Around the Square: Your Inside Connection to Oberlin Stories, News, and Events is an e-newsletter produced by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the Office of Communications for alumni, emeriti, and friends of Oberlin College.
Around the Square
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Around the Square: Your Inside Connection to Oberlin Stories, News, and Events is an e-newsletter produced by the Alumni Association in cooperation with the Office of Communications for alumni, emeriti, and friends of Oberlin College.

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Carmen Twillie Amba Videor

A Message from President Ambar

A greeting to the Oberlin Community from the 15th President of Oberlin College Carmen Twillie Ambar.

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We need your expertise.

Oberlin’s Office of Alumni Relations and Career Center are excited to announce a new initiative to help students and alumni connect more easily. As an alum, you can have a profound impact on a student’s career path simply by joining Wisr and offering a 20-minute phone conversation.

With Wisr, students can browse lists of alumni who are working in fields that they’re interested in exploring, and then request one-on-one advisory sessions. Oberlin is one of only five schools to partner with Wisr, a Cleveland-based startup co-founded by former Oberlin Entrepreneur-in-Residence John Knific. Wisr leverages your LinkedIn information, which makes setting up an account quick and easy; your profile can be completed in less than 10 minutes! Our goal is to reach 1,500 alumni advisors by October 1. Help us reach that goal by joining today.

Oberlin students will return to campus on August 29 so it may take some time before you receive contact from a student. While you wait, we encourage you to check out Wisr’s new chat feature, which enables you to message alumni who are a part of the Wisr community. Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@oberlin.edu.

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Alumni Profiles

Susan Lubow ’90

Susan Lubow ’90

Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Learn more about Susan Lubow ’90, at-large member of the Alumni Leadership Council.

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Tiffanie Luckett '99

Tiffanie Luckett '99

Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Learn more about Tiffanie Luckett '99, trustee search committee chair of the Alumni Leadership Council.

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Peter McEllhenney '89

Peter McEllhenney '89

Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Learn more about Peter McEllhenney '89, careers committee chair of the Alumni Leadership Council.

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Alumni Voices

“You learn a lot from your courses, but the connections I made with people as a student were important too. There are lots of Oberlin graduates that are touring musicians, and it’s fun to book them at the Bop Stop. It’s important to take advantage of opportunities outside the classroom, too.”

Learn how Gabe Pollack ’11 turned an individual major into a career in jazz management.

Beyond the Square

Get Connected

We’ve created a comprehensive list of Obies to follow on social media. Would you like to be added to this list? Send an email to alumni@oberlin.edu with your name, class year, Twitter or Instagram handles, and a brief tagline (preferably in 140 characters or less) about who you are.

There are several Oberlin Alumni Facebook groups and pages where Obies can connect with one another based on geography, reunion cluster, or common interest. This listing of Oberlin and Obie-related Facebook groups and pages is provided as a reference to our community members. Connect with fellow Obies by joining Facebook groups of interest to you. Photo by Anna Norris

Additional Stories

Alumni Leadership Council Update Summer 2017

One of the key missions of the Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) of the Alumni Association is to engage all alumni with the college and conservatory in enriching, personal ways that maintain strong engagement long after graduation. This engagement with both campus life and our diverse alumni body were top of mind at the ALC's most recent meeting in Oberlin between 14-16 July. Read the full update of the summer ALC meeting from Bálint Gergely '00.

Website Feedback

The Alumni Office is looking to revise alumni-related web pages on the Oberlin website and we need your help. What information do you seek when you visit alumni-related web pages? Submit your feedback to this brief online survey.

The TAPPAN Network

The TAPPAN Network is an online directory and record updating system available for alumni, students, staff, and faculty of Oberlin College. Users can update their contact information to ensure delivery of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine and e-mails about Oberlin news and events. Alumni are able to connect with friends and find people they may have lost touch with via basic search features.

The TAPPAN Network can be found at alumni.oberlin.edu.

Connect with Alumni and Students on Switchboard

Oberlin students and graduates are looking for your advice and expertise. Below are just a few posts from students and recent graduates hoping to connect with alumni like you.

  • Job opportunity - Podcast Relations Associate, RadioPublic
  • Moving to Indianapolis
  • Seeking advice re: wardrobe work in film/tv - NYC
  • Seeking Law Winter Term Opportunity
  • Seeking administrative work at a theater or publication
  • Attend an Alumni Event

    Join us for an event in your region. For a full listing of events, visit this web page.

    August 5

    San Francisco Bay Area Picnic 2017

    August 6

    Minnesota Summer Picnic 2017

    August 6

    Washington, D.C. Ice Cream Social 2017

    August 6

    Rhode Island Summer Picnic 2017

    August 12

    Portland Summer Picnic 2017

    August 13

    Seattle Summer Picnic 2017

    August 14-16

    OBIEAdventures! 2017

    August 18

    Colorado Rockies Outing 2017

    September 9

    Homecoming Tailgate

    September 23

    SF-Marin Food Bank Volunteer Event 2017

    Oberlin Alumni Association
    phone: (440) 775-8692
    email: alumni@oberlin.edu
    65 East College Street, Suite 4
    Oberlin, OH 44074