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New report ranks Oglethorpe favorably for value, ‘return on investment’

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has released A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges. The report ranks higher education institutions by return on investment—both short and long term—based on data from the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard. One of the primary findings in the report? Bachelor’s degrees from private colleges, […]

Oglethorpe students win innovation award for app development

Hammack School of Business students Roi Levi, David Povolotsky and Daniel Ocampo received a $500 award and access to entrepreneurship resources from Georgia Institute of Technology for developing a nightlife app called “A Night Out.” At a round table competition hosted by Georgia Tech in October, the students pitched their app to a panel of […]

13 students awarded undergraduate research funding

Thirteen Oglethorpe students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, distributed annually. The students are majoring in a range of disciplines, including biology, biopsychology, psychology, sociology, English, and comparative literature. Funding applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of Dr. Lea Alford, Eli Arnold, Dr. Nick Bujak, Dr. Beth Concepcion, Alyssa Kowis, Dr. Glenn Sharfman, Dr. Karen Schmeichel, […]

Alumnus among ’25 Under 25′ outstanding Atlanta entrepreneurs

Oglethorpe alumnus Dylan Harper ’19 has been named to the Atlanta Inno’s ’25 Under 25‘, a list of 25 rising entrepreneurs and tech innovators. This designation recognizes young professionals who are taking their careers in their own hands and shaping their communities. Harper is being recognized for establishing Quik Threads, an online retail store dedicated to […]

Two Oglethorpe students compete for Miss Georgia titles

Oglethorpe University sophomore Kennedy Thomas and freshman Fallon Robinson are contestants in this year’s competitions for Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia Teen, respectively. Thomas, a Biology major and graduate of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, will represent Brookhaven in Miss Georgia USA. Robinson, a Biology major from Dallas, GA, is a graduate of the Georgia Cyber […]

Omicron Delta Kappa taps 22 into leadership society

Twenty-two members of the Oglethorpe University community, including students, faculty, staff, trustees and an alumna were tapped this week to be inducted into the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa: Dr. Lea Alford (Faculty) Andrew James Aycock Erin Raquel Battaglia Fatima-Ezzahra Boumahd Brian M. Coldren (Staff) Jasmine Darius Nyree S. Dowdy Samantha Joy Foster […]

Oglethorpe junior invited to attend Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit

Politics and Economics major Lola Oyinloye ’21 was among students from across the U.S. selected to attend the recent 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar Summit in Detroit, Michigan—all expenses paid. Touted as the “world’s greatest event for entrepreneurs,” the annual Summit welcomed 1000 diverse college students and future leaders, looking to grow their network and […]

Atlanta History Center exhibition showcases professor’s photography

Atlanta History Center’s Swan Coach House Gallery will present “White Balance”, an exhibition of photography by Christina Price Washington, lecturer in art and photography at Oglethorpe. Held in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the show opens today and runs through November 7, 2019. This exhibition presents finely printed photographs and photo-based print media that play […]

Early and mid-career pay of Oglethorpe graduates above peer institutions

PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on employee compensation, released its 2019 College Salary Report and rated Oglethorpe University in the top 13% of educational institutions nationwide in median salaries of graduates. Oglethorpe’s overall ranking combining both early career, 1-5 years work experience, and mid-career, 10+ years experience, salaries was above schools such as Georgia […]