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Belle Turner Lynch ’61 receives CASE Distinguished Service Award

CASE Awards Belle Turner Lynch the 2018 Ernest T. Stewart Award The Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement honors an alumnus or alumna who has provided exceptional volunteer service in support of education to one or more institutions. Belle Turner Lynch ’61, ’10H was recently recognized by The Council for Advancement and Support of […]

First-generation grad shares experience navigating college

Oglethorpe alumnus Shahzaib Jiwani ’12 was a guest recently on Atlanta’s GPB/NPR radio show On Second Thought to discuss his experience as a first-generation college student in Georgia. Currently, Jiwani is vice president of Elite Healthcare Center in Washington, D.C. A psychology major, he earned his master’s degree in finance at Harvard University, and previously served as Director of Student […]

Grad turned soldier: a leader on and off campus

Throughout his years at Oglethorpe, Kevin Kim ’18 made a big impact on campus—but was notably absent at this year’s commencement. Kim completed his Accounting degree requirements early, in December 2017, and enlisted in the U.S. Army. Originally from South Korea, Kevin’s parents brought him to the U.S. as a child, and his decision to join […]

2018 grad part of NPR’s Next Generation

Graduating wasn’t enough for Monique Bandong ’18. She crammed that week full of milestones. Bandong, an English and Comparative Literature major, was selected with four other college students from the Atlanta area to participate in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Next Generation Radio Project which ran May 6-11 at GPB’s Atlanta studio. The Next Generation Radio Project […]

Caleb Logan ’18 hits the airwaves (again)

Caleb Logan ’18 has something to say. For the third time this month, he has stepped up to the microphone at an Atlanta NPR station. Topics have ranged from a groundbreaking Oglethorpe course to his journey as a first generation college grad, and most recently, Logan shared his views on the week’s news. Every Friday, […]

Listen: Recent Oglethorpe grad interviewed on WABE/NPR radio

Caleb Logan ’18 was a guest on today’s Closer Look with host Rose Scott, sharing his experiences as a first generation college graduate. He was joined at the live, in-studio roundtable by other recent grads from Emory University, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech. A Sociology major who also studied English and Comparative Literature, Logan is an aspiring playwright, a […]

Show your school spirit! 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 […]