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Summers shares financial aid guidance in national U.S. News webinar

Oglethorpe University Director of Financial Aid Chris Summers ’03 participated Sept. 27 in a national webinar titled “Solving the Higher Education Affordability Gap Through Technology and Innovation.” The session was designed to explain how financial aid works, avoiding accumulating excessive student loan debt, approaches college take to inform families and technological innovations that are changing […]

Oglethorpe introduces new certificate in digital media

To keep pace with the ever-changing communications industry, Oglethorpe recently introduced a Certificate in Digital Media available to all degree-seeking students. More and more employers are seeking professionals who are proficient in digital platforms and able to communicate effectively in today’s digital landscape. With this certificate, students in any major can demonstrate to employers they […]

Office of Student Success welcomes new staff, expands student services

One initiative identified in Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Plan calls for building a professional advising unit of highly trained personnel to increase student retention and graduation rates. To help achieve that, Oglethorpe has welcomed new staff in the Office of Student Success, led by Dr. Vivian Medrano, senior director of student success. In addition to Assistant […]

New Intercultural Center supports community and belonging

Oglethorpe University’s first-ever Intercultural Center is now open to the campus community. Located on the second floor of the Turner Lynch Campus Center, the student-focused collaboration space will be home to community events with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the year. The new Intercultural Center is many things all at once: a place […]

Oglethorpe Counseling Center introduces new after-hours service

The Oglethorpe University Counseling Center has introduced a new service, Petrel After-Hours Support Services (PASS), to support students after regular business hours. Made possible through a grant from the Frueauff Foundation, PASS provides after-hours support to students experiencing a mental health crisis. Students living on and off campus can talk to a qualified counselor by […]

Oglethorpe University featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges

Oglethorpe University is included in the latest edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a bestselling compilation of the top 300+ institutions in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Now in its 40th year, the Fiske Guide highlights the “best and most interesting” colleges and universities. Striving to be “helpful, honest, and straightforward” in its […]

Oglethorpe grad completes competitive internship with NASCAR

This summer, recent film and media studies graduate India Martin ’23 took to the speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of NASCAR‘s Diversity Internship Program. Martin interned with 36 other undergraduate and graduate students in the highly-competitive 10-week program, which selects a diverse group of young professionals to gain valuable career experience alongside industry […]

Levy, Mattern to serve as co-directors of Core program

As the fall semester nears, Oglethorpe University’s distinctive Core program will have a new leadership structure with Dr. Judith Levy joining current director, Dr. Stephen Herschler Mattern, to serve as co-directors. As Co-Director, Levy will work side-by-side with Mattern as a leader for the Core program, considering the needs of students, faculty, and staff to […]