Alpharetta Native Brittany Weiner Wins Sally Hull Weltner Award for Scholarship at Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA, GA (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Recent Oglethorpe graduate and Alpharetta native Brittany Weiner was awarded the Sally Hull Weltner Award for Scholarship at the university's commencement ceremony in May 2012. This award is presented to the student in the graduating class who has the highest grade-point average on work completed at Oglethorpe, among those students graduating with academic honors.

Weiner was a psychology major and graduated with honors. While attending the university, she served as Vice President of Psi Chi psychology honor society, and was inducted into Alpha Chi academic honor society and Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. She has presented and competed at many psychology research conferences at the state and regional levels. While attending Oglethorpe, Weiner won numerous awards, including the Margaret Floy Washburn Award for outstanding scholarship in psychology; the first place 2011 undergraduate award from the Council on Gender & Sexual Diversity Issues at the Georgia Psychological Association conference; the first place 2011 Committee for Equality of Professional Opportunity Undergraduate Research Award for Research on Minorities or Women at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference; and, the Diversity Award at the 2010 Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference at Georgia State University.  Weiner plans to take the next year off to continue her psychology research and to apply to graduate programs in the field of social psychology.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a leading liberal arts and sciences university which enrolls 1,100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries. Oglethorpe is named among U.S. News & World Report's Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes' America's Best Colleges, and Princeton Review's named Oglethorpe a Best Southeastern College in its 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges. Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America's most selective liberal arts institutions. For seven consecutive years, Oglethorpe has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service. Oglethorpe is home to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and to Georgia Shakespeare, the professional theatre-in-residence. OU currently competes in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Website: