Oberlin Alumni Magazine: Summer 2001 Vol.97 No.1
Feature Stories
When Worlds Meet
Visions of Oberlin
Safety Man
[cover story] Caught in the Act
Round Robin Takes Flight
Message from the President
Around Tappan Square

William Gray

William Gray III, president of The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), delivered Oberlin's Commencement address to more than 600 new graduates and their families on May 28. Cited as one of the 100 "most important Blacks in the world in the 20th century" by Ebony magazine in 1999, Gray also received an honorary doctor of laws degree. Other honorees included:

Franco Farina '77, renowned tenor, honorary doctor of music degree.

Douglas Taylor Ross '51, founder and first president of SofTech, Inc., honorary doctor of science degree.

Richard Baron '64, a national urban redevelopment pioneer, honorary doctor of humanities degree.

Katherine Plank, founder and artistic director of the Oberlin Choristers, received the College's annual award for distinguished service to the community.

George Andrews '54, Oberlin Emeritus Delaney Professor of Mathematics, received the College's Alumni Medal "in recognition of outstanding and sustained service to Oberlin College and its extended community."
Douglas Taylor Ross

George Andrews
Franco Farina

Katherine Plank
Richard Baron

photos by Al Fuchs
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