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Senior continues internship legacy at the Harland Foundation

Philosophy major Margaret Light ’20 is adding to her resume of nonprofit experience this semester with an internship at the John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation. The senior is among nearly a dozen Oglethorpe students who have interned at the Harland Foundation in the last decade. Harland is an Atlanta charitable foundation that […]

Hammack School of Business gets extra honor from Colleges of Distinction

Oglethorpe has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction, a national guide to colleges that highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools, for the 2019-2020 academic year, and its growing business program has earned the school further recognition among the nation’s top schools. Colleges of Distinction honors institutions whose business degrees are multidisciplinary in nature and loaded with […]

Oglethorpe student poets invited to present at Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Book Festival—one of the largest independent festivals of its kind in the country—annually brings world class authors and thousands of book lovers together in celebration of ‘all things literary’. This year, Oglethorpe students Ivy Jones, Dani Lindmier, Kennedi Morgan, and Sophia Summerlin had the opportunity to present their own poems on the Local Poetry Stage. […]

Oglethorpe students, alumni behind-the-scenes at Alliance Theatre

Two Oglethorpe students had the opportunity to spend their summers working behind-the-scenes with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta’s Tony Award-winning regional theatre. “I learn something every day, big or small,” said D’Zerrea Richarte ’21 of her literary intern position. “Officially, I read scripts and research any dramaturgical needs the director or producers may want. I told […]

Sophomore’s first internship takes her to Capitol Hill

Politics and Economics double major Lola Oyinloye ’21 is taking the first steps in her career this summer with a highly coveted congressional internship in Washington, DC. The Oglethorpe junior is interning with Congressman David Scott, the representative for Georgia’s 13th district. Oyinloye had set her sights on Congress for her first internship, and when […]

Psychology major accepted into trauma research training program

This summer, psychology major Raquel Battaglia ’20 was selected to participate in the Undergraduate Trauma Research Training Program at Syracuse University. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to provide undergraduates with research experience, while improving access to research opportunities for underrepresented groups, specifically military veterans. “The focus of the program is […]

Rising junior lands internship with Leadership Atlanta

This summer, communications major Naima McHardy ’21 secured a highly competitive internship with Leadership Atlanta, one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs in the nation. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Atlanta connects and inspires a select group of leaders to strengthen metro Atlanta’s communities. “I want to make a difference […]

Rising junior selected into Mellon Summer Academy for Museum Studies

Lauren Aleece Bustamante ’21 is the latest Oglethorpe student to be accepted into the prestigious Mellon Summer Academy at the High Museum of Art. During the week-long immersive experience, Bustamante, one of only 15 undergraduate students chosen, will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate in team exhibition workshops, research and present on a […]

Senior constructs career path with Habitat for Humanity

“Being outside and building things with new people just sounds like the best time,” said senior Evan Furst. Furst had never before been on a build site for Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit that helps provide decent and affordable housing around the world. But she wanted to—and her volunteer inquiry soon turned into something bigger. […]