Also In This Edition

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

Julie S. Jacobs, Tiburon, California, celebrated the wedding of her daughter Elizabeth R. Jacobs ’12 to Ryan P. O’Connor ’11. “Our dear friend and my almost sister from freshman year in Mather, Millicent N. “Penny” Simmelink '78, very kindly flew across the country to greatly sweeten our celebration,” Julie notes. “The groom’s younger brother Alexander J. O’Connor ’17 and many of Elizabeth’s and Ryan’s Kenyon friends joined us as well. Two sons (whom we adore) of my favorite professor, Allan Fenigstein, also added to the joy. Allan tells me that Elizabeth was his first grand-student. We so appreciate the many blessings which Kenyon has bestowed upon us!”


Pratima R. Shanbhag and Robert D. “Derek” Barbato ’13 delightedly announce the arrival of son Aden — “an absolute dream come true,” Pratima writes. “After I complete my fellowship this fall, I am happy to say I will be staying on as an attending physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.”


Emily H. “Amy” Peterson, Detroit, left the sports world to focus all her attention on running Rebel Nell, the social enterprise she founded in 2013 to help women with barriers to employment. Amy and her husband are restoring an old abandoned church in their neighborhood to make it a café and gathering space.

Past Editions