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Humans of Oglethorpe

Humans of Oglethorpe: Sammy Morrison ’23

Sammy Morrison ’23 is a communication studies major and nonprofit management minor.  “I’m a huge foodie. My dad is a chef—he’s the current dining director and head chef at the University of Texas at Austin. He’s been a professional chef for years. My parents owned a restaurant named Sammy’s when I was younger, in North Carolina, and they carry on the recipes from that restaurant to UT. […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Lidia Labrada ’23

Lidia Labrada ’23 is a junior double majoring in art history and Spanish. “I was eight when I found out about the significance behind my legal status. The conversation started because of the standardized testing that starts in third grade. I remember I got my testing materials, and there was a ‘G’ for my middle initial. And I was confused—because I don’t have a middle name. For […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Marc Collins ’23

Marc Collins ’23 is a junior theatre major. “I was crowned Homecoming King my senior year of high school. It was during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was important to me because my sister had suffered from cancer, and she passed away. So, for my homecoming suit, I wore an all-pink suit. That’s when pink […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Grace Henderson ’22

Grace Henderson ’22 is a senior biology major. “Ellijay is the apple capital of Georgia. Yes, the apple capital. Just the way that the soil is up there—Ellijay sits inside of a valley in between all the mountains, so it is really fertile ground. And even besides the apples, it’s a huge agricultural economy.  Growing […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Whitney Lewis

Whitney Lewis is Vice President of Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Oglethorpe. “What happened was, my wonderful husband called me at work one day, and he was at the Humane Society. And he said, ‘Baby, would you be mad if we had a dog?’ and I said, ‘is this a […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Dr. Glenn Sharfman

Dr. Glenn Sharfman is a professor of history at Oglethorpe. “I’m gonna give you my version of the story, knowing that you’re not going to be talking to her. I think this is a very nice story. We were both RAs our junior year at Miami. And I had a friend who I went to […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Beatriz Zuloaga ’23

Beatriz “Bea” Zuloaga ’23 is a junior biopsychology major. “The most important person in my life was my Grandpa. Only my mom’s parents lived where I lived in Valencia [Venezuela]. The other side of the family lived three hours away, so it was really hard to see them—so I never had a close relationship with them. […]

‘Humans of Oglethorpe’ series returns

During fall 2019, Oglethorpe’s Pegasus Creative student communications agency debuted the “Humans of Oglethorpe” series, showcasing the many different kinds of people and stories found across campus. Inspired by the global phenomenon “Humans of New York,” this project aimed to collect stories from individuals who make up the Oglethorpe community.  The project went on hiatus […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Olivia Kelly ’21

“I started off as a Biology major and had a Narratives of the Self class with Dr. Hebbar and I fell in love with the novel Beloved. She convinced me that I should pursue English and from that I started getting more into Politics. Dr. Hebbar has really broadened my perspective of what politics really […]

Humans of Oglethorpe: Hannah Womersley ’23

“I love painting. My grandma and dad were always big painters, so I got it from them. I did that all throughout high school. I get to use this art in other ways for my future, like designing and marketing. I’m currently in AST [Alpha Sigma Tau], training to be an admissions ambassador, and I’m […]