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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 Boumahd 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 […]

Oglethorpe alumna on the ballot for Brookhaven Mayor

Oglethorpe alumna Jennifer Heath ’99 is in the race for Mayor of the City of Brookhaven, home of her alma mater. The Business Administration and Computer Science major, who currently works in digital media design, has spent the last five years being a community advocate in the city, and now is taking her passion for […]

Early and mid-career pay of Oglethorpe graduates above peer institutions

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on employee compensation, released its 2019 College Salary Report and rated Oglethorpe University in the top 13% of educational institutions nationwide in median salaries of graduates. Oglethorpe’s overall ranking combining both early career, 1-5 years work experience, and mid-career, 10+ years experience, salaries was above schools such as Georgia […]

Oglethorpe students, alumni behind-the-scenes at Alliance Theatre

Two Oglethorpe students had the opportunity to spend their summers working behind-the-scenes with the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta’s Tony Award-winning regional theatre. “I learn something every day, big or small,” said D’Zerrea Richarte ’21 of her literary intern position. “Officially, I read scripts and research any dramaturgical needs the director or producers may want. I told […]

Petrels step up for alumna’s debate camp for kids

“It took a village,” said alumna Kathy Bedell Mayo ’89. This summer, Petrels from throughout the OU community volunteered to help Mayo implement her academic program Camp FDC, a forensics and debate challenge. The two-week program, held on campus in June, was designed for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade boys. The budding debaters learned […]

Video: Malika Whitley ’11 featured on Today Show

Class of 2011’s Malika Whitley continues to make a difference in Atlanta with ChopArt, the nonprofit she founded for homeless teens “to help them build community, cope, and heal” through the arts. And her efforts are getting national recognition. Most recently, Today.com highlighted Whitley’s outreach to homeless youth in the city.   This month, Whitley […]