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Oglethorpe’s first Achieve Atlanta Scholar graduates

Dayla Jackson, Oglethorpe University’s first Achieve Atlanta scholar, graduated this year with a major in Studio Art and minor in Environmental Studies. Achieve Atlanta is a nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students who graduate college. The organization addresses the obstacles students face in completing post-secondary education by increasing college […]

Alumnus joins CDC’s COVID-19 communications team

Oglethorpe alumnus Bradley Firchow ’19 was recently hired as a contractor for Eagle Global Scientific to work as a Health Communications Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Firchow previously held a two-year internship at the CDC, where he conducted child development research and psychometric tool development and validation under Oglethorpe alumna […]

Economics Club hosts alumna speaker from Federal Reserve Bank

Earlier this semester, the Oglethorpe Economics Club hosted guest speaker and alumna Shalini Patel (Hulsey) ’95. Patel, who majored in Business Administration and Economics, is currently the Coordinating Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Regional Economic Information Network. In her role at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Patel maintains advanced knowledge of regional and macroeconomic developments and […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Observed annually in February, the country recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of […]

Recent grad lands gigs with AJC and City of Brookhaven

Since graduating in the spring, Julissa Cañas Escobar ’19 has successfully pursued multiple opportunities in her field. The Communication Studies major is following her dreams of being a journalist through her work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while also dipping her toes into public relations with the City of Brookhaven, home to Oglethorpe. In July, Cañas […]

Alumnus among ’25 Under 25′ outstanding Atlanta entrepreneurs

Oglethorpe alumnus Dylan Harper ’19 has been named to the Atlanta Inno’s ’25 Under 25‘, a list of 25 rising entrepreneurs and tech innovators. This designation recognizes young professionals who are taking their careers in their own hands and shaping their communities. Harper is being recognized for establishing Quik Threads, an online retail store dedicated to […]

Omicron Delta Kappa taps 22 into leadership society

Twenty-two members of the Oglethorpe University community, including students, faculty, staff, trustees and an alumna were tapped this week to be inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa: Dr. Lea Alford (Faculty) Andrew James Aycock Erin Raquel Battaglia Fatima-Ezzahra Boumahdi Brian M. Coldren (Staff) Jasmine Darius Nyree S. Dowdy Samantha Joy Foster […]

Alumnus receives ’30 Under 30′ award for outstanding work in the nonprofit sector

Oglethorpe alumnus Bradley Firchow ’19 has been named to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network ’30 Under 30′ Class of 2019. These awards recognize young professionals for their outstanding work in the nonprofit sector of Georgia. Firchow is currently a program coordinator at Childspring International, an Atlanta nonprofit that provides life-changing surgeries and medical care for […]

Oglethorpe kicks off annual Philanthropy Week Celebration

Oglethorpe’s annual Philanthropy Week Celebration seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. We hope to promote a culture of gratitude within the Oglethorpe community and provide inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a Difference”—at Oglethorpe and beyond. This year, Philanthropy Week is celebrated November […]