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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 […]

OU hosts first-ever ‘State of Athletics’ event

More than 50 alumni, coaches and staff turned out for the first State of Oglethorpe Athletics event in Dorough Gym on May 8. Former Stormy Petrel stars and Athletics Hall of Fame members from multiple teams reconnected, shared memories of their playing days, and learned about the growth in Oglethorpe’s program and ways they can […]

Golden Petrels raise funds to support current students

Amidst the festivities of Alumni Weekend, an esteemed group of alumni gathered for a special celebration. The Golden Petrels—a cohort of Oglethorpe University alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago—participated in a reunion luncheon to officially welcome the Class of 1974 into the Golden Petrel Society. Each class member attending was formally presented with […]

“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 […]

Sarah Emerson named Vice President of Advancement at Oglethorpe University

Following a nationwide search, Oglethorpe University has named Sarah Emerson as the new Vice President of Advancement, effective April 15, 2024. Emerson will oversee the teams that lead fundraising, donor stewardship and alumni engagement initiatives. Emerson currently serves as Executive Director for Foundation Relations at Georgia State University where she has managed a portfolio of […]

Alumni volunteers enhance Oglethorpe community

For Donna and Bob Rasile, graduates of the class of 1982, Oglethorpe has played an important role in their story. It’s where they met, where they honed their professional skills and interests, and where they have continued to share their time and treasure as proud alumni. In the fall, Donna was honored as she completed […]