In 1963, my mother watched Simon and Garfunkel perform in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. They made her cry.
In 2004, I watched Bela Fleck and the Flecktones perform in Finney Chapel on the Oberlin College campus. They made me cry.
Oberlin College has been driving the women of my family to tears for generations... but in a really good way.
So you're looking at Oberlin, that's excellent! As a 1997 graduate of Kenyon College with a B.A. in music I have a great appreciation for the liberal arts education, and in particular, the musical opportunities available at Oberlin College (see crying at Bela Fleck concert above). I found my own road to Oberlin following a four-year stint as an assistant volleyball coach. After completing my masters' degree and deciding to pursue a head coaching position, I knew unequivocally that I wanted to coach smart kids with a passion for learning. Oberlin was the obvious choice. I coached volleyball at Oberlin for four years, and in the summer of 2005 made the transition into admissions.
In my free time, I enjoy living the Oberlin ideal by practicing sustainability (biking, organic gardening, yelling, "hey! turn that light off!"), practicing music (with my band, Backbone), and working locally on LGBTQ advocacy issues. Please drop me a line if I can be of any help in your college search.
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