University Communications Staff
Renee Vary Keele, Senior Director, University Communications
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David G. Allen, Associate Director, University Communications
Experienced communications professional with a history of working in the public sector in higher education and state government. Skilled in social media, public relations, media relations, broadcasting, web content management and blogging. Graduate of the University of Georgia (BA – Journalism) and Georgia College and State University (MPA).
Grant Utter, Digital Content Creator
I am a digital producer with a mind for people. I film, write and design to foster conversation and develop bonds. As a communications professional, the content I create will generate meaningful engagement between business and community.
Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency, is run by University Communications. Student work is chosen carefully to meet the needs of the department while supporting campus-wide initiatives. All work is closely supervised by University Communications staff.
Visit the Pegasus Creative website to learn more about the current team and their work!
Awards & Recognition
Leading Atlanta digital marketing and advertising agency Vert Digital recently published a case study on the digital advertising campaign for Oglethorpe’s signature Flagship 50 program. Vert has served as Oglethorpe’s website and digital marketing partner for nearly a decade. […]
Oglethorpe is the recipient of three 2020 AVA Digital Awards, presented annually by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), for their Flagship 50 project, the Oglethorpe University Homepage, and “This is Oglethorpe” video. […]
Oglethorpe prospective student communications and advertising was awarded two 2018 Educational Advertising Awards, a national competition recognizing the field of educational marketing and advertising. Earning awards were the Oglethorpe University Viewbook, a Merit Award in Student Viewbook, and This is Your Story, a Bronze Award in Search Pieces.[…]
In February 2018, Oglethorpe’s University Communications department received two honors from the Collegiate Advertising Awards, an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising and promotions of their schools.[…]
Oglethorpe’s University Communications was awarded six 2017 MarCom Awards, recognizing creative work that achieves a high level of excellence and sets a benchmark for other industries in the field.[…]
Branding and marketing designs for the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) were honored with two awards in the 2015 University and College Design Competition: the overall A_LAB brand identity program won a Gold Award, one of the top honors in only seven categories, and the A_LAB admission brochure, distributed to prospective students, was individually recognized with an Award for Excellence in the recruitment category.[…]
In February 2014, Oglethorpe’s University Communications Department was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with two top awards for best practices in external relations and graphic design. Oglethorpe competed against colleges of various sizes across the country.[…]