Sarah Carter '06
Assistant Director of Admission
B.A. in History, M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Sarah Carter '06
Hi. My name is Sarah and I work as an Assistant Director of Admission in the Oglethorpe University Office of Admission. I graduated summa cum laude from OU with a B.A. in History in 2006. As a student at Oglethorpe, I completed a summer internship at the Atlanta History Center, working on an exhibit featuring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. On campus I was involved in University Singers, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, University Ambassadors, the Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Psi Chi.
After graduation, I worked for the Oglethorpe admission office for three years as an admission counselor and event coordinator. I then pursued my Masters degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University’s School of International Service.
In the summer of 2010, I studied democracy and development in South Africa at the University of Cape Town and interned at a local non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants and refugees, People Against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression, and Poverty (PASSOP). At PASSOP, I spearheaded the Starvation Alleviation Campaign, aimed at providing immediate relief from hunger for residents of the De Doorns townships and Zimbabwean refugees in the De Doorns refugee camp north of Cape Town.
In January 2011, I volunteered as a short-term election observer for the Carter Center during the South Sudanese referendum on independence. I spent three weeks in both northern and southern Sudan, visiting polling centers and reporting on the election process.
Currently, I serve on the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors and on the Collegiate Advisory Board for the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Josh Carter. When I am not at work, I enjoy walking my cocker spaniel, Jazzy; cooking; photography; and ballroom dancing.
Favorite spot on campus: The Reading Room in the Philip Weltner Library.
Favorite OU event or tradition: Boar’s Head Holiday Concert and Feast
Favorite OU trivia or fun fact: FDR first used the term “New Deal” in a speech he gave at Oglethorpe.
Favorite Atlanta spot: I love to get coffee and dessert at Intermezzo Café, and I love to go to see performances at the Fox Theater.
Favorite book: My favorite reading from the Core Curriculum was Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. We read the letter and then analyzed it, looking for the ideas of the ancient philosophers we’d studied earlier in the year (Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Aquinas, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes).
Most interesting place I've been: I’m lucky to be a world traveller. I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, Austria, Italy, Greece, Sudan, South Sudan, and South Africa. I hope to visit Australia and South America soon!