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Summer study abroad opportunities in Europe help Oglethorpe students grow

Oglethorpe students are using the summer to embark on life-changing study abroad experiences. For two of the students studying in Europe, the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultures and histories of their chosen cities is proving to be invaluable. Sydney Dooley-Smith ’26 is expanding her academic interests and pursuing a communications internship in […]

2024 Senior Gift Campaign sets record for number of donors

The Class of 2024 surpassed its goal for the annual Seniors for Students Senior Gift Campaign, setting a new university record of 162 donors from the graduating class. This year’s campaign raised crucial funds for Career Development’s Career Closet, which is a campus resource that helps to alleviate the financial burden of purchasing professional clothing […]

“Destination Day” celebrates graduating seniors’ future plans

Earlier this week, graduating seniors stopped by the Turner Lynch Campus Center to participate in “Destination Day,” a celebration of Petrels’ post-grad plans. Hosted by Career Development and supported by the Office of Student Success, the festivities included a Delta Airlines gift card raffle drawing, free Oglethorpe swag, and King of Pops. Seniors who have […]

Career event connects future actuarial science grads with risk-assessment professionals

Have you ever wondered how insurance companies assess risk? Or how financial agencies make predictions about the market? Using a statistical process known as actuarial science, mathematicians are literally predicting the future, providing insights to businesses and organizations that inform important business decisions, mitigate loss and maintain economic stability. Through Oglethorpe University’s Actuarial Science program […]

Three Oglethorpe students present research at international genetics conference

Three Oglethorpe University students recently presented their undergraduate research to an international audience at the Allied Genetics Conference in Washington D.C. Mackenzie Roberson ’24, Jaely Chavez ’24 and Thalia Boston ’24 were selected from applicants across the country to present their discoveries. The Allied Genetics Conference is a distinguished scientific research conference organized by the […]

Studio art and communication studies student curates mini solo exhibition in the Oglethorpe museum

Studio art and communication studies major Ilissa McGowin ’25 is the newest Petrel featured in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art‘s student-focused exhibition series, “Oglethorpe’s Own.” As the featured student, McGowin served as both artist and curator, working closely with museum staff to present her uniquely personal show now on display alongside several professional exhibitions. […]