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Oglethorpe’s Carson speaks at Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Leroy Carson, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship and founding director of Oglethorpe University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, moderated a panel on entrepreneurship and innovation during the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference Sept. 20-24 in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African […]

Oglethorpe celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The Oglethorpe community is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15.  The national tribute to Latinx culture and history began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson created a week-long observation to recognize people of Hispanic descent. The celebration — extended to a month in 1988 — coincides with the independence days of El Salvador, Costa […]

Oglethorpe partners with TheDream.US to welcome new “Dreamers” to campus

Oglethorpe University is celebrating its continued partnership with TheDream.US, helping “Dreamers” to achieve their college and career goals. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college access and career success program for immigrant youth who came to the U.S. as children and attended K-12 schools, but are ineligible for federal financial aid. The program raises private funds […]

New Intercultural Center supports community and belonging

Oglethorpe University’s first-ever Intercultural Center is now open to the campus community. Located on the second floor of the Turner Lynch Campus Center, the student-focused collaboration space will be home to community events with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the year. The new Intercultural Center is many things all at once: a place […]

McClymond speaks on value of DEI to the regional economy

The business intelligence firm Capital Analytics launched its 2023 Focus Atlanta report September 7 with a series of panel discussions on issues impacting the region’s economy. Interim President Kathryn McClymond represented Oglethorpe and higher education on the panel titled “Why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion have become and will remain essential factors in the modern economy.” […]

Strategic Plan grants support 11 on-campus initiatives

Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Initiative Committee has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grant funding for projects supporting the university’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Eleven initiatives, outlined by Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students, were greenlit by the committee in early summer and will be implemented throughout the next academic year. The approved proposals support a breadth of […]

Levy, Mattern to serve as co-directors of Core program

As the fall semester nears, Oglethorpe University’s distinctive Core program will have a new leadership structure with Dr. Judith Levy joining current director, Dr. Stephen Herschler Mattern, to serve as co-directors. As Co-Director, Levy will work side-by-side with Mattern as a leader for the Core program, considering the needs of students, faculty, and staff to […]

Meet the interim president: Dr. Kathryn McClymond

When Dr. Kathryn McClymond joined Oglethorpe University in July 2021 as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, little did she know that in less than two years she would be called on to step into the role of interim president. As chief academic officer and a member of the president’s senior administrative leadership team, […]

New endowment fund to support students in museum studies

A new endowment has been established at Oglethorpe University to support students interested in museum studies. The Ten10 Fund for Museum Leadership will provide stipends to assist students working alongside Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) leadership or visual arts Artists in Residence. Students will be selected among those pursuing museum studies, prioritizing those with […]