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Sarah Emerson named Vice President of Advancement at Oglethorpe University

Following a nationwide search, Oglethorpe University has named Sarah Emerson as the new Vice President of Advancement, effective April 15, 2024. Emerson will oversee the teams that lead fundraising, donor stewardship and alumni engagement initiatives. Emerson currently serves as Executive Director for Foundation Relations at Georgia State University where she has managed a portfolio of […]

Saluting women Petrel pioneers during Women’s History Month

Since 1987, people have celebrated and honored the achievements of women every March for Women’s History Month. Students at Oglethorpe have recognized the month by supporting women-owned businesses, attending lectures, or simply being in community together. This Women’s History Month is a perfect time to highlight just a few of the many achievements of women […]

Oglethorpe launches digital diplomas for new graduates

Oglethorpe University has partnered with CeCredential Trust, a digital credentialing company, to offer digital diplomas to graduates, starting with the Class of 2024. The new service is free to graduates and will complement, not replace, printed diplomas distributed on commencement day. These certified electronic credentials — also known as CeDiplomas — allow graduates to instantly […]

Alumni volunteers enhance Oglethorpe community

For Donna and Bob Rasile, graduates of the class of 1982, Oglethorpe has played an important role in their story. It’s where they met, where they honed their professional skills and interests, and where they have continued to share their time and treasure as proud alumni. In the fall, Donna was honored as she completed […]

OU Giving Day 2024 a record-breaking success

On February 14, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff united to show their love for Oglethorpe on OU Giving Day and demonstrate their collective commitment to the university. Thanks to support from nearly 200 donors, gifts large and small came together to raise more than $65,000, breaking the OU Giving Day record set in 2021. […]

Senior class celebrates 100 days until graduation

On Thursday, February 8, the Senior Class of 2024 came together to celebrate a milestone in their time at Oglethorpe — 100 days until graduation. This annual celebration was hosted by the Senior Class President and Senior Class Senators and included an encouraging speech from the Senior Class President, a fun photo booth, finger foods, […]

2024 Alumni Award winners announced

The Oglethorpe University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2024 Alumni Award honorees. The awards will be presented to these exceptional alumni at the Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony on April 19 during Alumni Weekend. Each year, members of the Oglethorpe community nominate alumni for four special alumni awards. The awards […]

Campus improvement projects continue into busy Spring Semester

As a distinct campus with buildings on the Historic Registry, Oglethorpe University is continuously working to enhance campus beauty and ensure facilities are supporting student success. “The beauty of our campus is a key factor for students when choosing Oglethorpe,” said Pete Stobie, Oglethorpe’s senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. “We […]