From professors to justice reformers

<strong>All About Town</strong> By Claudine Carlton

All About Town By Claudine Carlton

Hurray to Oberlin High School graduates who have recently earned college degrees.

Andy Swanson has received his Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University. He is now teaching at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.

John English has completed his bachelor of fine arts at Florida Atlantic University. His brother Michael works at the Cincinnati Public Library and teaches at a pottery co-op.

Kawren Scott has completed her bachelor’s of science, with a sociology major at Lincoln University. She was able to do this in just three years because of credit earned at Lorain County Community College while she was an OHS senior.

Ashley Krueck has earned her associate’s degree at Cuyahoga Community College.

Chris Donaldson is now dean of the Oberlin College Class of 2019. These students have finished their freshman year, and he will shepherd them through the next three years to graduation.

Jeff Ebihara works in telecom sales in Raleigh, N.C. Chris Peterson is in advertising in New York City.

Let’s have a report on the Livingston sisters. Sheryl worked in early childhood education until she had her own children. She now lives in Spokane, Wash. Lori became a geologist in the Denver area. Harriet was recently promoted to an engineering data analyst with the Defense Contract Management Agency in New Jersey.

Annie Luciano specializes in vascular diseases as a nurse practitioner at the University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. She runs an outpatient clinic there.

Steve Merrill is senior vice president of the Tennessee Golf Foundation in Nashville, Tenn. He is also the director of the Vinny Invitational tournament.

News of the Michaels brothers follows. Joe is a freelance composer and concert organizer. His most recent works include “Together in Perfect Harmony” for piano four hands, and “Assembly Line,” which was released on a CD by Gruenrekords. Joe also teaches English at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He is a board member of the Stuttgart Collective for Current Music.

Matt Michaels is data base manager for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Tony is assistant professor of medicine at Ohio State University. He is director of liver transplants.

Jason Pearson is founder and head of TRUTHstudio, a Washington, D.C., consultancy that specializes in the intersection of complex systems, visual thinking, and strategic action. He also is executive director of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, an association of many companies and government bodies that promotes the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.

Tina Roose has retired as a librarian at various locations throughout the country. More recently she helped start the Rainbow Health Center in Olympia, Wash., where she lives.

Jonathan Schoonmaker is senior vice president for human resources at the computer security company Sophos in Silicon Valley, Calif. Lisa Stillwell is now a librarian at Franklin and Marshall University.

Hugh Thornton, an Indianapolis Colts guard, was the OHS commencement speaker in June.

Greg White is now implementation coordinator of the the consent degree between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice over reforms for the Cleveland police department.

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