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Oglethorpe a ‘best value,’ with grads’ earning potential above peer institutions

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on employee compensation, has released its 2020-2021 College Salary Report, which evaluates four-year colleges by earning potential for its graduates, as well as its 2020 College Return on Investment report of best value colleges. PayScale rated Oglethorpe University among the top 35% educational institutions nationwide in median salaries of […]

Successful virtual mentoring program to repeat in spring semester

Opportunities to network and build professional relationships can lead to internships and valuable career exploration for students—but during a pandemic, making that happen requires some creativity. To address the challenge, Oglethorpe ‘s Career Development and Alumni Relations collaborated to offer a virtual mentoring program to help students make connections and explore career opportunities, in a […]

2019 alum’s art donation honors Belle Turner Lynch ’61

Oglethorpe alumnus Brad Firchow ’19 has always had a passion for art. At age 13, he began collecting it, mainly focusing on French and American impressionists. His love of art would eventually draw him to spend time in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art where he worked closely with Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford to further develop […]

Free online fitness classes available via nationwide collegiate partnership

Oglethorpe University has joined the 2020 Recreation Movement challenge—focused on driving fitness and wellbeing-based activities to keep students and university communities healthy, active, and connected! The 2020 Recreation Movement, a collegiate recreation platform, allows Oglethorpe students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in both live and pre-recorded online workout classes from 100+ different colleges and […]

Oglethorpe alum skates on to Good Morning America

Oglethorpe alumnus Sean Freeman ’07, performing under his stage name Sean-Christopher, was featured last week on ABC’s Good Morning America, where he performed the choreography to his recently released debut single, “Girls.” Surrounded by his crew of dancers outside the Cascade Skating Rink in Atlanta, Freeman delivered an energetic performance entirely on roller skates, much […]

Oglethorpe’s first Achieve Atlanta Scholar graduates

Dayla Jackson, Oglethorpe University’s first Achieve Atlanta scholar, graduated this year with a major in Studio Art and minor in Environmental Studies. Achieve Atlanta is a nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students who graduate college. The organization addresses the obstacles students face in completing post-secondary education by increasing college […]

Alumnus joins CDC’s COVID-19 communications team

Oglethorpe alumnus Bradley Firchow ’19 was recently hired as a contractor for Eagle Global Scientific to work as a Health Communications Specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Firchow previously held a two-year internship at the CDC, where he conducted child development research and psychometric tool development and validation under Oglethorpe alumna […]

Economics Club hosts alumna speaker from Federal Reserve Bank

Earlier this semester, the Oglethorpe Economics Club hosted guest speaker and alumna Shalini Patel (Hulsey) ’95. Patel, who majored in Business Administration and Economics, is currently the Coordinating Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Regional Economic Information Network. In her role at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Patel maintains advanced knowledge of regional and macroeconomic developments and […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Observed annually in February, the country recognizes and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of […]