Tom Thomas '69

Profile Updated: November 19, 2020
Tom Thomas
Tom Thomas


Tom Thomas


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Brackenridge, PA USA
Occupation TV sports graphics, retired

I'm here as a guest because I handled the reunion website for my Class of 1969.

School Story

A physics major, I was the 1968-69 WOBC Station Director.

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Tom Thomas '69 has left an In Memory comment for Jennifer Wagner.
May 13, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Jenny and I became friends hanging out at WOBC and stayed in touch for several years afterward. We weren’t romantically involved, but we discussed that subject and many others. I saved our correspondence.

She went on to become a professor in Chicago. There she directed her university’s Master of Science in Information Systems program until passing away at the age of 53. “Jennifer was a generous and caring person,” one of her colleagues recalled, “always ready to share her wit, wisdom, humor, and opinions.”

As the Class of 1970 reunion approached, I revisited our old letters and looked up some details about her later career. Paring all this material down to scarcely more than 20,000 words, I posted the excerpts at on my personal website, in case you’d like to take a look.

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Apr 20, 2020 at 4:38 PM

On the reunion website for the Class of 1971, Marty Oppenheimer has posted the following. He’s chairing the ’71 Class Reunion Committee.

“Even though we don't know what life will be like in May 2021, our 50th Reunion Planning Committee continues to plan for a spectacular on-campus reunion. Our Committee has invited the Class of 1970 to combine their reunion with ours next spring. Oberlin will leave it up to the two classes to decide, within space limitations, how much we want to do together and separately. Jan Weintraub Cobb [Class of 1971 President] and I have reached out to Tom Gold, '70 Reunion Planning Committee Chair, and Mark Christensen, '70 Class President, to start planning. As their Reunion Schedule was about 90% complete, we'll all have to be flexible and aware of each class's needs and desires as we move forward together. We'll keep you posted.” --Marty

Tom Thomas '69 posted a message.
Mar 31, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Please see President Ambar's March 31 letter concerning the reunion on the Commencement Reunion website,

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Mar 19, 2020 at 4:37 PM

The College has posted this message online: While we hope to celebrate the end of the academic year with Commencement and Reunion Weekend, we have decided to place a hold on registration. We continue to consult with public health officials regarding our ability to host large public gatherings. Please consult the college's information page regarding the coronavirus ( for regular updates. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty.

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Mar 13, 2020 at 11:28 AM

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the best way is “social distancing,” and that’s difficult to achieve on a residential college campus. Therefore Oberlin has canceled in-person classes as of Friday, March 13, with students required to leave campus housing by March 16. They will probably not return to campus for academic coursework this semester.

Faculty are preparing to use Zoom technology, a web-based video conferencing tool, to provide instruction for the rest of the semester. That will begin on March 30, following Spring Recess.

There’s no word yet about Commencement/Reunion Weekend, currently scheduled for May 22-25.

Please check for the latest information.

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