Congratulations Class of 2014!
Commencement weekend was fantastic! After a long, harsh winter and a cold, damp spring, the weather was perfect from the first event on Friday to the graduation ceremony in sun-splashed Tappan Square on Memorial Day. The campus looked beautiful. The atmosphere and the events were great. And fabulous music, music, music filled the air and our concert venues.
Many, many thanks to all the staff, faculty, students, parents, families, and alumni who contributed to making our graduation ceremonies and reunions so great.
I had a great time getting to know some of the members of the Classes of 1964 and 1989, our 50th and 25th reunion classes, as well as folks from the 1973/1974/1975 40th cluster reunion. Many thanks to all those who helped organize these gatherings.
I especially enjoyed my time with our distinguished honorary degree recipients—Harald Vogel, Marta Kutas ’71, Christopher Browning ’67, Groesbeck Parham ’70, and United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez along with alumni medal recipient Robert Lemle ’75 and distinguished service award recipient Patricia Holsworth.
Celebrating Commencement and reunions on Memorial Day weekend is a big job. I deeply appreciate all the hard work put in by everyone to make Oberlin’s biggest celebration such a great success. Thank you all so much.
Congratulations again to the Class of 2014!
Please remember that my offer to talk with any senior seeking career advice still stands. So if you’re in Oberlin feel free to schedule an appointment and if you’re elsewhere email and set up a time to talk.
As I said in Tappan Square, we’re proud of you. We’ll miss you. We hope you come back and visit your friends and mentors here. And we wish you all great lives filled with family, friends, learning, and love.
Last but not least, please let us know where you are and what you’re doing. That applies to alumni of all ages.
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