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Humans of Oglethorpe

Humans of Oglethorpe: Jordyn Billings ’22

Jordyn Billings ‘22 is a sociology major and communications minor.  “I’m the kind of person that enjoys dressing up every day. I’m big on not just having ‘special occasion’ outfits, because I think life is a special occasion. Especially if you’ve had a lot of difficulties in life, going forth prepared for the day as […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Justin Bennett ’22

Justin Bennett ‘22 is a senior double majoring in French and Economics. “How did I get into French? That’s always the question. Interestingly enough, I was in fifth grade, and we had a student come over from the Ivory Coast. He knew not one English word. So it was like, does he learn to communicate […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Ashrakat Hassan ’24

Ashrakat Hassan ’24 is a sophomore Politics major and African American Studies minor.  “The thing that’s very interesting about being a part of a diaspora is that I’ve only been to Sudan once before. So as much as that’s where I’m from, I do kind of have this mini identity crisis of who I am, […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Stephen Graffius ’24

Stephen Graffius ’24 is a junior physics-engineering dual degree major.  “The reason I came to Oglethorpe is because I was recruited to run cross country and track. And it’s worked out so far, which is really nice. I’ve picked up a lot of things along the way that I wouldn’t have really expected—like joining a […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Rachael Morris ’24

Rachael Morris ’24 is a sophomore theatre major. “I did color guard for about two years. I could only do it for that long because I turned my focus to theatre, and it was really hard to do both. I wish there was a world where I could have done both, because I have a […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Dr. Stephen Goodwin

Dr. Stephen Goodwin is a lecturer of German and Core Studies at Oglethorpe. “The first time that I was in Bosnia just after the war I was arrested for taking pictures. At the end of the day, they let me go—in fact, they invited me out for a beer.  I was in Sarajevo taking pictures, and […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: James Aiken ’22

James Aiken ’22 is an Adult Degree Program student majoring in Business.   About a month into flight school, I’m sitting on the couch, watching the news before one of my flight lessons. It was something like six o’clock in the morning in Arizona, so it was nine-something in New York. I turned on the news […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Romina Subia ’23

Romina Subia ’23 is a junior Accounting major.  “I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Christmas day 2000. We moved to Florida about a year later. My parents were first generation immigrants; they left everything back home because the government changed currency, which messes you up as a business owner. It was the six of […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Ethan Hawkland

Ethan Hawkland is assistant director of admission at Oglethorpe University.  “I grew up 18 years on the family farm in the same house. I’m from a very small town called Collins, Georgia, where the closest grocery store is 30 minutes away. My family has lived in that town for generations, passing the farm down from […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Aurora Santifer ’23

Aurora Santifer ’23 is a sociology major and Spanish minor.  “I used to work at a retirement home. In high school I worked there for a year and a half. And that’s when I first started developing my sense of empathy and patience. Because that’s when I first realized how people are being treated—and this […]