s Leadership Institute, established by the Office of the President in 2022, is a new year-long professional development opportunity for Oglethorpe faculty and staff. Participants will explore the world of higher education, while gaining valuable, transferable leadership skills. The inaugural cohort of faculty and staff who will participate is diverse, representing various disciplines, departments, […]

Students create comprehensive communications strategies for Atlanta businesses

Students in Special Topics in Communication Studies recently presented comprehensive public relations campaigns to two local businesses as part of a semester-long service learning project. These campaigns included guidance on social media strategy, branding, web design, community engagement and more. Instructed by Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Kate Keib, students in this class were […]

“Destination Day” celebrates seniors’ future plans

Earlier this week, more than 80 seniors stopped by the Turner Lynch Campus Center to take part in “Destination Day,” a celebration of Petrels’ post-grad plans. Hosted by Career Development, the festivities included a gift card raffle drawing, free Oglethorpe swag and King of Pops. Prior to attending Destination Day, students were asked to complete […]

Stormy Petrels share Oxford study abroad experience

Study abroad is an incredible way to broaden world views, make meaningful connections with communities all over the world, and forge friendships for life. At Oglethorpe, students have the opportunity to study abroad through Oglethorpe’s 16 International Exchange Partners around the globe — including a premier academic partnership with the University of Oxford in England. This […]

Senior chemistry major named National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Oglethorpe chemistry major and computer science minor Hannah P. ’22 has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines. The grant comes with a full tuition award and a stipend for living expenses […]