New Crop of Legacies Harvests Advice from Grads
Just mutter the phrase "all roads lead to Oberlin," and students within earshot will nod in agreement. This year, 43 incoming students gathered with their parents for an orientation week luncheon that welcomed them into Oberlin's ranks. "I tried not to twist his arm or pinch his leg too hard, but I was glad when he made his decision," said Wallace Easter II '69 of his son, Wallace Easter III. "I remember Oberlin being more gray and rainy--it looks so distinguished now."
"I'm walking around campus, and I don't recognize any of it," agreed Rebecca Rose '77, whose son, Benjamin Purdon, is the first in a long line of Oberlin family members to enroll in the College instead of the Conservatory. " He said, "'I'm not going to anyone's alma mater,'" she recalled laughingly. "But he flew out here and loved it. I was pleasantly surprised."
Louise Wilkinson '70, mother of Jennifer Wilkinson, shared Rose's sentiments. "It would have been OK wherever she went, but I am just so proud that she chose Oberlin.