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Save the OU license plate!

Want to drive with petrel pride and support Oglethorpe University everywhere you go? Time may be running out to adorn your car with an official Oglethorpe license plate available from the state of Georgia. Featuring the university seal with historic Lupton Hall, the plate will only be available to purchase through February 20, 2018—unless the […]

Brazil bestows top civilian honor on Oglethorpe alumnus and trustee

Alumnus bestowed civic award In early 2017, alumnus and trustee Cemal Özgörkey ’84 was named to the Order of Rio Branco by the Government of Brazil as a civil servant and honorary consul. A citizen of Turkey, Özgörkey was formally inducted during an October 17 ceremony in Istanbul, where he was presented with the Rio Branco Medal. Özgörkey […]

Making a difference during Philanthropy Week

Oglethorpe is celebrating its annual Philanthropy Week, which seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. The events aim to promote a culture of gratitude among students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and Trustees, and to provide the community inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a […]

Mindful leadership program arrives in Atlanta, Oglethorpe for first time

A globally-recognized leadership program aimed with the intent to create a better world is coming to Atlanta for the first time, and calling Oglethorpe home. The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), will be on campus October 16-17, 2017 for the highly-interactive training program. Born at Google and based on cutting-edge neuroscience research, SIYLI focuses on […]

New Schmidt generation finds its way to campus

When Stephen Schmidt ’40 roamed the fields of Oglethorpe more than 75 years ago as a four-sport letterman, he probably couldn’t have envisioned the synthetic turf that now covers the soccer and lacrosse field. Or that the Schmidt Sport and Recreation Center would bear his name. And the thought of great-grandchildren knocking a ball around the same campus was […]

OU alumnus among Atlanta Jewish Times’ “40 under 40”

The Atlanta Jewish Times has named Oglethorpe alumnus Nathaniel Goldman ’11 among its “40 under 40” who are “helping make the Atlanta Jewish community better”.  A former Student Government Association student body president, Goldman received his accounting degree at Oglethorpe and is now a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. According to the Times, “Goldman has been […]

Psych major skills lead to career in a classroom

Sometimes an internship can lead you down a whole new path “I never saw myself becoming a teacher,” Josh Maley ’17 confessed. Oglethorpe has a way of opening new doors, just like it did for Maley. The university’s unique position within Atlanta allow it to surface opportunities that would never be on your radar otherwise. Maley […]