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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 […]

Amani Moore ’19 among Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s emerging leaders

While most seniors spent winter break preparing for their final semester, Amani Moore ’19 was busy packing for Washington D.C. The International Studies major graduated last semester and landed a coveted spot with freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Emerging Leaders internship program. From Birmingham, Moore first learned of […]

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 […]