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Emeritus Professor W. Dean Wolfe Dies at 85

August 20, 2015
Communications Staff
W. Dean Wolfe, emeritus professor and lay leader in the Episcopal Church, died from conditions related to a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease on August 10, 2015. He was 85. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Episcopal, 162 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio, on October 10 at 2 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggests memorial gifts in his name to support Parkinson’s research to the Sun Health Foundation.


Jesse Rowsell

Jesse Rowsell Memorial Symposium April 4

March 30, 2015
Communications Staff
A symposium will be held in memory of Jesse Rowsell, assistant professor of chemistry, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. An avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, 37-year-old Rowsell died on a hiking trip near his hometown in northern Ontario on January 30, 2015.

Remembering Maya Angelou

May 30, 2014
Office of Communications
With the passing of Maya Angelou this week, we’re reminded of the inspiring Commencement address she gave to the class of 1983. See the original text of her address, courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives.


M. Kay Thomson

M. Kay Thomson, 1943-2014

January 23, 2014
Communications Staff
M. Kay Thomson, who served Oberlin’s development and alumni affairs division from 1995 until her retirement in 2003, died Thursday, January 16, 2014.


Peter B. Lewis, 1933-2013

November 26, 2013
Communications Staff
Philanthropist Peter B. Lewis, who as an individual and as a member of his family contributed significantly to Oberlin’s Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies and the Green Arts District...


George R. Bent II ’52 <br>(1928-2013)

September 22, 2013
Cynthia Nickoloff
Longtime trustee and supporter of Oberlin College George R. Bent II ”52 died September 17 at age 85. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 19.



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