Marietta College President's Report - July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

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BOLD. INSPIRED. TRANSFORMATIVE. ADVENTUROUS. BRING FORTH A PIONEER. PRESIDENT’S REPORT JULY 1, 2020 - JUNE 30, 2021


Lindsay Horton ’22 Communication Studies Birmingham, Alabama


We are Pioneers and together we can do anything. We pride ourselves on helping students pursue big ideas and then apply them to real life. This past academic year was without a doubt the best job we have ever done in executing this philosophy. Conducting in-person classes for a full year — while many of our peers were either completely virtual or hoping to offer a hybrid education — once again showed how strong our Pioneer Spirit truly is. We made bold decisions all year, and we inspired another generation and told them it is OK to break free of conventions and face new adventures. We faced our share of challenges because of COVID-19; but in the end, we took the path less traveled and showed the world what it means to BRING FORTH A PIONEER.

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On November 16, 2020, I had the honor of being informed by Marietta College’s Board of Trustees that my contract had been extended for the second time since I arrived in 2016. Naturally, this was a proud moment for me. I am grateful to the Board for its confidence in me and the continued support of the College community, especially our outstanding students, alumni, faculty and staff. The positive steps and success we have enjoyed is because of them. Still, the 2020-21 academic year — my fifth year at Marietta College — was by far the most challenging of my 40-plus years in higher education. And yet, it was also one of my most satisfying years. What our students, faculty, staff and alumni accomplished during a global pandemic was simply astonishing, pride-evoking and, in many ways, historic. We had 237 individuals — students, employees and on-campus contractors — test positive for COVID-19 during the academic year. Fortunately, no one had to spend any time in the hospital. We were also able to offer an on-campus vaccination clinic so students could receive the Johnson & Johnson shot before they left campus for the summer. A key component to our success was our consistent and straight-forward communication — sometimes overcommunication — approach throughout the year. We conducted virtual town hall meetings, we shared timely information via email, and our talented marketing team created emotional and informational videos that were watched by thousands. Our faculty stared down the challenge of conducting in-person classes while having to be online for students who were in isolation or quarantine. Without question, it took a toll on each one of our dedicated faculty members, but in the end, they proved to everyone that they were up to the challenge. Marietta College is fortunate to have a dedicated team in our Physical Plant, who made sure classrooms, bathrooms, dining halls, the library and other locations were disinfected regularly. Our housekeeping crew also checked up on our students as they worked in the residence halls, which we know is why so many of our alumni have such fond memories of their time living on campus. We cannot overlook the contributions of our front-line workers — Campus Police, the healthcare workers in the Center for Health and Wellness, and ALL our staff who are and were providing service to our students and visitors each and every day. Much of the work they do is behind the scenes, but there was nothing normal about their work schedules or workload this past year. Always being available for our students was critical to our success. Across the board, the staff encouraged our students and they remained upbeat as the challenges mounted. Our Admission Office continued to have on-campus visits and hosted scholarship days while following strict COVID-19 guidelines. The Student Life team was tasked with keeping the students safe while managing the complexities that came with students in isolation and quarantine. Thankfully, we were able to compete in varsity athletics during the spring semester. We did not realize how much we missed watching a volleyball match or soccer game until all sports were postponed through December 31, 2020. While it was exciting to be able to watch 20 of our 22 varsity athletic teams compete during the spring semester, I will guarantee you that the Athletics Department hopes it will never have to do that again. My biggest concern was always for the students — and it still is. The college experience is supposed to be one filled with opportunities, freedoms and adventure. Instead, we could not afford them those luxuries to the fullest extent. While I regularly heard from our remarkable students that they appreciated all we did to make sure they could be back on campus, and despite the limitations they faced because of COVID-19, they had a good experience. However, anyone who was on campus could see the restrictions that had to be imposed wore them down at times. The best moment for me, though, was May 1st and May 2nd, when we were able to close out the year with two, in-person Commencement ceremonies. The first one was for the Class of 2021, and then one day later, we fulfilled our promise and provided the Class of 2020 with an in-person ceremony as well. I am excited by the prospect of leading this amazing institution for the next four years. We are going to do some exceptional things, and I hope you are excited to join us for the ride. Thanks and BRING FORTH A PIONEER!

Bill Ruud President and Professor of Management

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“I enjoyed my Marietta experience from Week 1, Day 1 all the way through graduation day. An overarching aspect of my experience that I am thankful for is the high level of expectation set by the faculty.”

Law School Success Students who participated in Marietta College’s Pre-Law Program enrolled in the following law schools: CLASS OF 2021 William & Mary Case Western Reserve University of Cincinnati University of Toledo

EMBRACE the Experience Bryce Gandee ’21 had an abundance of mentors during his four years at Marietta College. “I must give a shout out to Drs. (Mark) Schaefer and (Mike) Tager,” said Gandee, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. “Dr. Schaefer was a fantastic Pre-Law advisor in terms of giving feedback on applications and being knowledgeable as to what schools are looking for. Dr. Tager was my academic advisor for four years and set me up with an internship at the Marietta Municipal Court, which I found to be very beneficial. People like them are what makes Marietta College a special place.”

CLASS OF 2020 Cleveland State University The Ohio State University

His hard work, along with the valuable input he received from each faculty member, has provided Gandee the opportunity to attend the University of Toledo’s College of Law starting in August 2021. As Gandee was applying to law schools and evaluating the best fit for him, he turned to another faculty member — Professor Judy Ruud — for advice.

CLASS OF 2019 University of Richmond University of Pittsburgh Cleveland State University

“I chose Toledo because they immediately made me feel wanted and appreciated,” he said. “I also spoke with Judy Ruud during our Management 415 class and discovered she was an alumna. We began talking about UT and the more we talked about the school, the more I liked it.”

CLASS OF 2018 Ohio Northern University

He is confident he is ready to face the rigorous curriculum and schedule of law school.

CLASS OF 2017 University of Florida West Virginia University College of William and Mary

“Having professors who challenged me on a daily basis has only set me up to excel in a competitive environment like law school,” Gandee said. “It may seem over the top at the time, but attention to detail and pride in one’s work translates directly to any job/career. These are things I believe I had before college, but Marietta College chipped away the excess and gave me the confidence to succeed in a new arena.”

CLASS OF 2016 Howard University West Virginia University University of Arizona

Gandee plans to go into energy and environmental law. “The oil and gas industry is so present in our region. This would allow me to stay close to home and make a difference in my community.” Of course, he has a backup plan. “I am also considering getting my J.D. and going into law enforcement as a federal agent for the FBI.”

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Summer Fellows impress with research projects Four Marietta students earned Summer Fellowships through the Investigative Studies Program and presented their research to campus in June 2021. Emily Etheridge ’23 (Physics), John Gantner ’22 (History and Political Science), Shelby Millheim ’22 (Chemistry) and Julie Schlanz ’23 (Biochemistry) each completed the undergraduate research under the mentorship of a faculty member. The presentations were impressive: •

Emily Etheridge, “The Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) Mission: Investigating the composition of Phobos using neutrons,” (research advisor — Dr. Andrew Beck, Assistant Professor of Geology)

John Gantner, “How does the UN respond to dynamic conflicts,” (research advisor — Dr. Michael Morgan, Associate Professor of Political Science)

Shelby Millheim, “Investigation of the proton transfer mechanism in fluorescence quenching,” (research advisor — Dr. Debbie Egolf, Professor of Chemistry)

Julie Schlanz, “Effects of mononitroparaben on melanoma cell growth,” (research advisor — Dr. Suzanne Parsons, McCoy Associate Professor of Biochemistry)

CMA Scholarships awarded to Public Accounting students Eric DeLong ’21 and Logan Isner ’22, who are both majoring in Public Accounting, received the 2021 Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Scholarship offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The scholarship covers all expenses related to earning the Certified Management Accountant professional credential — study materials and examination fees for the two-part CMA Examination. This is the first year that Marietta College was invited to nominate students for the CMA Scholarship. “This opportunity is once-in-a-lifetime and allows me to get a head start on the CMA certificate before entering the workforce,” Isner said. “I plan on giving full effort into studying during the summer and plan to take the exam before or soon after graduating.”

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A CUT Above Marietta College is consistently ranked among the best in the nation and region, according to a multitude of publications, websites and organizations. A sampling of recent accolades includes:

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Marketing student earns Stickell Internship “I was a little surprised because I had recently received an email from the coordinator of the program that said due to COVID-19 restrictions, it didn’t look like many internships would be offered. About 48 hours later I found out I got the internship.” Autumn Heddleston ’22 is continuing a positive trend of Marietta College students earning a prestigious Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Internship. Heddleston, who is majoring in Marketing, interned with Caterpillar’s Oil & Gas division during the 2021 summer, and she is the fourth Marietta College student in the past eight years to earn the honor. While she had hoped to work in Texas, the internship ended up being remote. She worked on marketing and website design.

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IMPORTANCE of Internships Carsey Wilder ’22 had a lot to learn about paint when he interned with SherwinWilliams. Through some training modules, he quickly got up to speed. Wilder was one of more than 100 Marietta College students who participated in an internship starting in May 2021. “I was fortunate to get to go on some visits with a sales representative, and I got to analyze a profits and loss sheet, attend sales meetings and formulate a new customer rewards system,” he said. Before the summer experience ended, Wilder was working on a marketing plan that focused on “existing behind” customer accounts. He planned to present, along with some other interns, the plan they developed to Sherwin-Williams’ corporate executives. “My Marietta College experience helped me throughout the internship. Marietta has dramatically helped my communication skills, my presentation skills and my interpersonal skills,” he said. “Throughout my three years at Marietta, I have had to go outside of my comfort zone to learn and grow. This helped prepare me for my internship.”

Different Path, RIGHT FIT As a 2021 graduate of Marietta College and with a degree in Petroleum Engineering, it would only seem natural for Torri Clarchick to find a well-paying job in the energy supply world. But she had other ideas. Clarchick is attending the University of Pittsburgh and working in the Master of Science/Ph.D. program in Information Science. “I plan to focus my master’s in either cybersecurity or data analytics. Both fields are important to the future of petroleum companies, whether it is securing the framework of the company or analyzing the data from the fields,” she said. Clarchick believes the liberal arts education she received at Marietta has opened the door to countless opportunities and has given her the confidence to explore diverse fields. “Over my time at Marietta, I really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the faculty, staff and students. The people at Marietta make the college experience so unique, bountiful and endearing. Marietta was one of the hardest goodbyes because you really gain and grow as a family with those you meet.”

“We really had to embrace the ideology of the Pioneers. We continually gave our input as the program grew. It was a lot of work, but really rewarding.” — Lauren Eakle ’21, who was one of the first three graduates of the Music Therapy Program 8 • MARIETTA COLLEGE


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GLOBAL REACH: Petroleum professor reaches thousands through digital learning Long before the pandemic caused many internships to be canceled and impacted summer educational opportunities, Marietta’s Dr. Ahmed Algarhy, an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering and Geology Department, began developing a way for his students — and countless others around the globe — to have access to quality educational content pertaining to the oil and gas industry online.

The eight-week summer online internships drew more than 3,500 attendees who attended webinars, took quizzes and completed the final exam. Of those, Algarhy says 45 percent of the students passed the 70 percent threshold to earn the internship completion certificate. A second eight-week online training was planned to happen during spring (February and March 2021).

Algarhy proposed the plan for PioPetro, a nonprofit organization based at Marietta College, to President Bill Ruud and Provost Janet Bland in 2019 as a way to collaborate with universities, petroleum companies, and oil and gas experts to deliver digital information to college students for free. In summer 2020, PioPetro collaborated with SPE Egypt to offer an eight-week online internship to students majoring in the petroleum engineering field. The participating students were from more than 70 countries and more than 200 universities worldwide.

“After we completed the summer training and starting in August 2020, we ran two or three short courses every month ‘free of charge’ and we serve more than 3,000 trainees every month,” Algarhy says. Each course contains four to eight webinars and quizzes plus a final exam. “The plan is to serve 25,000 trainees per year free of charge worldwide.”

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Psychology professor earns Plankey designation As an undergraduate student at Miami University, Dr. Charles Doan remembers fondly the professors who encouraged him to conduct his own research — and those who asked for his assistance on their research. The Assistant Professor of Psychology models this behavior with his Marietta College students and he has some big plans for the 2021 fall semester: engaging students to conduct research with new eye-tracking equipment. “Students are going to be trained on how to use it, how to calibrate it and how to read the data,” Doan said. “They will be able to see in real time what the research participants are seeing and how the eye tracker is measuring eye movements, eye fixations and pupil dilation.” His passion and commitment to expanding undergraduate research among all students — but even more so among the Psychology and Neuroscience majors — is a key reason why Doan was recently named the William Van Law Plankey Professor starting in the Fall 2021 semester. “I was very grateful and surprised when I was informed that I received this honor. I’m sure there were many deserving applicants, so this makes me want to work that much harder to get these projects done.”

“Honestly, I don’t think we could have done it without the (teaching assistants) this past year, and (Catherine Wadih ’22) was particularly wonderful.” — Dr. Katy Lustofin, Associate Professor of Biology

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Dr. Dailey returns to Marietta faculty Six years ago, Dr. Jane Dailey made an epic decision to leave her position at Marietta as an Associate Professor of Communication to pursue another lifelong dream: thru-hiking the entire 2,190-plus-mile Appalachian Trail. “All in all, I did it in just under six months,” Dailey said. “It was crazy and it was rewarding and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It was something that I had always wanted to do.” Once that goal was checked off her list, Dailey began teaching at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. When an opening came up in Marietta’s Communication Department, she jumped at the chance to return, and she resumed her role in fall 2020 as an Associate Professor of Communication and Public Relations. One of the biggest changes from the time she last taught at Marietta is the merging of the Communication and Media Studies programs into one department in 2016. “When I was here before (2007-14), I was classified in the Media Department, which was in McKinney, but I also taught Crisis Communication for the Communication Department — so I was teaching in both departments,” she said. “Now that they are together, which makes sense, I am still teaching that way but now it’s under one structure.” What hasn’t changed is the support from her colleagues, something she always found special about Marietta. “I can’t imagine a better group to work with. I am thrilled to be back.”

Leadership role with OCA fits faculty member In October 2020, Dr. Cody Clemens ’13 was installed as the Vice President for the Ohio Communication Association. He will serve two years as vice president and then move into the president’s position for two years. “I’ve been a member of the Ohio Comm Association since 2014 and it just kind of seemed like the right time for me. I finished my Ph.D. in May (2020), and it was kind of a natural fit, so I was ready to take on the role; I was excited.”

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PROFESSOR, STUDENT REPRESENT MC AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE McCoy Professor of Management and Accounting Grace Johnson and Economics and Political Science student Katie McIlroy ’21 (Circleville, Ohio) represented Marietta College’s Department of Business & Economics at the annual conference of MBAA-International in March 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference was conducted virtually. Still, Johnson’s research focused on a timely subject. “The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Financial Reporting Environment for Publicly Traded Companies” explored how pandemic-induced structural and procedural changes affected the work carried out by accounting professionals responsible for corporate accounting functions. McIlroy delivered the results of her Economics Capstone research, “How Do Misery Index Levels Impact Income Inequality within the United States?” Her study examined the effect of inflation and unemployment on income inequality in the United States.

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McCOY PROFESSOR AWARD SARA ROSENSTOCK AND Z COMER It’s common for multiple Marietta College faculty to receive the John G. and Jeanne McCoy Teaching Excellence Professorship. But for both winners to come from the same department? That’s not typical. But it goes to show how strong Marietta’s Art Department is as the College awarded Associate Professor Sara Rosenstock (Graphic Design) and Associate Professor Z Comer (Art) with the prestigious honor. You must go all the way back to 2000 for the last time two faculty members from the same department received the honor — Drs. Daniel Born and Carolyn Hares-Stryker from English. “Obviously, we both really wanted to win it and we both really wanted to do well and represent our department well, but at no time did I ever feel like we weren’t being really supportive of each other and rooting for each other, too,” Comer said. “And that kind of collegiality and camaraderie is something, as a new person here, says to me that this is the right place for me and this is a really fantastic place for me to work.” Rosenstock joined the College in 2009 and Comer was hired in 2019.

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FACULTY AWARDS DOUGLAS PUTNAM FACULTY SERVICE AWARD Ben Cromwell

EDWARD G. HARNESS OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD Dr. Charles Doan Dr. Alexandria Perry Dr. Mark Schaefer

FIRST-YEAR ADVISING AWARD Dr. Jaclyn Schwieterman

MAJOR ADVISING AWARD Dr. Linda Lockhart

INNOVATIVE TEACHING AWARD Beth Nash Jolene Powell

DOUGLAS PUTNAM COLLABORATIVE STAFF SERVICE AWARD Roseanne Nicholson

STAFF AWARD FOR MENTORING Franci Bolden Betsy Knott

DR. JEAN A. SCOTT STAFF AWARD FOR DISTINCTION Amanda Reynolds Dr. Suzanne Walker

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PA STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS First-year Physician Assistant students faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic head-on all year, which included wearing the appropriate PPE during some classes and when they volunteered at health clinics. They were also excited to be on the front line when healthcare workers began administering COVID-19 vaccines. Marietta’s PA students braved bitter winter temperatures to help at the Memorial Health System’s drive-thru clinic in Marietta.

I, PIONEER In early 2020, the Communication & Brand Management team began brainstorming what the College’s next steps are in terms of marketing our brand to prospective and current students and to our alumni and donor base. BRING FORTH A PIONEER is a call to action and it will remain the primary message, but the Communication & Brand Management team wanted to better illustrate how the Marietta College community answers the call, and to change the dialogue and the visual message of what it means to be a pioneer. Our pioneers are people who commit themselves to making their industries and communities better, and who pave the way for future pioneers to take up the task. The I, Pioneer series, unveiled in March, is also a way to show the breadth of where Marietta’s impact reaches. Learn more at ipioneer.marietta.edu. 16 • MARIETTA COLLEGE


Physician Assistant student makes history Shannon Doyle PA’22 (pictured with Head Coach Malory Nadrah) became the first Physician Assistant Studies student to play a varsity sport at Marietta College when she took the field for the women’s lacrosse team on March 3, 2021. A Division I graduate transfer from Central Michigan University, Doyle took advantage of the NCAA allowing student-athletes who were impacted by COVID-19 to gain an additional year of eligibility. While her studies limited her to only 11 games, she led the team in goals with 29.

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THREE years in a row For the third year in a row, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Marietta College as a “Great College to Work For®,” and it was the second consecutive year the College earned an Honor Roll designation — the highest rank a school can receive. “We are extremely honored to once again earn this recognition — especially making the Honor Roll again — from The Chronicle of Higher Education in its ‘2020 Great Colleges to Work For®’ survey,” said Marietta College President Bill Ruud. “Our faculty, staff and administrators are the backbone of this institution and the key reason why we provide a transformational education and amazing experience for our students.” Of the 79 institutions recognized in this year’s survey, Marietta was one of only 42 on the Honor Roll. Marietta was the only Ohio college recognized in the survey. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Marietta College included among the small universities with 500 to 2,999 students.

The College was recognized in the following categories: Collaborative Governance Professional/Career Development Programs Teaching Environment Compensation/Benefits Facilities, Workspace and Security Job Satisfaction Work-Life Balance Confidence in Senior Leadership Respect and Appreciation Tenure Clarity and Process

Hehr ’23 chosen for national leadership role Gabriel Hehr ’23 started serving a two-year term on Delta Tau Delta’s national Undergraduate Council during the 2020 fall semester. He said his role is to be one of 11 voices that provides thoughts and opinions on how the fraternity can improve. “I chose Delta Tau Delta because they seemed like they had a very diverse mix of personalities and lifestyles that I loved seeing, because I try to be as social as possible and get to understand and find connections with different people,” Hehr said. “I also was impressed at how their reputation was on campus. I had noticed that many members were leaders of clubs or organizations on campus, and I saw it as an opportunity to open myself up for leadership success — of which this position I am in now for the UGC is a good example — and academic success.” Dr. Cody Clemens ’13, Assistant Professor of Communication, nominated Hehr. “When I saw the call for nominations, I immediately thought of Gabe for the Undergraduate Council. With his charisma, quick wit, and dedication to the mission and values of Delta Tau Delta, I knew he would represent Marietta College well at the national level,” Clemens said.

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DÉJA VU MC conducts in-person Commencement ceremonies for Class of 2021 and 2020 There was never a guarantee that Marietta College would be able to pull off an in-person Commencement for the Class of 2021. With the global pandemic still raging, College officials had no choice but to consider all options. But as the spring semester started and vaccines became more prevalent, the College welcomed close to 800 family and friends into the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center as the Class of 2021 graduate in person — with masks on and physical distancing requirements in place. Mike Salvino ’87, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees and the CEO of DXC Technology, was the keynote speaker and he surprised everyone by gifting Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1 computers to every graduate in attendance. One day later, the College welcomed back about 50 members of the Class of 2020 to fulfill a promise to hold an in-person Commencement for them. “It feels like a reunion seeing everybody, but seeing everybody in the robes makes it more formal,” said Alexandra Kirsch ’20, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology. While Salvino, who was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by President Bill Ruud and Provost Janet Bland, was not able to attend the Sunday ceremony, he did make sure those who attended also received a new computer.

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Class of 2021 Accolades Valedictorian: Xiaoyue Zhang Salutatorian: Katie Kitchen Jewett Oration winner: Leah Seaman Jewett Oration runner-up: Jaclyn Mulvain

Four seniors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Four Marietta College seniors were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society, which was established in 1860 at the College, during a virtual ceremony in April. The inductees, who graduated on Saturday, May 1, during the College’s in-person Commencement ceremony, are Lauren Eakle, Katie Kitchen, Madison McCormick and Sarah McNeer.

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FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

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Rowing future even brighter thanks to alumni, donors “We are fortunate to have a group of alumni and friends who are passionate about Marietta College rowing, and they are committed to making a difference for today’s Pioneers and future student-athletes. It is a wonderful reminder of why Marietta College is such a special place.” — Dr. Joshua Jacobs, Vice President for Advancement Marietta’s rowing program had planned to welcome hundreds of alumni to the Dad Vail Regatta in May to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Like many other celebrations, it was canceled due to COVID-19. However, the power of teamwork was never more evident as 257 alumni and friends donated $812,406 toward the 150th celebration — that is now scheduled for Homecoming 2021 in Marietta.

The Marietta Fund The College established some lofty goals for The Marietta Fund in 202021 — $3 million and 20-percent alumni participation. By June 30, 2021, which is the end of the College’s fiscal year, the annual fund reached 127 percent of the goal — $3,805,305.89 — and surpassed the 20-percent alumni participation goal by reaching the 21.31-percent mark. Kathryn Gloor, Senior Director of Annual Giving, said there were 3,145 alumni donors during the fiscal year, which is the highest number in a decade. “The Long Blue Line has demonstrated their passion and commitment to Marietta College in a big way in recent years,” Gloor said. “While most institutions have seen declining alumni participation, Pioneers have reversed that trend and we’re proud to say that more than 21 percent of Marietta College alumni made a gift this past year, again the highest in the OAC. These donors are providing opportunities for more than 1,200 students, and on their behalf, we’d like to say thank you.” Marietta’s Advancement team provided alumni and donors with new opportunities to give this past year, including a virtual Stadium Sell Out and fan cutouts.

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DAY OF GIVING KEEPS GROWING Marietta College’s fifth annual Day of Giving shattered previous records for dollars raised and the number of donors who participated. On February 14th, the College raised more than $227,000 from more than 1,300 donors during the event — up from $192,000 and 1,200 participants in 2020. According to Kathryn Gloor, Senior Director of Annual Giving, the initiative is planned and led primarily by members of the Marietta College Alumni Association (MCAA) and other volunteers who serve as advocates, reaching out to their networks via social media and other venues to encourage participation. She reported that 110 alumni volunteers served as advocates in 2021, with an overall alumni participation rate of 7 percent. This was a particularly impressive rate for alumni participation, as the national average for similarly sized schools hovers around 8 percent for an entire year of giving.

Stadium sells out during Virtual Homecoming As a part of its virtual homecoming celebration — Stay HOMEcoming 2020 — on October 16-17, the Marietta College community celebrated the hard work and perseverance of its student-athletes through a Virtual Stadium Sell Out event to raise funds on their behalf. Just $5 bought a virtual ticket to Don Drumm Stadium, and each of the College’s athletics teams and their supporters competed to see which of them could fill up the most of the stadium’s 5,000 seats. A generous challenge grant from an alumnus fueled the competition, offering additional prize awards of $1,000 to the team who sold the most tickets, $500 to the team with the most donors, and $500 for the “Virtual Team Captain” who inspired the most fans by sharing the campaign with their network to distribute to the team of their choice. When the event ended at noon, Saturday, October 17 , the College’s goal had been surpassed, pushing the capacity to “standing room only” and raising $28,200 in support of today’s Pioneer student-athletes. Funds from the event were split between the designated teams and the Pioneer Club — a component of The Marietta Fund and the official fundraising unit that provides dollars to the athletic department in support of Marietta student-athletes, coaches and teams. th

When the results were tallied, fans of men’s rowing filled 760 seats in the virtual stadium, earning the $1,000 prize for their team. In second place was women’s rowing with 470 seats filled, followed by men’s basketball with 446 seats. Football won the $500 prize for the most individual donors with 41 — just one more than women’s lacrosse who ended with 40. Baseball finished in third place with 38. And finally, women’s soccer won the $500 prize for the best Virtual Team Captain(s).

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LEGACY SOCIETY The College created the Legacy Society as a way to recognize people who remember Marietta in their estate plans. Donors can become members of the Legacy Society by documenting one of several planned gifts, which include bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of retirement plans, gifts of real estate, retained life estates, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts. For more information on the Legacy Society or any aspect of planned giving, please contact the Office of Advancement at (740) 376-4711 or by emailing Dr. Joshua Jacobs at plannedgiving@marietta.edu. Current members (as of June 30, 2021) Robert S. and Carol Knapp Adelaar ’67 Alison L. Andrew ’83 Claire A. and William Annechini Jr. ’72 Rich G. Arnold ’70 and Yvonne Bromberg Arnold ’71 John P. and Patty Bain Bachner ’77 Anna Bowser Bailey ’87 Dave Pirkey and Martha Warner Bakkila-Pirkey ’64 Dean M. Balice ’72 Cherie Phillips Barnett ’66 Eugene V.N. Bissell and Joann Stewart Bissell ’76 Nancy Gross Blase ’64 and Charles Goldstein Joanne and Wesley Blauss ’72 Cecile M. and Robert P. Blumm ’66 Susanne Derr Bock ’66 Evan and Tonia Bohnen Louise R. and David N. Bosley ’70 Mary Allen Brown ’78 Angela M. Brucken Robert M. Brucken ’56 Joseph and Diane Bruno John T. Burgess Jr. and Diane Maher Burgess ’74 George E. Burns ’66 and Christine Fry Burns ’66 James M. Byer ’66 and Susan Wohlfarth Byer ’65 T. Grant Callery ’68 and Jacqueline Machan Callery ’71 Betty Richardson Camp ’62 Janet and Jeffrey L. Campbell Sr. ’91 Thomas G. Carbonar ’60 Aline and James W. Carillon ’78 Arne B. Carlson ’61 and Carolyn Osburn Carlson ’58 Joseph A. and Linda J. Chlapaty Jaclyn and Arnold J. Civins ’71 Melissa Yusko Clawson ’05 Edward S. Cobb Jr. ’52 May M. Coryell ’73 and Peg Batchelder Rosemary B. and William E. Costello ’82 Nancy L. and Alexander Couladis ’75 Brenda S. and Richard F. Craig ’66 Deirdre Helton Crofton ’69 Sheryl Y. Deem and Kevin Jones Barbara Kopp Del Duca ’67 Michael J. Donoghue ’74 and Janice Downey Donoghue ’75 Virginia L. Dyson ’66 and Warner Johnston Robert B. Earley Jr. David A. and Catherine McGuire Eason ’74

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Mary J. and Ben W. Ebenhack ’76 Douglas M. Evans Cheryl E. and Stacy A. Evans ’69 James G. and Catherine Faller Mark S. Fazzina ’83 Tom E. Feaster ’69 William and Prudence Fields Stanley A. Fink ’61 and Fay Kaplan Fink ’60 George C. Fisher ’65 Ethelyn Von Helmers Fitzsimmons ’39 John D. Foster Jr. ’74 and Patricia McGuinness Foster ’81 Robin S. and Robert A. Friedman ’78 Patricia A. Gagnon ’67 Daniel J. and Rene´e Bailey Gallagher ’84 William E. Gilman ’76 R. Vance and Constance Kibbee Golden ’98 Douglas Gomery ’67 and Marilyn L. Moon Hudson S. Green ’63 and Marilyn Melick Green ’64 Heather and Douglas C. Greene ’62 Marcia C. Crum Hackett ’59 Robert B. Hall ’75 Walter and Stacey Hayford Hamaker ’76 Phyllis Seifert Hamblet ’62 Phoebe and Donald P. Hanson ’65 Barbara Rohrbaugh Helms ’95 Jean L. Hirons ’70 and John A. Hansman Louise E. and Ronald L. Holmes ’64 Adrian A. and John E. Hopkins ’65 Helen Dolan Howell ’54 Susan S. and Jeffrey C. Hugel ’77 Laura J. and Robert E. Jensen ’68 Cynthia and Gregory P. Johnston ’69 Donald P. Jordan ’65 and Diana S. Sincler Stephen G. Jory ’66 and Jean Anderson Jory ’68 Shirley and L. Erich Keel ’70 Ann J. Kelly ’64 Janice Rexroad Kindelberger ’48 Cynthia A. Klingemier ’79 and Paul Sentgeorge Ingrid O. and Donald P. Knechtges ’64 Clare L. Kremer Randall B. and Judith Vago Krum ’64 Rebecca Colin Leibman ’70 and John Hoskins Susan L. and Daniel T. Leonard ’85 Linda Wagner Lipscomb ’65 Carol L. Lucas ’70


Pam K. and Gregory P. Maloof ’67 Elizabeth Munch Mard ’71 Timothy J. Maroney Jr. ’68 and Marian Palmer Maroney ’68 Lynda N. and George F. Marts ’67 Ernie and Marie Hritsko Maty ’61 Charlene K. and C. Brent McCurdy ’68 K. Laurel Meagle ’93 Margie and Glenn G. Mello ’74 Edwin D. Michael ’59 and Jane Callander Michael ’60 Carl W. Miller ’60 Thomas A. and Paula Johnson Miller ’66 Jane E. Morris ’62 Anna Bock Mullins ’04 William L. Myers Jr. ’75 and Deborah Aiken Myers ’76 Hilja J. and Philip H. Nast ’49 Joseph R. Nelepovitz ’77 Mabry M. and James H. O’Donnell III Mary T. Patton Dee and Rocky A. Peck ’88 Bonnie J. and Jeffrey L. Pletcher ’69 Mike and Martha Dunham Poche ’64 W. Merton Prunty Kathleen M. Reddy-Smith ’71 Mark R. Reiner ’73 and Melisa Baldwin Helmut E. Reinhardt ’73 and Josephine Ruggiero Andrea B. Reusser ’95 Lucille M. Rexroad ’70 Joan L. Riggs Carl A. and Mary Ann Piccoli Rispoli ’67 Brucene and Jeffrey B. Robinson ’66 Charlene C. Samples ’77 and Donald E. West ’01 Kim T. Satterfield ’74 Jacob L. Schiavo ’69 and Ronald L. Tate Roy D. Schwarz ’71 and Joann J. Schmidt Marilyn Self George D. Smith ’53 and Leston Buell Douglas W. Spencer ’87 Roberta Dunville Sprague ’60 Richard S. and Margaret Hudon Stenberg ’63 Dianne Carella Swistak ’67 Patrick G. Tatom ’76 and Susan Sibley Tatom ’74 Charles S. Taylor ’70 John G. Teichmoeller ’69 and Kathy Farnsworth Patricia Graham Thomas ’50 Bettina Geyer Thompson-Erickson ’60 Sue and David J. Toll ’80 Jeffrey T. Vawter ’75 Stephen J. and Inez S. Vekich Joanne A. and Matthew B. Weekley ’81 James S. Wilson ’69 and Cynthia Buck Wilson ’70 John T. Yeary and Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary ’76 Patricia A. and Barry R. Zlotin ’68

Bank of America establishes McCullough Research Fellowship In March 2021, Marietta College learned that The Bank of America Charitable Foundation made a gift of $250,000 to establish the Bank of America/David and Rosalee McCullough Research Fellowship Endowment. The gift is made in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough and his wife, Rosalee. From 2017-19, McCullough spent time at Marietta College’s Special Collections conducting research for his book, The Pioneers. The fellowship will allow Marietta to support a researcher-in-residence at the College. “We are deeply honored and grateful to Bank of America for this wonderful gift that will allow us to attract and recruit nationally relevant researchers to our campus,” said President Bill Ruud. “The researchers will have access to our valuable archives located in our world-class Special Collections, and they will reward our campus community and the community at large with public lectures, class discussions and even one-on-one opportunities for students conducting undergraduate research. This is an unbelievable opportunity for everyone involved.”

College receives $1 million Choose Ohio Grant The Ohio Department of Higher Education provided Marietta College with a Choose Ohio First (COF) Grant valued at $1,051,500. The grant supports students in the fields of science, (including the health professions) technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The award is divided between two grants, a five-year grant to recruit and support new cohorts of students, and a four-year grant to support previously enrolled COF scholars through the completion of their degrees. “Marietta College is committed to educating Pioneers who will blaze new trails in these critical fields,” said President Bill Ruud. “One of the biggest challenges for students in Ohio is affording the cost of college. The COF scholarship will give us the leverage we need to attract the most qualified students to our STEM programs, regardless of their ability to afford a private college.”

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PRESIDENT CIRCLE DONORS JULY 1, 2020-JUNE 30, 2021 LuAnn M. and John D. Adams ’86 Susan S. and Jeffrey S. Aichele ’77 Jerry Tardivo Alcoser ’02 and Luis Alcoser Mary B. Alexander ’73 Kenneth D. Aman ’65 Susan P. and Raymond D. Anderson ’69 Cynthia A. and Richard B. Annett ’70 Jacquelynn M. and Scott W. Arbogast ’86 Rich G. Arnold ’70 and Yvonne Bromberg Arnold ’71 Patty Bain Bachner ’77 and John P. Bachner Anna Bowser Bailey ’87 William M. Bailey ’58 Betty Ann and Alan A. Baker ’54 Martha Warner Bakkila-Pirkey ’64 and Dave Pirkey Robert J. Bayer ’71 and Patricia Hatch Bayer ’73 Lorie Q. Beekley ’81 Agnes N. Benedict Joann Stewart Bissell ’76 and Eugene V. N. Bissell Sheri and Gregory L. Black ’81 Janet Bland and Ellie Hellis Robert J. Blendon ’64 and Marie C. McCormick Susanne Derr Bock ’66 Margie and G. Leonhard Brenner III ’83 Dennis W. Bower ’83 and Laura E. O’Neill Beth R. and Robert O. Bradstreet ’59 Joyce A. and Kelley J. Brennan ’64 Harold H. Brown ’50 Lindalee and Barry J. Brownstein ’06 Christine E. and Brian A. Brucken ’94 Robert M. Brucken ’56 Evelyn Schwarz Bryant ’84 and Daniel C. Bryant Patricia Turner Bumpus ’60 and William E. Bumpus Richard A. Bunce ’75 George E. Burns ’66 and Christine Fry Burns ’66 Timothy W. Byers ’06 and Valerie Tharp Byers ’04 Nancy J. Cable ’75 T. Grant Callery ’68 and Jacqueline Machan Callery ’71 Connie L. Callison ’15 Marianne Candido ’85 Thomas G. Carbonar ’60 Jacqueline Carter ’58 Ami D. Casis ’08 Christina Wetula Chase ’91 and Michael G. Chase

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Janet V. Chase ’74 Holly L. and Michael C. Chatterton ’94 Joseph A. and Linda J. Chlapaty Gabriele and Michael V. Cipollone ’72 Danielle L. Cisler ’05 Jaclyn and Arnold J. Civins ’71 Melissa Yusko Clawson ’05 Edward S. Cobb Jr. ’52 Deborah A. and Keith T. Coleman ’77 David R. Conley Jr. ’93 Kathleen M. and Michael N. Conrad ’75 Susan L. and Timothy O. Cooper ’73 Donn E. Critchell ’64 and Susan Butters Critchell ’65 Anna L. Custer-Singh ’95 Richard and Barbara Danford Dinah Cassell Davis ’71 Anita R. and Richard H. Dearing Jr. ’84 Barbara Kopp Del Duca ’67 Jan D. Dils ’90 and Charles H. Hughes Eric S. Dobkin ’64 and Barbara Berman Dobkin ’65 William H. Donnelly ’70 and Bonnie Allphin Donnelly ’91 Michael J. Donoghue ’74 and Janice Downey Donoghue ’75 Bruce R. Downie ’78 and Carolyn Miller Downie ’78 Susan M. Draus ’75 and Burt R. McCorkle Laura L. and Dennis A. Dronzek ’76 Shelly A. and Robert C. Dufour ’76 Emilie and Robert R. Dyson ’68 Nancy and Ben A. Eaton ’62 Thomas D. Egan ’71 and Karen Lewis Egan ’71 Frederic C. Elliott ’76 and Pamela Peterson Elliott ’75 Margaret S. and Harry “Hap” Esbenshade III Adam F. Esparza ’09 and Aleah Telek Esparza ’09 Sally S. Evans Deborah A. and Robert E. Exten ’72 Bari Pugh Favre ’86 Mary F. and Alfred Felici ’50 George W. and Nancy G. Fenton Katherine and Andrew D. Ferguson ’95 Kathleen A. and C. David Ferguson ’63 Robert and Ginny Ferguson Gordon B. Fisher ’74 and Leslie Petersen Fisher ’74 Barbara Perry Fitzgerald ’73 and Paul F. Fitzgerald J. Gary Fitzgerald ’62 Marie L. and George S. Frazza ’55

Bret R. Frye James B. Fryfogle ’73 and Wendy Keck Fryfogle ’75 William Gaal ’64 and Kathleen Brennan Gaal ’64 Susan J. and Richard A. Galen ’68 Rene´e Bailey Gallagher ’84 and Daniel J. Gallagher John N. Gardner ’65 and Betsy Barefoot Ruth Gilbert-Whitner ’72 and Michael S. Whitner Susan K. and Peter Gilgen ’78 Martha Alexander Ginzl ’65 and Thomas Ginzl Judith A. and David A. Glatz ’68 Karissa and Michael A. Gleason ’95 Wendy R. and George E. Gove III ’80 Herbert H. Gowen ’77 II and Wendy Aspinwall Gowen ’77 Gina L. and S. Jason Gromelski ’98 Philip Guarascio ’62 and Ruth Hornick Guarascio ’63 Rose Sauchin Guerrieri ’62 and Thomas J. Guerrieri C. Barton Gullong ’70 Robert B. Gundlach ’69 and Lydia Fell Peter D. Gwyn ’65 Jared C. Hall ’00 and Jamie Frost Hall ’99 Stacey Hayford Hamaker ’76 and Walter Hamaker Sandra R. and Aaron L. Handleman ’68 Christine S. and Brent C. Haney ’76 Wallace J. and Emma J. Hardman Susan E. Hauck-Bell ’85 and Jason Bell Robert C. Hauser Jr. ’71 and Joan Tucker Hauser ’72 Jason J. Hayes ’97 and Susan Cook Hayes ’98 Merri Lynn Neidig Hayes Todd ’70 and James A. Todd Richard J. Hazelton ’65 and Anne Guest Hazelton ’66 Lana B. and William H. Hazlett Jr. ’61 Kevin M. Henning ’69 and Sandra Grant Henning ’67 Michelle Hartz Hershey ’91 and Donald E. Hershey Kathy and John P. Hibler ’74 Lawrence R. and Susan Hiser Cheryl Ecker Hohman ’70 and William H. Hohman Louise E. and Ronald L. Holmes ’64 Earl E. Homsher II ’64 and Dianne Smith Homsher ’65


Adrian A. and John E. Hopkins ’65 Susan S. and Jeffrey C. Hugel ’77 William R. Jacob ’76 and Tracy Gardella Jacob ’76 Joshua and Sarah Jacobs Carl K. Johnson ’67 and Gail Robertson Johnson ’66 Michael R. Joliat ’06 and Patrick C. Quinn ’06 Brenda F. Jones Stephen G. Jory ’66 and Jean Anderson Jory ’68 Allan R. ’68 and Charlene Bartholomew-Kerze Dale L. Keyes ’67 Bruce A. Peper ’79 and Karen Peper Kinney ’78 Cynthia A. Klingemier ’79 and Paul Sentgeorge Elizabeth B. and Richard M. Knapp ’63 V. Erik and Sue Konsen Mary Studders Korn ’82 and Thomas H. Korn Ryan A. Krasik Gregory and Diann Krivchenia Melanie H. Kuhr ’83 Mark K. Lane ’01 and Tia Knowlton Lane ’98 M. Suzette and Marshall D. Lang ’81 John B. Langel ’70 and Jacquelyn Pinotti Langel ’70 David E. Lawrence ’17 Denise Lazorik-Parman and Steven R. Parman Sue S. and John R. Leiendecker Jr. ’71 Susan L. and Daniel T. Leonard ’85 Christine and John A. Lubimir ’79 Cathy and Matthew J. Macatol ’97 Pam K. and Gregory P. Maloof ’67 M. Ann Thomas Manning ’82 and Charles P. Manning Elizabeth P. and Rocco D. Manzo Jr. ’59 Joseph J. Marinello ’61 and Diana Davidson Marinello ’63 Lynda N. and George F. Marts ’67 Sarah K. Mayo ’15 Catherine M. Mazza ’80 Carolyn D. and David J. McBride ’70 Creel Cutler McCormack ’71 and Robert E. McCormack III Virginia B. McCoy David and Rosalee McCullough Charlene K. and C. Brent McCurdy ’68 Jennifer M. McVay-Dyche ’99 and Aron Dyche Katherine Leeper Meek ’42 Linda J. Mellor ’76 Brittany P. Metcalf ’13 and Levi Dein Cecelia M. and Richard L. Miles ’69 Brian and Kathy Miller Terry W. Milligan ’56 Michael D. and Julie M. Milone Lisa J. Miskimins ’82

Barbara McNair Moberg ’73 and Jack A. Moberg James L. Moffitt ’65 and Judith Gottgalf Moffitt ’65 Jamie and Michael L. Moffitt ’91 Theresa M. and Kenneth E. Morrison ’71 Anna Bock Mullins ’04 Kathleen Mitchell Murphy ’82 and G. Michael Murphy James A. Murtha ’60 Ellen Duhig Myers ’61 and James E. Myers William L. Myers Jr. ’75 and Deborah Aiken Myers ’76 Alan R. Nay ’94 Chantel and Kevin R. O’Neill ’87/’12 Doris Kau Pang ’50 and Robert K. Pang Christopher J. Paton ’87 and Shauna Dick Paton ’87 Matthew J. Peloquin ’06 and Stephanie Esparza Peloquin ’06 Andrea Haynes Perry ’82 and Stephen H. Perry Traci and Thomas D. Perry ’05 Lynn Hooker Pierce ’78 and Daniel J. Pierce Daniel C. Pottmeyer ’74 and Cheryl Marr Pottmeyer ’73 Michael D. Pyles ’74 and Cynthia Huck Pyles ’73 Gary A. Pyne ’68 and Joan Oxenham Pyne ’69 Linda F. and Leonard M. Randolph Jr. ’65 Jason C. Rebrook ’96 and Erin Conroy Rebrook ’99 Cynthia Betz Reece ’78 and Eric S. Powell Carolyn and George V. Reed ’75 David A. Reese III ’79 Laura Stange Regan ’94 Clyda S. and George S. Rent ’64 Lucille M. Rexroad ’70 Charles R. Reynolds ’08 Brenda C. and David M. Rickey ’78 Kenneth G. Rickvalsky ’84 Francoise J. and Charles L. Riecker ’67 Luke A. Rinard Ronald E. Rinard ’72 and Simin Shelton Donald G. Ritter ’81 and Leslie Straub Ritter ’85 Samuel B. Ross III ’97 and Melissa McCormick Ross ’12 William N. and Judith Ruud Denise M. and Michael J. Salvino ’87 Charlene C. Samples ’77 and Donald E. West ’01 Colleen and Martin Sberna ’83 Randi and Christopher O. Schmidt ’65 Linda and Herbert E. Schubert ’82 Andrew Schwarz ’70 and Roberta Whitford Schwarz ’69 Jean A. Scott Janet and Michael B. See ’85 Todd P. Shellenberger ’89 and Jamie Melfi Shellenberger ’88

Shirley and Robert E. Showalter ’59 Paulette M. Singleton ’69 Elizabeth Poulson Smith ’63 Lucinda T. Spaney ’64 Glenna Granniss Stewart ’53 Roberta C. and Robert S. Stone ’70 Charles Sulerzyski and Lisa Lindsay Kevin H. Suter ’85 and Christine Zernick Suter ’84 Sandra Ulrichs Sutherland ’66 Patrick G. Tatom ’76 and Susan Sibley Tatom ’74 Charles S. Taylor ’70 John G. Teichmoeller ’69 and Kathy Farnsworth Kristi and Paul M. Thomas ’88 Deborah L. and Terry W. Thomas ’64 Antra Z. and Elliott L. Thrasher II ’62 Jolinda E. and James J. Tracy ’79 Ruth Tucker Bogart ’66 Ann Turner ’61 Sally Heckert Uhde ’63 and Richard C. Uhde Linda Lambert Ulrey ’71 Gay A. Vernon ’74 and John Brande Marlene Vichroski Gwen and Mark J. Vizza ’98 B. Lynn and William E. Walker ’64 Robert E. Wallace ’69 and Linda Martin Wallace ’70 Susan Russell Walsh ’66 and Frank M. Walsh Linda F. and Robert H. Ward ’72 Susan Warman ’84 Dale L. Wartluft ’63 and Judy Prager Wartluft ’64 Joanne A. and Matthew B. Weekley ’81 Tammi Milner Weigand ’90 and Craig T. Weigand Arpita and Travis N. Wells ’97 Jacquelin Hurner Wheeler ’86 and Carl H. Wheeler Dianne Putnam Whitaker ’66 William R. White ’59 Sally and James H. Wilking ’59 Kenneth J. Wilkinson ’66 (USMC Retired) and Martha Aulson Wilkinson ’66 Sue and Alexander J. Williams ’65 David Williams ’68 and Joan Plank Patricia Loreno Willis ’70 James S. Wilson ’69 and Cynthia Buck Wilson ’70 Richard S. Wilson ’66 and Susan Kaminski Wilson ’68 Michael T. Wiskofske ’87 Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary ’76 and John T. Yeary Graydon E. Yester ’51 Patti A. ’71 and Paul Zecchi ’70 James C. Zeller PE ’86 and Sharon Brown Zeller ’87 Zhi L. Zhang Patricia A. and Barry R. Zlotin ’68

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES Throughout her entire four-year career on the women’s soccer team, Embrey Roberts ’21 faced many obstacles. They may have slowed her down at times, but she always persevered. Her senior year may have been the toughest. During the summer before her final year at Marietta, Embrey was dealt a serious blow when her father, Jim, passed away following a heart attack. “That didn’t feel real to me. Being in the middle of a pandemic made us have to deny people coming to our house. I think we got more than 100 cards in the mail,” Embrey said. “Soccer was really hard for me because my dad was a big part of that part of my life. My dad was my first coach and I played club soccer up until high school. My parents have always been at every game.” Then it looked like she might not get her senior season because of COVID-19. All fall sports in the Ohio Athletic Conference were postponed until the spring. The Pioneers won just two contests during the shortened nine-game season. “I remember receiving that call from Coach Sean (Kaighin) and him saying we were not playing in the fall,” Roberts said. “Obviously you don’t want your season pushed back, but it allowed our team to train for the season. However, we couldn’t all be together because of COVID-19 protocols.” Then four games into the season, Roberts suffered a season-ending knee injury. “I had a visual of how my senior year was supposed to go,” said Roberts, a two-year captain. “While it didn’t come close to what I envisioned, I tried my best to be a good leader and I know my dad would be proud.”

of a loved one, especially a parent. However, Embrey did quite well to manage the difficulties that came with it. I’m extremely proud of how she responded and the way she continued to carry a strong and positive presence while amid the chaos.” Roberts has moved on to her next challenge: graduate school. “I set a goal to earn a master’s degree in human resource management,” she said.

Coach Kaighin speaks highly of Roberts.

She is now a student in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business working on a Master of Human Resource Management.

“Embrey is an exceptional young lady with so much potential. She dedicated countless hours to the task of helping us rebuild this program, and she has played a pivotal role in the process,” Kaighin said. “I’ve never known a student-athlete who had to endure so much in such a short period of time. It’s never easy to deal with the loss

“I leave Marietta with a ton of confidence. I’ve been lucky to be here in a big transition period, and there were a lot of positive things happening at the College,” Roberts said. “I have appreciated everything I got to do at the College, and you have amazing people here who back you up all the way.”

Football team shines in shortened season With the shortened five-game schedule that was pushed to the spring, Marietta’s football team finished 3-2. However, the record does not reflect how impressive the Pioneers were. Playing the toughest Ohio Athletic Conference teams, Marietta defeated Baldwin-Wallace (30-20), Muskingum (29-7) and Wilmington (34-7). Marietta’s two losses came against conference and national powers Mount Union (20-3) and John Carroll (34-10). Defensively is where the Pioneers shined the best, and they were led by Drake Neuberger ’22, who was named first team All-OAC and the conference’s Paul Hoernemann Defensive Lineman of the Year. 30 • MARIETTA COLLEGE


Fall Award Winners MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

MEN’S SOCCER

JOHN DIEHL Academic All-OAC WYATT SAXTON Academic All-OAC

DAVE BEATTIE All-OAC First Team, OAC All-Tournament Team, Academic All-OAC

BRAEDEN WALLACE Academic All-OAC

ELLIOT BRITTON All-OAC Honorable Mention, Academic All-OAC JAKE DINAN Academic All-OAC

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY FREDLEY TYNAN Academic All-OAC

DANIEL DOUGHERTY Academic All-OAC CADEN FERGUSON OAC All-Tournament Team THADD GRAHAM Academic All-OAC REGGIE GRAYEK All-OAC First Team

FOOTBALL

AUSTIN HILT Academic All-OAC

BRYCE AGNEW D3football.com First Team All-Region, All-OAC

JOSH MUDGETT Academic All-OAC

LOGAN ALWARD All-OAC

DAKOTA PENQUITE All-OAC Second Team

JESSE BERZONSKI Academic All-OAC

ROBERT PHILLIPS All-OAC Second Team

CALEB BOY All-OAC

RYAN RICCILLO OAC All-Tournament Team

ETHAN BROWN Academic All-OAC

COLSTON ROADES All-OAC Honorable Mention

BOBBY CASHAW All-OAC Honorable Mention LOGAN DOMER Academic All-OAC KYLER FOLKERT All-OAC Honorable Mention KYLE GALLAGHER D3football.com Second Team All-American, All-OAC GAGE GIOVENGO All-OAC JUSTIN HARVEY Academic All-OAC DARIUS HATCH All-OAC Honorable Mention NATE HINCKLEY Academic All-OAC TURNER MITCHELL Academic All-OAC MARVIN MOORE Academic All-OAC JUSTIN MOSER Academic All-OAC COLTON NEPTUNE Academic All-OAC DRAKE NEUBERGER D3football.com First Team All-American, OAC Paul Hoernemann, Defensive Lineman of the Year Award, All-OAC

WOMEN’S SOCCER KATIE CONKLE All-OAC Honorable Mention GRACE CROSBY Academic All-OAC EMMA DIORIO All-OAC Honorable Mention KATE DREAS Academic All-OAC ELISA LEONARD Academic All-OAC MADISON MILLER Academic All-OAC EMBREY ROBERTS Academic All-OAC GRACIE TATE Academic All-OAC

VOLLEYBALL APRIL DAVIS OAC All-Tournament Team MAGGIE FELLERS All-OAC First Team MARIS KAISER Academic All-OAC

JAELON QUIERO-GORDON D3football.com Second Team AllRegion, All-OAC

MADDIE NADER All-OAC Honorable Mention

JOE RUTHERFORD All-OAC

MAKAYLA SCHILLING Academic All-OAC

SAM RITENOUR All-OAC Honorable Mention

SIMON SCHOTT Academic All-OAC DARIN SKIDMORE Academic All-OAC BAILEY SPRAGUE Academic All-OAC

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Winter Award Winners MEN’S BASKETBALL JASON ELLIS D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region First Team, OAC Dick Reynolds Player of the Year, All-OAC First Team, OAC Tournament Most Valuable Player, OAC All-Tournament Team

KASEY NEVILLE USTFCCA All-Region Indoor (Shot Put), All-OAC Indoor (Shot Put)

LUKAS ISALY All-OAC Honorable Mention

LAURA PULLINS USTFCCA All-Region Indoor (High Jump), OAC Indoor Champion (High Jump), All-OAC Indoor (High Jump)

TIM KREEGER All-OAC Honorable Mention

ANNIE PRIEST All-OAC Indoor (Weight Throw)

MASON LYDIC OAC Jim Burson Defensive Player of the Year, AllOAC Second Team, OAC All-Tournament Team JAKE MONTGOMERY Academic All-OAC RYAN REIDY Academic All-OAC TREY RUHLMAN Academic All-OAC

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MORGAN BORICH Academic All-OAC BAILEE BROOKS All-OAC Honorable Mention CAMILLE CUMMINS Academic All-OAC ERIN HAHN All-OAC Honorable Mention, Academic All-OAC HALEY ROSS Academic All-OAC KATE LISTON Academic All-OAC KATIE MCILROY Academic All-OAC HANNAH SCHILL All-OAC Honorable Mention KELSIE WARNOCK Academic All-OAC

MEN’S TRACK ALEX DIMON USTFCCA All-Region (60m Hurdles), All-OAC (60m Hurdles), All-OAC Indoor (4x200m Relay) EVAN KIEFFER All-OAC Indoor (4x200m Relay) AJ SALLEE All-OAC Indoor (4x200m Relay) TYLER WALKER All-OAC Indoor (4x200m Relay)

WOMEN’S TRACK BAYLEE BROWN USTFCCA All-Region Indoor (Pole Vault), All-OAC Indoor (Pole Vault) 32 • MARIETTA COLLEGE

Cleland-Lazorik Award winner Alexis Enochs ’20 helped the Pioneers reach unprecedented heights during her outstanding four-year career with the women’s basketball team. Ranked 11th on Marietta’s all-time scoring list with 1,081 points, she proved to be an all-around player as the Athletic Training graduate also pulled down 529 career rebounds and blocked 115 shots. The program also averaged 18 victories a year over her four years. For her efforts, Alexis was awarded the Cleland-Lazorik Award, which is presented annually to a senior female for outstanding achievement in athletics and academics.


DOMINATION

Men’s basketball cruises to OAC regular season, tournament championships In the 13 games Marietta was permitted to play during the 2021 spring semester, Coach Jon VanderWal’s squad basically dominated everyone they played. The Pioneers finished 12-1 and cruised to the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 9-1 record. Marietta also rolled through the conference tournament by outscoring its three opponents by 34 points a game and averaging 96.7 points. The Pioneers buried Ohio Northern in the championship game 100-49. Jason Ellis scored Marietta’s first 13 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Unfortunately, the NCAA postseason tournament was canceled and the Pioneers did not get a chance to see how they stacked up against the best in Division III. “For the first time in a while, we were playing our best basketball at the end of the season,” VanderWal said. “We were healthy and extremely confident. There is no way I can predict what would have happened, but I believe we could have defeated anyone in the tournament. It’s unfortunate we didn’t get a chance to show everyone how good we were last season.”

Men’s soccer reaches OAC finals For only the second time in program history, the men’s soccer team advanced to the Ohio Athletic Conference finals. Coach Joe Bergin’s squad fell 1-0 to John Carroll, but the Pioneers were without their seniors who had to stay home because of COVID-19 protocols. “I am proud of what we accomplished, but we want more,” Bergin said. Marietta finished the season with a 7-3-1 record and placed six players on the All-OAC team, including two on the first team — defender Dave Beattie ’23 and midfielder Reggie Grayek ’24.

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Spring Award Winners BASEBALL

BETH LEBAR WGCA All-American Scholar, Academic All-OAC

ZACH BOYD All-OAC Second Team, Academic All-OAC

MICHAELA MEDICH WGCA All-American Scholar, Academic AllOAC

NICK BROWN All-OAC Honorable Mention

MORGAN SCOTT WGCA All-American Scholar, Academic All-OAC

TRENT CASTLE All-OAC Honorable Mention, OAC Tournament Dick Fishbaugh Most Valuable Player, OAC All-Tournament Team

ALYSSA SHAWGER All-OAC, WGCA All-American Scholar, Academic All-OAC

BRADY COTTOM All-OAC Second Team

GRACE WHARTON WGCA All-American Scholar, Academic AllOAC

TURNER HILL ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-American, D3baseball.com Second Team All-American, ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Mideast Region, D3baseball.com First Team AllMideast Region, OAC Bob Fisher Player of the Year, All-OAC First Team, NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team DREW HOLDERBACH ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award (First Base), ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-Mideast Region, D3baseball.com Second Team All-Mideast Region, All-OAC First Team, OAC All-Tournament Team, Academic All-OAC SAM MATHEWS ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-American, D3baseball.com Second Team All-American, ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award (Pitcher), ABCA/Rawlings First Team AllMideast Region, D3baseball.com First Team All-Mideast Region, OAC Kent Tekulve Pitcher of the Year, All-OAC First Team, NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team GINO SABATINE ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-Mideast Region, D3baseball.com Second Team All-Mideast Region, AllOAC First Team, OAC All-Tournament Team

MEN’S LACROSSE NATHAN GROVER All-OAC Second Team JACKSON MCGILL Academic All-OAC JACOB MORLANDO Academic All-OAC ZACH RUSH All-OAC Honorable Mention

WOMEN’S LACROSSE HOPE ADAMS All-OAC Second Team SHANNON DOYLE Academic All-OAC EMILY ETHERIDGE Academic All-OAC BROGAN HURD All-OAC Honorable Mention MADDIE LEERS All-OAC Honorable Mention

TRENT VALENTINE NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team

MEGAN MCGRIFF Academic All-OAC

LOGAN VIETMEIER OAC All-Tournament Team, Academic AllOAC

SHELBY MILHEIM Academic All-OAC

JARED WEISS NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team

WOMEN’S ROWING

DALTON WIGGINS All-OAC Honorable Mention DREW WILKINSON NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team DAMIAN YENZI ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-Mideast Region, D3baseball.com Third Team All-Mideast Region, All-OAC First Team, OAC All-Tournament Team

MEN’S GOLF CLAY DAVIS Academic All-OAC CARSON FOX All-OAC, Academic All-OAC GAGE HERB GCAA/Ping All-Great Lakes Region, All-OAC, Academic All-OAC

EDEN DURHAM All-MARC Varsity Team, Academic All-MARC REBECCA GUHDE All-MARC Varsity Team, Academic All-MARC, CRCA National Scholar-Athlete MICHAELA HESS All-MARC Novice Team, Academic All-MARC CATHERINE WADIH Academic All-MARC, CRCA National ScholarAthlete

SOFTBALL JESS BROWN All-OAC First Team EMILY CALLAM Academic All-OAC KYLIE DAUGHERTY All-OAC Honorable Mention

WOMEN’S GOLF SHELBY BYLAND WGCA All-American Scholar, Academic All-OAC HANNAH GAROFALO Academic All-OAC 34 • MARIETTA COLLEGE

ASHTON HELMKE Academic All-OAC MADDI LISTON All-OAC Honorable Mention JORDAN PALLAY Academic All-OAC


NATALIE PAYTON Academic All-OAC ANNA SWIERCZEWSKI Academic All-OAC

MEN’S TENNIS ERIC DELONG Academic All-OAC SPENCER HALL Academic All-OAC TYLER WISE Academic All-OAC

WOMEN’S TENNIS PAYTON BRINKS Academic All-OAC ANNE THOMPSON Academic All-OAC

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD ERIC DEBOLT Academic All-OAC ALEX DIMON NCAA Outdoor National Runner-Up (110m Hurdles), All-American Outdoor (110m Hurdles), NCAA Outdoor qualifier (400m Hurdles), USTFCCCA All-Region Outdoor (110m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles), OAC Clyde Lamb Award, OAC Outdoor Champion (110m Hurdles 400m Hurdles), All-OAC Outdoor (110m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles), OAC Outdoor Sprinter/Hurdler of the Year

Baseball impressive in 2021 At times during the 2021 season, the Etta Express resembled a football team — at least when it came to the runs they scored. Coach Brian Brewer’s squad had scores of 16-1, 24-0, 12-2 and 10-1. As the season played out, the games were more competitive but the Pioneers continued to win an impressive clip. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Marietta’s regular season was limited to 33 Ohio Athletic Conference games, and the Pioneers won 30 of them to easily win the championship. Marietta also went 3-0 in the OAC Tournament by defeating John Carroll 10-3 and Mount Union 8-7 (13 innings) and 3-2 in the championship game. Marietta hosted an NCAA Division III regional and went 3-2 with victories over Rochester (9-6), North Carolina Wesleyan (6-4) and Penn State Behrend (7-3). However, the Pioneers dropped two games against Rowan — 2-0 and 9-8 (10 innings) — and could not punch their ticket to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

ALEX FRIES Academic All-OAC AJ SALLEE Academic All-OAC WYATT SAXTON Academic All-OAC TYLER WALKER Academic All-OAC BRAEDEN WALLACE Academic All-OAC

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD JORDAN HARTLE Academic All-OAC BROOKE HUFFMAN USTFCCA All-Region Outdoor (Discus), AllOAC Outdoor (Discus) KAITLIN KOBUSZEWSKI All-OAC Outdoor (Javelin) ALLISON LOASE Academic All-OAC KASEY NEVILLE USTFCCA All-Region Outdoor (Shot Put), Academic All-OAC

Way-Weigelt Award winner

ANNIE PRIEST Academic All-OAC

Jim Kovatch ’20 had his track and field career cut short when the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. But it did not take away from his amazing career that included two AllAmerican honors in the pole vault. He also qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship four times in his career. A Petroleum Engineering graduate, Kovatch was honored with the 2020 Way-Weigelt Award, which is presented annually to a senior male who best demonstrates the qualities of scholarship, leadership, character and sportsmanship.

LAURA PULLINS NCAA Outdoor qualifier (High Jump), USTFCCA All-Region Outdoor (High Jump), OAC Clyde Lamb Award, OAC Outdoor Champion (High Jump), All-OAC Outdoor (High Jump), Academic All-OAC FREDLEY TYNAN Academic All-OAC

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MARIETTA MOMENTS

Board leadership turned over to 1980s alumni On July 1, 2020, Matt Weekley ’81 and Mary Studders Korn ’82 transitioned into the top two leadership roles on the College’s Board of Trustees. Weekley, who served as Vice Chair for two years, is now the Chair and Korn is the Vice Chair.

Matt Weekley ’81

“The College has always had a special place in my heart, providing me a strong liberal arts education and blessing me with lifelong friendships and memories,” Weekley said. “I’m in a position now where I can give back to an institution that has meant so much to my family and me.” Korn added, “There is a huge opportunity for the Board, under the outstanding leadership of President Ruud, to continue building connections with the faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni. Serving on the Board is both a privilege and a responsibility.”

Mary Studders Korn ’82

Faculty member assists with textbook on esports Rick Smith, who has been a driving force behind the addition of esports on campus, recently served as an editor and author on the first textbook focused on the business of esports. Rick Smith

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Smith teamed up with David Hedlund (Chairperson of the Division of Sport Management at St. John’s University) and Gil Fried (University of New Haven professor) to write and edit Esports Business Management, which is being published by Human Kinetics.


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MARIETTA MOMENTS

McCoy Scholar finds fit with Music Therapy Lindsey McCoy ’24 of Middle Island, New York, feels fortunate to be the 22nd recipient of the John G. and Jeanne B. McCoy Scholarship. The scholarship program was endowed in 1998 by John G. ‘35 and Jeanne B. McCoy to promote and recognize outstanding academic ability and achievement in an incoming freshman student. The award includes tuition, fees, room and board, and is renewable for four years. “When I applied for the scholarship, I thought I might have a chance to get it, but I knew there would be many other strong applicants,” Lindsey McCoy said. “I remember I got a call from President (Bill) Ruud on February 11th to tell me I was the scholarship winner. I think he was expecting me to be more excited, but I was so in shock I didn’t know what to say.” Lindsey McCoy was also slightly concerned that since she shared the same last name as the scholarship that it might work against her. Despite the fact she has a grandfather who is John McCoy, she is not related to the McCoys who funded the scholarship. Her interest in Marietta grew when she learned about the Music Therapy Program. “When I told my mom that I thought I had found the right college for me, she asked me where it was,” she said. “When I said Ohio, she said, ‘Oh, no!’” But her mom, Christine, started doing her own research and quickly realized Marietta might be a good fit for her youngest child. “She’s my baby and my only girl and my other two children stayed at home. I told her through high school that four hours from home would be good, so if she had to get home, she could,” Christine McCoy said. “We are so proud of her. The scholarship certainly sealed the deal, and we realize this will open up so many opportunities for her over the next four years.”

See all the past McCoy Scholars www.marietta.edu/scholarship-winners

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Homecoming Royalty Even though Homecoming 2020 was a virtual event, the College still selected a queen and king. The announcement of the winners — Queen Kelsey Hall ’21 (Reno, Ohio) and King Robert Nelson ’21 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) — occurred following the men’s soccer team’s Blue & White Scrimmage at Don Drumm Stadium.

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MARIETTA MOMENTS

Delay doesn’t deter young PioBiz winner While inconvenient, a five-month delay in selecting the 2019-20 PioBiz winner never fazed Leah Seaman ’21 (Philippi, West Virginia). The competition was put on hold because of the pandemic and the final round of the competition was not completed until September 2020. She won for her business idea, ArtaBella — which is based on selling hand-painted clothing, commissioned artwork and her personal artwork. Her concept also won the second round of the competition back in February 2020. The delay allowed her to put her business concept into practice during the 2020 summer months. “I quickly came to the conclusion that being an artist was the career that I wanted to pursue for the next few years, regardless of if I won this prize or not,” Seaman said. Seaman, who graduated with degrees in Communication Studies and Studio Art, was awarded $7,000 that she can use to develop and grow her business.

Two students receive inaugural Maloof Grants The Marietta Delt Educational Foundation awarded its inaugural Maloof Grants to Delta Tau Delta members Bayden Hoblitzel ’23 (Marietta, Ohio) and Orv Taylor ’22 (St. Marys, West Virginia). The students each received $750 grants for the 2020-21 academic year. The Maloof Grants were established by the Marietta Delt Educational Foundation in 2019 in honor of Greg Maloof ’67, who stepped down as the foundation’s chairman in 2020. Maloof was a founding member and president of Beta Delta Epsilon, the local fraternity founded in 1966, which became the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Delta Tau Delta in 1969. He was also a charter member of Epsilon Upsilon and is the chapter’s oldest living alumnus.

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Bayden Hoblitzel ’23

Orv Taylor ’22


JUNIOR CLAIMS FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF 20-21 PIOBIZ The pandemic once again altered the schedule for the annual PioBiz competition and the overall winner was not decided until the Fall 2021 semester. However, Austin McCleary ’22 (Marietta, Ohio) won backto-back rounds of Marietta College’s PioBiz competition with “The Car Library” concept. McCleary, who is majoring in Actuarial Science, won $400 for having the top idea in the entrepreneur competition. In March, he also finished first with the same idea and received $190. In the second round, McCleary and the other competitors pitched six ideas during the round that is called Proof of Concept. PioBiz is a three-round business start-up competition with a final award of up to $10,000. The competition is open to all Marietta College students and their partners.

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FINANCIAL STABILITY

2019-20 Funds - Revenue

$42 Million

$66.7 Million

Auxiliary Service/Other - $9.5 million

Auxiliary Service/Other - $11.9 million

Investment Income (loss) - $2.2 million

Investment Income (loss) - $21.3 million

Contributions & Grants - $14.6 million

Contributions & Grants - $17.9 million

Tuition & Fees - $15.7 million

Tuition & Fees - $15.6 million

2019-20 Funds - Expenses

$50.7 Million

2020-21 Funds - Expenses

$49.7 Million

Interest Expense – $1.3 million

Interest Expense – $1.1 million

Depreciation Expense – $5.6 million

Depreciation Expense – $5.8 million

Occupancy/Utilities/Maintenance – $3.1 million

Occupancy/Utilities/Maintenance – $2.7 million

Services/Supplies/Other – $11.6 million

Services/Supplies/Other – $11.3 million

Wages & Benefits – $29.1 million

Wages & Benefits – $28.8 million

** All numbers are pre-audit dollar figures **

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2020-21 Funds - Revenue


Cost savings across campus critical during COVID-19 Every college and university across the U.S. was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 academic year. Marietta College managed the disruption very well because early on President Bill Ruud encouraged every department across campus to find ways to save money. “We did not cut budgets. In fact, we kept everyone whole. However, we did encourage everyone to save money,” President Ruud said. “So, if a program could go a year without purchasing a piece of equipment or printing a new brochure, then we asked them to wait a year to help the College more effectively manage the overall budget. I am pleased to say that every department followed through and found ways to reduce expenses.” One area that was easier to save money was in travel. With the pandemic eliminating conferences, and high schools prohibiting outsiders to visit campus, the College’s travel expenses, which are typically in the hundreds of thousands annually, were reduced drastically. Vice President for Finance and Administration Michele Marra credits these cost-saving measures as a big reason why the College was able to maintain a balanced budget during the pandemic.

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FINANCIAL STABILITY

Long-Term Debt Reduction 80 70

$69.5M

$67.3M

60

Notable projects during 2020-2021 academic year Academic building/classroom improvements $443,575

50 $35.8M

$33.8M

30

$31.6M $29.8M

$31.9M $28.3M

20

Residence hall improvements $193,282

10

Athletic facility improvements and equipment $184,197

0

High voltage project/campus electricity $70,297

$39.2M $38.2M

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Endowment over the Past Decade 120 $104.5M

100 $84.8M

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$78.6M $77.8M

$84.0M

$76.9M $70.3M

$68.7M

60

$87.1M

$61.0M

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Endowment Value per Student (Full-Time Enrollment) 100000 $86,005 $80,338

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$79,910

$72,446

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$60,616

$61,768

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$72,159

$55,625 $46,721

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ENDOWMENT MARKET VALUE

FISCAL YEAR RETURN %

$120,000,000 25% $100,000,000

20% 15%

$80,000,000

10% 5%

$60,000,000 $104,495,994 23.35%

$83,921,405 2.63%

$87,012,960 5.28%

$84,756,405 7.32%

$76,865,482 12.46%

$70,291,929 -3.18%

$77,830,713 1.02%

$78,654,296 16.42%

$68,726,490 12.74%

$61,017,569 -3.22%

0 -5%

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COLLEGE MISSION Marietta College provides a strong foundation for a lifetime of leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving. We achieve this mission by offering undergraduates a contemporary liberal arts education and graduate students an education grounded in advanced knowledge and professional practice. Intellectual and creative excellence defines the Marietta experience. THE COLLEGE Private, contemporary liberal arts college that was FOUNDED IN 1835

ACADEMICS More than 50 UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS 111 full-time faculty

1,168 UNDERGRADUATES from 31 states (including Puerto Rico) and six countries

10:1 student-faculty ratio

Highlights from the 2020 INCOMING CLASS

ZERO classes taught by teaching assistants

2,438 applicants

MORE THAN 120 STUDENTS working on master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Physician Assistant Studies or Psychology

1,802 accepted 338 enrolled (18.8% yield) 0.8% international students

ADMISSION & AID Percentage of applicants accepted: 73.9%

20.7% first-generation students

Average ACT score for admitted students: 22.8

98.0% receive financial aid

Average SAT score for admitted students: 1119

2% receive scholarships (exclusive of institutional aid)

Cost to attend: $47,770 (tuition, room, meals and fees)

Approximately 25,000 ALUMNI residing in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and more than 31 countries.

ATHLETICS NCAA Division III athletic program offering 22 VARSITY SPORTS

Endowment: $103 MILLION

Marietta joined the Ohio Athletic Conference, widely regarded as one of the strongest in Division III and the THIRD OLDEST in the country, in 1926

13.6% students of color

School mascot: PIONEERS

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