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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 […]

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

To the Class of 2022 — you did it! Congratulations to the 260+ graduates honored at the May 21 Commencement ceremony. Check out photos and video from this year’s ceremony below. Beatriz Perez, senior vice president and chief communications, sustainability and strategic partnerships officer for The Coca-Cola Company, was the guest speaker and honorary degree […]

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 […]

2022 Honors and Awards celebrate excellence in academics and leadership

Oglethorpe’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year. Congratulations to the 2022 honorees! A_LAB Award – Estela Chavez Adult Degree Program Student Award – Jose Valtierra Charles M. MacConnell Award – Jordyn Billings  Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization – DYNA.STTY (Driving Your […]

Oglethorpe among top schools for transfer student success

Oglethorpe University is among 171 U.S. colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2022 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the most transfer-friendly schools. This is the fourth consecutive year Oglethorpe made the list. The premier honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa annually selects the four-year colleges and universities that […]

Student pop-up shop promotes Oglethorpe women’s businesses

On March 11, the Oglethorpe Panhellenic Council held Oglethorpe’s first women-owned business pop-up shop. The event, held in the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, was created by the Panhellenic Council to accomplish one of their goals, to reach a bigger audience on campus, and to celebrate Women’s History Month and the businesses created by […]

Ambassador of Estonia to U.S. provides global insights to students

Having already housed “tech unicorns,” like telecommunications giant Skype and money-transferring app Wise, Estonia is widely considered to be a preeminent entity in startup activity. Last Thursday, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States Kristjan Prikk visited Oglethorpe University to discuss the emerging entrepreneurial trends of his country, offering engaging insights to aspiring business professionals. […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: James Aiken ’22

James Aiken ’22 is an Adult Degree Program student majoring in Business.   About a month into flight school, I’m sitting on the couch, watching the news before one of my flight lessons. It was something like six o’clock in the morning in Arizona, so it was nine-something in New York. I turned on the news […]