Ethan Hawkland

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Ethan Hawkland

Senior Admission Counselor

ehawkland@oglethorpe.edu
Call: (404) 364-8448
Text: (404) 898-2361

Territory: Cherokee, Cobb Douglas Counties in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida panhandle & crown. Non-degree seeking and certificate students.

Hometown: Collins, GA

Education: Berry College

Major: Biochemistry w/ Math Minor

Favorite Place at Oglethorpe: Cousins Center for Science & Innovation – I love the modern feeling of all the glass study rooms and the garage door!

Favorite Place in ATL: It sounds so cliché, but I love Ponce City Market. It’s such a cool place to explore right off the Beltline, and you really get to see what Atlanta is all about in one place.

Why do you love OU?: I grew up in rural south Georgia on a family farm my entire life, and I didn’t really get exposure to a lot of different cultures until I went to college. I think Oglethorpe does such an amazing job at being representative of so many world cultures. For such a small, private liberal arts college, it’s so beautiful and unique that it’s as diverse as the city it’s located in.

Favorite OU Tradition (Favorite OU Memory): My favorite tradition would have to be Boar’s Head. I think the tradition is just so quirky, and it’s a perfect representation of what it means to be an Oglethorpe student. I have such an appreciation for music, and our Music department put on such a wonderful concert in celebration of our ODK inductees.

What advice do you have to students?: College can be such a crucial development for so many students. It’s really important that you find a college best fit for you to continue to develop and grow into your professional self. That being said, don’t list off a college just because they don’t have the area of study you’re always specifically looking for. I changed my major three different times in college, and it was really my institution that shaped my career path – not my major.