They Do the Splits, Too?
lively trio, each a 1949 grad, formed the core of Oberlins
cheerleading squad at basketball and football games for four years
straight. Today, Pat Cobb Tarnow, William Hudd Taggert,
and Barbara Staley Bayless are considered superstar
alums by the alumni and development offices for their volunteer
and financial contributions to the College. The three alums visited
campus recently, where Oberlin restaged the photo that appeared
on the cover of OAM in February 1949.
a physical education major, worked briefly as an instructor at Ohio
State University before marrying classmate Bob Tarnow and raising
eight children. A former 1949 class president and current class
agent, she lives in Chatham, Massachusetts, and Naples, Florida,
where she enjoys sailing and environmental issues and volunteers
as a docent at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
who served as his senior class president, fulfilled his plans to
earn a medical degree at Columbia University and spent 40-plus years
as a physician. The current 1949 class president, he lives in Atherton,
California, where he enjoys bird hunting, genealogy, and travel.
who serves on the Alumni Council, married college sweetheart Philip
Bayless 49 and briefly taught college English before raising
their three daughters. Now living in Wilmington, Ohio, she volunteers
on the board of Hospice of Dayton and chairs the local housing board.