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Alumnus J. Clint Harris II '99: An Ivestment Blog Rooted in an OU Degree

Mr. Harris earned a BA degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, with a dual major in economics and marketing and a specialization in international business.

Shaniece Criss '02 Comes Full Circle: From OU Student Body President to Harvard Commencement Speaker


Shaniece Criss, a 2002 OU graduate, is Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Commencement speaker for 2015.  She is graduating with her Doctor of Science degree from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences this semester.

Meet Dina Marto '05, Atlanta’s Latest Hip-hop Impresario


From Atlanta Magazine:  There are few female execs in the music business—and fewer Arab Americans. “I do believe it’s harder for women,” Marto says. “But there’s no sympathy in this game. The music business doesn’t give people of any gender or ethnicity a pass.”

A Look Back at Alumni Weekend 2015

Celebrating "100 Years on Peachtree" was the theme for Alumni Weekend 2015. Click HERE to take a look at the wrap-up video and a reveal of next 2016's date.

The New Provost of USC is an Oglethorpe Alum


Michael Quick '82, the newly named provost and No. 2 administrator at USC had the following to say about his appointment in March: "It's my take that we actually have a moral responsibility to do great things. That inspires me. That's what I want to work on."

Newland '12 Represents the Value of OU Opportunities


Eliza Newland '12 was an intern at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation a few years ago. How is she now?

2007 OU Graduate Endorsed for Chairmanship


Alex Johnson '07 is endorsed in Georgia GOP chairmanship race.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS) 2015


The Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS) will take place next Thursday, April 2. This is a day-long celebration of academic excellence through panel discussion and presentations by students. Day classes are canceled on this date so that all members of the Oglethorpe community may participate, including our alums!

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Atlanta arts leader Richard Garner to speak at Oglethorpe Commencement


Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be presented with a Doctor of Science, and Atlanta arts leader Richard Garner will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts.

New Alumni Board Slate of Officers Announced

The Oglethorpe University Alumni Board is pleased to announce the following proposed slate of officers and new members after an April 18, 2015 meeting.  The positions below will be voted upon during an open Annual Meeting on April 18, 2015 during Alumni Weekend.


President: Chris Rylands ‘01
VP for Advancement: Lance Ozier ‘01
VP for Admissions: Mark Delong ‘03
VP for Awards and Recognition: Misty Hood Whitlock ‘00
VP of Communications: Randy Roberson ‘97
VP of Career Services: Mike Lyons ’05
VP of Events: Kirsten Schutt ‘95
Secretary: Angela Satterfield ‘97

New proposed members:

• James Battle ‘11
• Mike Deckert ‘99
• Brian Findley ‘99
• Deborah Love ‘08
• Jillian Martin ‘05
• Courtney Roberts ‘06
• Harry Schroeder ‘01
• Scott Soloway ‘87

Renewing for a second term:

• Stacey Chavis ‘07
• Tom Reilly ‘67

2nd Term is concluding:

• Brooke Bourdelat-Parks ‘95
• John Breton ‘97
• Jodie Goff ‘01
• Gonca Gursoy-Artunkal ‘88
• Debbie Lange ‘03
• Kelly Vrtis ‘97

Returning members of the Alumni Board Serving the Alumni Association:

• Mark DeLong ‘03
• Ron Fannon ‘71
• Austin Gillis ‘01
• Christina Vinluan Heda ‘04
• Brent R. Jones ’04
• Carol A. Jones ‘94
• Chris Lenz ‘91
• Stuart Levenson ‘67
• Mike Lyons ‘05
• Kevin Mende ‘73
• Lance Ozier ‘01
• Randy Roberson ‘97
• Chris Rylands ‘01
• Angela Satterfield ‘97
• Kirsten Hanzsek Schutt ‘95
• Nancy Schaller Simmons ‘60
• Hoyt Wagner ‘64
• Misty Hood Whitlock ‘00

New Arts Partnerships at Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe Day 2015


Oglethorpe Hosts A Dialogue on Race Panel Discussion


2014-2015 Alumni Events

2015 Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Jun 20, 2015 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

OU Alum Summer Give-back
Jul 18, 2015 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Candler Park Movie Night
Aug 9, 2015 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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