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Remembering Belle Turner Lynch ’61

Longtime trustee and Oglethorpe benefactor Belle Turner Lynch ’61, H’10 passed away at her home in Atlanta on May 13, 2021, following a brief, courageous battle with cancer. Her leadership, devotion, and 60-year connection to the university leave an indelible legacy at Oglethorpe. A lifelong Atlanta resident, Belle served on the Oglethorpe Board of Trustees […]

Kharynton Beggs ’23 wins Buckhead Rotary Foundation’s Otis M. Jackson Scholarship

Oglethorpe University sophomore Kharynton Beggs ’23 has been awarded the 2021 Otis M. Jackson Scholarship from the Buckhead Rotary Foundation. The merit-based scholarship is offered annually to eligible Oglethorpe students. Scholarship recipients must clearly demonstrate character, leadership, academic achievement, and athletic ability — the qualities and character traits associated with the late Otis M. Jackson […]

Business alumnus donates supplies to help on-campus Petrels

As Oglethorpe prepared to welcome back more students and resume some in-person classes this semester, the university needed to ensure there were enough sanitization supplies to support the growing population on campus. Thanks to alumnus Brick Faucette ’08, that transition was made a little easier. Faucette is President and COO of Reliable Paper, a family-owned […]

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 […]