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Participate in O Book traditions and write your OU story

Since the 1940s, the O Book has served as a living piece of Oglethorpe University history. Presented to students by the Alumni Association, the O Book shares the story behind the university’s traditions and helps all Petrels learn about the role they play in the larger history of OU. The O Book details events, traditions, celebrations, […]

New scholarship fund supports student’s study abroad experience

Shae-Elise Dixon ’24 will be studying abroad in South Korea this fall, aided by a recent donation from alumna Misty Hood Whitlock ’00 and her husband Kyle Whitlock to fund a study abroad scholarship. Misty’s passion for traveling abroad began with her first international trip, to London after her junior year at Oglethorpe. It was […]

Oglethorpe grad completes competitive internship with NASCAR

This summer, recent film and media studies graduate India Martin ’23 took to the speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of NASCAR‘s Diversity Internship Program. Martin interned with 36 other undergraduate and graduate students in the highly-competitive 10-week program, which selects a diverse group of young professionals to gain valuable career experience alongside industry […]

New student-curated museum exhibition honors venerated Oglethorpe professor

The beautifully detailed sculptures, drawings and designs of prolific Georgia artist Fritz Paul Zimmer are now on view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in honor of the former Oglethorpe professor’s last retrospective in 1973. Titled “Fritz Paul Zimmer, 50th Anniversary,” the collection was drawn entirely from the archives of the Oglethorpe University Library, […]

Tammy Pearson ’86 to lead Oglethorpe Board of Trustees in FY24

With the beginning of a new fiscal year July 1, the gavel of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees passes from Cameron Bready ’94, CEO of Global Payments, to Tammy Pearson ’86, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Chick-fil-A. “Tammy Pearson has the ability to foster community and build relationships, a track record of […]

Three generations of Petrels celebrate at Commencement

Each year at Oglethorpe’s commencement, families and friends gather to celebrate members of the graduating class. For one Petrel family, the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2023 was extra special as they celebrated a third generation of Oglethorpe graduates in their family. Marie Stanford ’23 joins her parents and grandmother as a Petrel alumna, […]