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Alumna Ruwa Romman ’15 makes history with election win

Oglethorpe alumna and first-time candidate Ruwa Romman ’15 won her election last week for Georgia State Representative for Georgia House District 97. The historic election makes her the first Muslim woman ever elected to the Georgia State House and first Palestinian-American elected to Georgia public office. Romman will represent a new metro Atlanta district in […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Philanthropy Week 2022

This week, Oglethorpe celebrated the giving season with its seventh annual Philanthropy Week, an event hosted by the office of Development and Alumni Relations that seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. Throughout the week, signage was displayed across the facades of campus buildings, detailing donor and […]

Students explore digital marketing at top Atlanta agency

Vert, an award-winning full-service digital marketing and advertising agency, recently hosted Oglethorpe students interested in pursuing communications careers. The Oct. 7 event was sponsored by Oglethorpe’s PRSSA chapter (Public Relations Student Society of America), advised by Dr. Kate Keib, assistant professor of communication studies, and planned in collaboration with Vert’s Head of People and OU […]

Brookhaven arts pop-up showcases Oglethorpe alumni, student talents

Now showing just a short walk from Oglethorpe University: Art Pop Up + Shop in Town Brookhaven, an exhibition/gallery of paintings, mixed media, photographs, drawings, jewelry and more by 18 + Atlanta area artists — including an Oglethorpe alumna! The pop-up was organized by Explore Brookhaven and srmART Connect, an art advocacy and programming business headed by alumna Sharon […]

Blistering rock musical reimagining Lizzie Borden hits the Conant stage

Premiering this Saturday at Conant Performing Arts Center, “Lizzie” is a rock-and-roll reimagining of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders brought to you by Atlanta theatre company and frequent Oglethorpe University collaborator Actor’s Express. Helping to bring the modernized story to Oglethorpe’s home stage are current OU students and alumni working alongside Actor’s Express professionals. OU students […]

Alumni unite to launch the Oglethorpe Black Alumni Network

Oglethorpe University alumni have come together to form the Oglethorpe Black Alumni Network (OBAN), which officially launched during Alumni Weekend in April 2022. Mentorship, scholarship, and community are at the heart of this new affinity group, founded by Black alumni who graduated between 2008 and 2019. “I wanted to take advantage of the relationships and […]

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

To the Class of 2022 — you did it! Congratulations to the 260+ graduates honored at the May 21 Commencement ceremony. Check out photos and video from this year’s ceremony below. Beatriz Perez, senior vice president and chief communications, sustainability and strategic partnerships officer for The Coca-Cola Company, was the guest speaker and honorary degree […]

2022 Honors and Awards celebrate excellence in academics and leadership

Oglethorpe’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates the academic and leadership contributions of students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year. Congratulations to the 2022 honorees! A_LAB Award – Estela Chavez Adult Degree Program Student Award – Jose Valtierra Charles M. MacConnell Award – Jordyn Billings  Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Student Organization – DYNA.STTY (Driving Your […]

OU alumni create peaceful painting for senior living community

Oglethorpe alumni Dauren Parker ’21 and Muskaan Bhukhanwala ’21 were recently commissioned by Canterbury Court — a senior living community just down the road from the university — to create a large-scale painting that would cover the sheetrock that blocked the view of the outdoor space as the facility underwent construction. Hoping to bring a sense […]