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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

Ryan I. Motevalli-Oliner, Columbus, Ohio, and his wife, Brittany L. Thielke, welcomed their son, Emmett, in September. “This was happening as I was concluding my job at Ohio Wesleyan in anticipation of starting my new job in Kenyon’s admission office in mid-October,” Ryan notes.


Jeffrey S. Day, Kensington, Maryland, became a grandparent on Oct. 4: “Theo Lanin Day, born in San Francisco to Annie Drury and our son Sam,” Jeff updates.


“Just as COVID was starting to take hold, I opened a guitar building/repair business called Mars Guitars. Amazingly, it gained traction despite all the shutdowns and has continued to do well. It’s the best job I’ve ever had, by far—except for, you know, not making any money. Check me out at”

J. Mark Eberman, Silver Spring, Maryland

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