Alumni Digest

The Results Are In

The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is pleased to announce the successful candidates in the 2006-07 Alumni Council and alumni trustee election. The four new council members are Laura A. Plummer '85 of Bloomington, Indiana; Christopher D. Barth '94 of Decorah, Iowa; Kristin A. Meister '00 of New York, New York; and Todd P. Leavitt '73 P'10 of Santa Monica, California. The two alumni elected to serve as alumni trustees are Jeffrey A. Bell '84 of Kirkland, Washington, and Lisa Betson Resnik '89 of Louisville, Kentucky.

Call for nominations

The election process begins again for the 2007-08 academic year. Alumni Council invites nominations of one or more candidates for election to the council for a three-year term or to the board of trustees for a four-year term beginning in 2008. You may nominate a friend, a classmate, or yourself. All suggestions receive careful consideration by Alumni Council.

The Alumni Council meets at Kenyon three times a year to discuss programs and issues that directly affect the College and its alumni. This group provides direct feedback to the Kenyon administration regarding alumni issues, determines the slate of candidates for the council and alumni trustee election, and determines the award recipients recognized at the annual awards luncheon during Reunion Weekend.

The board of trustees also meets at Kenyon three times each year and provides strategic direction to the College as it seeks to fulfill its mission. The work of both groups is done in committees.

Please send the nomination and supporting information to Lisa Schott '80 , director of alumni and parent programs, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 43022-9623 or by e-mail to by July 27, 2007.

Back in the Classroom

A new program will give alumni and parents the chance to be students again. Learning in the Company of Friends at Kenyon will debut September 30 through October 2, 2007, following homecoming weekend. Participants can get back inside the classroom to take a thought-provoking seminar by a distinguished professor or to experience classes offered to today's students. More information on this exciting program will be mailed to alumni and parents. To request a registration brochure, call the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 740-427-5147.

Competitive Squash at Kenyon

Alumni squash enthusiasts are invited to assist the Kenyon Squash Club in its efforts to build a more competitive program. The club, advised by Doug Givens , managing director of the Philander Chase Corporation, and John Knepper '62 of Gambier, aims to build a program with a higher caliber of play using the new squash facilities in the Kenyon Athletic Center.

In order to become more competitive, the squash club is seeking players, and that's where alumni can help. Alumni squash enthusiasts are invited to help spread the word about the club to high schools and prep schools with squash programs. If you are willing to assist, please e-mail John Knepper at He will compile a roster of squash enthusiasts and be in touch with them about finding prospects near their homes.

A Singular Place, A Plural Spirit

Kenyon brought you together with people who changed your life.
And Kenyon still brings you together, in lots of ways. Reunion.
The Alumni Bulletin. The Web: And The Kenyon Fund .

The Kenyon Fund makes a difference for everyone, by bolstering the relationships that shape the Kenyon experience in every generation.

Your gift to the Kenyon Fund plays an absolutely vital role in the life of the College. Give online at .

Uniquely Kenyon

Happenstance brought Alicia Kunin-Batson '93 and Robin Rumsey Solboe '93 together twice. They shared a room together at Kenyon and, a decade later, found themselves sharing an office.

"Robin and I were randomly assigned as roommates freshman year at Kenyon," says Kunin-Batson. "We lived in Gund and have been dear friends ever since." Kunin-Batson and Solboe roomed together for two years at Kenyon and, after graduating, both pursued psychology careers. Their lives converged once again in 2002 as they were pursuing postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota. After completing their fellowships, they were both appointed as assistant professors at the university--Solboe in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, and Kunin-Batson in outpatient neuropsychology and the oncology follow-up program.

"We shared an office together until a few months ago," says Kunin-Batson. They now have their own separate quarters--across the hall from one another.

ADs Gather Again

Alpha Delta Phi alumni gathered at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on December 16, 2006. Reuniting were Peter W. Rector '60 of Newport, Rhode Island; Bert Van Arsdale '60 of Louisville; Charles Hosterman '60 of Circleville, Ohio; A. Campbell Ewen '78 of Louisville; Robert S. Price '58 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and H. Alan Wainwright '59 of Gambier. Rector, Van Arsdale, Hosterman, Price, and Wainwright previously served together as the construction committee for Ganter-Price Hall, the new lodge in Gambier.

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