July 2023 Alumni eNewsletter

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July 11, 2023


A message from President McClymond on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Oglethorpe University’s academic mission and commitment to excellence.

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Aerial View of Lupton Hall

Tammy Pearson ’86 to lead Oglethorpe Board of Trustees

With the beginning of a new fiscal year July 1, the gavel of the Oglethorpe University Board of Trustees passes from Cameron Bready ’94, CEO of Global Payments, to Tammy Pearson ’86, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Chick-fil-A.

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Get involved in the Fall Career Fair

Oglethorpe will host its Fall Career Fair on October 26, and prospective employers are invited to learn more! If your company is interested in attending the Career Fair to meet with talented OU undergraduate students, please contact the Oglethorpe Career Development Team to learn more about how your company can network with and recruit OU students.

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Employer and student shaking hands at career fair


Camille Teague ’23: Oglethorpe grad prepares for foreign service internship in Argentina

Sarah Hsu ’23: Sarah Hsu selected as Southern Athletic Association Woman of the Year

Tyler Benson ’23: Tyler Benson receives Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers Experiential Learning Award

Brad Firchow ’19: Firchow receives honorable mention in national essay contest  

Adi Allushi ’02: Making an impact: Attorney Adi Allushi

Liz Doran ’01: Doran joins SIUE women’s basketball staff

Beth Concepción ’90: Dr. Beth E. Concepción joins Linfield University as VP for Academic Affairs and Provost


Oglethorpe attains national recognition for campus conservation efforts

Oglethorpe professor discusses the “art of teaching” on WABE radio

Now Open! Oglethorpe museum hosts first Atlanta solo exhibition of artist and activist Yehimi Cambrón

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Class Notes

News and updates submitted by your classmates.  

Ivi D’vynne Wicks ’23 was accepted into SCAD for a graduate program. Her student-produced film, Silence, which Wicks directed with Angelica Johnson ’23, was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2023 Student World Impact Film Festival.

Verina Todorova ’20 is starting medical school this summer at University of Nevada, Reno.

LaBreshia C. Taylor ’18 recently graduated from Arcadia University with a master’s degree in Public Health. She also received The Wallace E. Young Community Service Public Health Award and serves as the co-chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of Sisters in Public Health.

Angel Salome ’16 has self-published a book, How to Go Pro: Understanding the U.S. Pro Soccer System, as a guide for entering the professional system as a coach, player, or intermediary. 

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In Memory
Oglethorpe mourns the loss of members of our alumni family and former faculty. Those who have recently passed away are remembered here.

We want to hear from you! Tell us about a new job, promotion, award, wedding, birth or adoption, or other noteworthy milestone. We want to keep your classmates up to date on your latest news and celebrate your accomplishments! 

Upcoming Alumni Events

July 27, Screen on the Green
Join us on the Oglethorpe University quad for a free family movie night. Register today to join us for a screening of Back to the Future.
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August 26, Alumni Night at Atlanta United
Join us for an alumni gathering before the Atlanta United game and enjoy special group seating at the game in Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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Upcoming Campus Events

Now through July 30, OUMA Exhibition: Creating Conscious Conversations of Consequence
This thought-provoking and stunning series was created by artist, activist and philanthropist Ruth Westreich. Her work engages and unites multigenerational audiences over challenging topics such as the climate crisis, health creation through self-responsibility, and the pharmaceutical industrial complex; and business ethics, integrity and social responsibility.
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Now through October 15, OUMA Exhibition: Fritz Paul Zimmer, 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Curated by Melissa Sagaseta ’22, this exhibition of plaster and bronze sculptures, architectural drawings, set designs, working tools and personal ephemera of Zimmer is drawn entirely from the archives of the Philip Weltner Library of Oglethorpe University.
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Now through October 15, OUMA Exhibition: Yehimi Cambrón: Documenting the Undocumented in the South
Through Documenting the Undocumented in the South, Cambrón’s first solo exhibition in Atlanta, her home city, she explores personal and political struggles that refuse any singular narrative of what it means to be an immigrant.
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Stormy Petrels fall sports have announced their schedules!
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Stay Connected
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