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Oglethorpe kicks off annual Philanthropy Week Celebration

Oglethorpe’s annual Philanthropy Week Celebration seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. We hope to promote a culture of gratitude within the Oglethorpe community and provide inspiration and ideas on how to “Make a Difference”—at Oglethorpe and beyond. This year, Philanthropy Week is celebrated November […]

‘Petrels with Purpose’ campaign kicks off

Petrels with Purpose is an annual faculty and staff initiative focused on promoting philanthropic support for Oglethorpe University. This year’s campaign kicks off Thursday, September 5 and continues through Friday, November 1. The goal is to achieve 100% participation, with donations going to support the Annual Fund, the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, student scholarships, or […]

Cousins Center receives plaudits from design community

The I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation’s eye-catching design and focus on sustainability has been highlighted by several national and local news outlets. See what publications such as Architectural Digest had to say about the design, and how building architects Cooper Carry looked to improve the student experience and connect to the campus’s […]

Oglethorpe launches scholar success summer pilot program

This year, Oglethorpe will launch the Paul Hackett Summer Success Scholars Program, a holistic residential program to help new students acclimate during the fall semester. The program is led by Compass, Oglethorpe’s first-year academic advising initiative, and funded by a three-year grant from the Robitaille family in memory of Oglethorpe alumnus Paul Hackett. In its inaugural […]

Chemistry lab addition invigorates academic research

Oglethorpe is home to a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscope. “It’s like an MRI, but for a molecule,” explained Dr. Andrew Walden, assistant professor of organic chemistry. “Everyone who is taking chemistry is going to be using it. That means physics, chemistry, all the biology majors.” Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a technique […]

Oglethorpe receives national awards for fundraising achievement

Oglethorpe recently picked up two 2019 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a global association for professionals in advancement and fundraising. The Educational Fundraising Awards recognize exemplary fundraising programs and activities. They are awarded annually to institutions that have shown a pattern of growth in total support, donor […]

Senior class gift campaign aims to help future students in need

Seniors for Students No Description An undergraduate education leaves an impact on students, but for many Stormy Petrels, leaving a legacy behind at Oglethorpe is also important. The Class of 2019 launched its senior class gift campaign last month with the goal of giving back to students in need—and having every member of the senior […]

Oglethorpe community celebrates Philanthropy Week 2018

Last week, Oglethorpe kicked off the giving season with its third annual Philanthropy Week, an event hosted by the office of Development and Alumni Relations that seeks to build awareness and educate the campus community on the importance of giving and giving back. “After speaking to some student leaders and members of the Alumni Board, it […]