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Alumni Trustee Election Results; Call for Nominations

Amy Chen ’79

Amy Chen ’79 has been confirmed by the Oberlin College Board of Trustees to serve a second four-year term after winning the 2015 Alumni Trustee Election. During her first term, Chen served on the Board’s Investment Committee, Audit Committee, and Executive Committee and dedicated her time and focus to support Oberlin’s excellence, access and financial strength. She has worked with fellow trustees and staff to improve the governance, social impact and performance of the institution’s endowment.

The Trustee Search Committee needs your help in expanding its pool of potential candidates for future elections. The only requirement for a nominee is an Oberlin degree, earned or honorary. The committee will conduct the research for additional qualifications. Who would you like to see on the Oberlin Board of Trustees?


Conservatory Hosts Cooper International Competition for Violin

The 2015 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition for Violin will take place July 23–31. Twenty-four of the most talented young violinists from all corners of the globe will gather in Oberlin for an intense week of joyous music-making, listening, and learning. The competition will include three rounds with piano accompaniment held in Warner Concert Hall. On Friday, July 31, three violinists will perform complete concerti with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in Cleveland. Prizes to be awarded that evening include $10,000 for first place and a full tuition scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for the finalists.


Two Special Reunions This Fall

Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry (October 2-4, 2015): This reunion will mark the 180th anniversary of Oberlin's decision to adopt a non-discriminatory admissions policy and the beginning of the education of African Americans and other persons of color at Oberlin.

Da Capo: Collegium Musicum 1989-2015 (November 6-7, 2015): Singers are invited back to campus for a special 25th anniversary reunion for Professor Steven Plank, director of the Oberlin College Collegium Musicum. Two glorious days of singing will culminate in a celebratory concert on Saturday, November 7. This reunion is also part of the 150th Anniversary of the Conservatory of Music.


Oberlin a Top Producing Fulbright School

The U.S. Department of State recognized Oberlin College as a 2014-2015 Top Producing Fulbright U.S. Student Program Bachelor’s College. Of 55 Oberlin College student and alumni applicants, 13 were awarded Fulbright grants in 2014-2015.


Reunion Class Photos Available

Classes celebrating reunions at this year’s Commencement/Reunion Weekend can download photos from our Flickr page or through their reunion’s class page on the Oberlin Alumni Association website. Users can also purchase prints of the photo through our office. Photo keys for each picture will be available later this summer.