Arts and Sciences Admissions

Tom Abeyta

Tom Abeyta

Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Recruitment

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(440) 775-8411

Tom Abeyta

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the desert meets the mountains and people love to eat green chile peppers. If I close my eyes, I can vividly picture the sights and sounds of my parents' busy kitchen with the aroma of fresh roasted chiles in the air. Hungry yet? Besides spicy Mexican food, I enjoy movies, playing acoustic guitar, and spending time with my wife Erin, a native of Ohio.

I received my B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico. I interned with NASA at a research center for a year before I decided to pursue a career in higher education. I worked professionally with college students for seven years at the University of Colorado at Boulder in several capacities: campus ministry, student programming, multicultural recruitment and retention, and academic advisement. I joined the Oberlin Admissions team in 2001.

Your decision to explore Oberlin today is one step further in finding an academic and social environment that is right for you. I hope to meet you during my visits to Arizona, Massachusetts and New Mexico.


 
Did You Know

Students who wish to pursue topics outside of traditional courses, an important alternative is available in the Experimental College (ExCo). Founded in 1968, ExCo is a student-run organization that sponsors courses (for limited academic credit) taught by Oberlin faculty, students, administrators, and residents. Rock climbing, performance swing, astrology, 16-mm film production, jump rope, bike mechanics, henna body art… you name it, ExCo may have a class about it.

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