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Coca-Cola Foundation continues support of Oglethorpe’s best and brightest

Last week representatives of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Foundation visited Oglethorpe University to meet scholarship recipients and receive an update on institutional priorities and goals. Saadia Madsbjerg, president of the Coca-Cola Foundation, and Fran Killeen, The Coca-Cola Company’s Director of Global Community Affairs, visited the Oglethorpe campus Sept. 14 and heard firsthand how the […]

OU celebrates 50 years of Title IX

Today, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark law that prevents sex-based discrimination at institutions that receive federal funding, which includes Oglethorpe University. The law ensures fair and equal opportunities for anyone wanting to pursue an education and OU proudly celebrates the inclusivity that has remained protected by this law […]

President’s Leadership Institute inaugural cohort announced

The President’s Leadership Institute, established by the Office of the President in 2022, is a new year-long professional development opportunity for Oglethorpe faculty and staff. Participants will explore the world of higher education, while gaining valuable, transferable leadership skills. The inaugural cohort of faculty and staff who will participate is diverse, representing various disciplines, departments, […]

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

To the Class of 2022 — you did it! Congratulations to the 260+ graduates honored at the May 21 Commencement ceremony. Check out photos and video from this year’s ceremony below. Beatriz Perez, senior vice president and chief communications, sustainability and strategic partnerships officer for The Coca-Cola Company, was the guest speaker and honorary degree […]

Oglethorpe launches sustainability initiatives for a cleaner, greener campus

Campus Operations at Oglethorpe University recently enacted several new beautification and sustainability initiatives. Joining several peer Georgia institutions, Oglethorpe University will be officially recognized as a Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation beginning next academic year. Using the robust framework provided by foundation, the university will commit to maintaining a healthy, green campus, benefitting both […]

Inaugural class of “OU Changemakers” creates inclusive campus initiatives

On Monday, the first-ever cohort of OU Changemakers, led by Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, reflected on their semester-long experience in the inaugural program. The theme for this year’s program was “building cultural understanding through critical dialogue.” Over the past several months, the 19 Changemakers met weekly to hone their skills […]

Senior chemistry major named National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Oglethorpe chemistry major and computer science minor Hannah P. ’22 has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines. The grant comes with a full tuition award and a stipend for living expenses […]

Women’s basketball teammates attend Atlanta Hawks leadership program

On April 2, Oglethorpe Women’s Basketball team members Carley Bell ’25 and Kayla DeHerrera ’25 attended the EmpowerHER Teen Leadership Forum hosted by the Atlanta Hawks and Papa Johns. Targeted to young women student-athletes, EmpowerHER explored concepts of leadership, helping students learn and understand their natural leadership styles while hearing from leaders at both the […]

Dr. Michelle Lyn co-publishes book on counseling African American women

Oglethorpe University congratulates Dr. Michelle Lyn, director of the university’s Counseling Center, on her newly released book “A Handbook on Counseling African American Women: Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies”. Dr. Lyn is one of three editors and a contributing author for the publication. Join Oglethorpe in celebrating Dr. Lyn’s accomplishment on Tuesday, March 29 […]