I truly believe in the cliche feeling you get when you visit college campuses, that feeling you get when you know that this is the campus I want to spend the next four years. I never heard of Oglethorpe prior to my senior year of high school. I spent some time in Suwanee Ga., at a basketball tournament. A friend of my father said I should look at the campus. After taking a driving tour of the beautiful campus, I immediately did my research on the school itself.
When I returned during my spring break of senior year, I knew that I wanted to be a petrel. I wanted to wear the black & gold.
I entered OU an a remarkable time, I think. Seeing such a change in diversity in the student body every year, seeing many programs and clubs created & watch them flourish. I think Oglethorpe gave me the opportunity to explore different things that I never could have imagined. I was able to see former President Jimmy Carter speak, meet with Bernice King, seeing Ted Turner speak, I was able to see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra play had my own radio show…just to name a few.
I can tell you even with all the ups & downs I am always proud to say that I wear the black & gold. I have no problem saying I went to Oglethorpe University, a small liberal arts college in North Atlanta.