Dear Ladies & Lords:For anyone who loves skipping ahead to the juicy parts of a story as much as I do, then editing ourClass Notes is a dream come true. Our own life narratives are taking fantastic twists, turns and
delightful digressions, and I’ve got a front
-row seat. Who would have thought at least three of us
1995ers would be raising…chickens?
Was that an elective class I slept through?
We’ve also g
ot achess club coach, a yoga instructor, a wood-working whiz and enough awesome authors to fill theold bookstore (Jack Finefrock-era).
If you’ve read the new
you know that AndreiMassenkoff is the reigning world champion pinball wizard. A scholarly set of us is following in our
professors’ footsteps by becoming educators—
with publications and smarter students to prove it.And a happy, if sleep-deprived, cohort is busily chasing future Kenyonians around the backyard.Reading though this crop of class notes has been inspiring to me.
If there’s a defining characteristicof our class, it’s that we approach life with optimism, creativity, humor and determination.
Philanderwould be so proud. Campus Security would be so relieved.
en wonderful to hear from somany of you
thanks for sending your updates. And the rest of you:
We’re dying of curiosity here.
Help me help you give your Kenyon fans news they can really use!
I’ll report on it in my fall letter.
As your new class agent
, I’d like to thank Beau Bierhaus, Nicole (Dennis) Forziati and Colleen
Canning for paving the way with years of hard work and great cheer.
And I’d like to point you to
our class Facebook page:
Please use this modern-dayVAX like one big ALL-STU message: Share spontaneous news, post pictures, check in with oldfriends, plan mini-reunions, order a Bluebeard from the Cove or plan a
party at the Danvillebridge.And now, some updates from our alma mater:
Share the pride.
Show the pride” is this spring’s
and there are countless reasons to be proud of Kenyon, where students, faculty, and alumnicontinue to do amazing things.
In the “sharing” department:
Over the past few years, Kenyon hasbecome a top producer of Fulbright Fellowship winners. Kenyon students also consistently win
Goldwater Scholarships, the country’s premier undergraduate award in the sciences.
And Kenyon isa leader among small colleges whose seniors are admitted into Teach for America.Faculty members are earning recognition, too. Biologist Wade Powell recently received a grant fromthe National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for research on dioxin pollution. VictorRodríguez-
Núñez of the Spanish faculty won Spain’s prestig
ious Rincon de la Victoria InternationalPoetry Prize.And amazing alumni?
You’ve heard about best
selling authors John Green ’00 and Ransom Riggs’01, Oscar winner Oorlagh George ’02, and actor
filmmaker Josh Radnor ’96. But all you need to
do is read the
to see how our Kenyon education enrichesus in illustrious and unexpected ways.
These Kenyon success stories bring me to the “showing” department:
Let’s show o
ur pride andcelebrate our connection to Kenyon in a way that makes a real difference for students now and in the