Alumni News

125 years of the Delts

The Chi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta celebrated 125 years at the College on January 28, 2006. Pictured here are Peter Stautberg '86, Charles "Cully" Stimson '86, Jeff Moritz '86, and Pat Gallagher '86.

Upcoming events:
Homecoming 2006
, Saturday, October 7, 2006
Reunion 2007, June 1-3, 2007

Familiar face returns

Russell P. Geiger, who retired from the College as director of planned giving last June, has made his return--in a much different capacity. Geiger, who had once served as an anthropology professor at Kenyon, is now the head men's golf coach.

"Having left teaching in the eighties for administrative work, I can say it's a great feeling to be involved with students again," says Geiger. "I love the game, and it's fun to share my enthusiasm with members of the team. Golf is a great medium for building relationships, and I'm enjoying my time immensely."

Calling all rugby alumni

The men's and women's rugby teams welcome rugby alumni to sign up to receive occasional updates by e-mail. Just contact Ryan Stewart '08 at to be added. Or, check out the teams' new Web site, available through the College Web site.

Alumni, Annual Giving welcome new faces

Alumni volunteers have recently begun seeing some new faces in the annual giving and alumni offices.

New in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is Kent M. Woodward-Ginther '93, who replaces Jill Korosec Dennis '92 as director of regional events. Woodward-Ginther oversees all regional alumni and parent activities and the student-alumni program. He also works with reunion classes and Alumni Council and oversees a portfolio of major gift prospects. A resident of Gambier, Woodward-Ginther returns to Kenyon after a distinguished development career. He most recently served as advocacy director at the Ohio Valley affiliate of the American Heart Association in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that, he spent a year as executive director of NARAL Ohio and also worked as the legislative/administrative director for the Service Employees International Union, Ohio State Council in Columbus.

In January, the Office of Annual Giving welcomed Heather Saner as its new director of reunion giving. Saner, who replaces Elizabeth Story Hieronymus '99, oversees reunion gift campaigns, the student phonathon program, the class agent program, and gift acknowledgements. A development veteran, Saner served for five years as the director of donor relations at United Church Homes in Marion, Ohio. She previously served as the executive director of the Miami Valley Regional Bicycle Council and as a corporate communications specialist for the Dayton Power and Light Company. An Ohio native, Saner holds a bachelor of arts in business management from Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Uniquely Kenyon

Many of the unidentified faces in the photo of a 1953 dance weekend that appeared in the Winter 2006 Bulletin, were recognized by readers. The Kenyon men seated around the table that evening include Richard R. Tryon '54, Felix Pulgram '55, unidentified, John H. Roberts '55, and Albert V. Proescholdt '55. "The pretty blond next to me," writes Tryon, "is Priscilla Corteylou from Princeton, New Jersey, who was a freshman at Wooster at the time." No other women in the photo were identified.

Inspired by that photo, Doug Downey '51 sent us his own unique slice of Kenyon life. This 1949 photo shows the chorus of The Kenyon Review, a show produced, directed, and written in part by Paul Newman '49. "I was Paul's major collaborator," Downey writes. "I roomed with him in the T-barracks over the 1949 spring break. Paul wrote most of the lyrics, I wrote most of the dialogue, and we shamelessly stole all of the music." Although Downey and Newman collaborated on the play, they couldn't agree on a name. "He insisted on The Kenyon Revue," Downey writes, "but I wanted to use The Kenyon Review. The program cover used my spelling, but inside there was a note saying, 'Not actually the Kenyon Review, but--THE KENYON REVUE.' So I guess Paul won."

Pictured as the Kenyon men are (from left) Bob McCullagh '51, Jack Carter '49, John Humphrys '52, Phil Tedesco '50, Jim Rice '51, Lee Schermerhorn '51, and Tom Carruth '50. The ladies ("identified in the program as the Girles from the Ritz," Downey writes) are Bob Emerson '51, Don Wahlstrom '50, Charlie Dolan '50, George Porterfield '51, Jim House '52, George Pollard '50, Russ Dunham '50, and George Hull '50.

The photo was taken by Cameron Macauley '49 and Richard Shirk '49.

Elections and Nominations

The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs is pleased to announce the successful candidates in the 2005-06 Alumni Council and alumni trustee election. The four new Alumni Council members are Barbara J. Evans '87 of Savannah, Georgia; Donald A. Fischman '57 of New York, New York; Barbara Kakiris '97 of Cleveland, Ohio; and Emily Resnik Conn '85 of Woodbridge, Connecticut. The two alumni elected to serve as alumni trustees are Carla R. Ainsworth '95 of Seattle, Washington, and James F. Parker '81 of Lake Bluff, Illinois.

The election process begins again for the 2006-07 academic year. The Alumni Council invites you to suggest 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 2007. You may nominate a friend, a classmate, or yourself. All suggestions receive careful consideration by the 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 College administration regarding alumni issues, determines the slate of candidates for the council and alumni trustee election, and decides recipients of awards presented at the annual awards luncheon during Reunion Weekend.

The board of trustees meets at Kenyon three times each year and provides strategic direction to the College. Both groups work in committees.

Please send nominations 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 28, 2006.

Pathways of Excellence

Kenyon gives you pathways to travel. You begin on Middle Path, sensing the history it embodies, savoring its spirit of community. Middle Path gives rise to so many other pathways--paths of intellectual discovery, career paths, personal journeys, shared adventures.

You can sustain these pathways by supporting the Kenyon Fund. Your gift will ensure that all Kenyon students, now and in the future, enjoy their own pathways of excellence.

The Kenyon Fund: A Vital Pathway

Like all of Kenyon's pathways, the Kenyon Fund makes its way into every corner of campus.

Alumni who give to the Kenyon Fund support academic life, scholarships, student activities, faculty and academic programs--even the gravel on Middle Path. All gifts, regardless of size, have an impact. Every contribution yields benefits.

Help us sustain the strength of a Kenyon education by giving to the Kenyon Fund today. Visit to make a gift online.

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