Profiles

The World According to Frank
Eighty years after graduating, Frank Hardison ’39 has all but checked off his bucket list—but at 102, he still has a wanderlust for new adventures
Breaking Away
Mother of two and yoga enthusiast Yasmin Vossoughian ’00 brings her passion for storytelling to the MSNBC anchor desk
Setting the Benchmark
Through her commitment to the College as a trustee, volunteer, and benefactor, Anne Cannon ’74 champions the value of a liberal arts education
Gimme Shelter
Liesl Wilhardt ’91 has rescued thousands of dogs from abuse and neglect—and an environmentally friendly expansion promises to help even more
A Passage From India
How far will Joellen Anderson ’11 go to find forever homes for 10 stray dogs? 8,000 miles by air—and another 1,600 miles by land. Here’s the incredible tale of the Canine Caravan
The Gorey Details
Decades after a chance encounter in a bookstore with Edward Gorey, author Mark Dery ’82 digs deep into the life of the writer, illustrator, and incomparable eccentric
Nature's Remedy
High on a Peruvian mountain more than 4,000 miles from Oxy, Adrienne (Spivak) ’08 and husband Garrett Hostetler ’08 bring modern ideas to the practice of plant-based medicine
A Perfect Match
From academics to athletics to the arts, Linda and Tod White ’59 follow their passions as they enhance the Oxy experience
Legends of Tomorrow
The Class of ’22 has arrived at Oxy—and if first impressions are any indication, we’ll be talking about these Tigers for years to come
Apple Watch
Apple vice president of marketing communications Tor Myhren ’94 has “the best job in the world.” (He just can’t talk much about it.)
Outside the Box
Employment lawyer turned mediator, author, and keynote speaker Pat Gillette ’73 helps women and businesses find common ground through uncommon solutions
Taking Action in Africa
Catherine Haight ’98 balances a thriving Hollywood career as a TV and film editor with a commitment to empowering women and children in Congo
Why We Served
Half a century after their time in Vietnam, a dozen alumni share their war stories—the camaraderie, the challenges, and how their Oxy education readied them for combat
The Meaning of Wright
Professor Dale Wright’s journey to Buddhist enlightenment began when he was a teenager—and he’s spent the last four decades inspiring students to expand their thinking

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