We are pleased to share congratulatory messages from parents and family members to the Oberlin College Class of 2021!
You can create your message using this form, and we will include it in the next update. We will continue to display and periodically update these messages through the Commencement event in May 2021.
Congratulations to your family—and thank you for the many ways you support Oberlin!
Class of 2021 Tributes
“My heart grew three sizes this day. I am very happy with you. ❤”
Aunt Maureen honoring Madeleine Faubert
“Very proud of you and your accomplishments Life is just about to start your future Hope your dreams are fulfilled and amazing job waiting for you Love you very much Grandma”
Grandma Taylor honoring Madison Goetzke
“Edu mil felicidades!!! Lo lograste y de la mejor forma!. Estos cuatro años los hiciste en forma excelente con el mas alto nivel.
Estamos muy orgullosos de vos!!! Empieza una nueva etapa en la que estamos seguros sabrás alcanzar todas las metas que te propongas!!
Te amamos y que Dios te bendiga siempre!!!”
Maria Jose, Ramon, Nani y Nathi honoring Eduardo Sienra Lempeke
“Congratulations Elliot, we are all feeling very proud today. Sending you love from Grandma and your Corinth relatives.”
Edward and Melissa Shaull Thompson honoring Elliot Reed Shaull Thompson
You believed, you strives and you achieved.
You are an inspiration to all of our family members.
Congratulations on your graduation!!!
All the best in the new journey!!!
Vu Thi Tuyet Minh honoring Vu Minh Nguyen
“Congratulations, I am sure you will continue to be successful in your next chapter!! All the Best, xoxo”
Mary Lisowsky, Aunt honoring Kristoff Magnus
“Congratulations, Zack! So proud to have you as our 6th generation Oberlin grad!”
Sara Campbell and Tom Mayer honoring Zachary Mayer-Bickel
“Khalid, please know that we are truly proud of you and your accomplishments. You have been an outstanding student and a mentor to your sisters and brother, May God continue to guide you as you continue your journey. Congratulations to your entire 2021 class.”
Carl and Viola McCalla,grandparents honoring Khalid A. McCalla
“YOU DID IT!! You’re done, out... and on your way into a big world ahead! Congratulations Olivia on the first of many milestones you are destined to achieve. We love you!”
Gramma Julie and Grampa Warren honoring Olivia Victoria Bentley
“I am still mulling over points from your incredible presentation, and the passion and vitality of your presence still makes me smile. Deep bows and congratulations! Will be sending along a contribution to support your celebration, and remember you are always welcome here! Love, Merilee”
Merilee Schultheiss, Godmother honoring Sophia Zandi
“Well done, Nanu. We are proud of you and grateful to the teachers, your friends and the Oberlin community. Go and scale new heights while making a lasting impact on people’s lives. Can’t wait to see you.”
Sangita and Manish honoring Mallika
“Congratulations! I’m soooo proud of you! It’s been a rough year and a half but there is nothing you can’t accomplish when you put your mind to it. You are determined and always persevere to reach your goals. Grandma would be very proud. I love you. Can’t wait to see you. Aunt Meryl”
Meryl Wolf honoring Zoe Jasper
“We just watched you graduate. Hooray for you! Lots of love.”
Grandma and Grandpa honoring Amelia Lewis
“Congratulations Lawrence William. I’m proud of you, nephew. Our ancestors, your grandparents and your mother are looking down from ’the ramparts of heaven’ with pride, as well.
From your uncle, Mark S. Hamilton”
Lawrence White Hamilton honoring Lawrence William Morris Hamilton
“you worked hard and deserve it”
Grandma and Grandpa honoring Jackie Bednar
“Congratulations on your well deserved success.
We are so proud of you Ambi!”
Fuad, Eman & Emma honoring Ambiya
“Lawrence, you have done such an amazing job with your life! You are a true trailblazer as you pursued great heights in both academics and sports. We celebrate you on this great accomplishment and pray that you will continue to enjoy the benefits of your hard hard and blessings during your next phase in Medical School. With much love and admiration, Aunt Laura”
Laura Hamilton honoring Lawrence William Morris Hamilton
“Tyler, my awesome niece I'm so proud of your success, congratulations! Keep moving forward the sky is unlimited. With love always auntie Dee”
Auntie Dee honoring Tyler Roberts
“Dear Tyler, Congratulations on this your college graduation day. You did it my dear niece, I am so very proud of you. I wish you all the best that life has to offer and more. God bless you always. Love, auntie Gillian”
Gillian Haye, Auntie honoring Tyler Roberts
“Dear Xander, Congratulations to a wonderfully great and promising grandson. You are unique and special “one of a kind.” I am so proud of you👍
Grandmother Po po honoring Ryan Alexander. Lee
“Congratulations to dear Reet first, then Kamal and Ajay. Hard to imagine you are graduating my little Preeto. As I always say it is the first step towards a bright future and we pray and hope you fly higher and higher while staying grounded. Enjoy your day with mom and dad today, we all will celebrate next Friday in Charlotte.
Arjun, Savvy, Masi and Masar.”
Kamal and Ajaydeep Goraya honoring Reet Goraya
“So proud to be your grandmother...not only today, but every day! XO”
Joanne Maggio honoring Emma Bley Eder
“We love you and are thrilled to celebrate your accomplishments today as you graduate! We’re proud of who you are and how you change the world every day! Keep reaching, exploring, and believing! ❤️❤️❤️”
Melody and Bebe honoring Bailey McWilliams-Woods
“Congratulations Blessing. You did very well dear. We are so proud of you. We love you. Enjoy this day!”
Essy Rutendo Rufaro Charuma honoring Blessing Bwititi
“Congratulations Grandson on a wonderful job well done. You have worked so hard. May God direct all your steps ahead and bring you success.”
John and Joan Tungseth grandparents honoring Jakob Faber
“Felicidades and all my love. You go, girl! Your loving Gramma”
Audrey Pekor honoring Zoe Jasper
Congratulations for your graduation!
We are proud of your graduation as a student of Oberlin college. You made your best effort for 4 years and we make sure that what you got there is no substitute for anything.
Your new life will start from now, but we will support you forever!”
Ran Du, Jianhong Gu, Yue Du, Kouki Shimizu honoring Han Du
“You are amazing! Congratulations and onward to grad school. Dobby is...free!”
Sheri and Ray Luckadoo honoring Clayton Luckadoo
“Congratulations!! We are proud of you!! Omedeto & Arigato!”
Akinori & Chika Aoki honoring Erika Aoki
Congrats on ending this part of your journey. It has been a journey of grace. God has been strong and mighty with you and He would ensure you finish the race before you in Jesus mighty name. Amen. We truly love you and wish you the best. We love you dearly. Dad and Jason.”
Pastor Anthony Ikeokwu honoring Christian Ikeokwu
“Congratulations dear Christian. I am super proud of you. I wish you the best of the best as you soar new and greater heights in your journey. Much love ❤️🤗
Aunty Kunbi honoring Christian Ikeokwu
“Congratulations on this major accomplishment! We couldn’t be more proud to see become a college graduate. Continue to reach for for the stars. You have no limits on what you can achieve. Love you!”
Ray Torres honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations Christian. I am super proud of you. Wishing you the very best as you soar new and greater heights in your journey. Much love ❤️🤗
Love, aunty Kunbi.”
Aunty Kunbi honoring Christian Ikeokwu
“Fly you high”
Martha honoring Emily
“Congratulations my son. am happy for you, you made us proud. luv you”
Tafadzwa Mupona honoring Blessing Dzikamai Bwititi
Dear son Duhan,
We are very proud of you as an Oberlin graduate. Four years of education and hard work have made you a better person. We believe that in the future, you will continue to work hard with the good spirit and strength of Oberlin to achieve your goals one by one! We will always support you and love you!
Mom and Dad
🙏🌹🎉🍻May 14, 2021”
Du Ran Gu Jian Hong honoring Du Han
Congrats on ending this part of your journey. It has been a journey of grace. God has been strong and mighty with you and He would ensure you finish the race before you in Jesus mighty name. Amen. We truly love you and wish you the best. We love you dearly. Dad and Jason.”
Pastor Anthony Ikeokwu honoring Christian Ikeokwu
“Congratulations to our dearest Mathea! We’re so proud you’re on your way to achieving your dreams!”
Gregory and Pey Yun Goh honoring Mathea Goh
Congratulations on this wonderful achievement! We are so proud of you! Time sure does fly by. It seems like yesterday that we celebrated your high school graduation. Best wishes as you continue to grow and use the gifts and talents God's given you! We love you!”
Tita Sarie and Tito Johnny honoring Zoe Iatridis
I’m so proud of you and what you’ve accomplished in the last four years. YOU DID IT!!! May God continue to bless you in all your future endeavors! Love you so much! Tita Set”
Tita Set honoring Zoe Iatridis
Congratulate to grow up!
Love you forever!”
Mom and Dad honoring Wang Ren
“Congratulations, our dear daughter. We are proud of you for all your accomplishments and your growth from a child to an intelligent woman. Life is a long journey. Oberlin is just one station of it. You have charged yourself up. Now, it’s time to chase your dreams! We wish you the best of luck in your future journey!
Chunling Bu, Jianwu Wang honoring Elsie Wang
Dad and I am so proud of you. We have not seen you for nearly 2 years. Within this 2 years, so many things happened...losing Dad, fighting for DAT, getting NYU’s offer...and you got through all this.
I miss you so much. So sorry I can’t be here with you at this important moment. But I am watching you at home, and waiting for you.”
Zha Jie honoring Zhang Xingzi
Congratulate to grow up!”
Zhenan Wang and Jie Yang honoring Ren Wang
“Wes, you are a bright light in today’s world. You have worked hard and it shows! I look forward to seeing you join the long list of Obie greats! I am honored and very thankful to be your mom! Physics and Math... Wow! Congratulations!”
Adrienne Patterson honoring Wesley Thompson Patterson
“Congratulations Aidan! I’m so proud of you double-degree, computer-coding, guitar-playing wunderkind! You are so far away from the boy I left there in August 2016... Much love from Mom!”
Andrea Wiley honoring Aidan Wiley Lippke
“Congratulations Zoe. So PROUD of you and your accomplishments. You are awesome!! Love you. Uncle Tony”
Aris and Teresa Iatridis honoring Zoe Iatridis
“Congratulations! Your love of music has brought you far and we are anxiously waiting to see where else it will take you.
We love you,
Papi and Mama”
Victor and Amparo Alvarez honoring Nicholas Alvarez
“Congratulations, Claire. We are so pleased for you on this special day.
Love, Grams and Papa Mark”
Lucy and Mark Connolly honoring Claire Nave
“We are so proud of you, Julia! Congratulations on all you’ve learned and achieved over the last four years. You are an incredible human being! And now onto new adventures!”
Stacy and King Dahl honoring Julia Rohde
“Zoe!!! Congratulations on your amazing journey. We are so proud of you. No matter where this takes you there is no doubt that you will be the very best at what you do. Keep your head held high and your family values deep in your heart. Your future is so bright the stars envy you!”
Randy and Kesha honoring Zoe Iatridis
Words cannot express how proud your Dad; auntie Gillian, grandma, and I are of you. Oberlin College was certainly a great choice for you. We’ve watched you blossom into an awesome and dynamic adult. Congratulations on your graduation! We can’t wait to see what else God has in store for you. We love very much! You absolutely rock! Love Mom.”
Patricia Bacchus honoring Tyler Roberts
“Congratulations Noa! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to cheer you on in the adventures ahead! Love you and always in your corner!”
Merav Segal and Christine Tripoli honoring Noa Segal
“Hello Dear Sophia. Congratulations to you. Hope you thoroughly enjoy this great occasion and receive full measure of praise, pleasure and pride from yourself and and all of us for all you are and all your accomplishments at Oberlin. Good for you Dear Sophia. Bless your Beautiful Heart!”
Michael Hartmann honoring Sophia Alexandra Zandi
“Congratulations Judd! We are so proud, happy, and excited for you. We love that you got so much joy out of your Oberlin experience, no matter where you were! Much love from all of us.”
Ann, Jeff, Sarah, Jack, Toby, and Nellie honoring Judd Wexler
“Alex, your accomplishments are mighty, your enthusiasm is inspiring and your loving heart is a joy. We’re so happy and grateful to have you in our lives. We celebrate you on your graduation from Oberlin, which proved to be the perfect place for you to spend these last four years. Congratulations!”
Grandma Brenda and Silly Bill honoring Alexandra Wooldredge
“We’re so excited to be sharing this day with you. You’ve worked so hard and accomplished so much, overcoming every obstacle you’ve encountered. We are incredibly proud of you and can’t wait to see what unfolds in the next chapter. Sending lots and lots of love.”
Sheryl and Jon, honoring Caleb Knapp honoring Dear Caleb
“Dear Marisa, congratulations on your college graduation! We are so proud of you and what you’ve accomplished. Keep learning and growing as you continue your life journey. Your family will be with you every step of the way!”
Uncle Paul & Aunt Jiyoung honoring Marisa Kim
“We are proud of all you’ve achieved during your four years at Oberlin and grateful to the faculty and staff who mentored you along the way. We wish you wonderful adventures and future success—and we love you.”
Thomas and Patricia Grabill honoring Megan Catherine Grabill
“Tomorrow marks the first of the many accomplishments you will achieve in life! The road ahead will have some obstacles but you are incredibly ambitious and will succeed at anything you put your mind and heart to!!! Cheers to your FUTURE!!!!!”
Eilleen Rodriguez honoring Emily Bermudez
We’re happy that you’ve loved Oberlin. Thank you for sharing its inspiring community with us and your wonderful, creative growth here. We will always remember these special years as we know you will too. We trust this experience will nurture the creative life force you’ve had since birth as you continue to share your gifts with us and others in the time ahead BRAVO! Mom, Dad, and family”
Jay Heubert and Valerie Aubry honoring Anna Heubert-Aubry
We are extremely proud of your accomplishment as a phenomenal student. Graduating college is a great achievement. We are confident this is one of many amazing goals you will accomplish in your lifetime. You make us all proud. Keep shining! Love,
Angie, Leo, Leilani and Leo II”
Angie and Leo Rodriguez honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations on your graduation! What a journey! We are so happy for you, and proud, and excited for your future. This is just the beginning: you will enjoy being an educated, well-rounded, and confident young women. You have so much to give! And, the world will love you back.”
Marc and Eliana Leve honoring Nuriel
“Hi Sam, congratulations on all your great achievements! We are immensly proud of the the beautiful person you have become. We know you will achieve greatness whatever endeaever you choose in the future. So enjoy the rest of the summer, LOVE YOU!💝😁”
Julio & Simi Perez honoring Samantha Perez
Your whole family could not be more proud of you. You are astounding! You’ve worked so hard and made so much of your college career. Congratulations on this milestone and we love you very much! All our love, Mommy”
Jill Rathus honoring Lauren Goldsamt
“It seems like so long ago that you were that little girl that disappeared into the background because you were so shy and quiet. You have traveled on an exciting road throughout your education and I look forward to see where this path leads!! You are capABLE of whatever you set your mind to, you have proven that time and time again! Congrats and the sky is the limit! Love you Emmy”
Elaine Sanchez honoring Emily Bermudez
“Elliot - It has been inspiring to witness your artistic journey. You have approached each new experience with an open-mind, an inquisitive nature, and an appreciation for the value of friends and community. I am confident that you will approach this time of transition and change with a sense of adventure, grounded in the knowledge that you are well-prepared for the coming challenges and opportunities. I love you dearly and am so very proud! Mom”
Melissa Shaull-Thompson honoring Elliot Shaull-Thompson
“Congratulations Jordan on an amazing college career! Three great seasons of basketball and a degree! You are an inspiration to us all. You’ve gone above and beyond our expectations. Way to go man!
Dad and Moksha”
Patrick Armstrong and Moksha Donohue honoring Jordan Armstrong
“Congratulaions, Claudia! I always knew you had musical talent. Remember singing “Tomorrow” and “Complicated” when you were four?
Donna Heppermann honoring Claudia Hinsdale
“Near or far, or wherever we are - nothing in this world makes me prouder than being your big sister. Your love for learning is inspiring; your compassion for others is humbling, and you move through this strange world with style and determination. I cannot wait to celebrate with you once we are in the same hemisphere! You are the best friend that I will ever have, Lydia Simone <3”
Madeline Rose Finkel honoring Lydia Simone Finkel
“Emily - we are so proud of you! We have loved watching you thrive and grow at Oberlin. Thank you for your beautiful music that we love so much! We can‘t wait to see what your bright future holds! With much love and Congratulations!!!”
Stephanie & Steve Hancock honoring Emily Hancock
“Congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin, Emily. We are proud of your accomplishments. Enjoy the celebration!”
Kathy and Laurie Shwiff honoring Emily Spezia-Shwiff
“Congratulations! You all are amazing and will go on to do great things! Live life to the fullest!”
Anonymous honoring Whole graduating class
“Congratulations Olivia! We are so very proud of you and can’t wait to see you continue to grow!”
Colin Smith honoring Olivia Smith
“Congratulations, with love for the godson you are and with pride in the amazing man you are becoming”
Cecil Williams honoring Lawrence Hamilton
“Zoe I’m so proud of you, God has blessed you to go and be great as you already are! Time really flies but you will always be my heart love you to the moon and back! Your other mom Pam.”
Pamela Johnson honoring Zoe Iatridis
“As you graduate from Oberlin, we hope you know how proud we are of you! You have had to manage so much over these last few years in order to achieve your goals! Way to Rise up! We lovingly send you on your next life journey with hope, faith, and unending support! Love you bunches and bunches! - your two moms! GoYeo! GoTory!”
Kim and Kathi Knapp honoring Tory Knapp
“Congratulations Emily we are so proud and wish you All the best#yougotthisandsomuchmore...
Go be Great, Be strong and Courageous; Do Not Be Afraid; Do Not Be Discouraged, For The Lord Will Be With You Wherever You Go Joshua 1:9... Lily and Family”
Nellie and Doug honoring Emily
“We’re so happy you had the Oberlin experience. Well done!”
Liz Morrison and Rich Macdonald honoring Evelyn Morrison
“Felicidades mi hija le deseo que sigas asi, para que puedas alcanzar todas las metas deseadas, muchas bendiciones te quiero mucho Emily un beso y un abrazo muy fuerte.”
Grandma Seidy honoring Emily
“Woooo Woooo!!!! You did it! It’s over! And now your next chapter of your life begins. You’re sprouting to a smart and intelligent young women you are. I congratulate you finishing something not that everyone can do. Restless days and nights but putting all that hard work towards your future. I couldn’t be more proud. You always been a hard worker, smart, and resilient. I know your grandma is cheering you on from above sand sends lots of love. Much love from myself and the family. You did it EM”
Stephanie Santiago honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations Emily you did it! We are all so very proud of this huge accomplishment! I can not wait to see what the future holds for you sweet girl and we are all behind you cheering you on in your future endeavors! Go get ‘em!”
Aunt Terri honoring Emily ♥️👩🏻🎓
“Congratulations Em! I’m so very proud of you and everything you’ve achieved. You’re representing the family, and making us all so proud. Take that big brain and make a change cuz. I love you.”
Junior honoring Emily
“Hey Emily I am so very proud of you, we all are congratulations we are all very proud of you! We love you and can’t wait to see what’s next.
Love your uncle Alex”
Uncle Alex honoring Emily Bermudez
“We are so proud of you! You have worked so hard and we cannot wait to see all of the big things that you will be doing in the future! Congratulations, we love you!!!”
Brandon and Norah honoring Olivia Smith
Annabelle Lewis honoring Amelia Lewis
“Congratulations, Amelia! You’ve done so much in the past four years that it makes me kind of dizzy. I hope you and your friends continue to support each other and have fun together in the next phase of your lives. I can't wait to see what you do next, and after that, and after that...We’ll be watching your graduation on Friday and cheering you on from Brooklyn. Lots of love, Emily and Annabelle”
Emily and Annabelle Lewis honoring Amelia Lewis
“Congratulations!! You have made the entire family Proud! We Love you!!”
Nelly & Douglas Bermudez honoring Emily “Emmy” Bermudez
“Congratulations Em!!!! Love you mija so proud of you. The sky’s the limit!!! Can’t wait to see all of the things you will achieve ❤”
Aunt Carmen and family 🖤 honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations best friend, I’m so proud of you and everything you’ve accomplished so far! ❤️”
Niacole Vazquez honoring Emily Bermudez
“I want to write something funny but can’t top your family so here is some real honest talk. We are so in awe of you and your talents and so excited for all the music you are making now and forever. Love you!”
Ann Heppermann honoring Claudia Hinsdale
“Congratulations on this academic milestone. I wish you much adventure, love, growth, and happiness as the journey continues!”
Mandy Holland honoring Sarah
“Congratulations Han! You survive and thrived college in most unusual times and circumstances. I am happy to have been a small part of that experience as your host mom through pandemic times. Your hard work has paid off and I know you will achieve anything you put your mind to in the future. I look forward to seeing the livestream of you walking across that stage, and welcoming you for a return visit to Vermont afterward. Love, "Mom"”
Deb Wales honoring Han Du
“Congratulations Emily! We are so proud of you. Wishing you all the best of luck as you enter a new chapter in life. With all our love Mari, Erik, Liam, Lucas and Madrina Carmen.”
Nellie and Doug honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations Emily on your hard work ,we wish you the best the world has to offer. God Bless You on your new endeavors!”
Bernice Gonzalez honoring Emily Bermudez
“Shout out from your uncles and aunties around the globe. We are all so proud of you, from your Uncle Gbenga and Auntie Kunbi in Nigeria, Africa; Uncle Wole, Auntie Teju and cousin Ponmile in England, UK; and Auntie Ireti in South Africa. We love you and We all say well done!”
Teju Adeoye honoring Christian Ikeokwu
“Congratulations, Emily on your College Graduation! Such a big accomplishment! May your future be filled with many more Positive Achievements! Lots of luck in all you do! 🍾🎉🎈😍
Nelly and Douglas Bermudez honoring Emily Bermudez
We are sure that today is the 1st of many PROUD, SUCCESSFUL moments for you!
CONGRATULATIONS today & we wish you all the very best for all of your tomorrows! Love you xoxo”
Titi Josie-Analyss-Jess & Marco honoring Emily
“My dear son, HJ. I am sorry I cannot be with you on graduation day but I want you to know how proud I am of you & I share with you GranMa Pura’s & GranPa Quique’s & the entire Fernandez-Perez Family’s pride, love & congratulations in successfully completing your 5 year program in 4! God bless you & keep you close. I will always be here for you. Popi”
Henry A. Fernandez, Esq. honoring Henry James Fernandez
A warm congratulations for your graduation from such a fine school! You may not remember me. I am your Mom’s first cousin on the Kier side. So I guess that makes us second cousins! I wish for you every opportunity to develop your interests and talent in biology.
I am so very proud of you and who you have become.
Mary Wright Kier”
Nancy Mulrine honoring Kris
“Allison, congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin! We are so enormously proud of you. You have faced all of life’s challenges and opportunities with tenacity and a positive attitude, and we just can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. We love you so much! Love, Mom and Dad”
Tim and Tracy Schmitt honoring Allison Schmitt
“We are so proud of you. This is an amazing accomplishment. We know how hard you worked to get to where you are now. We have seen you grow and mature throughout these past four years and couldn’t be more proud of the person you have become. We are excited to see you develop your career and know you will have great success. We love you very much!”
Richard Schlenk and Theresa Walsh honoring Max Schlenk
“Congratulations! I am so proud of you. We’ll be watching as you cross the stage on Friday. Love, KayKay”
Kay Almassy honoring Thomas E Heffer
“Congratulations Emily! We are so proud of you and are very excited to see what the future holds for you! God bless you! Love, Noel & Wendy Castro”
Noel & Wendy Castro honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations on this milestone Emily!!
We are so proud of you!
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
We love you!!!!”
Doris and Alfonso Guerrero honoring Emily Bermudez
“Yay!! You did it!! Congratulations Emily! We are so proud of you. What an outstanding accomplishment. The sky is the limit! We love you mucho Tio Miguel & Tia Mirna”
Mirna and Miguel Rodriguez honoring Emily Bermudez
“BEETCH! I’m so proud of you! I love and miss you every day and can't wait to see you again. Ily and you’ll always be my favorite rock-lover 💜”
Sam Cortina honoring Emily Bermudez
“Emmy!!! Congratulations!! I’m am so beyond excited for you. You finally cashed in on all that hard work that you put in! This is a true moment to treasure, but in the midst of the chaos that is graduation, I ask that you take a moment to reflect. Reflect on the first drive you took to the Oberlin campus, your first steps into your dorm room, the very first friend that you made, that first class that you stepped into, the day that your parents left you there with very tough goodbyes weaved in. The tears that you shed when you arrived, and the tears that you will shed as you leave. Reflect on the good days and bad days, the fun days and the sad days, because in the end, those memories and experiences are what molded you into who you are today. Emmy, this is now the jump off point to your very bright future, I know that greatness will continue to open its doors to you, because you will always hold the key. I cannot wait to see what your future holds, but I know it will be filled with blessings upon blessings. God bless you always, and know that I’m here for you every step of the way. Love you always, Padrino/Tiiiiiiiiiiooooooo”
Tioooooooooo Mike honoring Emily Bermudez
“Hey Alex!!! Congratulations on your great accomplishments over the last four years. We’re very excited to see where your imagination and creativity take you next. Much love, Mom and Dad XXX000”
Jonathan Tash and Jan Hoffman honoring Alexandra B. Tash
Congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin! We are so proud of you. Thanks for being a great friend and housemate to our Em. We wish you nothing but the best as you begin this new chapter. Class of 2021!
Nellie & Doug Bermudez”
Mr. & Mrs. Bermudez honoring Brianna Hayes
Wow, the day has come for your mother and I to sit back and cheer our hearts out for you as you walk proudly across that stage to get your degree! I will not lie, I will definitively have tears of joy in my eyes. We cannot wait to see what else is in store for you. We are truly proud parents of an awesome, intelligent young woman! You will always be my baby girl!! Congratulations.
Douglas Bermudez honoring Emily A. Bermudez
“To our amazing daughter, Emily:
You did it! Congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin. Words cannot express how extremely proud you have made your dad and I. This is the culmination of all of your hard work and dedication to your studies throughout the years. You had a dream and you made it come true! It has been such an honor and a blessing to be a part of it all. Always shine bright and don’t let anyone dim your light. We’re so excited to see what the future has in store for you. Dad and I are always here for you and we will always be your biggest cheerleaders.
Mom and Dad”
Douglas and Nellie Bermudez honoring Emily A. Bermudez
“We are so extremely proud of your hard work and dedication these last 4 years! You made it!! Make sure you take in these moments, you worked so very hard for to get here.. Cheers to the new journey ahead. We know you can accomplish anything. Head up, strong and focused. We love you so much! Congratulations class of 2021! ”
Michelle and Evan honoring Emily Bermudez
“Youve made the family proud! Such a major accomplishment all the hard work paid off! Much love & many blessings on your future endeavors! Congratulations 🎉👩🏻🎓🎉”
Alexis Flores honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations baby girl! I am so insanely proud of you and this immense accomplishment! I have watched you work so very hard for so many years and I know it wasn't easy. Never forget this long road and these tough moments. Those days you thought you wouldn't make it yet here you are. This is just the beginning! God bless you always! Love, Tia.”
Tia (Rosie) honoring Emily
“Olivia! Hello and congratulations on your great achievement! I am so proud of you and excited for all the great opportunities I am sure will be coming your way. I wish I could be at your ceremony to celebrate with you, but I will be thinking of you and am so happy for you. YOU DID IT! Congratulations! Much love and many hugs!”
Aunt Kim honoring Olivia Smith
So many amazing accomplishments and it’s only the beginning… Wishing you lots of happiness and the very best always!! We will always be here for you!!
Love Jeannie & Steve”
Jeannie and Steve Kibitel honoring Emily Tucci
“To our little buddy,
It has been a privilege watching you grow up and navigating your college years… We are all so proud of your work ethic and determination!! Your future is so bright!! Congratulations!!! Love you always,
Mom & Dad”
Jeannie and Steve Kibitel honoring James Stephen Kibitel
“We’re so proud of you, Tom!!!! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - as the baby, you learned from each of our mistakes and so turned out the best. Love you tons, little bro, and can’t wait to see all the amazing things you accomplish in your life!”
Annie, Joey, and Rosie LoVoi honoring Tom LoVoi
Congratulations on your graduation! I can’t believe you are graduating already. I know you have a very bright future awaiting you. Good luck and lots of love ❤️.
Sandy and Robert Smith honoring Olivia Smith
“Congratulations, Olivia! I am so proud of you and excited for what’s to come!”
Kisha M. honoring Olivia Smith
“Zoe, I am so proud of you. May God bless you as you continue your career. With My Love Daisy”
Dr. and Mrs. Aris Iatridis honoring Zoe Iatridis
“Olive, we couldn’t be happier or more proud of you! You have grown so much in your time at Oberlin, and we hope it has given you a solid footing for the rest of your life. Congratulations to you and the rest of the Class of 2021. Well earned and well done, all!”
Kara & Jaemy Hwang honoring Olive Hwang
“So proud of you and your amazing graduation to top off your glorious years at Oberlin! What a ride! Lots of snow and a pandemic and an early ending trip to Milan. Amazing friends coupled with art and all Ohio has to offer! I wish I could see you in person but I’ll be screaming at the screen at nine on Friday morning. Our heavenly friend has a front row seat! Can’t wait to see you in Atlanta in June! Sending all the love I have with all the pride I have! Girl, you are outstanding and I love you so! Class of 2021. Oberlin. K”
Kathryn Roberson honoring Zöe Iatridis
“Congratulations!!!!!!! We are so proud of you and wish we could be there in person to cheer you on.We will be watching and cheering you on from Wisconsin. We love you dear cousin.”
Rick and Annette Roberts honoring Mike Sandifer
“We are so very proud of you, Liv! What an achievement! Congratulations on this, the first of many accomplishments in your future.”
Aunt Rhonda & Uncle Robert Fomby honoring Olivia Smith
“CONGRATULATIONS MIKE!!! So Proud of You!
Believe. Achieve. Succeed. I can do All Things Through Christ who Strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13”
Mom Dee Mitchell (Jazz Mom) honoring Mike Sandier
“Good job, Boat.”
Your mother and father honoring Simone Hammett Lynch
“Kai, You touch so many lives with your kindness. Grandma and Honi are beaming at you from heaven. I am too from the other side of the sea. May your shiny light rock on! Xoxoxo Mom”
Mom honoring Kai Becker
“To Our Wonderful Daughter, Olivia,
Congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin! We are tremendously proud of you and all you have accomplished these past four years. Whether it was late night studying, participating in soccer and track, working, hanging with your friends or just being involved in all that the college offered, you left it all on the table and truly made the most of your time at Oberlin. You did it! Now, it is time to move on.....off to graduate school as you continue to move towards your dreams and goals!
We love you!
Mom, Dad, Brandon and Colin”
Sandy and Robert Smith honoring Olivia Smith
“Congratulation on graduating from Oberlin! We are pleased to see astonishing accomplishments in many different aspects of your life—not only academic achievements but personal growth. During the past four years in Oberlin, you have been through a lot and learned to make important choices by yourself. As parents what we can do is just standing behind you, supporting and applauding for you, and watching you go farther. Wishing you the best in the next chapter of your life!”
Jingyi's family honoring Jingyi Yuan
“Jasmine, I’m so proud of you & what you’ve accomplished in the last four years. You have a bright future ahead of you. May you continue to reach higher heights. Always remember to keep God first in everything you do.
Sandra Johnson honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations on completing Oberlin! That is a very important achievement which will be helpful for your entire life. We are very proud of you. We think you have a great future in store. Which much love, Grandma and Opa”
Tom and Sara Mayer honoring Zachary Mayer-Bickel
“Congrats, Alexis!! You have worked so hard in many things Oberlin. From Obie games and dungeons and dragons to more serious studies in biology and theater management. Your journey of self-discovery continues after Oberlin and we look forward to seeing where your journey takes you. Stand proud of your accomplishments as we are proud of you.
Love, Mom, Dad, Jess and Madison”
The Quirk Family honoring Alexis Quirk
“Dear Zack, Affectionate congratulations and many hugs on your successful completion of your Oberlin years We will watch your further adventures in China and beyond with interest and cheers. Much love, Nana and Ota”
Nancy and Peter Bickel honoring Zack Mayer
We are so proud of you and all that you have learned and accomplished at Oberlin. You were faced with very real challenges and you rose to the occasion marvelously. Congratulations on being the seventh generation of Oberlin graduates in our family. You made Oberlin your own over these four years. We wish you all the best in the exciting years to come.
Lots of love,
Mom and Dad”
Amanda Bickel & Peter Mayer honoring Zachary Mayer-Bickel
“Kahti, we love you so much and take great pride in you, our beautiful daughter. Your creativity and free spirit is an inspiration and your gift. Continue to do amazing things! Congratulations to the Class of 2021!”
Eileen and Carlos Moyotl honoring Kahtia Moyotl
“Congratulations, George! We are so excited about your graduation from Oberlin and proud of all that you have accomplished.
With lots of love,
Mom, Dad, Camille, and Susannah”
Alice Birch honoring George Birch
“Congratulations and much happiness in your new adventures. Remember always reach for the stars🌟.
We love you forever. Grandma and Bob”
Laura and Bob Cubeta honoring Sophia Musiak
“Jackie, Congratulations on graduating from Oberlin. It has been an honor watching you play softball and getting to know you over these last 4 years. Best of luck in the future - you will do great things!
Wendy & Jeff”
Wendy & Jeff Musiak honoring Jackie Bednar
“Nick, Congratulations on graduating from Oberlin. It has been an honor watching you as go through the college experience! You are so talented and will do great things in life! Love to you - Wendy and Jeff.”
Wendy and Jeff Musiak honoring Nick De Luca
“Sophia - we are so proud of all your accomplishments at Oberlin and on the road it took you to get to Oberlin. You have excelled in all that you have faced: academics, athletics, personal growth and your semester abroad. You have pushed yourself to achieve greatness outside of your comfort zone - you will go far in life! Wishing you the best in your next chapter of your life! It has been an honor watching you play softball throughout your Oberlin career. You have handled the last couple of years with grace as the world shut down! We love you and are so proud of you. Love Mom and Dad”
Jeff and Wendy Musiak honoring Sophia Musiak
“Keep on rockin' it Bubbie Dee!”
Mama Jeannie honoring Sophia
“Congratulations Paige! We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. We love you and are excited for your next adventure. We know that you will shine!
Mom, Dad, Ari, and Harrison”
Michelle and David Reinstein honoring Paige Reinstein
“You continue to amaze and inspire us! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished throughout your life and these past four years at Oberlin. We know you will make a lasting impact on this world. Love you lots! -Mom and Dad
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov”
Jennifer Adams and Jeff Agnoli honoring Samuel Ray Agnoli
“Maeve- keep living life BIG! We know you will continue to do amazing things! We are so proud of you! Congratulations!”
Julie Tisone and James Dick honoring Maeve Dick
“Congratulations on this new stage that you are about to begin. We love you so much. Your family from Puerto Rico send you a big kiss and hugs.”
Annette Feliciano honoring Miguel Santos Feliciano
I’m sure today will be only the first of many proud, successful moments for you. Prayers and blessings on your graduation and for your future. Congratulations! We are so very proud of you.
We love you and we can't wait to celebrate you ❤”
Steven, Samira, Josiah, Sariah and Jace Rodriguez honoring Emily Bermudez
“Congratulations, Will! We’re all so proud of your accomplishments, abilities, and most of all, your perseverance. Looking forward to sharing many more future celebrations! Love you!!”
Dad honoring William Tokunaga
Congratulations on your extraordinary achievements. Your hard work, diligence and perseverance is being rewarded. May God continue to be with you and bless you as you move into the next phase of your life.”
Morgan L Myers honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations on reaching your hard sought after goal! You will be an excellent physician serving a community that badly needs you!!
Lawrence Hamilton honoring Lawrence Hamilton
Li Lin Christine honoring LU YAN
“Congratulations Nico, beyond proud of the young man you have become. Love you Kiddo”
Jessi honoring Nicholas Alvarez
“Congratulations Nico. You should feel so proud of all your hard work all these years and chasing your dreams!
Lots of love. ”
Amanda Alvarez & Christopher Scanlon honoring Nico Alvarez
“You are moving on to a new and exciting chapter in your life. I wish you all the best for the future that lies ahead. Congratulations on your graduation cousin!”
Casandra Bermudez honoring Emily Bermudez
“I’m sure today will be only the first of many proud,successful moments for you. You are moving on to a new and exciting chapter in your life. I wish you all the best for the future that lies ahead. 💞🌷🎉Congratulations...”
Lisette Gonzalez honoring Emily Bermudez
“Em you have come a long way from barely looking at me while your mom dad asked you to say hello whenever we saw each other, look at you now!!!!! went away to school which i thought would never happened!!!!! to going away on school projects and making the entire family proud and now graduating from college whaoooo, you have really made us proud, your achievements are our achievements, so Em i want to congratulate you on your biggest achievement, graduating from college you are one smart humble young lady and I'm very, very proud of you, nothing stopped you from reaching your goal marching across that stage. May God continue to guide all your steps and the sky is the limit Missy. Love you and you truly made me, one proud titi. CONGRATULATION YAYYYYYYYYYY.”
Anamaris "tia Lin" honoring Em
“We are so proud of you Emily! You’ve demonstrated how with hard work and determination, you can achieve anything. Wishing you many more successes in Chicago! Love & Congrats to you! 💛❤️💛❤️”
Jerry, Ali, Olivia and Sam Hacker honoring Emily Tucci
“Happy graduation, Thibault!! Wish we could be there to celebrate with you. We can’t wait to see you next and celebrate your graduation! Best wishes on your new adventure.
Francesca & Emily”
Francesca and Emily honoring Thibault Irissou
“Cam, Congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin! What an amazing accomplishment and we are so proud of you. We cannot wait to see what you do next in your life. It’s a journey so make it that, and enjoy every stop along the way. There is no doubt you will be hugely successful in whatever you chose to do. Stay true to yourself always! You’re a fantastic young man!!”
Love you lots, Uncle Steve, Auntie Sha and the “J” team honoring Cam MacIntyre
“Congrats on this great achievement. I know you will be a very successful percussion musician. Good luck on you next endeavors in Indiana. Love you Nico have fun.”
Avendano Family honoring Diego Nicolás Alvarez
“Congratulations On your accomplishment I am so very proud of you for having completed this phase of your life. You have found the music that makes you happy.”
Tia Angie honoring Nicolas Alvarez
We are very proud of you and wish you the best in your future endeavors! We love you.”
Cornell, Shenay, Kylen, and Kayla honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Dear James, we are so very proud of all that you have accomplished! Your drive, determination and big dreams are going to take you places in life. Congratulations on this next chapter, we are rooting for you!
Aunt Mia, Uncle Chris, Jack & Lily”
Ebbets family honoring James Kibitel
“It can seem like half your college was a liminal space with few accurate memories. In time, it will become the room where it happened; the unpredictable and strange is the great map-pin of memory.
We are so proud you made the long journey to be part of the big conversation. You took in everything Oberlin offered. You know how to go far, and you will!”
Neva Fernandez & Steven Smith honoring Ivy Fernandez Smith
“Congratulations Leo! So proud of you, and excited to see what awesome thing you'll do next.”
Violet honoring Leo Lasdun
“Congratulations to our darling Leo. We are beyond proud of you for continuing to sharpen and expand that wonderful and fascinating mind of yours in this difficult time, and for becoming the great-hearted young man we always hoped you would be. We love you so much and will be here for you as you bring your remarkable spirit out into the wider world.”
Mom and Dad honoring Leo Lasdun
“FELICITATIONS! I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished during your time at Oberlin! Continue to follow your passions and success will follow. Remember, we dream big so we can grow into our dreams! Love you to the moon and back!”
Cindy honoring Thibault Irissou
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION OF VOICE AND OPERA THEATER, 2021!
BEHIND YOU, all your memories.
BEFORE YOU, all your dreams.
AROUND YOU, all who love and support you.
WITHIN YOU - passion, resilience, AND perseverance—all you need.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT:
Enjoy singing Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute in Italy this summer.
Success in attending Postgraduate in Voice and opera theater in Guildhall school of Music and Drama, London, UK!”
Vicky and Bob Litchev honoring Thomas Litchev
“Congratulations Jasmine!! You have done an outstanding job despite all the challenges you have faced. In your endeavors, continue to go forward and remember that you are dearly loved and supported by your family. God bless you.
Love, Michelle (Shelly) Tracy”
Michelle (Shelly) Tracy honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations Jasmine “Jazz” Mitchell! The Bundick family are so proud of you! It feels like it was only yesterday that you were filling out college applications and now, you’re graduating!
Wish you all the splendid blessings!
The Chelxenn Bundick!!”
Chelxenn Bundick honoring Jasmine “Jazz” Mitchell
“Congratulations, Quentin! May you continue to go from strength to strength. Love, Mom and Dad.”
Michael Zimbalist and Melissa Engel honoring Quentin Zimbalist
“Congratulations Marisa! I’m proud of what you have achieved in a shortened amount of time!”
Vic DeAngelo honoring Marisa Juliet Kim
“We’re proud of all of your accomplishments. Congratulations and best wishes for your next adventure!”
Tianying Jiang and Yawen Wu honoring Christina Wu
“Screaming to the heavens!! So proud of you!!! Love you, Anita”
Anita honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congrads Jazzy! I am so proud of you!! This is the moment you have worked hard to achieve! Continue reaching for the moon and the stars! Love You! Anita”
Anita honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Jazz, it has been rough in so many aspects during your undergrad journey. You hung in there and you have made your parents so very proud. Congrats and keep going.”
Deborah Everette honoring Jazz
“Hey, so proud of your many accomplishments. Wishing you well as you go on to put your mark in the world on a Global Level!! Congratulations!!”
Karen Jones honoring Jazz Mitchell
“Caroline, we’re so proud of you that you have completed this phase of your musical journey and are now graduating, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, which has undoubtedly added to the challenges of your undergraduate experience. Our only wish is that we could have been a part of these years of your life. Good luck with graduate school!”
Dad & Sherrie honoring Caroline
“Pagina! Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you’re graduating from college! Your mom and I are so very proud of you and all you’ve accomplished. You are a wonderful, creative, kind, conscientous young woman and we know you will help make the world a better place. You make us proud every day and I our love for you is endless. We can’t wait to see what comes next for you. We are always here for you. Enjoy yourself in Spain!”
Craig & Mauri Wilsie honoring Paige Valentine Wilsie
“Congratulations “Jazz” I’m so proud of you. Best wishes on your next journey! Love ya,
Dee & Eugene Mitchell honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations to the best godson ever🎉. I am excited about your future. We can always use a doctor in the family 🤩”
Kay Williams honoring Lawrence Hamilton
“It is not funny how day by day it seems like nothing changes, but when I look back (21 years) everything is different with Jasmine… Make the most of now girl.
Auntie Emma Your mom’s longtime friend (sister from Africa-Cameroon) is proud of you for having reached this breakthrough. You have given your parents so many reasons to be proud of the woman you have become and telling others that you are their daughter.
Here is my wish for you, life becomes all that you want it to, stay connected with the Lord, with God your worries stay small and that you never need to carry more than you can hold. My dear daughter there is a lot that awaits you. Nothing to worry of when you can pray. Congratulations on all of your achievements.”
Emma Manjo honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congrats Jazz!!!! I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work.”
Miss Pam Ellis honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Wishing you the best on the start of you adventure. Best of luck.”
The Overton Family honoring Jazmine mitchell
“Nicole - congratulations! We are so very proud of you. You have overcome obstacles and challenges, and you have grown so much. You are beautiful and strong, wise beyond your years, kind-hearted, talented, with a perspective that is always unique and insightful. We witnessed your launching at Oberlin, and we will witness your launching in Atlanta in your career. We know that God will always watch over you. “God is within her, she will not fail.” Psalm 46:5. Love, Mom, Dad, and Natalie”
Paul, EJ and Natalie honoring Nicole Hong
“Congratulations & Best Wishes!!
We are so proud of you!!
James & Mom”
Kim Craig & James Craig honoring Kayri Craig
I am so so proud of your achievements and I know there are so many more to come. Graduation is just another accomplishment and there are many more accomplishments to make.
Don’t be afraid and understand that one day you will have the power to make a difference, so use it well. This is just one step to your dreams and there are many more steps to be taken.
Best Wishes My Lovely Beautiful Niece
Love you always”
Aunt Crystal Strand honoring Jazz Mitchell
“Have a great graduation - we wish we were there with you - but we are with you in spirit and are very proud of you - see you soon LOVE YA”
Lynne and Leon Fink honoring Olivia May Fink
“Wahoo! Congratulations, Cameron. We are proud of you! Grandma & Grandpa”
Grandma & Grandpa MacIntyre honoring Cam MacIntyre
“We are so very proud of you!! You did it!! We love you!! ❤️”
Mom, Dad and Cullen honoring Cam MacIntyre
“Jasmine, we love, love that you have reached this goal, congratulations. We know that there is more that you will do and could not be prouder to have you carry the name onto to places we could only dream of going. We love you and pray for your next journey out there in the world.”
Aunt Nada, Granddad and Grandmom Mitchell honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Jazz, I remember when you were a little girl at Chesterbrook Academy and now you are a beautiful, intelligent young woman graduating from Oberlin with honors. We are so proud of you and we love you so much. We pray that God continues to bless and keep you.”
Auntie Mona honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations on graduating college! What an amazing journey it's been! Now as you step out into the world, not as a college student but as an independent, intelligent woman, let your star shine and follow your dreams! Wishing you all the best as you embark on the next phase of life's journey. Live Love Laugh, Kathryn Bernardo-Preston”
Kathryn Bernardo-Preston honoring Jazz
What great news from Oberlin about your graduation. Well done. We are very proud Grandparents over here in the UK!!
We won’t ask ‘so what’s next’ because we are sure that you will need to have some ‘wind down’ time to recover from all of that hard work. We will keep in touch and ‘watch this space’!
We think you are allowed to sit back and enjoy the moment!
In the meantime we both send much love.
Grandma J and Grandpa”
Judith and Michael Woods honoring Barnaby Woods
“Congrats are in order to My Beautiful Neice. I can’t say enough about how proud I am of You. The sky is the limit. To watch You grow from a Beautiful little Babygirl to becoming this adorable smart Young Lady. Your accomplishments and achievements are impeccable. Much Happiness and Success to You in all Your future Endeavors. Love You..Uncle Robert. 👏👏🙂🙏”
Demetrius B Mitchell honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations on your continued success! I am so proud of you and happy for you, inspired by you and excited for you! Love Always!”
Nena Brown honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations to my phenomenal Jazzy on all of your many accomplishments past, present, and future! You are an amazing young woman with an extremely bright future. I love you and am so very proud of you.”
Aunt Jojo honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Wow! Time has flown by. I’m very excited about your future. Here you are, a graduate standing on the cusp of all your tomorrows. You have accomplished so much in so little time. It’s not often we get to pause and reflect. This is a momentous occasion, to do just that. You carry a torch, for not only yourself but so many. Please relish it and the next phase of your fantastic journey. You are well equipped to aspire to personal greatest. Savor every moment, the ups, the downs & all that our gracious Father will provide.
As they say in Vegas, you’re playing with house money. Our Lord & Savior is on your side, you can’t lose. I’m extremely happy of all your achievements and the ones to follow. You are primed for the big time. There’s nothing you want to do, you can’t do. Press forward with the grace and dignity you’ve always possessed.
Congratulations! We love you...”
Uncle Gregory & Aunt Divina honoring Jasmine
“Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on your next adventure.
Love you Jazz - Aunt Barbara”
Auntie Barbara Strand honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulation. Class of 2021! Enjoy your wonderful success and time in Japan!”
Dee Bundick honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations on completing your degree!! The world is yours. Keep God first and everything else will fall into place!! God speed and wishing you always nothing but the best!!!”
Bryant Ringgold honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“It has been a pleasure watching you grow into an intelligent and strong woman. Your personal and professional achievements have been amazing. Keep doing your thang. We love you.
Earl, Mommy#2 and Jordan”
Dee Mitchell honoring Jazz Mitchell
“Congratulations are definitely in order to the most beautiful, amazing, and intelligent young lady, Ms. Jasmine Mitchell! I can’t believe you are graduating already; boy does time fly! I pray that you continue to blossom and flourish into the amazing woman God has destined you to be! #totheskyandbeyond🤗”
Natasha Dandridge honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“I so proud of u congratulations u did Wonderful job”
Dinetta honoring Jazzy Michelle
“Congratulations on such an amazing start in your professional life and career. You are very bright and I know there is nothing you cannot accomplish. On day you have to teach me Japanese. I pray for you much success and a great career. I love my visits to Japan, you will not be disappointed. Much love and more success.”
Darryl A Moone honoring Jazz Mitchell
“Jazz - Now you can see how all the hard work has paid off. Remarkable accomplishments and so many more to come. No limits. Love you! 💘”
Mommy honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Hi Jazz. Autumn and I are extremely proud of you. It’s so great to see the Chesterbrook crew succeed. Continue to do great things that you love. Autumn and Pamela Peterson”
Autumn and Pamela Peterson honoring Jasmine Mitchell
It seems like time has flown so fast. You are now graduating and pursuing your dreams. I am so proud of you.
Alvin Mitchell honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Elizabeth, you have made us very proud. Love you a bunch! Grandma Patti and Grandpa Ed”
Patti and Ed White honoring Elizabeth White
“Wesley, we are in awe of all that you have done for the larger Oberlin community! We missed having you here in person this last year, but we're so thankful for the dedication, passion, and insight you bring to each new challenge. Best wishes to you upon closing your chapter at Oberlin College and we look forward to keeping in touch!”
Your OHC Family honoring Wesley Patterson
“Joshua, we are continuously amazed by all that you have accomplished and the positive way in which you do so! We missed having you here in person this last year, but we're so thankful for all that you have contributed to our organization in time and skill over the years. Best wishes to you upon closing your chapter at Oberlin and starting a new one at grad school!”
Your OHC Family honoring Joshua Rhodes
“Congratulations Jazz! I wish you well as you begin your journey as a young professional woman. Be blessed and enjoy all that life has to offer❤️”
Annette Murrell honoring Jazz Mitchell
“Olivia Grace, we are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! Congratulations on your Oberlin graduation. Your inner strength and deep and thoughtful commitment to people, issues and causes you are passionate about inspire us every day. Your smile, friendship and love light up every room you enter. We love you to the Moon and back.
Mom, Dad, Jacob and Sabrina”
Cynthia, Mark, Jacob and Sabrina Weeks honoring Olivia Weeks
“I’m just so excited for you and I can’t say it enough!”
Sifa M. Kajiru honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“J, I have watched you grow from an amazing kid to an extraordinary young woman. You have achieved your goal, and now you're ready to begin another chapter. Now you really start real life. Real life may be more complicated. You're bound to face some unhappy things, hindrances, obstacles, and complications. I know that you’ll rise to all occasions because you have God, your mom, and all your wonderful traits that make you an unstoppable force. I can’t wait for you to begin your next adventure. I'm so proud of you! I luv you gurla and I'm here for you always.”
Sifa M. Kajiru honoring Ms. Jasmine Mitchell
“Congratulations!!! We are so very proud of you and everything you have done while at Oberlin. Radio shows and Taiko and Aikido and Rock Climbing and performing ensembles and traveling to Japan and so much more. All while making fantastic grades—so much to celebrate! Now it's time to embark on your next adventure! Your journey of a thousand steps starts now. We love you so much!”
Mom, Dad and Sadie honoring Mico De Luca
“Congratulations, Sophia! What an amazing woman you’ve grown to be. We’re all so blessed to know you and so impressed by all you have accomplished. On to grad school and all the adventures that await. Lots of love, the De Lucas”
The De Luca family honoring Sophia Musiak
“Jazz, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. We are all proud of you and the journey you are about to embark on as a young professional. Please know you are now a representative of all that is possible for the next generation and the hope and joy in tough times. おめでとうございます!!!!
From the Jones Family (Magnum, Satsuki, and Mahiro)”
Dee Bundick honoring Jasmine Mitchell
“Jasmine “Believe you can and You will”—Hold on to what you know to be true—Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)”
Mom honoring Jasmine Mitchell
““My one and only Jazz”—I am so proud of you—beyond greatness!
BEHIND YOU, all your memories.
BEFORE YOU, all your dreams.
AROUND YOU, all who love and support you.
WITHIN YOU - passion, resilience, AND perseverance– all you need.
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU CAN! - “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13. ”
Mom honoring Jazz Mitchell
“Rochelle we are so very proud of you. Congratulations and can't wait to see where you go from here. Love you”
Anton & Lori van der Merwe honoring Rochelle van der Merwe
“Wow! The years just flew by and you are now graduating from college! While the pandemic will always be a historical event, take time to reflect on the experiences, friends and good times you enjoyed!! We are proud of your success!! On to med school!!”
Lawrence and LisaHamilton honoring Lawrence WM Hamilton
“Congratulations on all your success. We are all so proud of you. Stay strong and listen to your inner voice it will always guide you. #Tonedbytucci”
Auntie Juli honoring Emily Tucci
“So proud of you and I wish you the very best life has to offer. Love aunty Gloria”
Aunty Gloria Davern honoring Emily Tucci
“Dear sweet Emily, we are so proud of you and happy for you too. These four years flew by for us but we know how hard you worked. Everyone at your school is going to miss you. We love you honey and we'll see you soon... in June! Congratulations!
Your pitcher of the week award was very impressive! Once again made us so proud. Uncle Florian says you're still a maniac but he loves you very much! XO”
Uncle Florian and Aunty Sue honoring Emily Tucci
“Hi Emily, this is Papa. I love you and miss you very much. I hope all is going very well for you. I want to let you know that I am so very proud of you. YOU are an awesome young lady. Continue to do your best and be your best. All will fall in place for you and that is my prayer. I wish I was there to see your actual graduation but I will be there soon to give you many congratulation hugs in person. You are in my prayers every night before I fall asleep. I will be there in no time. Be safe and be the true Emily that you are. I love you Papa”
Papa honoring Emily Tucci
“CONGRATULATIONS, Josh! From science to singing, from publishing to performing, from lab work to leading an ExCo, you've made the most of your time at Oberlin. We are so proud of you!”
Carol Steiker & Paul Holtzman honoring Joshua Steiker Holtzman
“We are really proud of you today and forever. We are grateful to all the people involved with my son. Your best years are still ahead!!! Happy Graduation!!!!!”
Yuka & Akira Kajita honoring Kotaro Kajita
“Congratulations Rob!! We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished these past four years. Well done! Love, Mom and Dad”
Sue and Allan Klock honoring Rob Klock
“Emory, congratulations to you and your friends and classmates. We are very proud of you and love you so much. The Oberlin class of 2021 has shown tremendous resilience, creativity and generosity of spirit as you faced the challenges -- of the past year, especially. Emory, you continue to amaze and inspire us, and we look forward to seeing what you will do in the future. We are with you all the way! Love, Mom and Dad”
Mom and Dad honoring Emory McCool
“Congratulations on this huge milestone!! Your accomplishments thus far have been beyond impressive!! I am so proud of you! You are so focused and goal oriented and always get yourself exactly where you want to be. I know that you will be extremely successful in life and in your new career. I wish you happiness and the very best always!! I love you! ”
Aunt Joanne honoring James Kibitel
“I could not be more proud of all that you have accomplished in these past four years. Your commitment to your friends, your sweet boy Bernard, your studies, OSCA and the community at large make my heart swell. Congratulations!”
Nina Fox honoring Fox
“It has been a long way, but you have made it with Great Joy and Pride always looking forward and learning from your pause, I am EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU and ALL YOU have Achieved. The Universe is your North with God's love and guidance. I LOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUU. ”
Mima honoring Miguel Andres
“Papa, we are sooooo proud of you! You did it! You finished what you started.
We bless you and declare opened doors for you, His favor, wisdom and guidance over you, that He prospers the fruit of your hands and that the best of God is coming to your life. Te amamos Papa!
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Ps. 37:4”
Mom and Dad honoring Miguel Andrés
“Congratulations, Nick! You successfully conquered challenges of all types and in so doing, discovered your own strength. We are so proud of all you have accomplished. The best is yet to come- Ultreia!”
Ellen Politi & John Politi honoring Nicholas J. Politi
“It's time to celebrate all the hard work that led to this joyful occasion. You've turned your Dreams into Reality..... Congratulations!!!!”
LeAnderay Collins honoring Brianna "Bree" Hayes
“Congratulations, Boo! It’s the end of a wonderful journey as you went to off to find a new home at college. Now, it’s the beginning of your life as an Oberlin graduate! Hooray!!”
Cynthia Bodger honoring Claire Bodger
“Ok...how can we possibly say in 300 characters max how it blesses us to be in the peanut gallery for your stunning (what's the right word?) evolution? transformation? EXPLOSION? into the Young Woman / Feminist Ninja / Polymath / Eyes-Wide-Open Citizen of the Wider World these past 4 years?! Thank you, Oberlin, for being You. And brava Olivia for maxing out your (precious) undergraduate experience. So much winning! For you, for us, for your country, for all our futures. xoxo”
Dr. Bob and Auntie Kimberly honoring Olivia Fink
“Congratulations, Emily! We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments, including securing a job at a very prestigious firm - they’ll find out just how lucky they are in their decision to hire you. Keep developing those unique dreams and talents that make you who you are.....an amazing woman. We Love You Very Much XoXo”
Aunty Eileen & Uncle Jimmy honoring Emily Tucci
“Olivia: Your journey has not been simple or easy, but you have made such strides as a person and as a thinker since you started at Oberlin. We're so proud of you out here in Los Angeles. In-N-Out is on us, anytime. <3”
Uncle Bob honoring Olivia
I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished in this short time at Oberlin. You have learned so much, perhaps most importantly the value of trusting relationships that have brought you through these tumultuous times, allowed all of you to have some fun, and created memories that will last a lifetime. You are so ready and we’ll prepared for the next big challenge. I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Linda McAllister honoring Max McAllister
“Thinking of you at this amazing time in your life! Think of all the things you have done at Oberlin and all the things you have yet to do. Congratulations to you! Love you!”
Jane Fink honoring Olivia Fink
“Hey James, we are so very proud of you and we LOVE you ! May the future bring you much JOY, and keep your heart and mind full of peace. You are VERY SPECIAL to us.... Love. Lenny and Nani”
Lenny and Nani honoring James Kibitel
“Our hearts are full of admiration and pride, for you Emily. Never forget, you are beautiful inside and outside, you are strong and powerful ! May you ALWAYS have peace in your heart and mind, we love you forever and ever. Keep a smile on your face, Remember to say “HI” to your Great Gram, Pat and your Great Aunt, Josie. They will always watch over you, Love from Nani and Lenny”
Nani and Lenny honoring Emily Patrina Tucci
“To our bright light that is Olivia---!!
Our hearts are filled with sheer joy and tremendous pride as you graduate from Oberlin's Class of 2021.
We continue to be amazed by your dedication, discipline and diligence; we know you've worked hard, and we can't wait to see you and celebrate your wonderful accomplishment. We know that you'll continue to make the world a better place.
Congratulations, sweet girl! We love you! XOX
- Mom and Dad”
David and Martha May Fink honoring Olivia May Fink
“We are so proud of you and all the hard work you put into everything you do! We are so excited for the next part of your journey. We love you very much xoxox”
Aunty Niki, Uncle Vince and the boys honoring Emily Tucci
You have worked very hard to attain the goals you set out for yourself...Thank you for allowing us to go along for the ride.. You make us proud and yet you still have the time to always show your love to me...you are my life, my love and my heart and you go and lasso that moon and never let go...you have earned the right to be happy for now and forever...the world is yours❤️❤️💋💋 ”
Gram and Jack honoring Emily Patrina Tucci
“We are thrilled for you! At Oberlin you have grown into an accomplished writer, musician, and adult. Remember, the best is yet to come. GO CLASS OF 2021!!! Oh, the places you will go!”
Paul & Gretchen DeStefano honoring Olly Destefano
“Mikaela, I am so happy for you!!! You have had some ups and some downs. But you made it through! Congratulations 2021 Graduate!!!!! I Love You!!!!”
Shaunte B. honoring Mikaela H.
“Couldn't be prouder of you, Emily! You have excelled in so many areas...academics, athletics, personal challenges and decision making! We all love you and celebrate you. Love, Aunti Bunny”
Dina Tucci honoring Emily Tucci
“My beautiful, intelligent and inspiring daughter Emily, Vito, Lilly and I are so very proud of your accomplishments and achievements as you graduate from Oberlin. You have overcome obstacles and proven to yourself and us that you are going to be successful in every aspect of your life as I've seen you become a leader both personally and professionally. The best is yet to come!! Congratulations Emily we love you so much.. Way to Go!! Tucci #10 Class of 2021”
Dina Crimmins honoring Emily Tucci
“We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. Love you, with all my heart, Mom”
Evelyn Neuber honoring Amelia Neuber Lewis
“To our baby girl Tyler Brooke Collins, who is growing into a beautiful you lady. Your have been a Blessing as a daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and friend. You are leading by example, with character and grace. We are so so so proud of what you have accomplished and can't wait to see the next chapter in your life. We Love You and will always support you with you dreams and goal. Keep going and never settle for less. LOVE YOU!!!! DAD & MOM. "Like Whattt" You did it!!!! 2021 and Beyond.........”
D'Andre and April Collins honoring Tyler Brooke Collins
“Congratulations to Oli Bentley and the entire class of 2021!”
Matt and Nanette Bentley honoring Oli Bentley
“Greg- We couldn't be prouder of all you've accomplished at Oberlin! Kudos to you!”
Chris and Kathy Gillen honoring Greg Gillen
“Congratulations, Oli! We are so proud of you and so happy for you. With love from Mom, Dad, Daisy and Rosie.”
Matt and Nanette Bentley honoring Oli Bentley
“I am so proud of you and all of your successes. Congratulations! Your loving Grammy.”
Lynn Foggle honoring Ilana Foggle
“Congratulations Bethany! We are so incredibly proud of you as are the entire Gen clan! You are an impressive and amazing individual who has shown so much passion, drive, athleticism and creativity throughout your growing up years and in your college years at Oberlin. We are proud of all you have achieved in the classroom, on the pitch, in your jobs on-campus and your internships and experiences abroad. You have set yourself up for success now and in the future and we can't wait to see the next stages that will unfold. We love you always to moon and back again!”
Bonnie and Sherman Holmes-Gen honoring Bethany MunYeen Gen
“Felicitaciones Nico, te queremos mucho!”
Tampa Family honoring Nico Alvarez
“Congratulations Nico! We are so proud of you son!”
Mom & Dad honoring Nico Alvarez
“Congrats Nico! Good luck at Indiana!”
Anthony Alvarez honoring Nico Alvarez
“You have reached the end of this journey, making it through with great aplomb! We are certain that you will conquer the road ahead with great enthusiasm and success! Congratulations!!!!”
The Plotkin family honoring Ilana Foggle
“Ilana, congratulations on your many, many achievements over these past four years. It has been a profound joy to watch you grow into an independent, insightful, questioning, creative powerhouse of an advocate who cares deeply about the world and all of its people. Whatever road you take from here is the right road. We are immensely proud of you.”
Lili and John Foggle honoring Ilana Foggle
“What a journey, from Shanghai to Oberlin, to Tokyo, then back to Oberlin till this day you have to say farewell! The brave exploration by following your heart has broadened your horizon, deepened your thinking, enriched your perspectives of the world. Along the way, you have met so many wonderful people and made good friends of diversified culture. Huge congratulations! 🎉”
Lily and Frank LiXie, Xie Chaoyuan, Liu Shuying, proud patents and grand parents honoring Dear Justin
“Grace, you’ve had an incredible journey of exploration and creativity these past four years. We’re so proud of the way you’ve followed your heart and mind, pursuing art and Russian, poetry and music, and so much more. Congratulations on all your accomplishments - we look forward to watching you embrace a bold and exciting future!”
Donna Bray and Kevin McAllister honoring Grace McAllister
“Congratulations, Reet. We are so proud of you. You are amazing and we want the best for you in life. We are glad you got a wonderful experience at Oberlin! Made lifelong friendships, enjoyed playing field hockey and grew up in so many different ways. Love you so much and support your upcoming plans to spend 2 years with Keystone foundation in India! We’ll miss you! ”
Ajay and Kamal honoring Reet Goraya
“Many, many congratulations. We are so proud of you and very pleased that you have had the wonderful and valuable experience of Oberlin’s life and tuition. You have made an excellent start to your adult life. Much love and best wishes for your future. ”
Grandma and Grandad honoring Barnaby Woods
“Dearest Kate, This was not the senior year you hoped for our planned for, but you made it work and we are incredibly proud of you! Congratulations on your graduation! Lifelong friendships, amazing travel, interesting classes and many adventures made Oberlin a great place to spend four years! The best is yet to come. Love, your Fam-Ali ”
Jeff Ali and Susan Davis-Ali honoring Kate Ali
“Kendrick, from the first day you walked into Oberlin College, you let it known to all of us that you were ready to step out victorious. I’ve never known a more hardworking child like you. All you see is possibilities and I am not surprised you pulled through. Happy, happy graduation to you today.... Estoy muy orgullosa de ti mijo, no hay un día que no dejo de pedirle a dios que te deje llegar muy lejos para que tengas un futuro mejor al mío. Deserae y yo te queremos mucho Kendrick gracias por ser la persona que eres.♥️”
Mary Fierro honoring Kendrick Fierro
“We have watched you grow these 4 years, overcoming obstacles and landing on top through focus, resilience, hard work and being the kind soul that you are. We could not be prouder of you and are honored to have you as our daughter. Congratulations on your graduation from Oberlin! Way to go Class of 2021!!”
Dave & Mara Phillips honoring Maranda Phillips
“Nia!!! What an amazing journey. We are so so so proud of all you have accomplished and the path you are charting for yourself. Your wisdom, strength, brilliance and beautiful heart are inspiring and remarkable. We love you!!!”
Claudia, Cole, Clay and Gordon Lewis honoring Nia Lewis
“We are immensely proud of you, Maya Papaya! Congratulations on your graduation and all that you have learned while at Oberlin. We love you to the sun, moon, stars, and back!”
Kate, Dave, Grace and Julia Walsh-Little honoring Maya Walsh-Little
“Hey Bug, we're so proud of you--for doing really well in your major and minors, for taking advantage of opportunities on campus, for somehow figuring out how to be American after growing up abroad, for developing a nuanced ethical consciousness, and for recognizing the importance of kindness. We love you a ton and can't wait to have you working out here in the Bay Area. Love Mom and Dad. P.S. We did not let Adam and Brenna contribute to this. hahahahaha”
Amy Hunt and Lee Fertig honoring Sam Hunt Fertig
“Huzzah!! I am so very proud of you. Keeping thinking impossible things and making them happen. I'm so excited for your future whatever it holds. And congrats to all the graduates for navigating such unique circumstances. ”
Sheryl McCalla honoring Khalid McCalla
“YOU ALL DID IT!!! DESPITE THE ROLLER COASTER FROM THE PANDEMIC IN 2020. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU ALL FOR THE GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT!!! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!! CLASS OF 2021!!!”
MARGARET ADJEI honoring MAXWELL ADDAE
“Stella Z! We are so proud of you for getting that graduating DONE. (Saxophone!) Cannot wait to see what's next on your amazing journey. Love you always. Xoxo”
Michele & Kieran Mulroney honoring Stella Z. Mulroney
“Sam, we couldn't be more proud of you! You are absolutely caring on the Oberlin legacy in our family. Keep on ROCKIN' as a geologist!”
Liz Gregg '90 and Eric Mader '91 honoring Sam Mader
“CONGRATULATIONS AMELIA. We are so proud of you! Go out in the world with all your newly acquired knowledge over the last 4 years and make your own mark. Love you always.”
Dr. Evelyn Neuber honoring Amelia Neuber Lewis
“Shea, we are incredibly proud of your success at Oberlin and continue to be in awe of your accomplishments. The future holds great things for you! Lots of love!”
Roger and Lisa Sion honoring Shea Sion, Double major Creative Writing and East Asian Studies
“You went the distance, my darling. I am deeply proud of you. Fly, Butterfly, FLY!”
Ms. Danny Blitz honoring Sheridan Blitz
“Congratulations Zachary! We are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished at Oberlin through tough circumstances. You showed smarts, grit and resilience. We can't wait to see what comes next. Love, Mom and Dad.”
Amanda Bickel & Peter Mayer honoring Zachary Mayer-Bickel
“It's really narby that you're graduating! We love you soooooooo much. Can't wait to see you this summer in the Beat Shed. ”
Regional Managers of Potato's Standup Comedy Warehouse honoring Claudia Hinsdale
“William, we are so proud of all that you have accomplished!!”
Melissa and Ken Leet honoring William Leet
“Congratulations, Jojo! We are infinitely proud of you and love you so much! ”
Molly Ryan and Ken Scott honoring Jojo Scott
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