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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 […]

Shanequa Gay named artist-in-residence at Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University has announced Shanequa Gay as its inaugural visual artist-in-residence for the 2022-23 academic year. As part of her residency, the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta artist will present lectures and special events for the Oglethorpe community and host guest artists and curators on campus. In addition, a studio space dedicated to the program — and future artists-in-residence […]

Oglethorpe University announces Spring 2022 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the 492 Oglethorpe University students whose academic performance during the Spring 2022 semester merits recognition on the Dean’s Academic Honors List! This designation is one of the university’s most prestigious honors and distinguishes those scholars who achieved at least a 3.50 term grade-point average while earning 12 or more semester hours. “I applaud […]

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 […]