Alumni Digest

Kenyon Career Network Goes Online

The ability to network with Kenyon alumni and parents about careers and externships is now at your fingertips, quite literally. The Kenyon Career Network (KCN) is now online at to facilitate greater availability to current students and alumni. Extern sponsor profiles are also included in the online network.

If you are a registered user of the Kenyon Alumni Association Online Directory, select the "Returning User" button and enter your username and password. If you have never registered, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 740-427-5147 to request your identification number that is required for access.

Click on the Kenyon Career Network from the menu to look for career contacts, sign up to serve as a KCN volunteer, or sign up to serve as an extern sponsor. KCN online is easy to use, with the ability to search by occupational category, location, keyword, externships, and other criteria. Current volunteers may also update their home and business profiles, indicate contact preferences, and share their personal career histories and advice.

If you have questions about the KCN online or wish to serve as a KCN or extern volunteer, please contact the Career Development Center: or 740-427-5165.

Great (Hall) Celebrations

Peirce Great Hall has been the scene of countless dances, gatherings, wedding receptions, and other celebrations since its opening in 1929. In this scene from 1938, students and their guests dance to the sounds of Red Nichols on a dance weekend.

Although Peirce Hall is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion, the Great Hall will be little changed from its earliest years. To celebrate the opening of the renovated and enlarged Peirce and Dempsey halls, the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is asking you to submit your photos of Great Hall celebrations throughout the years. Selected photos will be displayed during the building's upcoming dedication ceremony. Post your photos at, or send them to us directly. Contact Jill Shriver in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at

Post-fiftieth Alumni Gather in Gambier

Fifty-seven alumni and their guests from the classes of 1952, 1947, 1942, and 1937 gathered for their post-fiftieth reunion in Gambier last April. Alumni spent an evening with President S. Georgia Nugent, attended classes, and met Kenyon students and faculty--and even spent a little time on McBride Field.

The reunion's honored alumnus was John W. Bingham Jr. '37, who traveled from Foley, Alabama, to Gambier by car with his dog Pardy. To recognize Bingham's longtime loyalty, President Nugent offered him an all-expenses-paid trip for his next journey to Kenyon--if he promises to fly.

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