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Oglethorpe professor leads Forsyth County teacher workday session

On February 22, Professor of Politics Dr. Joe Knippenberg traveled to Forsyth County, Georgia to lead a teacher workday session about the Federalist Papers and the importance of primary-source documents in the classroom. He was joined by Matthew Thompson ’93, an Oglethorpe alumnus who now teaches English and History at Forsyth Central High School — […]

Oglethorpe launches campus food pantry for students in need

After a campus-wide survey in fall 2020, it was identified that more than 35% of Oglethorpe students suffer from an inadequate food supply each week. Even more students shared that they cannot guarantee they will be able to purchase more food before their current supply runs out. This food insecurity inspired Oglethorpe Student Government Association […]

Alumna competes in inclusive pageant empowering Latinx women

Oglethorpe alumna Irasema Gonzalez Vargas ’08 will compete in this year’s “Miss International Grand Latina,” a pageant that provides scholarships and community service opportunities to Latinx women. While working for DeKalb County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs in Bilingual Communications, Diversity, Inclusion and International Outreach, Gonzalez Vargas was looking for a way to connect […]

Peaceful Hammock Garden honors devoted Oglethorpe alumna

Marsa’s Hammock Garden, named in memory of devoted Oglethorpe trustee and longtime donor Martha Laird Bowen ’61, was recently installed near the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Nestled beneath a canopy of trees, the new space features 10 large soft-weave hammocks and space for students to put up their own hammocks as well. Each hammock is […]

Recent grads make a difference in nearby Buford Highway community

In response to the increasing need for resources, education, and medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent Oglethorpe graduates Jessica Bamaca ’21 and Judith Silva Vivanco ’21 have put their skills to work, volunteering to help the Latinx Brookhaven community. As an intern with the Latin American Association (LAA), Vivanco began working with the organization […]

Oglethorpe community shows up for Brookhaven’s racial equity conversations

The City of Brookhaven’s Social Justice, Race, and Equity Commission (SJREC) hosted a series of Conversations on Racial Equity on Aug. 9. Brookhaven community members dined together while engaging in conversations that confronted the issues of racial injustice and explored how to work toward true equity. Oglethorpe alumna Kiana Perkins ’21, a Brookhaven communications intern, played a […]

Alum’s artwork featured in AAPI solidarity campaign

Artwork by Oglethorpe alumna and Employer Relations Manager Nicole Kang ’13 was recently featured in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) solidarity project. Three of her pieces were displayed prominently in vivid color on the LED screens over the Peachtree MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, and each would slowly carousel throughout the day, splashing […]