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Oglethorpe faculty and staff recognized for excellence in service, community-building

As another academic year came to a close, faculty and staff were honored at the annual Community Appreciation Celebration. Several employees were recognized by their peers for exceptional service to the Oglethorpe community and their commitment to student success. For the third year, faculty and staff submitted nominations for Excellence in Service Awards and Community Builders Awards. […]

Senior Randi Parks receives prestigious Fulbright Student Award

Oglethorpe University senior Randi Parks ’24 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Belgium for the 2024-2025 academic year. Noted for its merit-based selection process and academic prestige, the Fulbright Program is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program, devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United […]

Community-building seminars help fortify campus relationships for faculty and staff

Small but tight-knit, Oglethorpe has always been about community — for students and for employees. After receiving Strategic Plan grant funding in 2023, Oglethorpe University’s Human Resources department launched a plan to help fortify that community for its professional employees, offering a series of free, personal development seminars focused on communication and relationship-building. Oglethorpe HR partnered […]

OU Monarchs host “Toman Vuelo Gala” to honor undocumented students

As Oglethorpe continues its partnership with TheDream.US in support of undocumented Petrels, OU students have led an effort to honor their fellow students and celebrate their accomplishment of graduating college. OU Monarchs, a student organization created in 2021, hosted the second annual “Toman Vuelo Gala” to celebrate undocumented graduating seniors’ hard work and commitment to […]

Edem, Louis-Ugbo represent Oglethorpe at responsible citizenship conference

Oglethorpe University students Darlington Edem ’26 and John Louis-Ugbo ’24 continued their participation in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship (IRC) for a second consecutive year and were invited to attend the Institute’s All Collegiate Conference Feb. 23-24 in Charlotte, N.C. The event featured conversations on mental health, the education system and wealth creation. In addition […]

Saluting women Petrel pioneers during Women’s History Month

Since 1987, people have celebrated and honored the achievements of women every March for Women’s History Month. Students at Oglethorpe have recognized the month by supporting women-owned businesses, attending lectures, or simply being in community together. This Women’s History Month is a perfect time to highlight just a few of the many achievements of women […]

Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual history tour includes Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured in Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites. Started in 2003 after the rescue of the Fox Theatre changed Atlanta’s perspective on preservation, Phoenix Flies brings organizations and community members together to show the value of Atlanta’s historic built environment. For its 21st […]