After their final stroll as students on the Samuel Mather Lawn, 432 seniors took their first steps as Kenyon graduates during the 182nd Commencement exercises on May 22. Read speeches and watch a short audio slideshow from the weekend.
Fulbrights: A Baker's Dozen
Culminating another season of exceptionally successful applications, thirteen Kenyon graduates will be heading overseas next year to teach or pursue research as Fulbright fellows.
It's Your Story. Tell It!
Do you have a Kenyon story to share? Photographs of your college days? Do you want to read what others have to say? The Kenyon Stories Initiative Web site is now open at kenyonstories.blogspot.com. You can also read more about the Stories Initiative in the latest issue of the Alumni Bulletin.
More than 1300 alumni and familly members returned to the Hill this month for Reunion Weekend. If you attended the festivities, we invite you to add photos to the wall on Kenyon's Facebook fan page. Next year's reunion will take place May 27-29, 2011.
And the Winners Are...
Joining Alumni Council for three-year terms are Joe Gioia '77, Gay Garth Legg '73 P'05,'09, Harley Henry '59, and Larae Bush Schraeder '97. Elected to four-year terms as alumni trustees are Rich Alper '71 and Pierce Scranton '68 H'09 P'97.
Summer programs will bring about 4,500 guests to the Kenyon campus this summer.
Kenyon is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its reaccreditation visit by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).
Kenyon Fund Challenge: Alumni vs. Faculty
In the spirit of friendly competition aimed at the worthiest of causes—that extraordinary college on Gambier Hill—professors and graduates are vying to see who can produce more participation in this year's 2009-2010 Kenyon Fund. The Faculty-Alumni Challenge will benefit all areas supported by the Fund, including programs like the Hannah More Scholarship, which is awarded to first-generation college students. There are only two weeks remaining before the challenge concludes on June 30. The group with the highest percentage of participation will be "winners."
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