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New scholarship fund supports student’s study abroad experience

Shae-Elise Dixon ’24 will be studying abroad in South Korea this fall, aided by a recent donation from alumna Misty Hood Whitlock ’00 and her husband Kyle Whitlock to fund a study abroad scholarship. Misty’s passion for traveling abroad began with her first international trip, to London after her junior year at Oglethorpe. It was […]

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 […]

Trophy case dedication highlights OU athletics history, donor support

Three new trophy cases in Dorough Fieldhouse were officially dedicated on April 22, as part of the Alumni Weekend festivities. The trophy cases were made possible through donations from supporters of Oglethorpe athletics: Bo Holland and Susan Soper ’69; Fred Ackley ’68; and Peter and Barbara Howell. These individuals have different connections to Oglethorpe athletics, […]

Oglethorpe and TheDream.US partner to provide undocumented students with paid internship opportunities

Oglethorpe is now offering multiple ways for undocumented students to pursue paid internships through a collaboration with TheDream.US. The university has partnered with TheDream.US since fall 2019 to offer scholarships for undocumented students to cover their tuition. This academic year, the partnership expanded to include an internship program that is open to all 140 TheDream.US […]

Oglethorpe food pantry continues to grow, gain support

After discovering that more than 35% of students were facing food insecurity, Oglethorpe launched Petey’s Pantry, a student-led and donation-funded campus food pantry, in fall 2021. The pantry’s primary goal is to provide students with a safe and sustainable environment for receiving good quality and healthy items for free, regardless of income. Petey’s Pantry provides supplies […]

Oglethorpe University receives grant to support student scholarships

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has awarded Oglethorpe University a $615,000 grant to provide scholarships in the 2023-24 academic year. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a public charity that provides support for the education of female students in nine Southeastern states. For decades, they have provided scholarship support to Oglethorpe University students in a […]

Annual senior giving campaign supports safe space on campus for food donations, distribution

Oglethorpe’s Class of 2023 showed up in a big way by launching their “Seniors for Students” fundraising campaign with just under 100 days until their graduation celebration. The campaign kickoff welcomed all seniors and featured motivational messages from senior class representatives of the Student Government Association (SGA), food trucks, and a champagne toast. This year’s […]