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

People who know that Thornton Wilder attended Oberlin College often believe that the College named the student union, Wilder Hall, for the famous playwright and novelist. The building is actually named for another man, Herbert Wilder, a Boston paper manufacturer, who anonymously provided funds for its construction.

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