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Alumnus John Burke ’11 nominated for Grammy Award

Congratulations to pianist and composer John Burke ’11, nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Age Album for his 2016 release “Orogen”! Since graduation, John has released six albums: four solo piano albums, a collaborative work featuring piano, flute and spoken word; and, a soundtrack to accompany a production of “A Streetcar Named […]

What is the Petrel Promise?

Oglethorpe guarantees that students will… Graduate in four years, get a job or grad school admission within six months, or the fifth year is on us. What is “The Petrel Promise”? Launched during the 2015-2016 academic year, the Petrel Promise is a guarantee from Oglethorpe to its students. Oglethorpe promises that students will: graduate within four […]

Belén Rodriguez ’15 Recognized by Atlanta Journal-Constitution & Business Chronicle for Global Health Efforts

Since graduating in May 2015, Belén Rodriguez ’15 has been selected as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 30 under 30—the youngest recipient of the award—and has been profiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She’s attracted this worthy attention as a result of her work with Missionaries of Charity, Missionaries of the Poor, and the Teletón Foundation. At Oglethorpe, Belén was […]

Jessica Belén Rodriguez ’15 among Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “30 under 30 Who’s Who”

Congratulations to Jessica Belén Rodriguez ’15, who was named to Atlanta Business Chronicle‘s second annual 30 Under 30 Who’s Who! At Oglethorpe, Belén studied biology and psychology and was President of Rotaract Club, President of Catholic Club, and a Civic Engagement Scholar.  She has a self-described passion for serving others through healthcare and is currently pursuing a dream career path […]

Emily Treuman Heend ’07 Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Atlanta metro area’s Gwinnett County Public Schools has selected Oglethorpe alumna Emily Treuman Heend ’07, a mathematics teacher at Phoenix High School, as one of only six finalists for the 2016 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year. Emily, who was a mathematics major at Oglethorpe and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, is one of […]

Oglethorpe Student Wins Seat in Local City Council

Roger Marmol ’16, a history and politics double major with a minor in studio art, is getting a jump start on his career—he has won a seat on the Snellville City Council. While a full-time student, Roger worked diligently on his campaign for the November 3rd elections, focusing on community, leadership, and growth in the city […]

Oglethorpe University’s “Our Time” Campaign Raises $50.2 Million, Surpasses Goal More Than One Year Early

Campaign achieves largest single fundraising total in university history Oglethorpe University has exceeded the $50 million fundraising goal for its Our Time comprehensive campaign, announced publicly at its launch in 2013. Originally envisioned to conclude in June 2017, the campaign has raised $50.2 million to benefit capital and program objectives, the Annual Fund, student scholarships, […]

A History of Oglethorpe by Paul Hudson ’72

Dr. Paul S. Hudson ’72, an award-winning author and historian, presents an overview of Oglethorpe University’s fascinating and colorful history. Dr. Hudson is a professor at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, and has served as an adjunct professor and registrar at Oglethorpe.

John Burke ’11 wins Telly Award for Outstanding Live Performance

Congratulations to John Burke ’11 on winning a Telly Award for Outstanding Live Performance for a recent concert of his new album, Chirality! The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Learn more about John and find out […]