Marlea Simpson of the Oberlin College Class of 2017 seems to be open to new possibilities as her outstretched arms hold flowers and her college cap. Simpson, who finished a viola performance degree at Oberlin Conservatory, is among the 700 arts and sciences and conservatory students to participate in the recent Commencement exercises held in Tappan Square.
The ceremony featured an invocation by David Dorsey, director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; the Commencement address by Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation; and Commencement remarks by outgoing President Marvin Krislov, who heads to Pace University at the end of this academic year.
Photograph by Amber Benford
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year