Shreveport Native Clair Carter Receives James Edward Oglethorpe Award from Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA, GA (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Clair Carter, a religious studies major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Award at Oglethorpe University's commencement ceremony in May 2012. These awards are presented annually to the man and woman in the graduating class who, in the opinion of the faculty, have excelled in both scholarship and service.

While attending the university, Carter was an Oglethorpe University Civic Engagement Scholar and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the Oglethorpe University Honor Council. In April she received the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award, Oglethorpe's inaugural presentation of the national honor. Carter has been admitted to the Emory Candler School of Theology for graduate studies and plans to become a missionary.

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: