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Jessica Ferrer '17 puts the finishing touches on a piece constructed with window screen and sewing pins before Open Studio Night, where senior art majors open their studios to campus visitors.

Woo Jeon '18 and Jordan Glassman '17 celebrate Jeon's goal against the Trinity University Tigers in the third-round action of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament.

"I started collecting water from the place I visited .... each was from a distinct and separate location and had a markedly different makeup." — Katie Lovins '17, who creates photographic negatives from evaporated ocean water.

Kenyon in Quotes

"Hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Your hopefulness is necessary." — "Just Mercy" author Bryan Stevenson, speaking in Rosse Hall

Highlights from a record-breaking season


For the Lords soccer team, a remarkable run ended in the NCAA Division III tournament’s quarterfinal round. The Lords defeated their first three tournament opponents (Maryville, Lynchburg and Trinity) by a combined 9-1 score, but a heart-wrenching, double-overtime 1-0 loss to Tufts University capped the campaign.

The team went 20-3-0 and established the program’s single-season record for wins. Goalkeeper Sam Clougher ’17 was named an Academic All-American and finished his career as Kenyon’s all-time leader in shutouts (45).


John Rinka ’70 was inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class. Rinka was a three-time All-American who scored a Kenyon-record 3,251 career points. During his four-year career, he averaged 32.9 points per game, a mark that still ranks sixth all-time among all NCAA players.


The Ladies field hockey team captured its fourth conference tournament title and registered a 2-1 win at Elizabethtown College in the NCAA tournament before being eliminated by No. 2-ranked Salisbury University. Fifth-year head coach Jacque DeMarco became the program’s all-time leader in wins with a 72-30 record.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

James J. McCarthy became executive vice president and chief physician executive of the Memorial Hermann Health System after 17 years as an emergency medicine faculty member at the University of Texas. “It’s going to be a significant change stepping out of academics,” Jamie describes, “but in this new role I will oversee Memorial Hermann’s physician organization and establish a physician-centric, integrated network of care across greater Houston.”


Matthew P. Colburn launched, an educational channel for students in community college composition classes. Matt explains, “I post two-minute lectures on subjects such as how to write a thesis and the difference between summary and analysis. My goal is to reach 1,000 subscribers before 2019.”


Z. Nicholas Zakov, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, traveled on safari with his wife, Donna, his brother Kamen N. Zakov ’67 and son Daryl A. Zakov ’96 to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. He and Donna went on to Cape Town, South Africa, and Namibia.

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