Susan Shepherd '82 honored by American Saddlebred Horse Assoc. Board of Directors
Susan Shepherd '82 selected as a candidate by the American Saddlebred Horse Association to serve on the Board of Directors. Voting for the 2017 board is currently under way.
Deb Cook '82 Recently Presented her Art Technique at Local Festival
Deb Cook '82 recently demonstrated en plein air at "Art at the Fountain" at the Jonquil Festival.
Nekisha Charles '09 Making an Impact in Trinidad & Tobago
Nekisha "Nikki" Charles '09 currently lives and works in her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. She works as an Attorney-at-Law, teaches a course at a university, and runs a non-profit foundation for at risk youth.
Kathryn Aquino '15 Recently Traveled to China with the GSU World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Kathryn Aquino '15 recently traveled to Shenghai and Beijing as a Young Leader representative from the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
Amy Russ '10 Receives Award for Translation of Korean Fiction
Amy Russ '10 recently received a commendation award from the Korean Times for her translation of Hwang Jeong-euns Where No One Had Ever Been. Amy worked with Kim You-jeong to translate the piece. This year marks the 47th Year of the Modern Korean Literature Translation Awards.
Michael Eis '01 Joins Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
Michael Eis '01 to serve as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Board Chair.
Yetty Arp '68 selected to join the Board of Trustees at the Lovett School
Yetty Levenson Arp ’68 (Oglethorpe Trustee Emerita) was recently selected to join the Board of Trustees at the Lovett School in Atlanta, GA. Yetty is a member of the Lovett Class of 1964.
Adam T. Petty '86 new president and CEO of both Sunshine Capital and DIB Funding
Adam T. Petty '86, venture capitalist and stock market magnate, recently appointed as the new president and CEO of both Sunshine Capital and DIB Funding.
Drew Findling '81 Sworn in as First Vice President of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar
Drew Findling of Atlanta, GA, was sworn in as First Vice President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 59th Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, FL, on August 13.
Brian McNulty '98 tapped as the new Chief Financial Officer for the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA).
Brian McNulty '98 has been named the Chief Financial Officer for the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA).
Rose-Gaëlle Belinga '07 Receives Distinction From Auburn University
Rose-Gaëlle Belinga '07 has been inducted into the Computer Science & Software Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Auburn University, where she completed her dual-degree. She is the first woman on the council since its establishment and currently works at Morgan Stanley in New York City.
Valorie Spence '92 was recently honored by the American Society for Interior Design (ASID)
Valorie Spence '92 was honored by the American Society for Interior Design (ASID) with the specific distinction of Design Excellence Award. She earned this accolade for her re-design of a Wailea Point unit in 2015. The award was presented on October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Club in downtown Honolulu.
John Burke '11 Upcoming Concert in Atlanta
John Burke '11, who recently spoke on our Humanities & the Arts Career Panel, has an upcoming piano concert here in ATL. Break a leg, John!
Brad Mitchell '00 Appointed to Board of Directors
Mr. Brad Mitchell, President of TelePacific Communications, recently appointed to Board of Directors for FTE Networks, Inc.- a leading networking infrastructure service solutions provider in the technology and telecommunications vertical.
Geoff Brown Speaking at Upcoming HealthCare CIO Conference
Geoff Brown, VP and CIO at Piedmont Healthcare, selected to present at the CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) Conference in Phoenix this October.
Nelson Marsh '14 Proves to be a Strong Contender in City Council Race
Nelson Marsh '14 makes a strong run in recent Opelika, AL City Council race.
Deirdre Duncan '16 Continues with Athletic Accolades
Deirdre Duncan '16 recently finished third at the USA National Bobsled Push Championships, sponsored by BMW.
Stacey Chavis '07 Making An Impact in Augusta
Stacey Chavis '07 is making an impact with the Young Gamechangers program in Augusta, GA. The program works on big ideas and innovative solutions for some of the area’s most persistent challenges.
Sherry Rosen's '85 photograph selected to display at International Exhibition
Sherry Rosen's work will be on display in San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 1/8-1/10, 2017.
Governor Deal Appoints Cory Ruth '08 State Boards
Cory Ruth '04, has been reappointed to the Georgia Technology Authority State Board.
Josh Caray '04 Continuing a Legacy
Josh Caray '04, grandson of famed Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, is now calling games for the minor league Hudson Valley Renegades.
Welcome Carson Raymond
We are delighted to welcome Carson Raymond as our new Alumni Relations Manager starting August 1.
Alumnae Making a Difference in Ending Childhood Hunger
Abby Hammond ’08 and Whitney Navarro ’09 have joined forces through the Arby’s Foundation and are working together to end childhood hunger in America. From June 27-29, Abby - with support from Whitney and the Arby’s Foundation - will cycle 300 miles from Carmel to Santa Barbara as part of the No Kid Hungry Chefs Cycle event that will raise funds and awareness to end childhood hunger.
Hudson '10 Takes Coaching Role
Elena Hudson '10 commits to "teach young women leadership, commitment, and teamwork" in a new role as head volleyball coach.
Alum and Two-Time CEO Named to Board of Visitors
Kathryn Brooks '98 was recently named to the Board of Visitors for the Georgia Gwinnett College School of Business.
2001 Alum Paces the Atlanta Track Club
Eileen Fannon '01 was recently named the Atlanta Track Club's Volunteer of the Month.
Alum Appointed Group President to Lead Major Healthcare Provider
Gregory Adams '79 has been selected to lead all Kaiser Permanente regions as EVP and Group President of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
Alum and OU Trustee Takes on New Role at Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises names Cody Partin '02 as Vice President of Benefits, Compensation and Human Resources Technology Services.
2015 Alum Already Making a Difference
Jessica Belen Rodriguez '15 finds fulfillment in helping others.
Alum from '96 Signs with Berkshire Hathaway
Jackie Estes '96, former school teacher signs on with Mount Pleasant-based realty agency.
Young Alum is Helping Those with Disabilities Navigate Careers
Riley Cerone '13, a career specialist with Briggs & Associates, works closely with individuals with disabilities on various facets of their employment needs.
Alum Author Accepts the Gaines Award
T. Geronimo Johnson '99 is the newest recipient of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.
Morgan '89 is NAHB PWB Woman of the Year
Carol Morgan's Woman of the Year award represents the highest level of recognition presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) .
Alum from 1982 Comes Back Into the Classroom
Recently, Mark Moskowitz '82, currently the southern regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, took the opportunity to give back to Oglethorpe in the form of a classroom lecture.
Britt Landrum '92 appointed by Governor to Board of Employee Leasing Companies
Britt Landrum '92, president of Landrum Human Resources Companies Inc., was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Board of Employee Leasing Companies.
Class of 2000 Graduate Named Leadership Southeast Georgia VP
Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is announces the election of its 2016 Board of Directors with Leigh Lawless Acevedo '00 as vice president.
OU Alum and Board of Trustees Member Excels at Cox Enterprises
Cody Partin '02 was just named Vice President of Real Estate and Corporate Services at Cox Enterprises.
OU Alumna Named Emerging Leader
Chelcie Juliet Rowell '09, an Oglethorpe English degree-holder, serves as Digital Initiatives Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. She has also been tapped as the newest ALA Emerging Leader.
Naomi Tsipora Walker '91 Highlighted by AJC After Passing
Naomi Tsipora Walker '91 worked tirelessly to improve access to care, jobs, and assistive technology to improve the quality of life for disabled people.
Whitley '11 Named to "20 People to Watch in 2016" List
Just a 2011 Oglethorpe graduate, Malika Candace Whitley has already been named to Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2016" List.
Oglethorpe MBA Holder Finding Success in Hospitality Industry
John Visconti '05 is named Director of Sales and Marketing at Westin Atlanta North.
Jennifer Jones-Mitchell '98 to Lead Atlanta Office of Hope Beckham, Inc.
Once an Assistant Editor for the Stormy Petrel, Jennifer Jones-Mitchell '98 now chosen to lead a local arm of a prominent marketing company.
Recent Alum Finds Success at New CPA Firm
Chad Smith '13, a dual degree-holder in Science and Accounting, is named a Business Assurance Senior Associate.
Alumna Recognized as Teacher of the Year Finalist
From Oglethorpe University to the shortest of lists for Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year, Emily Treuman Heend ’07 has made a difference.
Alumna Selected School Counselor of the Year Representative
Carletta S. Hurt ’98, has been selected as the as the District of Columbia representative for the 2016 School Counselor of the Year program.
OU Entrepreneur, Jen Riley '10, Garners Major Award
Phoenix Arising Consulting, founded by Oglethorpe alumna Jen Riley ’10, was awarded Small Business Supporter of the Year by Constant Contact Marketing Solutions [from the Source].
Nanek '98, Deputy City Clerk, Captains Sci-Fi Club
Jennifer Nanek '98 handles special event planning, grant administration, public information and social media for the Lake Wales community as deputy city clerk and assistant to the city manager. She also loves sci-fi.
Multisorb Hires Alum as Business Development Leader
Multisorb Technologies, an innovator in sorbent technology for over 50 years, announces the appointment of Stuart White '81 to the position of Business Development Leader.
On Former Oglethorpe Attendee's Newest Book
After attending Oglethorpe in 1960, Faye Gibbons is now a writer of children's picture books and young adult novels that focus on life in the rural South. Read more about her new book here...
Veteran Jesse Beck '74 Profiled by AJC
At age 89, Jesse Beck '74, talks about his 28 years in the service--retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
OU Alum Appointed Budget Chair by City Council
Charles Collins '75, a graduate of Oglethorpe University and an Air Force veteran, is appointed the chairman of Lake Oswego’s Citizens Budget Committee.
AIM Systems, Inc. Names OU Certificate Holder President
In 2003, Rob Olterman completed Oglethorpe's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Now, he is the President of AIM Systems, Inc.
Alum Named to the Heroes Gallery in Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Library
Tom Reilly '67 is now in the Heroes Gallery in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Library in Simi Valley, California. Watch the Veterans Day 2013 speech with CNN’s Jake Tapper that put him there.
OU Alum Joins Renowned Siegfried Group, LLP
In the Atlanta and DC Markets, Siegfried is excited about Eric Fladland, CPA joining the Firm.
Q&A with Playwright Britton Buttrill '11
Theater in the Now puts the spotlight on Oglethorpe alumnus Britton Buttrill '11.
Alum Coordinates a New Down Syndrome Achievement Center
Former Oglethorpe student athlete, Erin McPhee '15, is the site coordinator of the newest Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Ardsley, NY.
Tom Seitz '80 Named Crossroads League Commissioner
The Crossroads League Council of Presidents (COP) has announced that Tom Seitz '80 has been named the new Commissioner of the Crossroads League.
Longtime History Faculty Member Passes
It is with profound regret that we announce the death of J. Brien Key on Wednesday, the 29th of July 2015 after a long illness. (Picture from 1968 Yamacraw.)
OU Alumna is Market Leader at TriStar
Anne Ervin '91 has joined Parkridge Health System as the TriStar market leader for physician and provider relations for the Chattanooga and North Georgia markets.
OU Alum to Oversee EnviroVac Nuclear Operations
EnviroVac, a provider of industrial and chemical cleaning, environmental services, on-site maintenance and outage support programs, headquartered in Savannah, has announced that they recently hired Ken Rosanski '69 to serve as executive advisor for the company’s nuclear operations division.
OU Alum Named Second Vice President of NACDL
Atlanta Attorney Drew Findling '81 was sworn in as Second Vice President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 58th annual meeting in Denver, CO., on July 26.
Andrea Shelton '91 Reappointed by Governor
Andrea Shelton was reappointed by Governor Deal to the State Board of Corrections. Shelton is president and founder of HeartBound Ministries. She received the Spirit of Oglethorpe Award from Oglethorpe University in 2005
Katie Kelly '07 Becomes a Museum Director
Katie Kelly, collections manager at the Edmonds Historical Museum (Edmonds, WA) since 2009, has been named the new director.
Dr. Bohart Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. James A. Bohart, Sr. was awarded the Georgia American Choral Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award on June, 25, 2015. Click the header for more information.
John Burke '11 Brings Home a Telly Award
The Winners of the 36th Annual Telly Awards have been announced!
The Show Goes on for Jesse Hinson '06
Jesse Hinson earned his BA in Theatre from Oglethorpe University in 2006. Now, he will be joining the faculty at Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media, and Design in the Theatre Department.
This Year's Friend of Freedom Award Goes to an OU Alum
Awet Woldegebriel '14, non-profit executive and rising star at the Coca-Cola Company, has been selected to be this year’s Friend of Freedom Award recipient at The New American Foundation’s annual gala!
OU Alum Named New National Science Foundation Fellow
Zachary Vealey '13, now at Yale in a Ph.D. program in Physical Chemistry, was recently recognized as one of only 35 students who were named new National Science Foundation Fellows for 2015!
The Office of Alumni Relations Thanks Susie Sharfman
From the Alumni Relations Office - we are very sorry to announce that Susie Sharfman, our Director of Alumni Relations, will be leaving us. Susie stepped in this year and did a terrific job working with the Alumni Board, bringing Alumni Weekend to life and successfully directing a number of year-end events for our seniors and Golden Petrels. We will miss her positive outlook and attitude and wish her nothing but the best! Lucky for us she is staying close by, so we can call for her advice and a smile!
And, for every door that closes, one opens -- we have a wonderful opportunity to join our Alumni Relations team! If you have an interest, or know of someone who might, please check out the information by visiting http://www.oglethorpe.edu/apps/careers/. Thank you!
What do you know about the Golden Petrel Society?
Click the link to learn more about the Golden Petrel Society.
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.”
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.
Alumnus J. Clint Harris II '99: An Investment 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.
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. NOTE: The date for 2016's Alumni Weekend is Thursday April 14 through Sunday April 17.
2007 OU Graduate Endorsed for Chairmanship
Alex Johnson '07 is endorsed in Georgia GOP chairmanship race.
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?
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.
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!
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 Hosts A Dialogue on Race Panel Discussion
Oglethorpe Day 2015