Guestbook Messages

Looking forward to your leadership

Looking forward to your leadership of the Oxy community in the coming years, to prepare future generations for this very challenging world.

Lois Aroian `67

Wishing you much success

Wishing you much success as the 16th President of Occidental College. So much to do, but many believe that you will take Occidental to the next level. Your leadership will help others continue to nurture and reveal Occidental’s exceptional potential.

Vincent Garcia `89

Congratulations from Atlanta, GA

Dr. Elam, the class of '72 fought so hard to have administrators of color become part of the esteemed Oxy leadership. Heartfelt congratulations from Atlanta, Georgia!

Verla J. Pacheco (Johnson) `72

Thrilled to be invited

Allan and I feel tremendously thrilled to have been invited to your inauguration. It was a huge pleasure to work for you at Stanford when you were VPUE, and we feel very honored to be a part of your presidential installation at Oxy. 

Michele Marincovich 


Congratulations and best wishes

Congratulations and best wishes as Occidental's 16th President. You have already done a superb job thus far. Very few people in the world had to start their college presidency in a world pandemic. Your presidency can only get better and better.

Arnett Carraby, MD `77

With love from Lagos, Nigeria

Congratulations Dr. Elam and all members of the Oxy Family!!! E ku oriire... With love from The Onasanya Family (Lagos, Nigeria) and all Nigerians who have been, currently are and will be members of the Oxy Family in the future.

Lanre Onasanya

It will be a grand occasion

It will be a grand occasion. We so look forward to celebrating President Elam with you all!

Helen Shafran '87

We salute President Elam

We deeply regret not being able to attend what would have been our fifth or sixth celebration of this occasion. We salute Pres. Elam and wish him and the college our very best wishes.

Bill and Jean Griswold, '50 and '51

Wishing the best of luck

We will surely be following along with the events on Saturday April 23, 2022 and wish President Elam the best of luck as he continues to lead Oxy into the future.

Dr. Susan DiMarco P’17 and Jeh Johnson H’15 P’17

What an amazing weekend

What an amazing weekend of events! I was so pleased to be included for this wonderful occasion and opportunity to celebrate with Harry, Michele, friends from Northern and Southern California and the Occidental community!

Harriette Coggs Stuckey

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