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Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university’s observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army […]

Oglethorpe selects inaugural Dean of Student Success

Oglethorpe University has named Brad Blitz as the inaugural Dean of Student Success, effective June 14. In this new role, Blitz will provide vision and leadership to create a comprehensive advising model and strategy for student success that supports academic progress, retention, and degree completion. Blitz has spent his academic career focused on advising strategy, […]

Commencement speakers for Class of 2021 and Class 2020 ceremonies announced

Two prominent Atlanta leaders will address the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 graduates during their respective commencement ceremonies, the university announced today. Georgia State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick, an Oglethorpe alumna, will address the graduating Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Retired Atlanta Federal Reserve President and Chief Executive […]

2021-2022 Student Government Association & Programming Board announced

The results for the 2021-2022 Student Government Association and Programming Board elections have been announced. These students will represent the student body for the next academic year. President: Justin Bennett Vice President of the Senate: Jakeb Sanders Vice President of the Programming Board: Jillian Heatly Vice President of Inter Club Council: Hrishika Chhertri Treasurer: Olivia […]

Mary Jane Stuart Kohler Memorial Scholarship application deadline May 3

The Mary Jane Stuart Kohler Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a $2000 scholarship to a rising junior or senior female student at Oglethorpe University who best exhibits the distinguishing characteristics of Mary Jane Stuart Kohler: “An outgoing, upbeat personality; passionate in the pursuit of personal excellence; active in campus life; and displaying a strong sense of […]

In-person commencement ceremonies to celebrate 2021 & 2020 graduates

This spring, Oglethorpe University will host on-campus, in-person commencement ceremonies to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020! These events will be the university’s first large gatherings in more than a year—and a welcome chance to come together to celebrate an important milestone for our graduates! The Class of 2021 commencement ceremony […]

Oglethorpe’s new sociology honor society inducts first members

Oglethorpe recently launched a new chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society that recognizes the highest achieving sociology majors and minors. Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that will lead to improvement in […]

Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society taps new members

Oglethorpe University’s Omicron Delta Kappa Circle has tapped 11 new members into the highly selective national leadership honor society: Justin Bennett ’22 Caroline Bond ’21 Nick Breitfeller ’22 Natasha Byrd, associate director of residence life Vivian Manso ’21 Bess Moore ’22 Malisa Reichard ’21 Taylor Roberts ’21 Erin Sherrill, director of career development Dr. Robert […]

Oglethorpe announces plans for full return to campus in Fall 2021

Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany announced today the university’s plans for a full return to campus for the fall semester. “As we near the mid-semester mark, I continue to be inspired by the commitment and ingenuity of our community,” said President Ladany. “As vaccinations continue to be dispersed and transmission rates slowly decline, we are […]