Letter from the 2014-2015 Oberlin Quest Liaison
Hello and welcome to Oberlin College and Conservatory's Quest Scholars Network Chapter! It's going to be great year! My name is Katrina Anderson-Little, and I am the Quest Liaison for Oberlin's Quest Scholars Network Chapter. I am a sophomore and Sociology major, but will likely add a double major of Psychology in the coming year. As your Liaison, I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and serving as a valuable resource, support system, friend, and family away from home. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns as you navigate your time here. I am also open and welcoming to any ideas about the QSN Chapter’s programming and activities this year.
From its inception, Oberlin College and Conservatory has been a liberal institution dedicated to two key tenets: service and learning. The college was started by two Yankee missionaries who wanted to found a college where they could train individuals to be teachers and strong Christian leaders. The founders created a covenant that all members of the college community had to sign, committing to the plainest living and highest thinking, as well as financial support of the college and surrounding town. The values of intellectual curiosity, leadership, eco-consciousness, and giving back to the community are all principles that have endured at Oberlin College and will be very prominent throughout your time here. Oberlin no longer has its initial religious focus, but as one of the leading liberal arts universities in the country, we value individual freedom and self-expression, most famously recognized by our ExCo program giving students the opportunity to teach their own class. In brief, Oberlin is a place of opportunity, innovation, service, and learning. As you embark on this journey, keep in mind that as a Quest Scholar you have shown the leadership, dedication, and perseverance to overcome any hardship you may encounter. Furthermore, you have a strong community of support to help you reach your goals.
Your Quest Liaison,
Katrina Anderson-Little ‘17