175th Anniversary of Oberlin College and the City of Oberlin: 1833 - 2008

Founder's Day

Fenty and Students

Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty ’92 (center) shares the spotlight with Oberlin College students during his visit to campus for Founder’s Day on December 3. Students are (from left) Lucas Brown, Shayne Wells, Reshard el-Shair, Reivin Johnson, Fenty, Emily Perry, Steve Menendez, and Helen Hare, who received the 2008 Truman Scholarship for students considering graduate work in government or public service fields. Hare, a junior, plans to pursue a master’s and juris doctor in public policy.

Hare and Friends

Truman Scholar Helen Hare ’09 is flanked by Founder’s Day program participants (from left) President Marvin Krislov, Frederick Slabach, executive secretary of the Truman Foundation; Adrian Fenty ’92, mayor of Washington, D.C.; and Paul Dawson, professor of politics.

Guests at Peters

Invited guests enjoy an intimate pre-program reception and light meal in Peters Great Hall just before Founder’s Day ceremonies get under way in the West Auditorium of the Science Center.