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Save the OU license plate!

Want to drive with petrel pride and support Oglethorpe University everywhere you go? Time may be running out to adorn your car with an official Oglethorpe license plate available from the state of Georgia. Featuring the university seal with historic Lupton Hall, the plate will only be available to purchase through November 30, 2018—unless the […]

Alumni giving challenge set to make a $1 million difference

Oglethorpe alumna and trustee Dean Dubose Smith ’70 is matching every alumni gift, dollar for dollar up to $1 million, for the new I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation. Any amount contributed by Oglethorpe’s Alumni Weekend, April 21, 2018 will be doubled. “Oglethorpe’s current success is a result of dedicated alumni who have […]

Rubbing elbows at Atlanta’s Porsche headquarters

By Caroline Chamberlain ’19 and Ferrin Tinter ’20 Porsche Cars North America headquarters set the stage for Oglethorpe’s recent President’s Dinner, an annual event designed to recognize the university’s Board of Trustees, donors and alumni for their support. I enjoyed being able to network with alumni and others who love the university and who want […]

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 […]

Making a difference during Philanthropy Week

Oglethorpe is celebrating its annual Philanthropy Week, which seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. The events aim to promote a culture of gratitude among students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and Trustees, and to provide the community inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a […]

Mindful leadership program arrives in Atlanta, Oglethorpe for first time

A globally-recognized leadership program aimed with the intent to create a better world is coming to Atlanta for the first time, and calling Oglethorpe home. The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), will be on campus October 16-17, 2017 for the highly-interactive training program. Born at Google and based on cutting-edge neuroscience research, SIYLI focuses on […]