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Dave Tempest Kathy Tempest, both OC ’72, during their 2,400 mile bike ride from Seattle
Dave Tempest Kathy Tempest, both OC ’72, with students outside Shanks Health and Wellness Center.
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Dave Tempest, OC ’72, Heisman Inductee

October 4, 2019

Dave Tempest, OC ’72, is one of the former Oberlin student-athletes being in- ducted into the John W. Heisman Club Hall of Fame at a ceremony later today. While at Oberlin, Tempest was an All-American cross-country runner and swim-mer, and his wife, Kathy, also OC ’72, played women’s basketball in the pre-Title IX era. Dave and Kathy both arrived in Oberlin on Wednesday after biking from Seattle, WA, one of multiple cross-country bike trips that the couple has undertaken. After gradu...

Student-athletes and coaches gather for the first symposium session on Friday evening.

Heisman Club Symposium Offers Leadership Workshops

March 15, 2019

Last weekend, Oberlin student-athletes and coaches were invited to the first Leadership Symposium sponsored by the Oberlin Heisman Club, titled “Leveraging the Leader in You.” On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, members of the athletic community gathered in the Knowlton Athletics Complex to listen to speakers and participate in workshops related to networking and how to use their leadership skills gleaned from athletics post-graduation. The Heisman Club is an organization comprised of Oberlin...

Women athletes gathered together Sunday morning to listen to a power-packed panel of OC women alumnae to cap off of Homecoming Weekend. After a brief breakfast, the participants engaged in an intense discussion about personal impact of OC athletics in Oberlin and beyond.

Power Panel Celebrates Women Success

October 12, 2018

In a powerful conclusion to homecoming weekend, nearly 100 athletes from women’s sports teams gathered in the Knowlton Social Space on Sunday morning for a panel featuring three former Yeowomen. Organized by the John W. Heisman Club, the panel was designed to showcase how athletics and their Oberlin educations have impacted their lives post-graduation. The necessity of a panel like this at the start of the school year, when so many women student-athletes at Oberlin are evaluating t...

College seniors (left to right) Abe Post-Hyatt, Kyle Tribble and Gabe Simon perform at Illusion, Solarity’s fall event that took place in Hales Gymnasium. The organization’s spring event, Atlantis, will be held tonight in the Heisman Club Field House.

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

May 5, 2017

Solarity has thrown the largest student-run event on campus every semester and will be back tonight in the Heisman Club Field House. This semester’s Atlantis theme will offer a ship-furnished, aquatic feel, and organizers have brought the event back to its student-centered roots with an impressive string of student DJs as well as student music, dance and aerial performances. This semester’s event follows the decision to bring in big-name DJ and musician Metro Boomin for fall’s event, Illus...

Four new black-and-white photos will be added to the newly updated Heisman Club Hall of Fame display in Philips Gym when alumnus Don Hunsinger, Thomas B. Geiger Jr., Toju Omatete and Shannon Houlihan are officially inducted today.

Heisman Club Inducts Hall of Famers

September 23, 2016

The recently revamped Heisman Club Hall of Fame will add four new members this weekend, inducting a legendary coach and administrator, an All-American swimmer and two of the most decorated track and field athletes in school history. Don Hunsinger, Thomas B. Geiger Jr., OC '76, Shannon Houlihan, OC '94 and Toju Omatete, OC '90, will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction dinner on Friday, Sept. 23 to kick off Homecoming weekend. Don Hunsinger For 32 years, Hunsinger served as director of a...

Khalil Rivers (left) and Sarah Feinberg

In the Locker Room with Khalil Rivers and Sarah Feinberg

September 23, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Sarah Feinberg and Khalil Rivers, newly-appointed student members of the Heisman Club board, to discuss the organization’s impact on campus and its desire to serve Oberlin athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get involved in the Heisman Club? Khalil Rivers: [Delta Lodge Director of Athletics] Natalie [Winkelfoos] had actually recommended me to [Heisman Club board member] Carla [Freyvogel (OC ’79)]. Carla said sh...

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