Campus News

Many, Many Thanks

May 20, 2014

Marvin Krislov

Photo credit: John Seyfried

To our graduating seniors, for enriching our lives and inspiring us…

To our faculty, for your continued dedication to teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and community…

To our staff, for your devotion and service above and beyond the call….

To all who work here, for making the College, the Conservatory, and the City of Oberlin great…

To the faculty and staff who are retiring this year, including Harlan Wilson, David Orr, Ron Watts, John Pearson, Warren Darcy, Peggy Bennett, and others. We thank you for all you have done, and we look forward to your continuing relationship with Oberlin….

I hope you all can join us at the Community Picnic after graduation as we celebrate another wonderful year in always amazing Oberlin.


On behalf of Oberlin’s faculty, staff, students and alumni, I offer our condolences to the families and loved ones of David Clark who passed away March 31, 2014 and to Esther Hunt, who left us this past week. They contributed so much to our community. They shall all be missed. But each leaves behind a legacy of caring and compassion.

Only at Oberlin

I hope everyone enjoys the gorgeous days, the timeless magic of Illumination, and the euphoria of Commencement….Only at Oberlin.

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