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Alumna gives back in honor of the graduating Class of 2021

During the Class of 2021’s May 22 Commencement ceremony, Alumni Association President Richard Bakare ’03 made an unexpected announcement. “Earlier this month, a wonderful member of the class of 2001, celebrating the 20th year since her own graduation, stepped forward with an incredible offer to recognize each member of the class of 2021,” he said […]

Student-focused giving campaigns in home stretch

Student financial need is top of mind in two ongoing fundraising efforts — and there is still time to participate and support Oglethorpe students! Seniors for Students 2021 is a student-led gift campaign that focuses student financial needs and making a difference for the next generation of Petrels. Graduating seniors (and others!) are invited to […]

Hearst Hall’s namesake an early advocate for women

When Oglethorpe moved to its present location in Atlanta in 1915, what is now Hearst Hall became the first building on campus. While businessman and publisher William Randolph Hearst was a generous donor to the university, Hearst Hall is actually named in honor of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Once a schoolteacher, Hearst was an […]

Oglethorpe a ‘standout’ in 2021 Forbes College Financial Grades

Forbes recently took a look at the financial health of 921 private not-for-profit colleges to determine their annual college financial ratings—this year as a potential measure of how they will weather the pandemic. The leading finance publication specifically called out Oglethorpe University as a “standout,” citing the university’s “big comeback” financially. “Oglethorpe finished fiscal 2018 […]