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Brazil bestows top civilian honor on Oglethorpe alumnus and trustee

Alumnus bestowed civic award In early 2017, alumnus and trustee Cemal Özgörkey ’84 was named to the Order of Rio Branco by the Government of Brazil as a civil servant and honorary consul. A citizen of Turkey, Özgörkey was formally inducted during an October 17 ceremony in Istanbul, where he was presented with the Rio Branco Medal. Özgörkey […]

Omicron Delta Kappa taps new members

Congratulations to these 17 members of the Oglethorpe University community, tapped this week to be inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa: Delaney Abood Yasmin Anderson Madison Blazer Caroline Chamberlain Robert Dougherty-Bliss Haley Evans Brad Firchow Evan Furst Ben Hopper Celina Kassam Dr. Peter Kower Brianne NaLampoon Arman Niknafs Jim Owen Dr. […]

Georgia ranks no. 1 in business for fifth straight year

Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine, named Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year. “By emphasizing strong partnerships on both the state and local levels, we have cultivated an economic environment that produces greater opportunities for hardworking people, generates investment in local […]

Oglethorpe among Georgia’s most beautiful campuses

To no surprise to anyone who has set foot on our picturesque 100-acre campus, Oglethorpe University has been named among LendEDU’s Top 30 Most Beautiful College Campuses in Georgia. LendEDU evaluated the 115+ colleges and universities in Georgia using a unique ranking equation based on the following criteria: – Architecture and Grounds – Campus Location – […]

Oglethorpe captures 6 awards for communications

Oglethorpe’s University Communications was awarded six 2017 MarCom Awards, recognizing creative work that achieves a high level of excellence and sets a benchmark for other industries in the field. Oglethorpe received two Platinum Awards, the highest designation by MarCom, one in print media for the Oglethorpe University Carillon magazine Fall 2016 edition, and one in digital media […]

Oglethorpe grads are high earners, difference makers

According to PayScale, a firm that offers data-driven insights on employee compensation, Oglethorpe graduates outperform their peers in early career pay, or median salary with 0-5 years experience. Oglethorpe also performed extremely well in the category evaluating alumni with “high meaning” jobs—or doing work that makes the world a better place. In Georgia, Stormy Petrels’ post-grad salaries […]

Oglethorpe in top percentile of Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

When it comes to student success, Oglethorpe is a peer leader. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education University Rankings is an annual assessment of colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart in an effort to measure institutions’ “educational impact.” Their 2018 rankings of 1054 institutions place Oglethorpe University in the top 44% of […]

USA Today reports Oglethorpe one of nation’s most diverse, top quality universities of 2018

USA Today’s annual college rankings, prepared by College Factual, named Oglethorpe University one of the southeast’s best in “Top Overall Quality.” College Factual is a college choice resource that evaluates more than 1,300 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. to create annual rankings based on quality, value and other factors, Oglethorpe also scored an “A” in […]

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018: Oglethorpe makes best liberal arts list

Oglethorpe University was once again recognized as one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Ranking. Oglethorpe continues to be ranked highly with high school counselors, who were asked to evaluate the reputations of National Liberal Arts Colleges and identify which they think offer the best undergraduate education to their […]

Washington Monthly 2017: Oglethorpe a top liberal arts school & “best bang for the buck”

Washington Monthly has once again ranked Oglethorpe University among its top U.S. liberal arts colleges and a Best Bang for the Buck in the Southeast, the “exclusive list of schools that best help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide & Rankings measures schools based on what they are doing for the country and […]