Congratulatory Messages to Class of 2020

We are pleased to share congratulatory messages from parents and family members to the Oberlin College Class of 2020!

You can create your message here, and we will include it in the next update.  We will continue to display and periodically update these messages through the on-campus joint Commencement event in May 2021.

Congratulations to your family—and thank you for the many ways you support Oberlin!

Class of 2020 Tributes

“Congratulations, Sage. We are so proud of you and this accomplishment. You set your goals and met them. With your talents and abilities, your future is bright. You can and will achieve whatever you want. And, always remember how much you are loved. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!”

Nana and Papa, honoring Sage Petrone

“Way to go George! We are so incredibly proud of the man you have become and are excited to see you take your Oberlin experience and help make the world a better place in your own unique way. All the love in the world.”

Steve & Teri, honoring George Hawk

“We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Your hard work and dedication has paid off. Keep reaching for the stars!! We love you so much!! Congratulations!”

Janice, Gary and Kylie Frost, honoring Sarah Reddy

“Emma, we are SO VERY proud of you. You not only did the work, but reached for more. Seeing you develop into a deep and critical thinker with the heart of the little girl that always helped the other kids in the school yard has been amazing; you bring much to us and to this world. We love you.”

Merrit Yeary and Carrie Williams, honoring Emma Williams

“Congratulations, Maya! We are very, very proud of you and love you very much. Though clouds have darkened 2020 and emptied the hallways, your talent and perseverance have made you shining star and the wonderful woman we knew you would become.”

David Russell & Linda Barr, honoring Maya Russell

“Congratulations Mira! We are so proud of you and all that you have achieved. You are an inspiration and we love and admire you!”

Dana & Stephanie Chrinka, honoring Mira Conyers

“We are so proud of your accomplishments and grateful to your professors and your host family in Japan for showing you the world. What an amazing four years. We love you.”

Stacey and Xio, honoring Liam

“The Congratulatory Nature of Graduation Letters. i love you so much!”

Sif Hefta, honoring Liam Hefta

“Sarah, you are kind and care so much about the world around you. We are thankful that you have had these past 4 years at Oberlin as it helped mold you into a person who we believe has the potential to impact the world in great ways. We can not wait to see what the future brings. We love you.”

Brian and Lisa Reddy, honoring Sarah Reddy

“Congrats on your graduation!! We love you so much!!”

Stefanie, Troy and Anaya, honoring Sarah Reddy

“Ben, you AMAZINGLY TALENTED SUPERSTAR! Your hard work has paid off! Now, is your time to SOAR! I'm so proud of you but, more importantly, YOU should be proud of YOURSELF! I love you!”

Auntie Shaun Robinson, honoring Benjamin Davis

“Congratulations to a wonderful, hard working young woman, who will continue to make us all proud of her achievements. Keep going Noa!!! We love and adore you.”

Saba Martin Gordon and Lee Wayser, honoring Noa Gordon Guterman

“I am so very proud of you Cheyenne. You are my greatest inspiration. I thank God for you each and every day and I know the best is yet to come as you begin a new chapter in life after your outstanding achievement at Oberlin. You are my pride and Joy. Congratulations, love Mom”

Roberta Cooper, honoring Cheyenne Arthur

“We are tremendously proud of you and all that you have learned in your four years as an Oberlin student! We know you are prepared to meet the many challenges you will face, and we look forward to celebrating with you and cheering you on into the future! We love you!”

Stacey Gordon, Neil Guterman, Maor and Maya, honoring Noa Gordon-Guterman

“Congratulations, Sabrina!! We love you and are so proud of you!! On to the next adventure!!!”

John and Jennifer DelMonaco, honoring Sabrina DelMonaco

“We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Your hard work and dedication has paid off. Keep reaching for the stars!! We love you so much!! Congratulations!”

Janice, Gary and Kylie Frost, honoring Sarah Reddy

“Griffmeister! I wish you the best success and joy in the world of music! Spread your spirit through your compositions and horn playing! Be assorted and dedicated like always! Your cousin, Kris”

Kris Sebastian Woodard, honoring Griffin H. Woodard

“Congratulations to the Oberlin Class of 2020!! You are getting an unprecedented once in a lifetime experience to go out and change the world for the better. We suspected but now know that change is of the utmost necessity and Obies have the drive and commitment to getting it done!”

Moira McCarty, honoring Eamonn Schnell

“Who you would become was obvious from the start. Your unbounded imagination has led the way.That imagination is evident in your writings. We marvel at the way you seem to always carve out your own perspective. We are very proud of you and we continue to search for ways to celebrate you. Congratulations!”

Harold and Kathy Sylvester, honoring Sydney Garnett

“Way to go Adam!! Through all the decisions and responsibilities and events and classes and learning and friends and events and travel and great times and groaning times you wove your way. On through a new door to your next great adventure. We'll wait eagerly for the stories.”

Doris and Su, honoring Adam Good

“Congratulations Matthew!! You worked so very hard for this moment and I am glad we are getting to celebrate YOU and your achievements! I know it's not how you wanted to be celebrating this milestone, but now it just means that we get to celebrate for a whole year! So proud of you! Love, Monica”

Monica Berry, honoring Matthew Berry

“Congrats Sarah! You have grown so much throughout your college years and I'm very proud of you! I am excited to see how you will continue to radiate your kind and caring energy to the world and the people around you in the years to come, and am very glad that I'll always have you in my life.”

Aidan Reddy, honoring Sarah Reddy

“Dear Liv: During your Oberlin years, you worked hard, made friends who will be among the most important people of your life, and discovered new personal strengths. The pandemic may slow things down a bit, but will not stop you. We are deeply proud of you and love you forever.”

Stephen and Cynthia Summers, honoring Olivia Summers

“Jada: Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation-Dr. Robert Schuller. Your parents and this fine college has prepared you to go out into the world and blaze you path! Go For It. Wishing you all the Best~ Forever a Fan, Mrs. Wiggins”

Shari Cushine, honoring Jada Cushine

“Buddy Boy, I‘m very proud of you for reaching this life milestone. You did it! With these uncertain times there are opportunities; just trust in God, make responsible decisions and apply your training. You have the gift of greatness; now go change the world. Good Job! Dad”

Melvin Briggs Sr, honoring Melvin R Briggs 2nd

“Super proud of you! You have accomplished a tremendous amount - above and beyond what I ever thought possible. I'm cheering for you as you go forth with your Fulbright!!! <3”

Aunt Kathy Abromeit, honoring Karisma Palmore

“Ta-Da! Q.E.D.”

Orit Gwirceman and Yaniv Hakohen, honoring Natasha Gwirceman

“Dear Camille Congratulations on the person you are becoming! Congratulations on 5 years packed with love, heartache, learning, growing and discovery. You have just began your journey and we are all excited for what comes next. We are so proud of you!! Camille, we love you so!”

Melissa Vogley Woods, honoring Camille Vogley-Howes

“Congratulations, Sam. We're so proud of you. And so the next chapter begins.”

Wendy Valentine and Larry Fishman, honoring Samuel Fishman

“With gratitude for all who have paved the road for you, and with delight when you made it your own path, we send all love and congratulations on your graduation. You made us proud, as ever you have. Love, Dad and Melissa”

Joseph Hefta and Melissa White, honoring Liam Hefta

“Dearest Mecky, from Amsterdam a heartfelt virtual congratulations on your graduation day. Such a milestone for such a wonderful, talented and beautiful daughter. Your future is bright and will be joyful with the wonderful friends you have made at Oberlin. We are so proud of you!”

Arthur and Roelfien Kuijpers, honoring Mecky Kuijpers

“We are so proud of all that you have done to reach this goal! The world is yours! Love you with all our heart and soul ❤️❤️”

Kelly J. Cameron & Kim Annable, honoring Annalise Cameron

“Congratulations on this graduation day! Wish we could be together to celebrate.We are so very proud of you moving onto Northwestern for your master’s degree. Love you!!”

Mom and Papa, honoring Evelyn

“Congratulations Maya! We love you!”

Jim and Jennifer Langeland, honoring Maya Lannen

“Congratulations, Sean! We are so proud of you, and all that you have accomplished! Although graduating from Oberlin in the class of 2020 is notable enough, you and your classmates will go on to do amazing things. Godspeed! With all of our love, Mom and Dad”

Mike and Connie Kerns, honoring Sean Kerns

“Molly congrats on this major milestone! We are proud of the well-rounded person you have become. You have worked so hard at Oberlin and embraced so many different opportunities to make the most of your Oberlin experience. It has been a joy to watch you grow into the exceptional person you are today.”

Love Mom and Dad, honoring Molly Sheffield

“Congratulations Calder! We are so happy and so proud of you. Of all that you have learned and achieved, and most importantly, of the wonderful, smart and kind person that you are now, and always have been. We love you and our wish for you is that you enjoy everything that happens next!”

Janel and Allard, honoring Calder

“Congratulations on your achievement! Go change the world for the better. We love you and are very proud of you!”

Susan and Dan O'Brien, honoring Molly Sheffield

“Congratulations, Sam! I am so very proud of you, today and every day. You have accomplished so much in these four years, and deserve a big congratulations on your commencement day. I wish we could be together to celebrate you, but we will be soon. Love you to the moon and back! Mom ❌⭕👨‍🎓🎉❤”

Andrea Ehrenreich, honoring Samuel Berg

“Congratulations Ben on this important milestone. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. Uncle Paul”

Uncle Paul, honoring Benjamin Oglesby Davis

“Words cannot express how proud we are of you! From your first day at the Conservatory we knew that you would make lasting friendships and absorb what Oberlin had to offer. We wish you continued success as you continue your journey at U.T. Auston. We love you!”

Mark and Amy Schnurr, honoring Evan

“Evan, words cannot say how proud we are of you today. From the day you stepped on campus, we knew that you would absorb all that Oberlin had to offer, and that you would make lasting friendships. We wish you all the best as you continue your journey at U.T. Auston. We love you!”

Mark & Amy Schnurr, honoring Evan Schnurr

“Congratulations on your well-deserved success!”

Callie & Elia, honoring Ora Hammel

“Congratulations on a job well done!!! We love you. xoxo”

Talya Westbrook, honoring Alex Eisenthal

“Congratulations on your accomplishments Jada”

Vanessa and Andrew Kravitz, honoring Jada Cushnie

“Samantha, to say we are proud of you and all of your accomplishments is an understatement! We are busting with pride at all you have achieved! Our very own scholar athlete! We are excited to see where your next adventure takes you! We love you to the moon and back!”

Mom and Dad, honoring Samantha Clanton

“Congrats Jada , we are soooo very proud of you ! Your parents did an amazing job raising you as a bright, beautiful , and strong person. This us just beginning of your big life ahead. We love you, the Colemans.”

Shari Cushnie, honoring Jada Cushnie

“Your accomplishments are massive. You should be so proud. Click up your heels and celebrate. MMA I am so proud of all you have accomplished. I love you to de*th! PMA”

Paul and Monica Adler, honoring Ava Marie Adler

“Congratulations! So proud of you. Can't wait to see what you do because big things are coming your way.”

Aunt Frances, honoring Da Quan Williams

“Great job Aly! Loved you on stage and love your writing. Can't wait to see you. Love P & R.”

Grandma Phyllis & Grandpa Ron Fogel, honoring Aly Fogel

“Congratulations Jada. We are so very proud of you. Best wishes for all your future endeavors. Much love to you. Huey and Shirley Gaddy”

Shari Ward Cushnie, honoring Jada Cushnie

“You have completed a marvelous achievement, and been exposed to some of the best minds of your generation. Never doubt your ability to make things happen. Fair winds to you in all your endeavors.”

Uncle Tim, honoring Molly Sheffield

“Congratulations and with all best wishes to a wonderful grandson, I'm so very proud of you.”

Susan Heineman (grandmother), honoring David Shostak

“Congrats we’re all very proud.”

Anthony Gray(Tony), honoring DaQuan Williams

“Alec - we are so proud of your amazing accomplishments while at Oberlin and of the incredible person you are. Congratulations on finishing your degree. We can't wait to see what you will do in the future. We love you more than words can say. Love, Mom, Dad and Ethan”

The Perlow Family, honoring Alec Bradford Perlow

“Congratulations Justin on your achievements! It has been a fast 4 years. Watching you grow as a leader on the football field, in the Oberlin community and academically has been impressive. We are so proud of you and know you will do great things! Best wishes to the Oberlin 2020 Class, GO YEO!”

Michael & LoriAnn Godfrey, honoring Justin Godfrey

“Congratulations, Rachael. One night at dinner years ago I told you that you were going to be a rockstar. You've proved me right repeatedly, including again today. I am so proud of you, and look forward to continuing to watch you positively impact the world and everyone around you. Love, Dad”

Brian Hood, honoring Rachael Hood

“Congratulations dear Pearse! We are delighted to have the chance to congratulate you on this wonderful achievement... and we are certain it will be the first of many! You are quite a guy!!”

Randi Kepecs and Paul Anderson, honoring Pearse Anderson

“Abby, we could not be prouder of you! We are in awe of the variety of opportunities you took to create a meaningful college experience for yourself. You picked Oberlin because you want to change the world and you are well on your way! Love you with all our love, really mean it! Mom and Dad”

Terri and Paul Kopp, honoring Abigail Kopp

“Congratulations Indrani! This was an amazing journey, you took the opportunity to learn and grow. You have had some incredible experiences and explored new fields. We are so proud of you and look forward to seeing all the things you accomplish. Love from your family.”

Kharbanda/James Family, honoring Indrani Kharbanda

“We've seen so many successes in your life come from the hard work you've always put in. Today we celebrate your greatest, but certainly not your last, accomplishment. We're most proud of how you navigated through your journey to become the man we'll love forever.”

PopPop & Nana Iglesia, honoring Amari Robin Daniel Newma

“Congratulations Daquan! You made it young man! So proud of you and keep of the great work, may God continue to bless you in all that you do! -Jennifer Baker”

Jennifer G Baker, honoring Daquan T Williams

“Johaaaaaannn!!! ....Congratulations! 😀”

Mac Ahern and Family, honoring Johan Cavert

“Peri, from your first visit to Oberlin, you knew it was the perfect school for you! You made the most of every moment and embraced every new opportunity. We're so happy that college was everything you hoped it would be. Congratulations to you and all the Oberlin grads. We love you!”

Mom, Dad, Jamie and Mojo, honoring Peri Danielle

“Congratulations on your well-deserved success. We know life has many wonderful things in store for you and cannot wait to see what is next. We love you!”

Nadine & Nicholas Scott, honoring Sarah Kate Reddy

“Take a moment to revel in your achievement. Be thankful for the opportunities you were given and what you worked to make of them. Now you need to make your own opportunities. Work for them, cease them, slay them and never look back.”

Ryan and Kim Battle, honoring Sam Mia Battle

“Well done young man we’re proud of you and wish only the best for the class of 2020”

Tony Gray, honoring DaQuan Williams

“It has been remarkable to watch you navigate, really, your whole college experience. The decisions you've made, the directions you've chosen. We have every confidence in the future you hold. Congratulations on a job well done!! May you always be a searcher of knowledge, surrounded with love.”

From all of us, honoring Isabel Helena Rosenstein

“Alex , We are so very proud of you. Congratulations 2020 graduate! Onward to your next adventure.”

Bill and Jeanne Currier, honoring Alex S. Breslin

“We are proud of you and all your accomplishments at Oberlin and beyond. We didn’t get this day to celebrate but we are thankful to have you coming home safely to us. Can’t wait to see what great things lie ahead for the class of 2020!”

Pete and Robin Amber, honoring Liz Amber

“Jazzy! We are so very excited for you! You worked so hard to accomplish the amazing job of being both a fantastic athlete and student. Best of luck in Law School! Love ya!”

Kim Henderson, honoring Jasmine Sorrells

“Congratulation every one.” Congratulations Jada!!! Very proud of you!!! You"re going to be a great at all Keep pushing. With love Mariana 👩‍🎓👩‍🎓👩‍🎓, honoring Jada Cushnie

“From the first visit, we all knew that Oberlin would be a great fit for you! Now, as you finish your four years, those good feelings are more than confirmed. Despite the flat terrain, you developed such great friendships, took some great classes, and helped move the cycling team to the next level!”

Tom Fulcher and Jill Minneman, honoring Adam Fulcher

“Evan, you struggled, you made it and you did it your way! We congratulate the Oberlin class of 2020 and wish you the utmost success and happiness doing it your way, the way that Obies are known to do.”

Mom and Dad, honoring Evan St Germain

“Congratulations on an education well done! You chartered your own path, doggedly pursued your goals, and lived up to your dreams. Who knows what the future holds, but no doubt you will persevere. With unending love, Mom, Dad, Rachel and Henry”

The Saint Ours Family, honoring Molly Pontone St. Ours

“Fiona – Congratulations on completing your Oberlin College degree and surviving this most bizarre and scary time of COVID-19, both at the same time. We love you unconditionally and have such immense pride and joy in the person you are and have become. Onward to further brilliance! Love, dad”

Steve J. Sherman – OC 1981, honoring Fiona N. Sherman – OC 2020

“Congratulations to our daughter Shana! Time has elapsed fleetingly. Before we are able to adapt to your adolescence, you are already a college graduate, a time to start a career and new life. We are so proud of you for your outperformance. May you be blessed with love and grace.”

Qiangsheng Li, Ruth Wu, honoring Shana Li

“Congratulation Noah and well done. I am also glad for you getting a job that you like and enjoy to start your career and life as an adult.”

Leo Asuncion, honoring Noah Gabriel

“Congratulations on accomplishing all that you have so far. Can't wait to see what your future holds. You are destined to do great things & make us even prouder than we already are.”

Sam T.g. Reister, honoring Eleanor Kaufman-Garner

“SO proud of you Cole! It’s been an honor to witness the huge growth you have experienced these past four years. Seeing you expand in so many meaningful ways through hard work and the deep relationships formed with mentors and friends. We are certain your talent and huge heart will take you far!”

Tim and Wendy Sheridan, honoring Cole Sheridan

“Congratulations, Katie! We are incredibly proud of you and all of your accomplishments. May you continue to follow your passion and reach for the stars. Your future is bright! Love your biggest fans, Mom and Dad.”

Diane and Tom Lucey, honoring Katie Lucey

“Congratulations to you my princess, the pride and joy of your mother And father, for achieving excellence in your triple musical, mathematical, and athletic pursuits. May the Lord make you a blessing to many in your future career.”

Charles Cheng, honoring Abagael Cheng

“Congratulations! We are so proud of you and your journey to get you this moment. Instead of choosing to kick back and just "get by," you decided to push yourself to achieve all you could. You have succeeded academically while building incredible friendships and special memories. Love is a thing!”

Neera and Stephen Jackson, honoring Isa Catherine Jackson

“Congratulations Janie for your amazing accomplishment!! We are so proud of you – your resilience and hard work showed throughout your college career!! This is only the beginning – show us what you are made of!! Go beyond the sky and create your own universe! Love you very much baby girl! Enjoy!!”

Mun Chang (OC '87) and Roy Weinberg, honoring Janie Kae-Jung Chang-Weinberg

“Congratulations! We are so proud of you—and we can’t wait to hear about the adventures ahead!”

Donna and Jeff Whittle, honoring Kelly Whittle

“Congratulations Danile ! Kol hakavod to you!! And good luck. I hope you'll have happy enriching and interesting musical experiences. Love from doda Dana”

Dana-doda aunt, honoring Dan Finn

“Congratulations, Miles and the class of 2020! You made the most of every opportunity Oberlin Conservatory had to offer and we are very proud of your hard work and accomplishments!”

Martin and Naomi Gilbert, honoring Miles Gilbert

“Dearest Noa – So proud of all your accomplishments and looking forward to participating with you in many more celebrations of your successes as you navigate this exciting journey of adulthood! We love you xoxo”

Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Steve, honoring Noa Lewis

“We love you beyond measure! May your fine mind and and fine spirit continue to serve you and the the world around you well! Congratulations!”

Jeff & Tami Edminster, honoring Alexandria

“Jazzy, congratulations for all you have achieved over the past 4 years. You continued to pursue your passion for basketball as a scholar athletic while having academic success. Jalynne and I are very proud of you and we know there are many great things in your future. Love, Mom & JJ!”

Monique Andrada, honoring Jasmine Sorrells


Galen Chuang, honoring Alex Chuang

“MAZEL TOV! You made it! From the "Sunshine Scouts" to the Kosher-Halal "Pickle maker" to "organizing" and registering hundreds of voters, oh and some studies thrown in for good measure, you have made your mark! We love you tons. Onward!”

Rachel Andres & Ben Tysch, honoring Ezra Andres-Tysch

“Congratulations Nephew! Benjamin, I'm so proud of you on this major accomplishment! Your future will always shine bright and the global jazz world is ready for it. Continue to be and live your own truth! Looking forward to our first international flight together! Love Always, Auntie Carolyn”

Carolyn Grace Davis, aunt, honoring Benjamin M Oglesby-Davis

“Sending warm congratulations today to my son Franco Ortiz and the Class 2020 and best wishes and good look . My warmest thoughts and highest hopes are with you. Always remember, there is no limit to what you can achieve. Love you”

Flor Martinez, honoring Franco Augusto Ortiz

“Congratulations Eleanor! You have grown so much during your time at Oberlin and we are so proud of you. We know this is not how you had hoped your time at college would end, but we are sure that the future holds so many good things for you—the best is yet to come! Love, Mom & Dad”

Gretchen Henderson and Jamie Engelhard, honoring Eleanor Engelhard

“Dear Franco I couldn’t be a prouder brother as you reach the end of your time at Oberlin. I hope these experiences have been fruitful and nurturing as you become a professional. Know that you should feel joyous and content with what you have accomplished despite what’s going on around. You did it!”

Carlos Ortiz-Gallo, honoring Franco Ortiz-Gallo

“Our dearest Catherine we are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You are a bright and shining star and Oberlin will remain in your heart forever. We are so happy that your college experience was such a positive one and know that you will have a successful future. We love you.”

Mommy and Daddy, honoring Catherine Mary Robinson

“Congratulations, Emily! We are so proud of your accomplishments at Oberlin! We love you and look forward to your next adventures in life! Hugs, Mom & Dad”

Jon & Debbi Strand, honoring Emily Strand

“Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You have put in the same hard work. You have learned and grown so much, and We couldn’t be more proud! “Congratulations Roberto and Graduates of Class 2020”. Felicidades mi hijo, te amamos!”

Mamá y Familia., honoring Roberto Acosta Jr.

“Congratulations Sydney! We are so proud of your accomplishments. You are well on your way to a bright future. We will keep you lifted up in our prayers. Love, Nana and Poppy”

Sheila and David Garnett (Grandparents), honoring Sydney Elaine Garnett

“Congratulations Ben! We’re so proud of you and all that you accomplished during these wonderful years at Oberlin. You carry the sun in your heart. Cheers and much love, Mom and Dad”

Brian Stevens and Ellen Reynolds, honoring Benjamin I. Stevens

“Mira: To Little Puppy, Baby Tiger, Sally, Meerkat, Moira—to the girl who works harder than anyone, always with a big fierce heart...we are SO proud of your accomplishments. This is only the beginning. Oberlin Biology! We love you and are so proud. You will make the world a better place. Yay, Mira!”

Angela Morales and Patrick Conyers, honoring Mira Morales Conyers

“Congratulations on your amazing results Charlotte. We are very proud of what you have achieved and wish you all the best for the future. All our love x”

Andrew McCulloch, honoring Charlotte Babarinsa

“The girl done it! Congrats Charlotte on your fabulous achievement. We are all so proud of you. Enjoy your virtual day and we will celebrate when the right time comes. Much Love xxx”

Auntie Gillian, honoring Charlotte Babarinsa

“Congratulations My Darling Sarah. We are all so very proud of you and your accomplishments. Continue to share the gift of your wonderfully creative mind and talent, and may you always have that wondrous spirit that will bring you happiness and success in all that you do. I Love You.”

Grandmere, honoring Sarah Spitzer Gargano

“Congratulations, Charley, on your outstanding academic accomplishment! Feel the enormity of this, deep in your bones. You are a loyal, kind "old soul." Your beautiful soul suffered a near unsurmountable challenge. With God’s grace... you rise! Your immense heart is a treasure, never to be exploited. You stood tall to any who reacts to your boundaries with anger, disrespect, or arrogance. You’ve got grit, determination, and the very best Obie friends, who’ve helped you through. Remember happily of Oberlin: friends, Faculty, Security, Administrators, who heard and upheld you. The music, a part of you. With faith and courage, Godspeed!”

Karen & Mario Costantino, honoring Charley Costantino

“Congratulations Marouane on your well-deserved success! You made it and nothing can stop you now. We are very proud of the man you became. We wish that success will follow you in everything you do. Keep shooting for the stars! You are the best. With love, Mom, Dad and sister.”

Mohammed ABRA, Naima HOUMY and Oumaima ABRA, honoring Marouane ABRA

“Our dearest David, you are our first-born grandchild! We have always had high expectations of you and you have never disappointed. Your accomplishments honor your family, friends, and schools. We look forward to the next chapter in your Book of Life. With love, Nana and Grandpa”

Grandparents Art Shostak & Lynn Seng, honoring David Shostak

“May, blessings follow you through life wherever Christ May lead you. May love be right beside you, and joy and peace precede you. May God’s word light your path each day while grace and patience guide your way! We love you and is so very proud!”

Mr. and Mrs. Williams and siblings, honoring DaQuan Williams

“‘We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside us already. We have the power to imagine better.’ J.K. Rowling. Dear Geena, we always believed in your magic. Congratulations on your graduation. We are so very proud of you. Love Mom and Dad.”

Steve and Dana Tognini, honoring Geena Tognini

“Congratulations Sara! 5 Years and 2 degrees, an amazing feat!!”

Roberta & Sam Kramer, honoring Sara Hedberg

“Congratulations Max, we are so proud of you, love mom and dad.”

Roberta & Sam Kramer, honoring Max Kramer

“Graduation 2020 is different, but your achievements learning and growing are the same. We’re proud of your accomplishments-graduating with honors! Much is uncertain now but we’re cheering you on to the next phase. What is certain is that you’re amazing and to quote Dr Seuss, Oh the Places You'll Go!”

The Karson Family, honoring Katherine Karson

“You worked hard these last 4 yrs and gained a world class education at Oberlin College. Your work is not complete, challenge yourself to be the BEST do not be complacent. Use your intelligence to make a difference in your community to help others less fortunate. You will fall, but get backup stronger.”

Karen Pimentel-Shanmugam, honoring Maya Zoe Shanmugam

“Congratulations Jonathan! We are so proud of you. It’s been a joy to watch your remarkable growth as a musician and as a person. Oberlin will always be a part of you. While the spring semester was not what you envisioned, your compassion and maturity continue to impress us. Your future is so bright!”

Lisa and Bill Fenwick, honoring Jonathan Fenwick

“I am so proud of you, Gracie, for your determination and hard work. I wish you the brightest future!”

Karen Crowe, honoring Grace Winters

“After four years at Oberlin you've become a geology and Latin American Studies rock star! Congratulations—we are so proud of you!! love from Mom and Dad”

Julie Greene and Jim Maffie, honoring Sophie Maffie

“Kirsten, we are incredibly proud of your accomplishments! You are an empathetic soul with a great mind. Fill the world with love and sarcasm! Love, Mom and Dad”

Amy and Paul Heuring, honoring Kirsten Heuring

“We are so proud of you! Congratulations on your wonderful achievements and success at Oberlin. You started as a really good cellist and are leaving as an extraordinary cellist. It's been a wonderful run and the start of great things to come! We love you.”

Susan Levine and Izzy and Miranda and Teddy, honoring Adam Willson

“Congratulations ! A remarkable achievement accomplished with diligence, candor, and modesty. It has been a joy for us. Also love and best wishes to all your wonderful friends. Love Mac”

Mark Finn, honoring Daniel Finn

“Felicidades! Gluckwunsch! Gratulationes! You are our hero. We are sooooo happy for you!”

Momy and Dady, honoring Lucy Haskell

“Congratulations, Julia! We are proud of you!!”

Mom, Dad, Monica, and Crispur, honoring Julia DiFiori

“Gabriel, with all the love in our hearts, we congratulate you and wish for you a future filled with great discoveries, experiences and overall happiness. Go forward with good humor and reason and enjoy the journey. We're with you. – Mom, Dad, Anabelle, Sammy and JoJo”

Mike and Jennifer Friedin, honoring Gabriel Friedin

“Watching you grow and expand throughout your Oberlin years has been such an honor! Beaming for our Bunny!”

Reva, Chris and Liam Cotter, honoring Brianne Cotter

“Congratulations Mama! You should know that I am extremely proud of you. Your hard work and dedication has paid off. I am so excited for what's next to come in your life. It's going to be great! Love you, Mom.”

Maria Delgado, honoring Marissa Ramirez

“Congratulations Sage! I couldn't be more proud of you.”

Mike Petrone, honoring Sage Petrone

“Congratulations, Adam Good and the class of 2020 on your graduation! Despite this unorthodox close your college career, we’re cheering all of the hard work (and play) that brought you to this moment, and couldn’t be more delighted to celebrate with you.”

Lauren Good and Jennifer Hiebert, honoring Adam Good

“We are so proud of your accomplishments! Your musical growth while at Oberlin have far surpassed any expectations we may have had. We look forward to your continued growth as you head to Chicago to continue your musical studies. While it is bittersweet, it is a time to celebrate!”

Jonathan and Lee Reese, honoring Jonathan "Max" Reese

“We are so proud of all of the hard work you've put into your years at Oberlin. It's been an incredible gift to watch you develop as a gifted scholar and good citizen of the world. Your generous and enlivening spirit make the world a better place for us all. Go fill your heart and life with joy. xoxo”

Maureen Ryan-Friend and Steve Friend, honoring Julia M. Friend

“Em, we're so proud of you. Thank you for sharing with us stories of your journey, as a student who lived away on campus. Thank you for reentering our home during this time and bringing with you your zest and desire for sustained closeness. We wish you continued success. We love you!”

Mark and Wendy Barrow, honoring Emily Barrow

“Adrienne, Everything you’ve studied and reached out to experience has contributed to the amazing person you are. Congratulations on the intellectual and personal growth you’ve achieved in the past 4 years! You are already more than I ever dreamed of and still at the beginning. I am so proud. Mom”

Gia Rozells, honoring Adrienne Rozells

“Rami knew that Oberlin was a special place from the minute he set foot on campus. We cannot thank Oberlin enough for the opportunities Rami has been able to take advantage of, and we are proud of his many accomplishments.”

David Teeter and Ilana Kopmar, honoring Rami (Yitzchak) Teeter

“Abagael, I could not be prouder of all you have learned and achieved in your 5 years! Your beautiful voice, your academic achievement, your athleticism and your leadership qualities grew and manifested in you to be the star I always knew you were! Congratulations and go forth and conquer!”

Cathleen McLaughlin, honoring Abagael Chiu Xia McLaughlin Cheng

“Maura, it must be a very proud moment for you! Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passion. Hard work isn't over when you graduated. It's just a break as you enter the new battlefields of life. Enjoy the intermission and we will be with you every step of the way! We love you! Dad, Mom, & Dan.”

Gene and Gina Gibbs, honoring Maura Gibbs

“Congratulations, Is! I'm so proud of you, and look forward to seeing what wonderful adventures you have next. "Sic itur ad astra."”

Dion Kenney, honoring Is Kenney

“Miranda – we are so very proud of you and of your accomplishments – we know this isn't the ending you wanted but we know you and your classmates won't be defined by it. Think one person can change the world? Yes! and you and your classmates will make it a better one. XO -”

Camille, Arthur and Henry Purcell, honoring Miranda Purcell

“Congrats Katie Kate! Keep building worlds and thinking deep thoughts, darlin'. We think you are amazing. Love you! Mom and Dad”

Cathy Conley & Bill Merikallio, honoring Katie Merikallio

“Love and congratulations to Nancy with the laughing face (and the inquiring mind, the killer wit, and the heart as big as all outdoors)! Very proud of you, Varmint.”

Susan Morrison, honoring Nancy Grace Handelman

“Congratulations, you did it! We're so proud of you for completing this huge life milestone and can't wait to see what comes next for you!”

Mom, Erin, Abbey, Dad and Mary, honoring Delaney Black

“Sam, Congratulations! It has been such a quick four years and you've accomplished so much. It's wonderful to see the person you've become and I'm excited to see what happens next. Dad”

Dad, honoring Sam Berg

“Yeee! ;) Super proud of your many accomplishments, NRG! Most of all, I'm inspired by your caring, curiosity and passion, be it for history, data visualization or renewable energy. Your landing a great job in this time of struggle speaks to your perseverance as well as your strengths. Love you lots!”

Dad, honoring Noah Gabriel

“Congratulations to Sophie Drukman-Feldstein, and the class of 2020, graduating in the strangest of times. As Ivan Turgenev said, ‘If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.’”

Lisa Feldstein & Max Drukman, honoring Sophie Drukman-Feldstein

“Congratulations to you Maya! You always strive for excellence in everything you do and your hard work and determination will pay dividends in your life. Thanks for being our American daughter, you & your family have brought such joy to us and we wish you continued success in your future.”

Karen Babarinsa, honoring Maya English

“You have worked so hard Roberto. It is time to celebrate your graduation. You have made us all very proud. Best of luck for your future. We love you so much. Congratulations!”

Mother, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Julio, honoring Roberto Acosta Jr.

“Who would've thought that Grandma, you, and I would all attend Oberlin? Your journey has been a spectacular one, filled with learning, travel, family, rich experiences and friendships. I'm so proud of not only what you've accomplished, but also who you are to your very core. Love always, Momma”

Elisse Gabriel, honoring Noah Gabriel

“Well done Eliana! We are happy for you, and proud of you, for your hard work; impressive accomplishments; fun; curiosity; growth in knowledge, wisdom, joy, connection, courage, skill, and generosity; taking on challenges; surmounting difficulties; shaping of worthy goals and life towards them.”

Benjamin Grosof, honoring Eliana Bloomfield Grosof

“Congratulations Eliana, you did it! It wasn’t enough to ace a Politics major – you nailed Computer Science as well. In this complicated, difficult time I know that your resiliency, passion, intelligence, and perseverance will take you far – seeing the world eventually and in whatever you do.”

Janine Bloomfield, honoring Eliana Grosof

“Ruby, congratulations on graduating from Oberlin. We are so very proud of you and wish we could be with you to celebrate. Love. David and Vidette”

Diane Epstein and Carl Zatz, honoring Ruby Lee Zatz

“Mazel Tov on graduating! We are very proud of you.”

Sid, Wendy, Danny, and Truffles, honoring Sarah Hoffman

“It is with great pride that we congratulate you on your graduation especially as you are following in the footsteps of your mother (Elisse '87) and grandmother (Helen Marks '62). Congratulations on your success and accomplishments. With love and pride, Helen and Bob Marks”

Elisse and David Gabriel, honoring Noah Gabriel

“Congratulations Terra! You and your class mates have been immeasurably enriched by all you have given and received from Oberlin during the past four years of your undergraduate experience. We join many others in cheering you on during your graduation and beyond! With love and admiration, M&P&S, S&B”

Rosamond Wulsin and Dennis Szuhay, honoring Terra Rose Wulsin Szuhay

“My dear son, today you have made us so proud and happy. Finally, you made it with your hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of so many things. Cheers to all the accomplishments you’ve already made, and cheers to your the accomplishments that you will continue to make. Congratulations!!!”

John and Sandy, honoring Sean Kuo

“Congratulations, Noah, on a job well done! We are sorry that we won’t be seeing you for a while, but know that you’ve landed in the right place! We are very proud of you as you embark on your next adventure of “adulting” in the world! If you miss Ohio and stay with us, we’ll even go for Thai!”

Aunt Wendy and Uncle David, honoring Noah Gabriel

“Congratulations to the brightest star in the sky. Your thirst for knowledge and determination to seek it is inspiring. I cannot relate as I only have thirst and determination for Vanilla Sprite. It's a strange time to be leaping into the world, but I know you're leaping into something wonderful.”

Vanessa, honoring Pearse Anderson

“Cam, we are grateful to know at Oberlin you developed the tools to carry you forward into a lifetime of self-discovery, the courage to pursue your passions, and the patience to pay attention to the present. So exciting to see you launch into the mystery of life! Congratulations and enjoy the trip!”

Michael and Beth Cohen, honoring Camron Cohen

“Christian: I'm very proud of your academic and basketball accomplishments at Oberlin. You will always remember your college days fondly. I wish we were all there in person to celebrate. Congrats!”

Stephen Fioretti, honoring Christian Fioretti

“Ruby – From Pyle to Prague and from the knowledge you've gained to the friends you've made, you've thrived at Oberlin. We're so proud to see you graduate as a smart, independent adult and we're excited to see how you leave your special mark on the world, no matter how crazy it is right now.”

Diane Epstein and Carl Zatz, honoring Ruby Zatz

“Seraphina – we are so proud of your accomplishments and of the young woman you have become. We love you and miss you and cannot wait until we can celebrate together. Congratulations!”

Dan and Robin Gibson, honoring Seraphina Aster Nix

“Fantastic job!!!! We are so proud of you for all you have accomplished and can't wait to see the extraordinary things you are going to do. We wish we were in Oberlin to celebrate with you in person. Congratulations on your graduation. Love and big hugs, Mom, Dad and Alice”

Russ Kazal and Deb Gesensway, honoring Emma Kazal

“Congratulations Aly! We are so proud of everything you have accomplished and how you have made the most of the last 4 years. We are in awe of your love of learning & ability to constantly challenge yourself. No matter what the circumstances, we know your future will be bright. – Love Mom & Dad”

Rob & Robin Fogel, honoring Aly Fogel

“Feeling tremendous pride watching you work hard academically while also contributing to campus life in so many ways these past 4 years...this is a challenging time to graduate but the resiliency and skills you have learned while at Oberlin will take you far... we love you tons!!”

Klaus and Kristin Grimm, honoring Matthew Grimm

“Congratulations Jasmine! We're so proud of all that you have accomplished during your years at Oberlin. You really put in the work, academically and athletically. Praying continued blessings over your future endeavors. We love you!”

Papi, Mami and Shayla, honoring Jasmine Gianni Keegan

“We are so proud of you for the hard work that got you to this moment. It’s been a joy watching you grow into the independent thinker, advocate, and teacher you’ve become – the person we’re glad to know and proud to love. We’re excited to watch you start your next adventure. Congratulations, Lily!”

Dad & Ema, honoring Lily Lu-Lerner

“So proud of you, Molly! I loved visiting you at Oberlin, watching you grow into a scientist. Time for your next, awesome chapter. We love you!”

Greg Sayles, honoring Molly Sayles

“To the person who makes the most out of every opportunity: You are extraordinary and we are so lucky! Wow, Darlin'! Well done!”

Dan and Suzy Henke, honoring Maddie Henke

“Rachel, You are my ‘Sunshine in Shoes.’ Dad and I are so proud of you and all you have accomplished in your young life. You are an amazing young woman. We can’t wait to see what you do next, because with your determination and attitude you can do anything. We love you very much!!”

Mom and Dad, honoring Rachel K Gibson

“Max, It proudly warms our hearts to see you reach this inspired moment. We love you more than words can tell. Class of 2020, we believe this crucible through which we now walk will forge you into the greatest generation since the Greatest Generation as you undoubtedly turn calamity into conquest.”

Mark Finkelpearl & Rue Zitner, honoring Max Henry Finkelpearl

“What can we say,
You’re cool all the way,
One hundred percent awesome
And the puppies concur with this opinion.”

Deirdre and Shankha, honoring Shomo Mitra

“Congratulations on your graduation! We are so proud of you, not only for what you have achieved, but also for how much effort you have been putting into your work! May future bring you much joy of music making.”

Ni & Yao Zhong Lin, honoring Dustin Lin

“Jada, I am so very proud of you. You are bright, intelligent and a shining star in my eyes. I look at you and see an amazing woman who will make a positive impact . Set out with planting your footprints into pathways of happiness, as you find success. Jada, Keep your head high, know that YOU ROCK!!”

Shari Ward-Cushnie, honoring Jada Cushnie

“You have made all of us proud once more; great effort and resilience. Go Manti! Congratulations to all. Can''t wait— signed, Pops and Mom”

Jim and Jenifer Stoner, honoring Julie Stoner

“We're so proud of you and your mighty ways! It's been a tremendous journey already and we know you will make magic happen from here. Use your saw, your guitar, your shuttle, and your physics wisdom for good.... And whistle just because you can. :-) we love you!”

Dan, Barbara, Sam, and Penny Brodnitz, honoring Susannah Brodnitz

“Congratulations from Mom and Dad in Shanghai. We really want to give a big hug for your great achievements.In any case, graduation is a major achievement in life and the beginning of another stage. Remember what we went through in 2020 and think about what you can do later. Cheer together now.”

Yu Zhanping and Sun Qin, honoring Yue Yu

“Ariana, our joy and happiness at seeing you accomplish your goals is impossible to express in a few brief words. We're so fortunate to be your parents and part of your growth and journey through school and life. Congratulations on this incredible step. Congrats to you and your fellow 2020 graduates!”

Rick Carter and Gillian Gladieux-Carter, honoring Ariana Gladieux-Carter

“Congrats! What you have accomplished, your recitals, your adventures are just amazing!! Best Wishes and Love on your next steps in life!!”

Grace Martin, honoring Mathew Bickett

“Molly – you did it! We are so proud of you. I know you will make the world a better place (sorry it's rather a mess right now!). You have brought such joy to all those who love you. Best wishes and happy travels on the road ahead. Love you.”

Beth Whelan, honoring Molly Whelan Sayles

“Congratulations, Jaris! We are so proud of you and admire you! Your future is so bright and we wish you all the best as you strive to realize your full potential. God Bless You! Love. Uncle Rob, RJ and Miles! WE LOVE YOU!”

Uncle Rob, RJ Miles, honoring Jaris Owens

“Las bisabuelas María y Beatriz, la abuela Olga, el abuelo Mono te mandan decir que ¡¡¡ESTAN MUY ORGULLOSOS DE TI!!! Elles, que no pudieron ir a la universidad, están felices y te acompañan y te llenan de regalos: la dulzura de Olga, la sagacidad de María y Beatriz, la libertad de Jorge.»

Clemencia Rodríguez, honoring Antonia Offen

“Congratulations Hannah! We're so very proud of you. Your senior year may not have ended as expected, but you have drawn on your superpowers to persevere and that only makes your accomplishments more impressive. Lots of love and admiration from your fan club.”

Seth Jaffe and Genia Long, honoring Hannah Long

“Congratulations on your Great Accomplishment, wishing you the best in the future with all your goals. We love you and very happy for you. 2020💯🔥”

Uncle Glenn & Aunt Pat, honoring JB

“Congratulations Jaris! You have so much love and support around you so don't be afraid to follow your dreams! Your family always has your back. Love you”

Whitney Holloway, honoring Jaris Owens

“Congratulations Miyah! You did it. You are an amazing, intelligent, thoughtful, talented, young woman. There is NOTHING but great, great GREAT things in store for you. SOAR AND BELIEVE. GOD HAS YOUR BACK. LOVE YA.”

Thomas and Sharon Owens, honoring Miyah Byers

“Congrats Sir. On your step upward in life stay focused and KEEP GOD FIRST !! LOVE YA. PROUD OF YOU.”

Dennis Holloway, honoring JARIS JB OWENS

“Congratulations nephew, we are very proud of you.”

Derrick and Shelda Owens, honoring Jaris Owens

“Emily – We are so proud of you! We know that your experiences at Oberlin will continue to shape the wonderful woman you have become. We admire your talents and strong work ethic, and know that you will use them to make a positive difference in the world. We wish you a future of happiness and health!”

Gary and Marci Jacobson, honoring Emily Jacobson

“Emma, you give me great pleasure as I watch you hone your talents and intellect. I know you will find ways to contribute to society. I will always look forward to hearing you talk, sing and play. I will always love and treasure you. Congratulations from your Mamama.”

Eleanor Gesensway, honoring Emma Kazal

“Big congrats kid ! Amazing work. On to Manhattan. Love you”

Uncle Chris, honoring Daniel Finn

“Congratulation Jaris! Super proud of you!! I know you will do great things in life. I wish you the best of everything that is gold! Shine bright!”

Tom and Sharon Owens, honoring Jaris

“Congrats Caitlin! We are so thrilled and proud to see how you have grown as a beautiful soul and an excellent musician! Thru your hard work, passion & determination at Oberlin, You are more than ready for your next journey! We could not be prouder of You! Mom & Dad”

Mary Lou and Joe Aloia, honoring Caitlin Aloia

“We are so proud of you, Ryan!! Always be true to yourself and never lose sight of your strength, smarts and resiliency!! The best is yet to come!!! xoxo”

Lori & Paul Linskey, honoring Ryan Linskey

“Dear Miranda: We are so very happy for you on this great achievement in your life. You have worked very hard and have earned this! Now, the world is yours for the taking, and we know you will make a positive difference in whatever you do. We look forward to seeing what comes next!”

Margie and Dad, honoring Miranda Marnik-Said

“Congratulations Natalia!! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. We wish you the best as you go out and change the world with your intelligence, kindness and compassion towards others. The future is yours to conquer and be the best you can be with your talents. We love you!!”

David Rodriguez and Aida Santiago, honoring Natalia Zoe Rodriguez

“Congratulations Daniel! We are so proud of you! Your talent and hard work have gotten you very far! Can't wait to celebrate together soon! So much love!”

Michal Seligman, honoring Daniel Finn

“James! We are so thrilled with your Oberlin experience! You killed it! You found an amazing group of friends! You collaborated with incredible professors, including from Creative Writing, Enviro, and Psychology! We are excited for the next chapter!”

Bob Cato and Lori Flanagan-Cato, honoring James Claiborne Cato

“Congratulations Leah! Listen to your heart and follow your dreams. Love, Mom, Dad, and Isaac”

Andrea Didisheim and Evan Yassky, honoring Leah Yassky

“Clare! YOU DID IT! We are all so impressed with the independence and values you honed during these four great years at Oberlin. From working at the bowling alley to cooking up a storm at your co-op, you have not wasted a second of your Obie days. We can't wait to see you and we love you!!!”

Stacey Bader Curry, honoring Clare Curry

“Mimi, the moment you stepped foot onto Oberlin's Campus you knew you had found your new home. Filled with incredible friends, great professors, exciting classes, and albino squirrels. You're a ray of sunshine every single day. We are so proud of your accomplishments. We love you.”

Mom, Dad, Kylie, Snowy & Vali, honoring Mimi Silverstein

“Nichole, I love you, love you, love you! Congratulations sweetheart! I know Bunico would be so proud of you too. Keep up your hard work, you will do well! Love Nanna”

Sharon Geist (grandmother), honoring Nichole Eloe Geist

“You did it! We are so happy for these Oberlin years in which you found a supportive community, musicians to play and grow with, students & professors to help discover new ideas, activism and engagement with the wider Oberlin community—including your WOBC radio show. Congratulations! We love you.”

Karen Stuhldreher and Johnny Calcagno, honoring Riley Louis Calcagno

“Congratulations Sunshine! Your determination and dedication to everything you do is amazing. You are a shining star, keep that light always. Continue to make your own path and follow it. The world is yours! Stay true to yourself. I am so very proud to say you are my daughter! Love you more, Mom!”

Karen Barker, honoring Kaitlyn Rivers

“Congratulations McKenzie! We're very proud of you. You've accomplished so much these past four years. We know you have a great future ahead of you and we'll always be here cheering you on. You'll be great because of your talent and determination. We love you so much!”

Mommy, Daddy, Ashley and Zachary, honoring McKenzie Lee Maurer

“Congrats & Blessings to you now & always!The world is yours take it! Love you to the moon and back!”

Aunt Pat, honoring Jaris Owens

“So proud of you, Katie-Kate! Now, go conquer the world (and come visit us)! Love you and miss you! :-)”

Aunt Lisa and Uncle Dave, honoring Kaitlyn Rivers

“We are so proud of you! Be strong, trust yourself, love yourself, conquer your fears, just go after what you want and act fast because life just isn’t that long! And remember “It’s never too early for ice cream!””

Stu Forman and Ellie Hitzrot, honoring Rayna Dorothea Forman

“We are so proud of you and wish you the very best in life – enriched with great adventures, experiences, and the warmth and love of family and friends. We love you!”

Mom, Dad & Anna, honoring Kristoph Naggert

“Congratulations to Sydney on her graduation from Oberlin. We are so proud of her for four years of hard work and dedication. She is an outstanding daughter and a great example for her brothers. We look forward to her bright and amazing future.”

Tracey and David Garnett, honoring Sydney Garnett

“We are so proud of your dedication, vision, and commitment to your music. It's an inspiration to us all—and we love you so much!”

Perdita and Clark, Sophie and Jonah, honoring Dan Finn

“It is a joy watching you learn – from the first moments to now – you engage with the world with loving force, contagious laugher, remarkable tenacity, and deep connection and curiosity. Through your efforts, exercising your heart and mind, you join with others to make the world a better place. XOXO!”

Mom, Dad, Owen and Mitten, honoring Charlotte Price

“We are so endlessly proud of you! We're so looking forward to the next chapter of your life, where we have no doubts you will continue to do amazing and interesting things! We love EVERYTHING about you: cheerfulness, generosity, quirky humor, and newfound baking skills <3”

Paul Anderson and Randi Kepecs, honoring Pearse Conor Anderson

“Congratulations to your graduation and commencement! Oberlin time has elapsed like a flip of a finger, but your footprint there will impact the full-span of your life and career. We are all grateful to the Creator and the faculty who have made your college life a wonderful experience.”

Ruth Wu/Q Li, honoring Shana Li

“Words cannot express how proud we are of you. You chose Oberlin and made it your own, and your ascent has been a joy to watch. Your Obie friendships will last a life time; hold them close and nurture them. But remember, it only gets better from here.”

Lorri Olan '87 and George Bent '85, honoring Catalena Bent

“Mazel Tov on your graduation. You have worked hard in mind, body and spirit for four years and fulfilled your goals and wishes. You've come out of this experience a strong, disciplined and resilient young man. These traits will serve you well during this challenging time. We love you.”

Adam and Harriet Kuhn, honoring Abraham Bernard Kuhn

“Congratulations Nicholas! Graduating from the college and conservatory is a huge accomplishment and we are all so proud of you. You have grown so much over the last 5 years and we're excited for your next steps after Oberlin! Lots of love, Mom, Dad, Alex, and Lia”

Margaret Talmers and Tom Gallitano, honoring Nicholas Gallitano

“Congratulations, Julia! According to Yo-yo Ma, ‘Good things happen when you meet strangers.’ And it's true. You met a lot of strangers when you arrived at Oberlin, and now look where you are. Two degrees and a lot of friends.”

Mommy, Daddy, and Granddad, honoring Julia Weldon

“The long, hard, special journey comes to an end. And in such strange times. If your immediate future is not what you hoped, the bravery and tenacity you learned, and the friendships developed, will see you through. Lean on one another, hold your heads high, and be the moral beings we so need.”

Joe and Sabrina Ford, honoring Olive Ford

“Congratulations to you and the Oberlin Class of 2020 on your graduation. We are very proud of all you accomplished as student-athlete at Oberlin. It certainly has been an amazing four years. We love you. GO YEOLAX !!”

Laura and Michael Chasney, honoring Regan Chasney

“Congratulations Daphne and the Class of 2020! You did it!! We are so proud of you. You've accomplished a lot, and we can't wait to see what you do next.”

Becky and Jeff Schigiel, honoring Daphne Schigiel

“Congratulations, Class of 2020. You have "perfect" vision. May you always see clearly your path to success, for you, for all.”

Mark & Bev Adamczyk, honoring Rania Adamczyk

“Congratulations on this very special achievement. You have made us so proud and we love you so much. Let's get the next chapter started! Love always. Mom and Dad”

Thomas and Colette White, honoring Devin Ellis White

“Oberlin College was your choice, without waiver. And at Oberlin, you've grown in awareness and confidence. And you've been challenged and inspired. We are so proud of your efforts and accomplishments. And we can't wait to see what you share with the world. Be bold and trust yourself.”

John Cahill and Barbara Brandt, honoring Colin James Cahill

“We're so proud of your achievements & earning your degree.The past 4 years have gone by, literally, in a flash. We've enjoyed every Parents' Weekend, every acapella concert & open mic at The Cat. I know that you are glad to graduate and get a break from the books, but I am grieving – just a little.”

Kelly & Maggie Meckley, honoring Kaitlyn (Quinn) Meckley

“Congratulations Eleanor! You have made the most out of this time at Oberlin with intelligence, creativity and humor. You have made wonderful friends along the way. You have an amazing future in front of you! We love you!”

Amy Waterhouse and Julie Wynn, honoring Eleanor Wynn Waterhouse

“Congratulations on your graduation at Oberlin, darling! You grow into a young eagle with the initial wings. May you spread your wings and travel in the broad blue sky. We are proud of you, and we know the bright future is yours. We wish your melody will embellish the beauty of the world!”

Mom and Dad, honoring Annie Ziyao Huang

“Two roads diverged in a wood. You, 雅淇, instinctively, took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. We're proud of what you have achieved at Oberlin. With a keen eye, big heart, musicality and compassion, you will make this a better world. With infinite love, Mommy & Daddy.”

Elaine Tsai & Peter Chuang, honoring Alexandria T Chuang

“My sweetie, I closed my eyes for but a moment and now a young lady stands where a little girl used to be. I may not carry you now in my arms, but I will always carry you in my heart. You have given me so many reasons to be proud of you. I love you now and forever. Congratulations, grad!”

Mom, honoring Kelley Zhong

“To be better and stronger by insisting on object,justice and truth for serving those people who need help including yourself based on the idea that all resources could be used in reasonable way. Have a grateful heart forever. Good luck and keep healthy and happy, my dear baby.”

Dad, honoring Kelley Zhong

“Congratulations Sam! You've finally made it! We are so proud of you, as always! Love, Mom & Dad and Ryan”

Bud and Annie Lam, honoring Samantha Lam

“Danilo, this is so crazy and amazing! We are so proud of you keeping the beat and the bass for all of us, we love you so much, and miss you! Neshikot ve'Hibukim.”

Talya, Yael and the gang, honoring Dan Finn

“Molly, you continue to amaze us every day in everything you do. These past 4 years have shown how much you have to give. We are so infinitely proud and grateful for all you’ve accomplished, and how much you’ve taught us in that time! The world needs you now. Go for it! Love – Mom and Jenny”

Mom and Jenny, honoring Molly Bryson

“Maggie, I'm so proud of all you've accomplished and how you've grown as a performer and person in your four years at Oberlin! I'm sorry you had to spend the end of senior year at home, but it was fun taking circuit training with you. Tim & I can't wait to pop the cork on the 2008 Lenny Kravitz!”

Aliina Hopkins, honoring Maggie Kinabrew

“Think one person can change the world? We are sure of it. It seems like yesterday that we were moving you into Khan, and now you are heading out into the world to do amazing things and change lives. We are so proud of you Karly. You are such an amazing young woman. Love you”

Melissa and Scott Coleman, honoring Karly Coleman

“Congratulations Matthew, Class of 2020! Your success is not a surprise. Super proud of your accomplishments in the classroom & pool, and especially in the growth of your character. Your resilience & humor will aid you now & in the future. Excited for you to move to the next chapter! Love you, Mother”

Peggy Berry, honoring Matthew Berry

“We are so INCREDIBLY proud of you, all your accomplishments at Oberlin and beyond, and the smart and independent person you have become. Huge congrats to you and your classmates. We love you!!”

Susan Mayer and Seth Berlin, honoring Ruby Berlin

“You finished your academic cause and demonstrated your talents, which will always make us proud. In the days following, you are bound to greet bigger challenges, and I hope you can insist on your principle. Wish you happiness, health and good luck!”

Chen lin/Tang xu, honoring Carl Tang

“You've grown up now, things have changed
Grew some wings now, you're flying away
I'll always be here for you, you know
Nothing takes away my love and it shows
Yeah nothing takes away my love
When I let you go
My love stays when you go”

Maria Hernandez Green, Tim Green & The Sisters, honoring Arielle Hernandez Lyons

“Congratulations on your achievement of completing a double degree in Biology and Bassoon Performance. Your many talents will take you to interesting places – we wish you happiness and success in your endeavors. Much love – Mom and Dad”

Ian Madin and Hilary Johnson, honoring Alena Madin

“Congratulations Maggie! I'm so proud of you, your hard work, and your accomplishments. I wish I could post an embarrassing picture of you, but we can't have everything in life. Happy Graduation!”

Fin Hirschoff, honoring Maggie Kinabrew

“Dearest Lily, congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life. I'm very proud of you for your achievement and for every brave step you have taken. I admire your devotion to animal rights and your care for our planet. I love you very much and look forward to seeing my beautiful Lily blossom!”

Shuping Lu, honoring Lily Xinyi Lu-Lerner

“You continue to amaze us with your talent, determination and work ethic. You strive to be your best each and every day and for that, we are so very proud of you. You have taken us on an incredible journey these past 22 years and we cannot wait to see where the road will take you. We love you!”

Dawn and Tony Diliberto, honoring Jayne Diliberto


David Tsai, honoring Alexandria Chuang

“Congratulations, Chris! You’ve accomplished so much and did it with generosity, kindness, compassion, faith, and integrity. Your passion to make a difference in the world is so inspiring. We have no doubt you will do great things! Love life, live in joy, and walk with God. We love you! ❤️ -Mom & Dad”

Lena and Bill Gokelman, honoring Christopher Gokelman

“Congrats on a wonderful accomplishment, you showed us what you can do now go show the world! May there always be stars in your eyes, a song in your heart, and the wind at your back, GOD be with you on your journey, WE ALL LOVE YOU, Mom and Dad!”

Jacquelyn and William Doane, honoring Jillian Doane

“CONGRATULATIONS! With your newborn outstretched arm and fist, we knew you had something to say! Our Creative Writer and Theatre Major, as you keep stretching out to express yourself, know that we are so proud of you! With love, from mum, dad, sister, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends!”

Rev. Michelle Wiltshire-Clement & Mr. Mark T. Dvorozniak, honoring Urie H. Wiltshire-Clement-Dvorozniak

“GOOD JOB JOHAN!! Congratulations! We are so very proud of you! WE LOVE YOU!”

Mom, Dad and Elspeth, honoring Johan Cavert

“Congratulations to our son Jeremiah on his graduation from Oberlin! This has been such a challenging and wonderful four year journey of intellectual and personal growth! We are so proud of you, love you, and look forward to your next chapter!”

Seth Welles and George Slack, honoring Jeremiah Slack-Welles

“Maggie — You have taken advantage of all that Oberlin offered you, and have achieved so much! You fill me with pride and joy. With all my love and hopeful anticipation of your future success, GramMikey”

Mary-Michelle Upson Hirschoff, honoring Margaret Maija (Maggie) Kinabrew

“Congratulations, we are proud of everything you’ve accomplished. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you! Good luck next year in Washington D.C.”

Mom, Dad MaryKate and Emy, honoring Annie Schoonover

“Congratulations Annie nailed it! We are so proud of all your accomplishments and look forward to all the great things ahead of you. Best of luck to you as you show what you have next year in Washington DC! Love and hugs!”

Gram and Gramp Sullivan, honoring Annie Schoonover

“Dear Hayley, Congratulations on your graduation! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished and are incredibly excited about your future. We wish you a lifetime of good health, great happiness, and all the wonderful things that you deserve! With all our love, Mom and Dad”

Lauren Gross and Hal Segall, honoring Hayley Segall

“Carson! Congratulations on your college graduation, a significant milestone that I hoped you would achieve and you did! Oberlin has been a wonderful place where you have grown and matured so much in character and in your music. I love you and can’t wait to see where your music takes you! Love, Mom”

Patty McHaney, honoring Carson McHaney

“We are so proud of your accomplishments and we will always cherish our time visiting Oberlin and enjoying your awesome musical performances. Your talents, creativity, and passion will carry you to great artistic achievement that we are looking forward to enjoying for years to come. Love Always. Dad.”

Steve McHaney, honoring Carson McHaney

“Congratulations, Chris. You have made me proud of the way you have applied yourself to make the most of your learning years . You have used your musical talents so well to the enjoyment of those who hear you play. May you continue to enjoy life and be the wonderful person you are.”

Angela Gokelman [Grandparent], honoring Christopher Gokelman

“Congratulations! You made it. I am very proud of you and I know you will have a wonderful life ahead of you. Love, Grandpa”

John J. Gokelman (Grandfather), honoring Christopher Gokelman

“Will we are so happy that you found your place in Oberlin and admire how you grew these past four years! I Never lose your curiosity and playful approach to life. You've handled this unexpected ending to college with grace and resilience – may it give you confidence as you face future challenges!”

Stina and Jim Axelrod, honoring Will Axelrod

“We are so proud of you, Andrew! You've accomplished so much at Oberlin, personally, musically, and academically. It took tremendous hard work and dedication to excel in both the Conservatory and the College. We love you and can't wait to see what's next!”

Beth Caldwell & Mario Santiago, honoring Andrew Santiago

“You embraced Oberlin with your usual joie de vivre...immersing yourself in academic and social opportunities. You stumbled along the way, picked yourself up, and pushed forward to graduate with your class...though not in the manner you’d envisioned! CONGRATS, SWEET MEG...GO FORTH WRAPPED IN LOVE!”

Edd, Maggie, & Lauren, honoring Meg Franz

“Dear Sophie, While you are graduating virtually, your accomplishments are very real. We are so proud of your strength and determination, kindness, humor, and intelligence. We look forward to seeing how your unique qualities will serve you and the world. Love, Mom, Dad & Oliver”

Benjamin Jackson and Martha Lee, honoring Sophie I Jackson

“Congratulations Jaris super proud”

Sheila Blount, honoring Jaris Owens

“Congratulations Mathew! You have done it! I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished. You have taken opportunity and used it as a springboard to excel. Your dedication and commitment have been inspiring. You have done so much at Oberlin. I am so blessed to have you as a son!”

Randy Bickett, honoring Mathew Dale Bickett

“We are so proud of you! Today we celebrate the hard work, creativity and determination you put into all of your accomplishments at Oberlin. We can't wait to see what happens next in your wild and crazy ride! We love you!! #2020”

Mom, Dad and Max Liebetrau, honoring Victoria Liebetrau

“Zach, you have completed your triple-majored conquest of your degree! We couldn't be more proud of you and the journey that has taken you here! Your intelligence, drive and good humor will take you far. Love, Mom & Dad”

Barbara Shufro & David Steuer, honoring Zachary Steuer

“Congratulations Annie! Job well done. We look forward to seeing your future accomplishments! XOXO”

Bridget and Jack Grengs, honoring Annie Schoonover

“Joaquin, at this momentous milestone we celebrate all that you are, your academic excellence and outstanding achievements. We applaud your hard work and commitment to creating community that cares for one another and the planet. As you embark on life's journey, pursue your passion.”

Aunt Anne and Uncle Mike, honoring Joaquin Cardoza

“Daphne We are SO VERY PROUD of YOU❤ The AMAZING WOMAN you are❤ You work so hard for everything you do! Te queremos mucho mucho mucho ❤ We know your future will be so very bright, loving, wonderful!!!! To your future 🍷 BRIGHT AND WONDERFUL ❤😘❤😘❤😘”

Babi and Yeye, honoring Daphne F Schigiel

“Congratulation to Harper. You did it! And I am so proud of you. Can't wait to celebrate with you! Much love and virtual hugs!”

Teta, honoring Harper Watson

“Thomas, we are so proud of the work you've done and the journey you've walked during your time at Oberlin. We've loved meeting the amazing friends you've made and look forward to following all your exploits in the coming years. xxoo Ted, Siobhan and Nora”

Ted Rice and Siobhan Fennessy, honoring Thomas Porter Fennessy Rice

“Congratulations, Annie!! We are so proud of you and all of your classmates as you graduate. Continue to make the world a better place and have a little fun, too! Cheers and enjoy!! Sean, Ruth, Patrick, & Maggie”

Ruth, Sean, Patrick, & Maggie Sullivan, honoring Annie Schoonover

“Bradley – We are so proud of you, what you have accomplished, and the person you have become – we only wish it did not happen so fast. To you and your fellow graduates, especially those on the baseball team, congratulations on this significant milestone. Go Yeo!”

Mom, Dad, Maxine and Thor, honoring Bradley Jamison

“Congratulations on four wonderful years at Oberlin! You are kind, thoughtful, optimistic and intelligent, and we are so honored to call you our son. You have "sucked the marrow" out of Oberlin and created incredibly strong bonds with you professors and your peers that we hope will last a lifetime!”

Mary Gard and Paul Cramer, honoring William Cramer

“Congratulations! We are so proud of you—and we can’t wait to hear about the adventures ahead!”

Donna and Jeff Whittle, honoring Kelly Whittle

“¡Felicitaciones querida hija! ¡Estoy tan contenta y orgullosa de tu logro!»

Alejandra Degand-Lob, honoring Maya Bater

“Congratulations! We are so proud of you! Keep believing in yourself and following your dreams. And, call your mommy from time to time. LOVE YOU!!!”

Daniel Cher and Laura Wolfe, honoring Clara Cher Wolfe

“Congratulations char I know how hard you worked and I am soooo proud of you! You are a big role model to your nephew and I admire your dedication and commitment! I pray for you continued success as you go out into the world after this. Love you loads and loads xxxx”

Tinu, honoring Charlotte Babarinsa

“Congratulations Charlotte on achieving your degree, I’m so happy and proud of you! Lots of love Grandma xx”

Elaine Mcculloch (Grandma), honoring Charlotte Babarinsa

“Congratulations Charlie T!!!! We are so proud of you and your time at Oberlin. All our love and best wishes for what lies ahead! Lots of love, Mom and Clare”

Beth Tiedemann, honoring Charlie Tiedemann

“Gabriella, congratulations on this true milestone of your life. We are looking forward to being with you through all of your achievements. May your passion and wisdom be the companions of your life’s journey. With love, Mam, Dad and Filipo”

Agnieszka and Michael, honoring Gabriella Parlapiano

“We just want you know how proud we are of you. You've overcome so much, struggled so hard, and persevered. You've climbed the mountain, and now you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful view. Don't come down too soon. The world is so much brighter up there.”

Dad, Mom, and Caroline, honoring Emma Bredthauer

“Congratulations Ian! You have grown in many wonderful ways these past four years. We have enjoyed seeing you flourish and follow your passion. You make us very proud and we love you!”

Mama and Daddy, honoring Ian Ruppenthal

“Jonathan – We are so proud of you. The usual challenges of winding up college have been magnified several times over, minus the fun. We're thrilled that Oberlin was the right choice, that you found dear friends and great experiences and mostly, that you're our wonderful son. Congratulations! xo”

Nancy and Keith Krakaur, honoring Jon Krakaur

“Congratulations to our daughter Charlotte, we may not be with you to celebrate this day we are so proud of all your hard work, resilience and determination in achieving your goals! Thanks for letting us be part of this journey and we are here to support you with whatever the future holds. Love you !”

Karen and Yinka Babarinsa, honoring Charlotte Babarinsa

“We are so proud of you! Du ruhst in Dir, Du hast viel erreicht, jetzt musst Du herausfinden, was Du in der Welt verändern willst. One person can change the world!”

M&P Kagel, honoring Milena

“Congrats Joaquin,
You created a fun, fulfilling and challenging Oberlin college experience. In these swift years I observed you summon the strength, determination and thoughtfulness to act and use your gifts wisely. With pride in my heart, I wish you joy and passion in pursuit of your dreams!

Aimee Merrill (Mom), honoring Joaquin Merrill Cardozo

“Congratulations, superstar! We’re so proud of you and so psyched to see what new adventure awaits you. Lots and lots of love from Ma and Dad.”

Peach Robidoux and Nessim Watson, honoring Harper Watson

“Georgia, ‘To thine own self be true...’ You never worried about what other people think and you always want to do what is right and what is fair. The world needs people like you more than ever. You did it with grace and courage! Congratulations to you, all your friends, and the entire class of 2020!”

Mom, Dad, Tucker and Daisy and Winnie and Ruthie, honoring Georgia Panitch

“You have done amazing work while at Oberlin. We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished. All the world is a stage, but someone has to keep it in order. Go you! We love you. Squeek!”

Bob and Barbara Wolf, honoring Maya Wolf

“Dear Fox, words cannot express how proud and happy we are on your graduation from Oberlin. As an alum, I knew that Oberlin would be a great fit for you. We are so proud of you and happy that you got to experience co-ops, WOBC, dance, clubs, concerts and study abroad in London. We love you!”

Jill and Aaron Milenski, honoring Fox Milenski

“Kayla, At Oberlin you found your passion and worked so very hard! You have grown in so many ways! No matter the moment in time, your intellect, skills and perseverance will always serve you. Your future is bright and we couldn’t be more proud of you! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU DID IT! Love, Mom and Dad”

Gail and Tom Reagan, honoring Kayla Reagan

“We could not be prouder! Your talent, hard work, and fortitude have brought you to today! Dreams and adventure are yours to have! We love you!”

Al, Laura, and Jackson Hill, honoring Piper Hill

“Congratulations to our amazing daughter Jackie! You’ve worked hard to achieve all your dreams. We love you and are SO proud of you! ❤️”

Rob and Linda Brant, honoring Jackie Brant

“I am really proud of you and Congrats”

olutosin costa, honoring Charlotte Babarnsa

“Congrats Maddie! We are incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished and the woman you have become. You have done so much with your time at Oberlin. We love the challenges you took on, how you excelled and the life-long friends you made. We can’t wait to see what you do next. We Love You!”

Valerie & Steven Page, honoring Madeleine Winnie Page

“Congratulations, Hartley! Our family has always believed Oberlin is a special place and we are proud of all you have accomplished there. The memories you've made, the things you've learned, and all you have achieved will stay with you. There are many opportunities ahead. Congratulations!”

Mandy Wise, honoring Hartley Wise

“Lib we are so incredibly proud of all you have accomplished at Oberlin – in the classroom , on the field hockey field and all of the amazing friends you have, We know this education and the relationships you have built will stay with you forever. Geology rocks! We love you!”

John & Stacey Royer, honoring Libby Royer

“Zite! We’re so proud of your incredible achievements & hard work @Oberlin. We know this is not how U intended to finish college but having U home & spending time with you has been a real blessing! We love & celebrate you! We pray your days will shine brighter until that perfect day. Congratulations!”

Alex, Nkee, Ebube, Dire & Chigo, honoring Zite Ezeh

“Rosemary, you are our beautiful, brilliant, compassionate, and strong daughter, and we could not be prouder of you for your hard work at Oberlin and your calling to help others through your gifts of psychology and dance. We love you, always, and celebrate you on this day of your graduation!”

Kent and Kelley Shin, honoring Rosemary Elizabeth Choonme Shin

“We're so proud of you Carrie, our brave, creative, thoughtful, hard-working girl. Always fun to watch what you'll do. We love you.”

Mommy & Daddy, honoring Carrie Shin

“Congratulations, Parker, on being the deep-thinking, bold, imaginative and beautiful artist you are, and on the wonderful achievement of graduating with so much breathe of knowledge. You make us so proud! We love you!”

Mom, Dad, Jules, and Lola, honoring Parker Tillie Shatkin

“Congratulations Kenny! We're so proud of you and your accomplishments, and we're excited to see what you do in the future! We know that wherever you go, you'll bring your integrity, good humor, and originality. Dream big and wishing you success!
With all our love, Mom, Dad, and Katherine”

Xuezhong Wang & Jie Ding, honoring Kenny Wang

“Congratulations, Madison! Four years of hard work translated into a degree that will serve you the rest of your life—we couldn't be more proud! There's nothing you can't accomplish when you put your mind to it, and this was just the beginning! We love you, Dad & Brenda”

Brian Donnelly, honoring Madison Donnelly

“17 years of dedication and hard work have all led to this moment.You are a trailblazer,a leader,a champion and now scholar. Take a moment to really enjoy this milestone. We celebrate you and this major accomplishment and thank you for giving us another memory in a long line of great memories. Love You!”

Shannon Emamali, honoring Amari Newman

“Congratulations to our son, Dylan Palmer, and to all of the 2020 Oberlin grads! We are so proud of your talent, determination, and resilience. May you go forth and do good out there in the world! We celebrate you! We love you!”

Lisa and Bradley Palmer, honoring Dylan Palmer

“Max. Congratulations! We are so very proud of all you have accomplished and are excited to watch you in the next chapter of your life. Love, Mom, Dad, Nick and Vincent.”

Patrick and Gabrielle Scott, honoring Max Scott

“To our Big E and favorite WOBC DJ! We are so proud of who you are and all that you've accomplished! Adventures await! Congratulations!!! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! MWAH! MWAH! MWAH! MWAH! Mom, Dad, William and Rosie”

Julie Kaufman and Robert Garner, honoring Eleanor Garner

“I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished! You have such a great future awaiting you!”

Joan Esposito, honoring Thomasina Rogers

“You astound me with your ability to make the most of whatever your circumstances. Congratulations on your dual degree and 3 majors and for receiving the highest honors for your extraordinary honors thesis! Your resilience and optimism will no doubt meet this moment as well. Much love, Mom”

Sonja Krafcik, honoring Annika Krafcik

“Congratulations to our fabulous granddaughter Mimi, her wonderful friends and the entire class of 2020! Grandma and Grandpa (Roz and Eddie Meyerson)”

Grandparents, Roz and Eddie Meyerson, honoring Mimi Silverstein

“Who knew when you started at Oberlin that you’d be here now. From Dascomb to Harkness! Your semester in Senegal! And now your senior year when all has come together in your community of friends, faculty and villagers. Next step: the world with the grounding you’ve built to launch your future.”

Evelyne Tzoukermann and Judith Klavans, honoring Elia Klavans Tzoukermann

“Congratulations Jack! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! You have developed wisdom, courage, compassion and confidence and built an indestructible foundation. We look forward to you realizing your unlimited potential.”

Mom and Dad, honoring Jack Lutsky

“Congrats Scott! We are so very proud of all your accomplishments. You have worked your way through many challenges and we know the future will be a bright one for you! Love you!”

Todd and Michele Seiler (Dad and Mom), honoring Scott M. Seiler

“Congratulations, Nichole. We are so proud of the young woman you have become – intelligent, funny, fun-loving, empathetic, energetic and kind. You should be very proud of your tremendous accomplishments. You have a bright future ahead. Move forward with pride.”

Bruce and Lynn Geist, honoring Nichole Eloe Geist

“Congratulations, Megan! We're very proud of you, and happy to see the amazing, caring person you have grown to be.”

Kevin and Graciela Maguire, honoring Megan Maguire

“Congratulations Marly! We are so happy and proud to share in the excitement of your graduation day. You’ve worked hard and navigated through your time at Oberlin with courage and grace as you have overcome many obstacles. Your talent, resilience and care for others inspires us. You did it!!!”

Sergio & Debbie Gonzalez, honoring Marlena Gonzalez

“Musa made it over a windy road with some puddles, past Dover NASCAR, kept the ball rolling, made good friends, studied hard, belonged to some teams, continued the Gulick legacy, found new interests, organized some music, learned a lot. Congratulations, Musa”

Leslie and Lisa Gulick and Carl Zeliger, honoring Musawenkosi Matiwane

“Oberlin you went / Friendship Science Soccer more / Now to show the world”

Emily von Scheven and Mark Shostak, honoring David Shostak

“‘Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.’ –Winston Churchill
Cal, although truncated, the chapter on your collegiate life was filled with joy, excitement, friendship, love, and much success. We look forward to the rest of the novel of your life!
–Much love, Mom, Dad & Cole”

Amy & Adam Filson, honoring Cal Filson

“Congratulations are in order! Hats off to you, Graduate! Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!”

Lynne Woodard, honoring Griffin Woodard

“Congratulations Emily! We’re both so proud of you and all of your hard work and amazing accomplishments over the past 3 years. We’re sorry not to be on campus as planned but hope to celebrate again next spring back at Oberlin. We applaud your creativity, your success and your bright future ahead.”

Amy and David Harter, honoring Emily Harter

“Congratulations, Ely! You've come such a long way since the first day of your first year! I'm so proud of you. Stay true to're the best.”

Rebecca Bordt, honoring Ely Bordt

“Congratulations to my sweetest daughter. We’re very proud of you!”

Eren and Osama, honoring Mariam Saied

“Congratulations Momo. We can not be proud of you enough! Your insight, ambition, thoughtfulness, unique perspective and creativity finally matured to blossom!! We believe your journey will be fruitful and fun, please let us be part of your wonderful life. We love you always and deeply.”

Shoko Suzuki and Garry Song, honoring Momo Song Suzuki

“Dear Damani: Congratulations on your huge accomplishment. You did it big. Two degrees in four years. I could not be more proud of you and excited for you. I always knew you would be amazingly successful due to how smart and absolutely capable you are. You have exceeded my expectations. I love you.”

Jeannette McNeil, honoring Damani McNeil

“You did it! This crazy world won’t stop you!! Love from your very proud Mom.”

Mary T. Rahe, honoring Is Kenney

“Tasha, congratulations on your graduation! ! We are beyond proud of not only your accomplishments, but the person that you are – kind, funny, interesting and wonderful. We love you very much and can't wait to see what's next. Love, mom and dad,”

Diane and Jon Powell, honoring Natasha Powell

“Izzy! Congratulations on your graduation! We love and celebrate you on this momentous occasion!”

Liz Rose and Harvey Lederman, honoring Izzy Lederman

“I am delighted and proud, and Class of 2020, Congratulations :)”

Aslam, honoring Lyala N Khan

“Congratulation my dear son. Today I am very happy. It is such a invaluable gift for me. So I want to say thanks to you for everything you did. You have me proud to be your mother. ‘Always remember: There's no limit to what you can do if you keep believing in yourself.’ Love you so much!!”

Mabel Acosta, honoring Roberto Acosta Jr.

“Daniel we are so very proud of you. God said we can have the desires of our hearts and you can. So go out there and lasso the moon and catch those stars. For the Class of 2020 go out there and live your best lives. Congratulations to you all. May God bless you all on your journeys. We love you Daniel :)”

Da Shawn M., honoring Daniel (Dan Dan) Miles

“Congratulations Tyler! We are so very proud of you! Looking forward to the next five years – Go Hoyas!”

Paul and Shirley Hartman, honoring Tyler J. Hartman

“Commencement may be virtual—graduation is not. Considering the challenges of the last few months, mere words don’t seem adequate to express our pride in your Oberlin accomplishments. We love you beyond measure, Jack—our remarkable, amazing son. And we know that your future is bright.”

John Bishop & Janet Spector Bishop, honoring Jack Spector-Bishop

“Upon learning that Zoe was attending Oberlin, a wise friend said ‘Everyone should get to experience Utopia at least one in their lifetime.’ As Oberlin has inspired this Class of 2020, we know you will bring your talents, resourcefulness and vision for humanity to the world.”

Amy Zimmerman & Mark Kaplan, honoring Zoe Kaplan

“Congratulations, Madison! Four years of hard work translated into a degree that will serve you the rest of your life—we couldn't be more proud! There's nothing you can't accomplish when you put your mind to it, and this was just the beginning! We love you, Dad & Brenda”

Brian Donnelly, honoring Madison Donnelly

“Congratulations on finishing your mandatory first 16 years of education! The next 16 are up to you! You are the smartest, funniest, and most bad-ass independent thinker in the room. We are not worthy!! Love you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and back!!”

Daniel Cher and Laura Wolfe and Ginger, honoring Clara Cher Wolfe

“Lexi, we are so proud of what you have accomplished and who you have become. Though your time at Oberlin is coming to a close, we know that you have great adventures ahead. Congratulations to you and the remarkable Oberlin class of 2020!”

Kim and Bart Reed, honoring Alexis Reed

“Rehaan, congratulations on your graduation. We are honored to have you as a son. You have made us so proud. We wish you and the entire Oberlin Class of 2020 health, happiness, and success always. We know you will ALL do great things!!!”

Sajit and Shazia Bux, honoring Rehaan Bux

“Although the pandemic altered what we envisioned, your graduation from Oberlin College is the realization of hope and a dream come true. We love you and are so very proud of you! Best wishes to you as you begin a new chapter. May you always continue to dream, believe, and achieve.”

Winnie Ngatuvai and the late Dexter McClain, honoring Naeisha McClain

“Congratulations to our son JB Owens! We are so proud, excited and over the moon of your accomplishments. You did it and we could not be happier for you and the bright, bright future that GOD has for you. Continue to soar. reach for the stars, BELIEVE because ALL things are possible. Love you!”

Thomas & Sharon Owens, honoring Jaris B. Owens

“Rubes, we are so proud of you! Your academic persistence and curiosity, enjoyment of music-making, and friendships have been so special for us to be a part of over your time at Oberlin. We love you! Mami, Pops, and Will (also Ali and Oona!)”

Laurel Leslie, Allen Gifford, and Will Gifford, honoring Reuben Gifford

“We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. We love you and can't wait to see what comes next. Love, Mom and Dad”

Bob and Sharon Wright, honoring Marina Wright

“Congratulations, Ora! We are so proud of you; we wish you the best as you graduate from college. It has been such a joy and a privilege to watch you from preschool to college. What a wonderful woman you have become! We love you lots and can't wait to see what your next life's journey will be.”

Lara Hammel & Jeff Sommers, honoring Ora Hammel

“Dearest Nicole, Congratulations on your graduation! We are so proud of your many accomplishments. During the coming years, you will enthrall others with the exquisite beauty of your voice and touch countless souls with your warmth and compassion. We love you, with all our hearts!’’ 

Dad & Maria, honoring Nicole Eve Goldstein

“CeCe, We are so incredibly proud of your time at Oberlin. These 4 years were a lesson in self discovery and we hope they are just the first steps in your continuing desire to improve the world around you. We are confident you will continue to do great things. We love you!”

YOTM, Maggie, Nana, and Lizzie, honoring Cecelia Longo

“We are glad to see Oberlin nurture, challenge and inspire you. We are so proud to celebrate your many achievements and hope you will continue to take the path less travelled. In your future, we see an important problem that you will apply your unique way of thinking to solve, changing the world!”

Geetanjali and Russell Ruthen, honoring Neil Ruthen

“Congratulations! We're so proud of your accomplishments! You've had a great college experience, and we've also enjoyed it. Trips to Oberlin for cross country/track & field and theater productions have been the best. We know you're off to a good start and the future is bright. Love, Mom and Dad”

Jim and Audrey Impara, honoring Christine Impar

“Congratulations, Elise! We are so proud of you, and love you very much. You are a wonderful person, and we are looking forward to seeing your bright future unfold.”

Philip & Hiroko Hardebeck, honoring Elise Sai Hardebeck


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