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Commencement 2006

Tom Perry

Sitting among classmates at the 169th commencement, graduates had time to reflect on what they were taking away from their experience at Marietta College — strong liberal arts education, lifelong friends, solid basis for graduate school or a job and … four free T-shirts. At least that is the impression Marietta made on Harry Antonio, the Jewett Oration winner. During his speech he remarked how he received free navy blue T-shirts with white lettering as an incoming freshmen, as a member of a karate club a year later and when students returned from the 2004 flood. His fourth free shirt was part of the accreditation push on campus this past fall, but this time the shirt was white with navy blue lettering. “That’s what I really like about this college, someone’s always finding little ways to change things up, keep it fresh.” In reality, the last four years contained much more substance than some free shirts. The senior class was part of the campus transformation that saw the opening of Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, Rickey Science Center and Fayerweather Hall. They were also on campus when College officials announced an exciting $10 million gift from Laura Baudo Sillerman and Robert Dyson, both Class of 1968, to construct a new library and resource center. The 291 graduates also faced hardship and tragedy. First it was the flood of September 2004, the death of classmate and former Student Senate President Michael Conte (who’s parents received his Associate’s Commencement continued on page 10

Men’s Varsity 8 Strikes Dad Vail Gold! Four pushed RIT to the limit before falling just short to finish second. “The men had an outstanding weekend of racing,” said first-year Head Coach Chris Pucella. Noting

the first-place finish, he added, “To bring back a gold medal from Dad Vails for all of the alumni, family and friends of Pioneer Rowing is something these guys will never forget.”

The Marietta College Men’s Varsity Eight rolled through all three of its races at the 68th Dad Vail Rowing Championships, Saturday, May 13, on the Schuylkill River to win its first gold medal since 1967. Seeded number one, the Pioneers added the gold to go with five other firsts in the event won in 1934, 1939, 1963, 1966 and 1967. In the Grand Final, the MC Eight overcame an early Delaware lead to take control of the race and at the 1,000 meter mark, the Pioneers made their move to turn away traditional rival Temple in a time of 5:42:06, six seconds in front of the rest of the field. Earlier in the day, the Pioneer Navy claimed a silver when its Varsity Lightweight

I would like to share with you exciting news about Marietta College’s communications with its alumni. Vice President for Advancement Lori Lewis and Director of Alumni and College Relations Hub Burton are taking the lead in redesigning our communications efforts. They have upgraded our website and provided periodic electronic updates. They have instituted this newsletter as another way to keep you up to date before we launch the new Marietta College Magazine in the fall. Our strategy is to communicate with our alumni and friends through a variety of formats, and I hope you will bear with us during this transition and look forward, as I do, to the new magazine. In the meantime, let me provide you a very brief snapshot of the year. The 10 days just before and after Commencement were characterized by the successes of our students. On Saturday, May 13, the Men’s Heavyweight 8 won the gold medal at the Dad Vail, the first boat in the storied history of Marietta crew to achieve that distinction since 1967. On Commencement Day the baseball team won the Mideast Regional Tournament, earning a trip to the College World Series for the first time since 2002. On Sunday, May 21, a few hours after Commencement, the concert choir left for a concert tour of China. The choir has been given the unprecedented honor of an invitation to sing for the Chinese Music Educators’ organization. Our students have made memories for themselves and for Marietta College, and I know you share my pride in them. On many fronts, it has been a busy and productive year. We project that new

Advancement and College Relations The Office of College Relations has joined with the Office of Advancement to form a new and dynamic full-service organization on campus designed to provide not only fundraising leadership for Marietta College, but integrated marketing and communications support as well. Formerly a part of the Enrollment Division, College Relations offers media relations, design, publications, World Wide Web and printing services to the institution. Remaining under the direct supervision of Tom Perry, the organization will collaborate with Advancement to promote consistent and effective presentation of the Marietta story to a variety of key target audiences. At the same time, it will lend its significant expertise and creativity to its new partners in the development and alumni relations areas as well. In unveiling the re-organization, president of Marietta College, Dr. Jean Scott also announced the promotion of Hub Burton to the position of associate vice president for Alumni and College Relations with direct responsibility for both aspects

Student Alumni Council What were all those underclassmen doing at the senior events in the closing weeks of the Marietta College spring semester? Weren’t those concerts and cookouts just for those headed for graduation? Indeed, but so were the flyers and informational handouts describing the benefits of becoming a member of the Marietta College Alumni Association! Distributed by the brand new Student Alumni Council (SAC), the brochures and updates were designed to capture the attention and imagination of the soon-to-be newest members of The Long Blue Line. Working from the concept that it is much easier to build recognition and awareness of how to remain connected and involved while the students are still on campus, energetic and enterprising members of the Council were determined to reach scores of their fellow students prior to Commencement. The clock was ticking with recruitment and election of officers only recently completed, but president of the SAC, Ellen Doolittle, was elated with more than two dozen charter members ready to plunge into programming before the end of the semester. “Joining this organization was really a leap of faith for them,” Doolittle said. “We’ve begun planning for next semester and we’re really excited about what we can accomplish.”

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of the institution’s outreach efforts. “In the next few weeks and months, Hub, Tom and I will be working together and with the entire campus to develop consistent messages for all of our constituencies and to enhance the ways in which Marietta College tells its story,” said Dr. Scott. Burton served as associate vice president for communications and marketing at Ohio University for the past 12 years before coming on board at Marietta in September of 2005. “Hub brought outstanding experience in the fields of public relations and marketing to Marietta College, and this promotion and collaboration with College Relations seemed natural with the departure of (former Dean of Enrollment Management) Gary Craig,” Dr. Scott added. “Tom and his staff in College Relations have been working closely with Hub and (Vice President for Advancement) Lori Lewis since last summer, and the change in reporting relationship should be a smooth one.”


Ellen Doolittle

President’s Message

2006 Marietta Fund Quickly Coming to an End At What Level Can You Help? Gift Size $1-$183.50 $183.51-$499 $500-$999 $1,000-$2,499 $2,500-$4,999 $5,000-$9,999 $10,000+

Total # of Gifts Needed

# of Gifts Received

# of Gifts Outstanding

2,671 397 237 139 25 16 15

2,279 428 126 120 25 11 11

392 0 111 19 0 5 4

The Marietta Fund, the foundation of all philanthropy at Marietta College, touches every part of the College by providing support for financial aid, student services, faculty development, student internships and much more. Every program and every student is positively affected by the Fund. Giving to the Marietta Fund is your opportunity to take a larger role in defining Marietta College’s success and a way to join your MC friends and fellow alumni in the growth of a place that holds so many special memories. The 2006 Marietta Fund will be closing its books on June 30, 2006 and we still need your help to reach our goal. Goal: $1.3M Achieved to Date: $850,384.08 You can make a gift online at advancement, mail in a check in the enclosed envelope found in this magazine or call the Advancement Office at 800-2744704. All donors will be recognized in the upcoming Annual Report & Honor Roll of Giving. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Online Giving Now Offered

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Contributions to Marietta College are vital to the success of the education promised to each incoming student. In fiscal year 2005 alone, MC received $7.2M in gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, foundations, etc. Marietta College will now accept all major credit cards and debit cards online in order to make supporting MC students more convenient. Online giving is a wonderful way to support the College. It’s inexpensive for the institution, so more of your gift helps educate MC students. Marietta College takes the confidentiality of your information very

Sometimes the urge to come home to Marietta College is just too strong to resist, but now there’s a way for you to answer that call back to the Navy Blue and White without having to burn a vacation day or disappoint your dog with a trip to the kennel! Visit and suddenly, you’ve got a bird’s eye view of the Mall from high atop Hermann Fine Arts Center courtesy of the Marietta College webcam. Live images of campus refresh every fifteen seconds so the picture’s never the same from one minute to the next. And, whether you’re operating out of the cube or the executive suite…or even just want to show off at home, try Marietta College wallpaper for your computer. Select from several images at and decorate your screen with all things Marietta. Shots of campus, athletics and student life venues are all available to download onto your computer. Got Marietta?

seriously. For this reason, we use the highest level of security that technology provides when dealing with your credit card information. To guard against fraud, your information is securely encrypted and automatically passed directly to the financial network for processing. At no time is this information made available to anyone else. Marietta College does not share donor information with any other organizations. Check out our new online giving options now at www.marietta. edu/advancement. Your generosity and support of the MC community helps the next generation of MC students succeed!



What MC Did for Brown More than 100 Marietta College petroleum graduates returned to campus to see the newly renovated Edwy R. Brown Petroleum Engineering and Geology Building and to honor its first Hall of Fame Class. Kevin Henning ’69 may be the only person who helped renovate the Edwy R. Brown Petroleum Engineering and Geology Building twice. His first effort is not as well known, but still made a difference. “Back when I was going to Marietta we had some very poor equipment in the petroleum department,” he said. “The chair of the department had a contact at the large Pennzoil plant in Parkersburg. They were looking to get rid of some old equipment and we went down there and hauled it all back to campus. Now it wasn’t state-of-theart equipment, but it was a lot better than what we had.” Henning, along with more than 100 other MC petroleum graduates, was back on campus to celebrate the nearly $2 mil-

’59, and David W. Worthington ’66 were also inducted on April 27 during a special ceremony on Fenton Court. “This is special and I’m proud to be included with these fine men,” Baker said. “I feel very fortunate to know or have known the people in this group. It is a real honor.” It was also a memorable day for Dr. Bob Chase, chair of the department. “I really don’t have adequate words to describe the significance of the improvements to the Brown Building. Alumni really need to visit campus to see the transformation of the building. We went from the 19th century to the 21st century in just nine months.” He notes the building now has an elevator and is totally handicap acces-

“I’m a little shocked. It’s not dusty, dirty and dingy anymore. This place is amazing.” -Kevin Henning ’69 lion renovation of the petroleum building. As he walked the halls and peaked into the new spaces, Henning simply said: “I’m a little shocked. It’s not dusty, dirty and dingy anymore. This place is amazing.” But Henning was also in Marietta as part of the inaugural Petroleum Engineering & Geology Hall of Fame class. Alan A. Baker ’54, Earl E. Bender ’31, Elmer E. Templeton 4

sible, and that the building is wireless so students are encouraged to bring laptops to class. “We do have 22 laptops in the department for student use as we transition from a desktop to a laptop environment. All of our classrooms are multi-media classrooms too.” Dr. Chase is quick to point out that there is still more work to be completed.


“The physical space occupied by our laboratories has all been remodeled but we are still in need of new equipment to the tune of about $200,000. The building renovations cost nearly $1.5 million and we have outstanding pledges of about $120,000 that we will use to procure equipment, but we can’t do that until the funds come in.” He added, “We also need about $30,000

All photos by Mitch Casey

Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

in funds to complete the renovation of the Geology Annex. Our goal is to create a museum-like space so that we can properly display some of the unique fossils and geologic artifacts that the Department has discovered and collected. Our Utah

field trips have yielded some very exciting dinosaur discoveries.” For more on the renovations look on the Web at ~petr/

Alan A. Baker ’54: Following graduation, he joined Halliburton Services in Zanesville launching a career that first included a series of engineering and managerial assignments across the United States. After serving in leadership roles for domestic and U.S. operations and, later, international operations, Baker directed the company’s global operations. He concluded his career at Halliburton retiring in 1995. Earl E. Bender ’31: After serving on the faculty from 1943-44 and 1946-50, Bender took over for C.C. Hogg as head of petroleum engineering in 1950. His impact was immediate, championing the construction of the Brown Building begun in 1955. His vision for the department was evident in his efforts to form the Industry Steering Committee that same year. Bender retired in 1970 and passed away in 1998. Kevin M. Henning ’69: Shortly after graduation he began a 30-year career with Marathon Oil Corp. His rapid rise within the company and, later, Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, included a variety of key leadership positions. Henning’s dedicated service to his alma mater includes a role as co-chair of the most successful capital campaign in school history. Elmer E. Templeton ’59: His professional accomplishments spanned early opportunities with Continental Oil Co. and Phillips Petroleum and, later, the formation of his own consulting firm in service to the industry. It is for his contributions as an educator he is perhaps best known, joining the Marietta College faculty in 1967. David W. Worthington ’66: In 1968 he launched his highly successful professional career with Shell Oil that spanned 12 years ending with him serving as general manager of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic divisions. From Shell, he went on to lead a newly established offshore exploration firm and, later, assumed an ownership position with TGS Geophysical Company. His interest in geology continues with his active partnership in a Colorado dinosaur quarry dedicated to the discovery and preservation of natural history. SUMMER 2006


Steinhagen to Retire


Peter Finger

Gloria Stewart

Long after Carol Steinhagen begins her retirement this summer, her impact will continue to be felt upon the Marietta College English major. That’s the firm opinion of her successor as chair of the department, Dr. Beverly Hogue. “Carol Steinhagen has been chair as long as I’ve been at Marietta, and she has led the department with skill and patience,” Hogue said. “We will miss her and we hope that she will continue to be a presence in the college community.” Carol has been a most positive and active presence on campus since her arrival in 1974 and her unstinting efforts to promote excellence in writing across all disciplines marked her time at MC. “Dr. Steinhagen is an outstanding professional and has served as a role model for other faculty members for many years,” noted Marietta College Provost, Dr. Sue DeWine. “It’s impossible to replace 32 years of knowledge and experience. Her desire to write full time is something many faculty members would like to do at some point in their career. ” Carol’s transition has included some final office cleaning and trips down memory lane. Uncovering correspondence from former students, she observed, “Skimming over the memories of 30-some years has been a rewarding experience and has reminded me that, whether in 1980 or in 2006, one of the best things that can happen in college is the interaction between teacher and student that is sparked by affection, mutual interest, and a good book.”

Barnas Puts Families First Dr. Mary V. Barnas knows first-hand the rewards that come with bringing a vision to reality, but her efforts have made the children and families of the Marietta community and her students at Marietta College the real winners. A McCoy associate professor of psychology at Marietta, Barnas was the driving force behind developing the Center for Families and Children at the College. She has directed the Center since it opened in spring of 2004. “I think we offer something unique, not just in the type of programming, but because we have the expertise of the faculty running the programs and the enthusiasm of the MC students who are involved,” Barnas said. Long a dream of the psychology and education departments, the Center offers enrichment programs for as many as 70 children each year. At the same time, the center provides an opportunity for psychology and education students to integrate what they are learning in the classroom with a real-life situation. Barnas also works closely with city and county programs in her area of specialization, family violence. She volunteers at


EVE, Inc., a local agency serving victims of domestic violence. Barnas recently received a grant for $185,000 from the Federal Office of Criminal Justice to support two more years of operating the Visitation Center she has run since 1997. Those off-campus connections and expertise in the field contribute to the professional growth of Barnas’ students at Marietta. Many of them intern at the visitation center as part of the classes she teaches on child development and family violence. “The students come away wanting to get more involved in most cases,” Barnas said. “Many of them have gone on to work either at EVE or in child protective services.” This fall Barnas will take sabbatical leave, turning over her teaching duties and direction of the Center to others so she can focus on writing a book about supervised visitation and how it works. Barnas says she will take a case study approach developing an educational piece for people who offer supervised visitation services or for clients.

Christopher Cheng says that when he enrolled as a science major at Marietta, he knew that graduate school would be his next step. He has reached his goal in a most prestigious fashion: Cheng has been awarded a full six-to-seven-year scholarship to Yale University’s doctoral program in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. A recipient of the Bachelor of Science degree in physics this May, Cheng says that earning his undergraduate degree from a small liberal arts college was in no way a disadvantage when applying to Yale. In fact, Cheng thinks that the “small school” benefits combined with personal drive and determination placed him in a good position. “I took full advantage of the small class sizes and readily available academic resources at Marietta,” Cheng said. “I know my teachers well, so I was able to get solid recommendations.” The doctoral scholarship is not the first time Cheng’s rigorous in-depth program of study has given him what he needed to compete successfully with peers from larger colleges and universities. A Rickey

Scholar and recipient of the Samuel R. Ruby scholarship in physics at Marietta, Cheng garnered a funded National Science Foundation research internship in physics at Columbia University in the summer of 2004, and completed an investigative studies fellowship as a junior. He was named to Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honorary and served as president of the Society of Physics Students at Marietta. “I have no doubt that the science program at MC, particularly the physics department, has thoroughly prepared me to tackle the next step at Yale,” Cheng said. “Yale was not the only school that I applied to, but the program is top notch and I feel that I can’t go wrong with my decision.” Cheng’s achievements at Marietta go beyond excellence in his major. The Yale program seeks students with various degrees such as physics, chemistry, molecular biology, or biochemistry. Since he finished course requirements for his physics major in his junior year, Cheng had a chance to dabble in some chemistry and biology courses in order to diversify

Tom Perry

Combination of the Elements

his course load. This spring he was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society, and was named to Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honorary society. He served as president of his social fraternity, Delta Upsilon, and was runner-up for Delta Upsilon International’s Outstanding Undergraduate of the Year Award. The future Dr. Cheng says a Ph.D. in biophysics will allow him to venture into industry, business, medicine, and academia. “I’m taking a wait and see approach, but this sort of career flexibility provides some interesting options.”

Senior Challenge eclipses $4,800

Mitch Casey

One of the highlights of any Marietta College Commencement is the presentation of the Senior Class Challenge check to President Scott. This year’s Challenge committee was not only enthusiastic, but enterprising as well taking personal solicitations of classmates out into the field. The results were impressive. Fifty-two percent of the senior class contributed an average individual gift of $23.12 with the total raised reaching $2,405. Together with the Marietta College Alumni Association Board’s pledge to match the student solicitation dollar for dollar, the Class of 2006 proudly presented Dr. Scott with a gift of $4,810. < Samantha McKay, President Jean Scott and Holly Bader



Hartel Program thriving Faculty, Students eligible for $500 to fund activities, educational opportunities through unique program Dr. Bill Hartel was one of those professors who had the knack of knowing how to reach out to students – especially first-year students. That reach stretched beyond the boundaries of the Marietta College campus and into the community. His twin passions of social activism and freshman retention remain actively supported through the generosity of the McGregor Foundation and the philanthropy of those upon whom he had such an impact. The Hartel Program for Social Activism and Freshman Retention honors the memory of “Doc” and his constant pursuit of faculty-student interaction outside the classroom. “This exciting program allows studentgenerated ideas to come to life with the support of a faculty member,” observed program director and assistant professor of education , Dr. Bill Bauer. “It’s gratifying to see student empowerment as they develop leadership skills that promote selfefficacy.” Through the mini-grant process administered by Bauer, members of the faculty and the students or student organizations that they sponsor are eligible for $500 stipends to underwrite activities and educational opportunities. The first series of grants produced an impressive array of programs exploring multicultural and environmental awareness, global perspectives on health and political issues, and equality within the criminal justice system. Experiencing life as a teacher in an urban school system provided the focus for students in Dr. Marybeth Peebles Education 452 class. Their trip to Eastmoor and East high schools in Columbus provided firsthand opportunities to gain awareness and appreciation for racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in the classroom. “I gained a greater knowledge of students’ differing backgrounds, teaching 8


methods for these students and a greater understanding of my teaching ability in a multicultural setting,” said one student. Representing the interests of Jamaica in a simulated United Nations event represented the challenge awaiting the nine students of Dr. Michael Tager’s and Dr. Mark Schaefer’s MC Model U.N. Club. Their role-playing and exposure to hundreds of other “student diplomats” would have appealed to Hartel. “If nothing else, participating in a model U.N. forces students to at least temporarily become a little less ethnocentric and view the world through the perspective of a nation other than the United States,” observed Tager. Other projects included a program designed to promote awareness of science in Appalachian Ohio. Thirteen students volunteered under the guidance of Dr. Don Carpenetti and produced a chemistry show and science obstacle course to capture the imagination and interest of local fifth-graders. The Student Global Aids Campaign benefited from Hartel Fund support by organizing an AIDS awareness week on campus. The McDonough Leadership Program received Hartel Fund sponsorship for an initiative allowing students to study the impact of the criminal justice system upon women of color and women raised in poverty. Under the leadership of Dr. Dan Huck, support of correctional facility operations, cooperative research papers and inmate issues were addressed. Said Bauer, “The spirit of Doc Hartel lives through this important program. He would be proud of the types of activities that are in place at Marietta College and that support social activism and freshman retention.”

Ryan Zundell

Architect Meeting Challenge of New Library from Every Angle A new learning and library resource center is expected to open on campus in January of 2009. Located on the site of the existing Dawes Memorial Library in the center of campus, construction is expected to start just about one year from now. Recently, Trailblazer had an opportunity to catch up with the design architect for the project, Jim Butz, and ask him about the progress of the project and its unique challenges. Trailblazer: Have you ever designed a library before? Jim: Yes, actually I have and I like to think that I have a certain expertise and sensitivity in the creation of effective learning environments. This project actually began with a discussion of optimizing the impact of the College’s classroom experience and now we’re realizing that before we attempt to improve our classrooms, we need to upgrade the library. TB: What do you mean by upgrade? Jim: We’re not creating a new warehouse for books, but rather a learning environment for people…something so high quality that students will want to leave their dorm rooms for the library… they will be so excited and energized that when they leave the library, they will look forward to returning. Our ultimate goal is not to replace a building, but transform

the way students learn at Marietta College. TB: That sounds like a tall order. Jim: It is. The unique challenge is to create a space in which the very different needs of so many different individuals reside in one building and yet complement one another. This new building is designed to accommodate a wide range of activities…from very active to quiet and contemplative. We must create an environment that allows for both. TB: Even as you develop the interior layout to meet those needs, there is the exterior architecture to consider. How challenging is that on a historic campus like Marietta’s? Jim: Very challenging, but in a good way. First, a structure of this importance needs to become a powerful architectural feature of the campus without diminishing the impact of the College’s original buildings. It needs to not duplicate existing styles, but yet blend nicely into campus. Second, we need to recognize that the library stands at the crossroads of campus. People need to be able to flow through and around it and, surprisingly the addition of this new building and the way it is sited will actually open up campus, create new

green space and unify the different elements of the campus geography. TB: Where is the project now? Jim: We’re in the second of four design phases. We’ve identified our programming needs and now we’re working to incorporate those into our architectural design. That will last throughout the summer with technical drawings to follow in the fall. We will bid the project next winter and break ground and begin construction next spring. TB: What would you tell alumni about the Library project? Jim: To be honest with you, replacing Dawes causes me some angst. I have mixed emotions knowing how many alumni spent time in the library and have memories of their Marietta experience tied up in its history. At the same time, it’s incredibly exciting to be working on a project that will influence how students at Marietta learn for years to come...and for the remainder of their lives as well. I mean I get to be the architect of the building that can transform learning at the College. How exciting is that?



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Degree at Commencement) around Thanksgiving 2004 and another flood in January 2005. The class was also saddled with the label of being the smallest incoming freshman class in more than a decade when they arrived on campus in the fall of 2002. However, the Class of 2006 overcame it all and proved to be a resilient group. Now they are moving on past the comfort of Marietta and out to tackle what life brings next — all better prepared from their time at MC and proud to be joining more than 18,000 others in the Long Blue Line.

“We have artists in the group who will surely have their names in lights — have their books published, or dance among the stars. Others will be parents —raising children, caring for them and teaching them virtues,” senior Megan Schreck told her classmates. “No matter what we choose to be or where we are in life, all of us have unique gifts and talents that must be discovered, developed, challenged, and explored. Find your passion. Find the hunger inside of you to accomplish all of your dreams. Today starts a new chapter in a new book. Today is your very own masterpiece. Take a bite out of life. See it, love it, eat it!” Dr. Roderick G.W. Chu, who was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, provided more encouraging words to the class as he gave the commencement address. “You who are graduating today have grown in an environment in which your faculty and your fellow students have nurtured your development as individuals,” said Chu, the former Chancellor of the

Ohio Board of Regents. “Your fellow students told me of how Marietta’s professors and staff care about you — and how that caring has created opportunities for you. Your years at Marietta have provided you not only with knowledge and skills, but also shaped your abilities and beliefs, motivation and behavior. Your education has given you a solid foundation not only to learn and succeed in this world, but also to improve it.”

Honors presented on May 20, 2006 William Bay Irvine Medal: Timothy W. Byers Jewett Prizes: Harry B. Antonio (first), Megan J. Schreck (second) The Schmidt Prize: Jaquetta R. Alexander and Vonda K. Lee Lillian Sinclair Award: Carissa M. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award: Dr. John Tynan

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Valedictorian: Brandon P. Donelson-Sims Salutatorian: Samantha M. McKay Adair Prize: Jordan K. Herrick Alumni Association Community Service Award: Michael R. Joliat Delta Upsilon Good Citizenship Award: Jazmyn J. Barrow



Seven New Faculty, Staff added at College Six newly hired faculty members and one administrator will bring new energy and perspectives to MC students during the 2006-07 academic year. Marietta alumnus Jeffrey Cordell will come home to the theatre department this fall. Cordell is completing his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Master’s degree. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and English at Marietta. In addition to numerous acting and directing achievements to his credit, Cordell has been recognized for excellence in teaching. Janet Dailey will begin her appointment with the department of communication and media studies during the second semester of 2006-07. She is currently finishing her doctoral degree at Louisiana State University. She earned the Master of Arts degree in journalism at Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the University of Rio Grande. Dailey has extensive professional experience in public relations. Lewis Klatt joins the English Department this fall. Dr. Klatt is currently a visiting professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. His Ph.D. is from the University of Georgia in English and creative writing. He also holds a Master of Arts in Language Arts from St. John’s College, a Master of Divinity from GordonConwell Theological Seminary in Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University. Klatt has published 40 poems and has won numerous awards for his writing. Todd Rath served as an adjunct faculty member at Marietta during the winter of 2004. This fall, he returns to the College with a full-time appointment teaching graphic design in the department of art. Rath received his Master of Arts degree from the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, where he also earned the Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with honors.

Marshall Kimball, who has been teaching at Marietta on a temporary basis, now joins the department of music in the continuing position of Music and Band Director. He received his Master of Music Education at Ohio University, where he also earned a Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education. Kimball is well known among high school band directors in Ohio. He had a very sucessful 25-year career as director of Marietta High School’s “Wall of Sound.” Dr. John Grosel will join the Physician Assistant Master’s program as a faculty member as of July 1. A radiologist, Grosel received his M.D. degree from the Ohio

State University. He received postdoctoral training from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of Michigan Medical Center. Linda Stroh, currently the director of alumni relations for Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, has accepted the position of director of donor relations at Marietta College effective July 1, 2006. She will be closely involved with stewardship and donor recognition programs along with coordinating and facilitating various alumni and institutional events and activities. She brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role at MC.

Alumni Travel possibilities Current Marietta College students aren’t the only ones who can register for classes for the upcoming J-Term set for January of 2007! Several of the offerings providing for unique and interesting learning adventures are open to alumni as well. How about signing aboard for a cruise exploring the psychology of good and evil? Your ship leaves for the Caribbean Saturday, January 13, 2007 and returns Saturday, January 20th. Would immersion in Brazilian society be more in line with your particular interests? Your journey begins Monday, January 1, 2007 and returns Sunday, January 14th. Is joining with students of age for the science and art of wine-making in New York State piquing your curiosity? Hit the Seneca Lake wine trail on Sunday, January 14, 2007 and return Saturday, January 20th. Might practical and current views of

gender in the workplace in an online format advance your understanding of office dynamics? Plug in from Tuesday, January 2, 2007 until Friday, January 19th. Combining the opportunity to join with current MC students and faculty while discovering new knowledge and interests is always a good idea and with the timing of J-Term, in the dead of winter, you get the jump on beating the blahs of January! If you’d like to find out more about these alumni educational and travel opportunities, please visit www. alumnitravel/html for contact and registration information. Registration closes in September and the College does reserve the right to cancel any offerings as circumstances require including insufficient enrollment. So, reserve your place for a truly unique way to liven up your January! J-Term for alumni too! SUMMER 2006


“Is This Heaven?” “No, it’s Don Schaly Stadium” College renames park in honor of Hall of Fame Coach on May 6, 2006 Don Schaly cherished Pioneer Park. He took pleasure in the hours he spent manicuring the infield grass, and he valued the hard work others put into making the facility off Mulholland Drive the finest in NCAA Division III. He thought so much of the place he referred to it as heaven. During his 40-year run as the Etta Express coach, Schaly’s esteemed diamond proved to be a tough place for opponents to win after its opening in 1968. The Pioneers went an astounding 693-83 — an impressive .893 winning percentage — at the Park he liked to call “Heaven.” Schaly, who retired after the 2003 season, led the Etta Express to a 99-31 record during post-


season play inside the friendly confines of his park. Pioneer Park was also home to the NCAA Division III World Series from 1976-87, which included all three of his championships (1981, 1983 and 1986). “He always said there was something magical about Pioneer Park. No matter the deficit dad always felt there was some magic left that could help the Pioneers to victory,” said Jeff Schaly ’90, Coach Schaly’s youngest son. It was another magical moment on May 6, 2006, when Marietta College and its Board of Trustees officially renamed the park, Don Schaly Stadium, in honor of all that he meant to the College and the


baseball program. “Pioneer Park was his laboratory. It is where he taught hundreds of men not only about baseball, but how to be a better person,” said Kent Tekulve ’69, one of Major League baseball’s top relief pitchers in 1970s and 1980s. “Everyone knows when they walk in the gate what this park is about when they see the name on the back of the press box.” The dedication included remarks by President Jean Scott, long-time Schaly friend Tom Carbonar ’60, Tekulve and Jeff Schaly. The president also presented his widow, Sue Schaly ’62, and son, Joe Schaly ’86, with a framed keepsake commemorating the day’s events. So far the name change has not altered

^ Joe Schaly ’86 and Sue Schaly ’62

All photos by Mitch Casey

Spring Sports Wrap-Up

the on-field success of the current Marietta squad. The Pioneers finished the season a perfect 3-0, including an 8-2 victory over John Carroll in the second game on May 6, after the unveiling of the name change on both the scoreboard and press box. “Coach Schaly will be remembered beyond the numbers,” Scott said. “He’ll be remembered for the way he worked with young men to make them better people and help them toward a lifetime of success.”

Softball Coach Jeanne Arbuckle was pleased to finally have a softball field to call home this season. Her Pioneer team gave her plenty more to be happy about as they rolled to a school-record 33 wins and a secondplace finish in the OAC Tournament. … Junior pitcher Kristen Quintana > earned OAC Pitcher of the Year honors after rewriting the MC record book in appearances (34), games started (24), complete games (24), victories (20), innings pitched (189.6), shutouts (11) and strikeouts (214). … Arbuckle and her assistants — Betsy Hada and Shelly Koehler — were named the OAC’s top coaching staff.

Women’s Crew The Pioneers wrapped up a successful season at the 14th annual Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) National Invitational Rowing Championships. The rowers fared well in their heats and semifinals, but weather canceled the finals. … MC finished third in the V8 competition at the Atlantic Collegiate League Sprints.

Baseball The Etta Express returned to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships after a three-year hiatus. Coach Brian Brewer’s squad advanced to the finals by winning the regional in Terre Haute, Ind., with a 4-1 record. … Freshman Tom Doty was named MVP of the regional, while teammates Mike Eisenberg, Justin Steranka and Jarrod Klausman also made the all-region tournament team.

Men’s Tennis Marietta, which finished ninth in the OAC, finished 2-9. … The Pioneers’ season ended with a 4-1 loss to Wilmington in the conference tournament. … Senior Tomas Konsen was named Academic AllOAC with a 3.6 grade point average.

Men’s Crew It took almost 40 years, but the Dad Vail gold medal is back in Marietta. The Pioneer Navy won the V8 competition — outdistancing Temple by more than six seconds. … The 2006 shell featured bow Zach Stimart, Evan Tsourtsoulas, Chase Graham, Andrew Norris, Karl Biermann, Mike Ross, Eric Dowler, stroke Chuck Geyer and coxswain Tim Rinehart.

Women’s Tennis The Pioneers claimed their first-ever OAC Tournament match victory by defeating Capital 5-1. … Marietta finished with a 5-9 record and placed two players on the Academic All-OAC squad — senior Lauren Stermer and junior Katie Chadwell.

Women’s Track Freshman Jessi Larrison became the fifth Pioneer ever to win an individual title in the OAC outdoor track meet. She won the 800-meters in 2:18.68. … Freshman Tiffany Kovacevich also earned All-OAC honors with a third-place finish in the shot put (38-03.50 feet). Men’s Track Senior Clark Spears broke the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:46.42) and placed fifth in the OAC meet. … Freshman Mike Pankowski broke the javelin school record (56.66 meters).






Hub Burton on Dick Amos ’59

Green ’63 Retires from MC

Not long after arriving on campus back in October, I encountered a very modest and unassuming individual in the alumni office. With few words and very little fanfare, he was dropping off a stamped and addressed stack of envelopes and it was obvious just about everyone in the building knew who he was … except me. “Who is that gentleman?” I asked. “Why, that’s Dick Amos,” came the chorus of responses. They knew about Dick and his longtime love affair with Marietta College. The institution’s first graduate earning all of his credits in evening school, Dick pursued his bachelor’s degree in business with the same quiet determination and attention to detail that characterized his thousands of hours of volunteer work. Filing, mailings, errands … you name it and the former area superintendent at DuPont delivered on time, every time accompanied for many years by his wife, Mary Jane. For Dick, it was about giving back to his alma mater. He never drew attention to the support he and his wife provided for continuing education students through a special endowment, his service on the Alumni Council Board of Directors or his work around the office. A few years ago, the College awarded Dick a certificate of appreciation for his dedication and shortly afterward, he indicated it was framed and hung next to his diploma in the den. Later, in his neatly written thank you note, he apologized for not being able to do more. Imagine . . . When Dick passed away in March at 80, several of his MC colleagues attended his services in Parkersburg. I’m not certain how many of them knew in that same thank you note, Dick thanked them all for being his family. Thank you, Dick Amos for being a part of our family and a pillar of The Long Blue Line.

Hudson Green ’63, Director of Planned Giving at Marietta College, retired from the Office of Advancement in March. Hudson was instrumental in helping secure more than $12 million in gifts during the College’s last capital campaign. Please join with the MC community in wishing Hudson and his wife, Marilyn ’64, all the best.


Marietta Fund Director On Board Pam Mauldin, who has more than six years of experience in higher education fundraising, joined the Advancement staff in January of 2006. As Director of the Marietta Fund, she is responsible for reaching out to current and future donors of the College to achieve the level of unrestricted support the institution needs to receive each year to fulfill its mission.

New MCAA Board Members At the spring meeting of the Marietta College Alumni Association Board of Directors, six new members were named to serve in support of the group’s mission to develop and strengthen the bond between MC graduates and their alma mater. They include: David Harmon ’54 – Dave graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Geology and is currently a self-employed consulting geologist living in New Concord. Tim Maddox ’86 – Tim is a graduate of Marietta’s Petroleum Engineering program and currently serves as a team leader of field service for Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation in Charleston, West Virginia. Terri Petras ’88 – Terri’s Advertising/ Public Relations degree from Marietta has her in place as an account director with the Mullen Company in Pittsburgh. Frank Schossler ’86 – Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting/


Reaching Out Inna Urazova displays Marietta College colors in her hometown of Pskov, Russia, thanks to the efforts of Alumni Trustee Dave Smart and his wife, Susan. Inna and her husband recently visited the U.S. and met the Smarts through the World Affairs Council in St. Louis. At the time, they were managers of a newspaper seeking to learn more about American enterprise techniques. With Dave’s encouragement, they have since purchased the journal. Their initiative is an example of small business owners seeking to support a free-market economy in former communist countries. Says Dave, “It’s a very bold step for people who grew up in a communist economy where everything was owned by the state. I have a great deal of respect for those former employees struggling to become new owners.” Management and serves as the chief financial officer of Installed Building Products in Columbus. Jeff Stafford ’83 – Jeff is a graduate of Marietta’s Marketing/Management program and was recently named division vice president and general manager for Sonoco in Nashville, Tennessee. Jon Wendell ’69 – Jon is a December graduate from 1969 with a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics and is now director of Data Center Operations for Talbots in Tampa, Florida.

Class Notes 1920

Grace Bengel Sullivan ’23 celebrated her 104th birthday on September 24, 2005. She lives at the Kines Nursing Home in Athens, OH, where she is their oldest resident and is visited every day by her daughter, Betty Jo.

1940 John J. Droz, Sr. ’42 retired at the age of 88. He is very grateful for a wonderful life which provided him with a super wife for over 60 years, nine children, and a great start at Marietta College. John P. ’42 and Rosemary Anges Mika ’45 celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary on December 29, 2005. John L. ’44 and Janet Leach Stennett ’46 and celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary by taking 16 of their family members on a seven-day cruise to Mexico. Virginia J. Fordham ’49 is enjoying her retirement from the ministry, although she still occasionally conducts services or performs weddings and continues to participate in both historical and political activities and meetings.

1950 James G. Morris ’50 was recently honored by the University of Kentucky and the Metallurgical

Society, Light Metals Division, AIME. The College of Engineering, University of Kentucky established a professorship designated the James G. Morris – SECAT Aluminum Professorship. The James G. Morris Honorary Symposium was established by the Metallurgical Society of AIME, held in March 2006. LeRoy B. Snediker ’50 was the fourteenth recipient of the Delta Upsilon Founders Medal, which is the highest honor bestowed upon international fraternity members. Els Boekman and Ralph N. Thayer, both ’50, are living in the Porter Hills Retirement Village in Grand Rapids, MI. Joan Hollister Farson ’51 and Bob permanently moved to Naples, FL, in September 2005. Michael G. ’51 and Mary Richards Madeja ’51 are enjoying retirement in Arizona, playing golf, and the company of their three children and seven grandchildren. John ’51 and Barbara Wait ’50 Porterfield now live in Cape Canaveral, FL, where Barbara is busy teaching recorder and John is an avid golfer. Recent travels have found them navigating the waters of the Ohio River and finding their way back to Marietta as part of a river barge tour. Their trip also included a return to campus where they were impressed with new buildings, though Andrews Hall remains their favorite. Joyce Blicher Schwartz ’51 is enjoying more time for travel, grandchildren, and hobbies now that she’s retired. She is a member of the Weston Conservation Commission, overseeing wetland protection. She and her husband traveled to England last summer for a Cambridge University course on “Life in the Middle Ages.” H. Smoot Fahlgren ’52 was one of

three industrial leaders named to the 2005 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame for establishing a record of distinction in his field. Judith Backus Becker ’53 is working on a fictional trilogy covering the subject matter presented in her 2004 publication, Rightly Dividing the Book of Revelation. Besides writing, she is busy being a great-grandmother to 22 great-grandchildren. George Drury Smith ’53 still works part-time as CFO and copy editor at a weekly newspaper and has recently completed a novel. He will be visiting Leiden, The Netherlands, frequently where his partner has accepted a twoyear teaching position with Leiden University. Carolyn Purdy Baker ’55, after six years as treasurer, is now governor of the Tennessee Mayflower Society. Francis W. Ghidoni ’55, after 37 years as an emergency room physician, is a part-time doctor for Carnival Cruise Lines. Charles R. Thrash ’56 and his wife are downsizing and moving to a condo in Williamstown, WV. John F. Szwed ’58 authored the album notes for The Complete

Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax. Barbara Holmes Swasey ’59 enjoyed seeing JoAnne Lancaster Throckmorton ’59 and Bettina Geyer Thompson-Erickson ’60 at a recent national convention of Alpha Xi Delta in Tucson. William R. ’59 and Carol Shaw White ’60 have moved to a new home in Upland, CA, where Carol has retired after 32 years of teaching. Bill continues to work with his company, Regency Sale, Inc. James H. Wilking ’59 is enjoying his recent retirement and this year will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

1960 William J. Gaydos ’60 has retired after 35 years of teaching in the pubic schools of Pennsylvania to pursue other interests, including poetry and photography. His poem “A Lesson in Courage” was included in the documentary, Changed Forever, which was dedicated to the heroes of Flight 93. Robert G. Pope ’60 is in his new home after losing his previous home to fire in January 2005. Bob is the rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Pagosa Springs, CO. Nancy Ruhe Scott ’60 has returned to selling real estate with Howard Hanna Symthe Cramer Company in the Akron/Canton area. Charles E. Scott ’60 enjoys golfing often. James R. Freeman ’61 welcomed another great-grandchild born October 7, 2005, Julia Renee Ellars.

Terrence J. McGurk ’57 was honored by the Torrington Squadron of the Connecticut Civil Air Patrol (CAP) with a lifesaving award for administering CPR to a heart attack victim. Terrence is a longtime volunteer with the CAP.

Paul R. Harrison ’61 is teaching high school physics at LaSalle High School in Pasadena, CA, after unsuccessfully trying to retire. Teaching 120–160 students is a challenge, but his way of giving back some of which has been given to him.




Robert C. Chandler ’62, after five years of retirement from Northwest Airlines, has begun a new career in real estate. He is also the proud grandparent of three grandchildren. James O. Edds ’62 retired December 1, 2005. He is living in Perryville, MO, and hopes to do a lot of traveling in his motor home. He says Marietta College made it all possible. Michael H. Monsen ’62’s softball team won the Senior Sixties Huntsman World Championship Softball Tournament in St. George, Utah, with a 5-0 record. Dean E. ’62 and Norma Jean Fischer Morrison ’63 are living in Lakeville, MN, after Dean’s retirement in 2000 as a Northwest pilot. They spend time babysitting and visiting their nine grandchildren, as well as visiting Dean’s mom and family in Marietta. Robert S. Soltz ’62 was Realtor of the Year of the North Shore Association of Realtors, MA. Besides being a realtor, he also teaches real estate courses and continuing education courses at Salem State College. Jane Jones Whitaker ’62 is now retired and will be spending time with her grandchildren, quilting, and participating in activities of the Brooks Bird Club of Wheeling, WV. Thomas J. and Elsa Meekins Apetz, both ’63, are thoroughly enjoying their retirement being busily involved in traveling and volunteering for Heifer Project, Habitat for Humanity, church, and the hospital. N. Jerome Goldberg ’63 has retired as superintendent of schools, Natick, MA, and is currently an educational consultant and on the faculty of Simmons College and Lesley University.


Paul R. ’63 and Norris Taylor Johnson ’65 welcomed a new grandson, Bryce Patrick Rietler, on June 13, 2005.

Mary Walker Haase ’68 on January 14, 2005 became the adoring grandmother of Mercedes “Sadie” Lynn.

Richard J. Salway ’63 has retired from his “retirement” occupation as insurance and financial services consultant for Xerox, although, he will continue to consult part-time. He enjoys golf, traveling, and his grandchildren.

The Alpha Xi Delta Class of 1969 gathered last May for their annual trip. Cathy Hackett Jelinek, Patricia Griffin Curtin, Joan Oxenham Pyne, Barbara Eldridge Carrol, Susan Spinney Conklin, Donna Barrie Kelly, and Roberta Whitford Schwarz shared a wonderful weekend in New York City.

James R. Ament ’64 and his wife, Karen, have retired and moved to the mountains of Evergreen, CO. Laura Andrew Anderson ’65 and her husband, Bob, are enjoying retirement with their five grandchildren. Ellen Carney Kelley ’65 is enjoying her retirement from teaching mathematics and her move with her husband, Roger, to a retirement community in Leesburg, FL. Forest P. Lyford ’65 and MC track teammate Carl H. Tyrie ’66 tested their fitness this past July by climbing Mount Chocorua, a 3,480 foot peak in New Hampshire. Richard H. Taylor ’65 has authored a new book: Plan of Union and Congregational Churches of Christ in the Middle Atlantic States, a historical directory of over 2,300 churches in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Retired from the position of senior pastor of Beneficent Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Providence, RI, Richard was recently appointed to the steering committee of the study Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States: 2010. Robert F Higgins ’66 has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® 2005-2006 based on conversations and recommendations by clients and other attorneys. Nancy Holt Lord ’66 retired in July from the IRS after 27 years. She


Several of the class of 1966 Sigma Kappas had a chance to gather at the recent wedding of Lea Wright Osborne’s daughter in Los Angeles. Pictured are Lea Wright Osborne ’66, Ellie Wright Theofilopoulous ’67, LaRue Scala Porter ’66, and Nancy Furcht Bulger ’66. The 1966 Sigma Kappas will have their fortieth reunion in Marietta in 2006. now volunteers for the AARP TaxAide program. Frederick E. Petrelli, Jr. ’67 and Dorna Benzaquin Burrows ’69 have reunited after a 37-year hiatus. After each had lost their spouses, an internet search located Dorna. Several subsequent plane trips to the Southwest and East Coast will be culminating in a wedding planned to take place in Mashpee, MA, this summer. David M. Bennett ’68 has recently become a member of the Connecticut State Disaster Identification Response team as part of the Homeland Security Network. He just completed his thirty-third year of dental practice. As president of the Hartford Barge Rowing Club, he has now been rowing since his freshman year at MC.

Vivian V. Borek ’69 received the New England Publicity Club’s Bell Ringer Award in the newsletter category for MedCenter News, the newsletter she produces at the Boston University Medical Center. The newsletter can be viewed at Susan W. Enos ’69 recently moved to TX to be near her daughter, sonin-law, and two grandchildren. Thomas E. Feaster ’69 has been elected as the southeastern representative on the Board of Directors of the US Rowing Association. US Rowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body of the sport. Cheryl J. Gallant ’69 is now retired and is adjusting to the undisciplined life style. She is also traveling with USM Dominican Healthcare Outreach as a translator for those providing medical care. Ronald Shelestak ’69 and his wife are now retired and are looking forward to becoming “snowbirds” in Palmetta, FL. Marcia Nowlin Woods ’69 is thoroughly enjoying her new position teaching college composition to gifted 6-8th graders via Grand Valley State University in Michigan.


1970 Beth Haynes Beazley ’70 and her husband are grandparents for the first time this year and have moved into a one level, low-maintenance home at Manakin-Sabot, VA. Carol L. Lucas ’70 has retired after 35 years of teaching English and is moving to her vacation home in Vermont. She plans to travel and ski. Bruce D. McKeeman ’70 has retired form the National Park Service after 36 years. His last position was superintendent of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, IA. He and his wife, Georjeen, have relocated to Prescott, AZ, where they look forward to enjoying the Southwest. Susan E. Richards ’70 married Roy Fuller on April 10, 2005 and recently retired from Convergys on the first of September after 35 years of employment. Creel Cutler McCormack ’71, Patricia Loreno Willis ’70, Karen Huebner ’70, Carol E. Gilbert ’71, and Laura Baudo Sillerman ’68 celebrated their annual reunion in September on a houseboat on Lake Cumberland, KY.

used by the local women not just for adornment, but also for bartering. She is now supporting the Peruvian mountain communities by sending boxes of buttons to her tour guide to distribute. Michael E. Harris ’72 is now working for Log.Sec Corporation as a senior logistics engineer support-

Stretton L. Gramlich ’72 has retired after more than 30 years of government employment and has started a farm in Hawaii raising sheep, cows, and chickens.

Norene A. Ritter ’73 has been traveling extensively and has been involved in many volunteer activities since her retirement. She sings with a group at assisted living and nursing homes, helps in the pastoral care department at the local hospital, assists with Red Cross blood drives, and chairs various clubs and friends groups.

ing the Army’s CommunicationsElectronics Life Cycle Management Command in the Logistics and Readiness Center. He is working on a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.

Gerald F. Voice ’73 is teaching biology, anatomy, and physiology at St. John Neumann High School (FL), where this past year, he had the pleasure to see one of his students become a Marietta College student.

Ann L. Peaslee ’71 is doing well with her home tutoring business called Pennsylvania Renaissance Educational Programs or P.R.E.P. for success. Her husband is finishing his second novel. Judith Corner Piersall ’71 is president of the advisory board of a new preschool in Marietta, OH. She continues to teach parenting classes through the Marietta City Schools.

Donna Rockcastle Schalge ’72 retired June 30, 2005 after 33 years as a math teacher and administrator. She plans to travel and spend more time with her family and grandchildren.

Susan M. Davidson ’72 made a trip to Machu Picchu, Peru, over Christmas 2005, where buttons are

Janet Miller Foran ’73 was the co-chair of the centennial celebration in 2005 of the Michigan Department of Transportation, where she has worked for 28 years. Natalie Cole Lynn ’73 is retired from the television business and is now representing her husband, Fred Lynn, as his agent.

Sherry Malamut Kaderli ’72 retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Force Reserve on January 27, 2006 after 22 years of service. Her medals include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. She lives in Cleveland, NY, with her husband, Kevin.

Marcia Miele Branea ’72 has married and relocated to West Caldwell, NJ.

Jeffrey M. Seidel ’72, after 27 years of managing Colonial Jewelers in Elkton, MD, is now the owner of The Jewelry Store.

Donna Schelling Scheer ’72, who sings with her husband, Eddie, entertaining on the piano, touches the hearts of the audience at the Chart Room on Cape Cod each season.

John D. Foster ’74 was recently promoted to chief operating officer of MAN Ferrostaal Incorporated and was elected to the Board of Directors of MAN Ferrostaal Limited – Canada.

a Doctor of Philosophy from Ohio State University on August 28, 2005. She is employed with the Schooler Family Foundation and also teaches at Central Ohio Technical College. Ellen J. Graham ’75 has been recognized in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. Peter H. Gross ’75 is still actively rowing, having participated in over 160 outings for a total of 1570 miles in 2005. William P. Garten ’76 has authored his fourth book of poetry titled Symptoms published by Cork Hill Press, also the publisher of his previous three works, Black Snow, Red Rain and Eventually. Bill’s poetry has been published nationally in various literary magazines and has won numerous awards. Stacey Hayford Hamaker ’76, as president of Shamrock Technologies and vice president of the IS Audit and Control Association of Dallas, stays active in local and national events and has published a number of articles in trade publications. Nancy Groething Kowalski ’76 was promoted to senior vice president of Key Bank, NA, the 11th largest bank in the country. She and her husband, Bob, live in Granville,

Robert R. Hoffman ’74 is now fully retired. He and his wife, Ellen Jones Hoffman ’74, both are very active in community activities. Bruce D. Lines ’74, after retiring in 2004, has become the assistant rowing coach at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. Pamela J. Whiting ’74 was selected in May 2005 as a finalist for California’s Troops to Teachers 2005 Elementary Teacher of the Year. Christine W Cugliari ’75 received

Bruce W. Heins, Robert L. Gilmore and Howard I. Greenblatt, all class of ’76 ΤΕΦ brothers, recently gathered to celebrate the birth of Bruce’s daughter, Pyper, on August 4, 2005.




OH. Evakay Foulke Sweeney ’76 retired from The Hartford Financial Services and is now enjoying time with her husband, Joe, and son, Charlie. Richard J. Wolf ’76 has been promoted to president of Arkansas Aluminum Alloys, Inc. in Hot Springs, AK. Arkansas Aluminum Alloys is one of the largest independent secondary aluminum smelters in North America. Mary M. O’Connell ’77 was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. She serves as vice president for external affairs at the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence.

of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is in her twentieth season as a soprano with the Newton Choral Society. Michael “Mickey” Balmert ’79 was recently inducted into the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. He is currently teaching health and physical education and is the head wrestling coach at Hamilton Township High School (OH). James J. Metcalf ’79 has been promoted to vice president, drilling for Newfield Exploration Company in Houston. He is responsible for the company’s global drilling operations.


John M. Forcier ’78 has joined the Leesburg, VA, office of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. as a financial consultant. Also, John recently completed training for the title of accredited asset management specialist through the College for Financial Planning.

Glen M. Palmisano ’80 has relocated his chiropractic and acupuncture practice to a new state-of-theart facility in Bristol, CT. He and his wife, Ann Priscilla Palmisano ’81, celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

Bruce P. MacLeod ’78 received a Doctorate of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School (MA) in May 2005. He also celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his ordination this year.

Pamela Storey Cole ’81 and her husband, Rick, son, Zachary (11), and daughter, Gabrielle (8), have relocated to the Dallas, TX, area due to Pam’s transfer with her employer as a software project manager.

James D. Miller ’78 worked as project engineer for the City of Marco Island, FL, after Hurricane Wilma to get power and water stations working again. Jim and his wife, Cora, safely endured the eye of the storm. Marcie Duff Troisi ’78 and her husband, Nick, reside in Winchester, MA, with their daughters Melissa (15) and Emma (13). In 2004, Marcie completed her graduate degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine and has begun her own acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practice. She’s also an editor at The New England Journal


William A. Sieber, Jeffrey L. Hupp, Nicholas H. Kip, and William J. Kollar, all class of ’80 and all Lambda Chi Alpha members, had a great time seeing all the returning alumni at Homecoming 2005.

Bruce R. Hrovat ’81 has been


named director of Central Operations division for Fifth Third Bank, where he will oversee more than 3,000 employees in Fifth Third’s back office functions. He has had many years of experience in operations and financial management for Sunbeam Products, Tenneco Automotive, Inc, and Bank of America. Mary Studders Korn ’82 has joined OpSource Inc., a provider of ondemand software services, as chief financial officer. She is also an active board member for Young Audiences of Northern California. Richard P. Meyers ’82 was promoted to senior business information analyst for the Financial Shared Service Center at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. in Columbus, OH. Cecelia Warfield Toohey ’82 after receiving a Master of Arts, Cecelia is now teaching seventh grade math in the Mount Lebanon School District in Pittsburgh, PA. Gregory A. McLucas ’83 and his wife, Denise, are buying a vacation home in the beautiful town of Deltaville, VA, on Chesapeake Bay. Shoshanna M. Ahart ’84 displayed paintings this past fall in the international exhibition, “The Language of Art” at the Ache700 art center outside of Salzburg, Austria, and at the Mark Palmer Gallery in Paducah, Kentucky. Philip G. Mazzara ’85 has been named vice president of private support for CARE USA, in which capacity he will oversee fund-raising activities to help finance the organization’s humanitarian work in 70 countries. Mary C. Cantlin ’86 is currently the technology coordinator for Plainfield School District (NH). She was recently named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 9th Edition.

Jeffrey D. Conrad and his wife, Susan Mock Conrad, both ’85, continue to reconnect with their longtime college friend, David G. Hill ’84 and his family. The Hills (David, Jennifer, Logan, Taylor, Mackinley, and Chase) and the Conrads (Jeff, Susan, Katie and Jake) enjoy getting together several times a year, including family skiing trips to Colorado. Jeff is a bond trader in Chicago, and David works for Encana, a petroleum engineering firm. Sean P. O’Connell ’86 and Lori Sargent O’Connell ’85 are still living in Chatham, MA, with their two sons, Devin and Reilly, where they founded and co-own Sealor Corporation, a real estate investment company and own the Chatham Highlander Motel. Curt E. Schneider ’86 has returned from the United Arab Emirates and is now working for ConocoPhillips in the Subsurface Technology group in Houston, TX. Loraine Budzilek Krzywicki ’87 and her husband, Jim, and big brother, Joseph, announce the arrival of Allison Paige Krzywicki on October 10, 2005. Rebecca Virden Parker ’87 welcomed daughter, Caroline Andra Ruth Parker, into the world on July 23, 2005. Rebecca will take a leave of absence from her Special Education teaching job to stay home with her new addition and her son, Josiah (3).


Sean M. Banks ’88 is now the manager of statewide sales for West Virginia Media, the owner of four television stations and The State Journal. His wife, Tammy Sayre Banks ’88, is still employed by the Jackson County School Board as a fourth grade teacher. Steve F. Densa ’88 has been promoted to associate director of media relations for Minor League Baseball. He first joined the Minor League staff in January, 1997 in the licensing department and later moved to media relations in May, 1998 as assistant director. James A.’88 and Lisa Ewart Fouras ’88 have moved from Soldotna, Alaska, to Sugar Land, TX, with their four children. Samuel Colter was born October 8, 2002 and the triplets - Caroline Mary, Audrey Elizabeth, and Jackson Bridger were born August 9, 2003. Vanessa Posze Prince ’88, her husband, Greg, and her children, Andrea, Mabel, and Lydia, have a new home at Ottawa Hill, OH. Jill M. Sweeney-Sharp ’88 and her husband, George, live in Hilliard, OH, with their two sons, Dylan (4) and Liam (2). Jill enjoys being both a full-time mom and also staying active in her career as a public relations and marketing consultant, currently specializing in healthcare marketing. Kimberly Brown Augustine ’89 was married to Jeffery Augustine on December 30, 2005. She has also been promoted by State Farm Insurance Companies as agency field executive and has relocated to the Raleigh, NC, area. John P. Suter ’89 and his wife welcomed their first son, John Patrick Suter, on June 15, 2005. Emmanuel “Mike” ’88 and Dawn Schermesser Tsirelis ’89 have moved back to Cincinnati, where Dawn is a stay-at-home-mom with

their three children, Brandon, Rachel, and Nicole, and Mike is a district manager with Lone Star Steakhouse.

Debbie Partin Henize ’92 was married to Mark Henize on December 6, 2005. Congratulations are also in store for her recent promotion

Jeffrey J. Powers ’92 and his wife, Veronica, welcomed their first child, Jack, into the world October 18, 2005.

Suzanne L. Zumwalde ’89 has moved back to Ohio from Texas with her daughter, Samantha, and is currently the CEO/executive director of the Union County Family YMCA in Marysville, OH.

Angie Hester Wagner ’92 and her husband, Chad, welcomed their third child, Sam Henry, into the world on July 5, 2005. Sam joins older brother, Max (3), and sister, Cate (1), in the Wagner family.


Jeffrey S. Baylor ’93 was appointed assistant vice president for enrollment at Saint Leo University in Florida.

Gregory P. and Susan Needles Ellis, both ’90, welcomed their son, William Maxwell Ellis, on August 17, 2005. Max joins his three older sisters, Samantha, Olivia and Victoria. Monica Steratore Kemper ’90 ran her first marathon in October 2005, and qualified for the Boston Marathon, in which she competed in April 2006. Michael R. Moran ’90 was selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyer: Rising Star” in the area of administrative law by Law and Politics and Cincinnati magazines. Franklin D. Antill ’91 and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed a daughter, Anna Aubrey, on July 27, 2005, who joins her five-year-old brother, Nicodemus. Frank is the chief financial officer for Frontier Local School District in Ohio. Beverly J. Darnell ’91 has begun a professional-level position at Chase Home Finance, in the Customer Care Department as a procedure writer/process management analyst. Carolyn Farry Melchionna ’91 and her husband are pleased to announce the births of their daughters, Ella and Caitlyn. James P.’ 92 and Susan MacKenty Brady ’94 of Needham, MA, welcomed their second daughter, Abigail Parker Brady, who joins big sister, Caroline.

Tanya Troutner Jarrell ’91 and her husband, Matthew, are the proud parents of Kyla Marie, born June 13, 2005. Kyla joins big sister, Caitlin Nicole. to commercial sales manager and assistant vice president for National Bank & Trust in Wilmington, OH.

Brian G. Clark ’93 and his wife, Joy, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Alice Louise, on April 25, 2005. Brian has been named assistant principal at Kensington Elementary School in Georgetown, SC.

Christine Peters McCarroll ’92 has obtained her real estate sales license and is currently working for Realty USA. Michael J. McCarroll ’91 is in his eighth year as the Albany, NY, district manager for Pfizer, Inc.

David F. Marty ’93 and his wife, Deborah, celebrated the birth of their second daughter, Alexandra, June 2, 2005. In October, David joined Shell Oil at its Deer Park Refinery facility located in the Houston area.

Penny Cline Nichols ’92 recently completed a Master of Education in Classroom Teaching with an emphasis in Educational Technology at the University of Rio Grande. She is in her seventh year of teaching business at Frontier High School (OH).

Gary E. Schofield, Jr. ’93 is coowner and director of Sports Performance, providing sports training in the vicinity of Atlanta, GA. Amy Ewart Sibbing ’93 has accepted a director position in the Anaheim office for Catalina Marketing Corp. Kevin M. ’94 and Christy Bailey Bastos ’94 of Canonsburg, PA, are tickled pink (again!) to announce the arrival of their second child, Rachel Diane, on January 4, 2005. She joins her big sister, Madeline (4). Kevin is a media teacher at Peters Township High School and Christy is looking forward to returning to her job as a third grade teacher at Trinity South Elementary School.




Johnny Cruz ’98 has relocated to Tucson, AZ, with his family. He recently accepted the position of director of media relations at The University of Arizona.

Mandy Sigarto Zahl ’99 and her husband, Matthew, were married on May 21, 2005 and currently reside in Solon, OH.

Winnifred L. Coston ’94 married in Westerly, RI, on September 17, 2005. It was an occasion for several of her Marietta College friends and roommate to recall being coeds. Michael C. Chatterton ’94 and his wife, Holly, and son, Lane, announce the arrival of baby girl, Cayde Grace, to their family October 13, 2005.

Carte P. and Rochelle Schrecongost Goodwin, both ’96, welcomed their first child, Wesley Patrick Goodwin, into the world on October 17, 2005.

Heather Mastromatteo DiPaolo ’94 and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed their second daughter, Mia Elizabeth, April 6, 2005. She joins her big sister, Isabella.

Neil S. Justice ’96 and his wife, Aimee, welcomed their adopted daughter to their family May 7, 2005. Reagan Lynn was born May 5, 2005. Neil is working on his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Purdue University. Aimee is still a registered nurse for a pediatric surgeon.

Anna L Custer ’95 has moved to Baltimore, MD, to take on a job with Comcast.

in the 1-107th AR Ohio Army National Guard Unit which is stationed in Iraq. Jennifer is a supply chain coordinator for a manufacturing company and is also serving as co-leader of the Family Support Group for Gary’s unit.

Emily Johnson Frazier ’98 and Stanley Frazier are the proud parents of Alyana Diane Frazier born November 5, 2005. Emily is completing her Master of Science in Social Work and works for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

2000 Benjamin M. Baughman ’00 still resides in Augusta, GA, and has a new sitcom, “Just Benny,” airing on the WB this fall. Kimberly Fiedler-Prater ’00 and two of her colleagues opened a stationery boutique called “The Envelope” in the Dayton area.

S. Jason Gromelski ’98 married Gina Lucia Alleva August 27, 2005 in New York City. Molly Gage Shaw ’98 and Curt Shaw were married on June 18, 2005.

Andrea B. Reusser ’95 joined many of her friends and fellow-classmates for the Homecoming 2005 alumni banquet.

Rachel Murch Brennan ’96 is a stay-at-home-mom for children, Caitlin, age four, and Declan, age two, in Cleveland, OH, where her husband, Tim, is a flight instructor.

Mark A Podolak ’96 and his wife, Chrissy, announce the birth of their first child, Gavin Allan, on May 23, 2004. Mark continues to work as a graphics manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Clare Morris Copperwheat ’96 and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their twin daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Macy Clare, in October 27, 2004. They reside in Cary, NC.

Daniel C Burger ’97 and his wife, Maryellen, announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Diggins Burger, who came into the world on July 30, 2005.



Stephanie Cooper Johnson ’00 and her husband, Shawn, announced the birth of their son, Alec Cooper Johnson, who was born on August 9, 2005. Stephanie is currently employed as an independent marketing consultant for ThomasNet. David M. Bradley ’99 and his wife, Julia, announce the birth of their son, Roman Nicholas, born August 3, 2005. Roman joins sister, Isabelle (4). David continues to play professional baseball in the Oakland A’s organization. The Bradley’s reside in Vienna, WV. Gary A. and Jennifer Martin Harvey, both ’99, are living in Willoughby, OH. Gary is currently serving as a second Lieutenant

Tara L. Van Ho ’00 graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in May where she served on the editorial board of the U.C. Law Review and the Human Rights Quarterly. She is joining the law firm of Roetzel & Andress in Columbus, OH.


Christopher L. ’01 and Julia Schmidt Kopak ’01, ’04 were married May 21, 2005 in Cleveland, OH, with more than 40 Marietta College alumni in attendance. Julia is a family practice physician assistant and Chris is a physical therapy student at Youngstown State University. Ian M. Mara ’01 is living in Pachuia, Mexico, as an ordained minister with his wife, Conchita, and children, Tito, Lupe, Miguel and Jermaine. Megan O’Donnell Sroka ’01 married Jason Sroka of North Ridgeville, OH. Amber E. Chappars ’02 and Nicholas J. Wedig ’01 married in Pittsburgh, PA, on June 17, 2005. Further congratulations to Nick, who has just received his Master in Information and Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Andrew G. Coble ’04 has accepted an assistant baseball coaching position with St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN. Andrew helped the Pioneers become an NCAA Division III World Series finalist in 2001 and 2002, and was the recipient of the Way-Weigelt Award in 2004. Kevin M. ’04 and Jessica Lane Mudrick ’03 are now living in Swarthmore, PA, with 18-month old daughter, Olivia.

Natalie Ickes Seville ’02 married Fred Seville on June 18, 2005 and they now reside in Norwalk, OH, where she teaches first grade. She recently graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Master in Curriculum and Instruction. Carrie Russell and Joel P. Thrash, both ’02, have both gone on to complete graduate education after Marietta College. Joel just completed his master’s at Miami of Ohio, and is now working as a project manager for JFNew, an environmental consulting firm. Carrie completed her MBA, also from Miami, in 2004 and is an export manager for Cognis Corporation.

Heather C. Rognon ’04 married Brett A. Schmidt ’05 on July 9, 2005 in Marietta. The newlyweds now reside in Coolville, OH. Laura M. Belcher ’05 is an applications developer for Simonton Windows in Parkersburg, WV.

Rebecca N. Gehring ’05 has been accepted into the Peace Corps. In her position in Morocco, she will work on environmental and community development projects, especially in Morocco’s national parks.

Harry Cantey ’59 of Fort Wayne, IN (3/18/2005). He was a retired supervisor with Kmart Corporation.

Amanda Stoner Tufts ’05 married in October 2005 and is now living in Astoria, Oregon.

Vincent J. Collins ’36 of Winnetka, IL (4/4/2005). Upon graduating from Yale School of Medicine, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. A pioneer in the anesthesiology field, he authored two books and many articles on the subject. He became a professor emeritus of medicine at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois in Chicago. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia A. Collins ’69.

Obituaries Elizabeth Wilson Abels ’37 of Marietta, OH (10/31/2005). She was a retired school teacher. Robin Blake Allerman ’76 of Keokuk, IA (11/29/2005). Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey J. Allerman ’75. John C. Barclay ’57 of Zanesville, OH (12/10/2005). He was retired from the Zanesville Times Recorder, where he was a classified salesman. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kreis Barclay ’58. Brad W. Barton ’74 of Elyria, OH (11/11/04).

Paul D. Chase ’52 of Bradenton, FL (12/10/2005).

William R. Deever ’61 ∆Υ of Beaumont, TX (10/29/2005). He worked for Texaco’s Research and Environmental Affairs Department for over 25 years, during which he was granted five U.S. patents. Robert W. Doman ’48 of Danville, KY (7/9/2005). He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Corning Glass.

Betty McKinney Beaver ’44 of Marietta, OH (3/24/2006). She had taught music at Marietta High School, and swimming at the Betsey Mills Club. During her 40 years of service to the U.S. Coast Guard Association, she received numerous recognitions and awards, including two presidential awards.

Henry C. Downing, Jr. ’38 of Nashua, NH (3/17/2005).

Richard L. Bergen ’37 ΑΣΦ of Marietta, OH (10/5/2005). He was the founder of Forma Scientific, Inc., a worldwide supplier of laboratory medical equipment.

Robert J. Dryfoos ’64 (Tau Epsilon Phi) of New York (3/2/2006). After receiving a law degree from New York University, he was admitted to the state bar in 1968. He played a critical role in the fight to save the Radio City Music Hall from demolition and then represented the Upper East Side on the City Council for 11 years.

Bob P. Bookman ’49 of Reynoldsburg, OH (8/7/2005). He served in the U.S. Navy. He taught and began the football program at Williamstown High School (WV). He retired from IBM in 1990 after 35 years of service.

Beverly A. Boyers Downs ’53 ΧΩ of Deep Gap, NC (2/6/2006). She was president and co-founder of the Downs Group, Inc. She was the first woman president of the World Wide Network advertising agencies.




Harold E. Eaton ’35 ΑΤΩ of Tampa, FL (5/31/2005). Beverly Jane Etter ’88 ΣΚ of Barberton, OH (11/21/2005). She had been employed by Lorain Co. Community College for the past 13 years and managed the fitness center at the Ford Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, OH. Matthew J. Ferrell ’93 ΑΣΦ of Garden City, NY (3/24/2006). He had recently joined the law firm of Davidoff Malito & Hutcher after being the Chief of Staff to the New York City Council. Frank C. Finney ’57 ∆Υ of Wauconda, IL (2/18/2006). His survivors include his brother, Robert G. Finney ’56. Darcey Majors Foley ’76 of Chardon, OH (12/2/2005). Survivors include her husband, Gregory M. Foley ’73. Terry L. Frye ’74 ΛΧΑ of Dillon, SC (12/29/2005). He was a senior engineer with Wellman Incorporated

David G. Hanlon ’60 of Harrisville, WV (1/25/2006). He joined the U.S. Army Reserves during WWII. He had been a practicing attorney in Harrisville since 1971 and a State Senator from 1976-1986. He was appointed judge of the West Virginia Court of Claims in 1986 and presiding judge in 1990, and he was also prosecuting attorney of Ritchie County for three terms. Virginia L. Schimmel Hart ’33 ΧΩ of Norwalk, OH (1/11/2006). Survivors include her daughter, Diane M. Hart Day ’56. Margaret Stewart Hedin ’51 ΧΩ of Sewickley, PA (10/6/2005). She was an active member of the family business, Hyde Travel Service. Survivors include her daughter, Linda J. Hedin ’80. Mary Titgemeyer Hein ’44 of Wilmington, NC (4/18/2005). Robert L. Hock ’49 of Vienna, WV (12/04/2005). He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was retired as president of Ideal Corrugated Box Co.

Dennis P. Gilligan ’71 ΤΕΦ of Novelty, OH (10/10/2005). He was a 20-year employee of Beech Brook Child and Family Social Services Agency in Cleveland, where he was the first director of the information systems department.

William E. Hoffhiens ’49 of Southgate, MI (4/5/2005). He served as assistant purchasing agent with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Connie Hayes Gordon ’69 ΑΞ∆ of Sugar Land, TX (8/6/05). She had been a department head at the Fort Bend Independent School District.

Joann Rogers Jones ’60 of Pomona, NY (12/26/2005). She was a retired financial analyst with Aetna Health Plans of New York, Inc.

Robert T. Grubert ’51 of Marietta, OH (2/24/2006). He served in the U.S. Navy. He had owned Centre Loan Co. for 25 years, and had also worked at Marietta Structures. Survivors include his son, Timothy J. Grubert ’90.

William G. Kemp ’48 of Elkton, MD (10/21/2005). He served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a parachute instructor. During his legal career, he served as a magistrate judge and had a private law practice in Elkton.

Newman A. Hall ’34, ’59 of New Hartford, CT (3/23/2006). He was retired as an educational consultant. His survivors include his brother, Homer J. Hall ’31.

Wanda May Hill Kloes ’48 of Waterford, OH (1/8/2006). She had worked in retail sales and was a gifted quilt maker.


Basil Hoover ’49 of Winter Park, FL (8/13/2005).


William D. Lacey ’52 of Devola, OH (8/23/05). He worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 38 years and retired with the rank of captain from the U.S Army. Sandra Espenshied Lane ’61 ΧΩ of Springboro, OH (10/9/2005. She was the author of five books, including, It Crossed My Mind. Survivors include her sons, Bruce R. Lane ’85 and Christopher W. Lane ’87, and her husband, Raynald A. Lane ’56. Kathyrn J. Law ’51 ΧΩ of Arlington, VA (5/6/05). Richard L. Lawton ’38 of Aberdeen, SD (10/25/2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a retired professor of geography from Northern State University. Norman D. Leebron ’50 ΤΚΕ of Narberth, PA (4/8/2005). He was a veteran of WWII. His career in broadcasting and advertising was followed by a teaching career at Drexel and Temple Universities. Robert M. Levy ’72 ∆Υ of Fort Washington, PA (8/13/05). He founded Edifice Rex, a restoration and construction company, in 1980. Katherine Bogard Magee ’39 ΑΞ∆ of Columbus, OH (12/27/2005). James H. McKenna ’69 of Lowell, OH (6/10/2005). He taught and coached football in Sunbury, OH, and had been an employee of Washington County Children Services. Richard L. McKiernan ’50 ΑΤΩ of Bridgewater, NJ (7/10/2005). He was retired from Jersey Central Power & Light. Jan E. Mengel ’74 of Akron, OH (5/23/2005). He worked as an adolescent chemical dependency counselor and court liaison at Summit County Street Juvenile Court, where he helped hundreds of adolescents to achieve sobriety.

Celia Nazario Meyer ’55 of Diamond Bar, CA (3/17/05). William G. Meyer ’32 of Wilmington, NC (12/3/2005). He served as a “M.A.S.H” surgeon on Okinawa during WWII. He practiced general surgery in Columbus, OH, for 30 years before retiring. Charles G. Miller ’39 of Trenton, NJ (7/31/05). Edward T. Nees, Jr. ’50 ∆Υ of Phoenix, AZ (2/26/2006). He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was retired as vice president from Motorola. Barbara Singleton Nelson ’50 ΧΩ of Newark, OH (12/9/2005). She lived in New York for a period, where she was a member of the Fresh Meadows Community Theatre, before moving to Hilton Head, SC. Stephen F. Nesha ’39 ΑΣΦ of Marietta, OH (11/8/2005). He was a U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He had been a teacher, primarily of junior high subjects. His survivors include his wife, Sara Gruber Nesha ’42. Anna “Kay” Jennison Oyster ’42 ΑΞ∆ of Independence, MO (8/26/05). She had worked as a technical clerk for Fairfax County Public Schools. Survivors include her niece, Bonnie Oyster Miller ’66. Ruth Tilton Pickenpaugh ’31 of Caldwell, OH (10/4/2005). Theodore Pitts ’33 ∆Υ of Youngstown, OH (7/18/05). He was retired as a buyer for Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Danzil L. Prather ’47 of Belpre, OH (12/2/2005). He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, receiving numerous decorations. He devoted his life to the oil and gas business, working for WEVA Oil and Gas, Southwestern Development Co., Loper & Prather, Adena Petroleum, and PRENCO.


Survivors include his son, Danzil L. Prather, Jr. ’68, and his granddaughter, Beth Taylor Cozzens ’02. William L. Rood ’50 ΑΤΩ of Belle Vernon, PA (10/3/2005). He was a ceramic heat treating specialist for Corning Glass Works, retiring in 1992. Survivors include his brother, David R. Rood ’47, and son, Louis S. Rood ’76. Louis B. Ruley ’48 ΑΤΩ of Cincinnati, OH (6/21/2005). After being a teacher of the sciences at Wyoming and Woodward High School, he retired as assistant principal at Sycamore High School. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hayes Ruley ’47. Charles J. Rumage ’48 of Fort Wayne, IN (5/31/2005). Neil B. Schultz ’41 of Oak Ridge, TN (11/7/2005). He served as a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot during WWII. Albert W. “Doc” Sovil ’49 of Parkersburg, WV (2/11/2006). He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. He retired from the B&O Railroad as an engineer. David O. Spence ’57 of Parkersburg, WV (7/27/05). He retired after 35 years of service with General Electric in 1989. He was a U.S Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. Thomas D. Stacy ’57 of Marietta, OH (3/14/2006). He was a Korean conflict veteran, serving his country in the Air Force. He was a branch manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 27 years. Following his retirement, he founded a group health benefits consulting company. Clair C. Stebbins ’31 of Zanesville, OH (4/27/2005). Donna Sprague Stockdale ’55 of Tulsa, OK (4/23/2005). She was retired from public schools as an education diagnostician. Carl P. Surface ’61 of Marietta,

OH (8/22/05). He retired from E.I DuPont in 1998 after being employed as a chemical operator for 33 years. Robert L. Sutton ’48 ΑΣΦ of Lowell, OH (9/30/2005). He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He retired in 1980 as superintendent of Lancaster City Schools in Ohio. Elinor Calef Swartz ’49 of Stamford, CT (5/3/2005). Barbara Beiser Voorhees ’49 ΑΞ∆ of Highland Park, NJ (8/2/05). She worked for The Marietta Times, Proctor & Gamble, and Compton Advertising, before working as an aide to John Lynch, former mayor of New Brunswick, for 18 years. Jane Dorothy Beck Walker ’55 ΑΞ∆ of Gainesville, FL (2/19/2006). She was a microbiologist and was an activist in local government, serving on many local, state, and gubernatorial committees and receiving the Gainesville Sun’s Community Service Award in 1981. Bernard G. “Buck” Williamson ’50 of Loveland, OH (9/23/2005). He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He served the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 58 years, retiring as international vice president. Norma Jean Walton Willis ’62 of Birmingham, AL (9/5/05). She retired in 1992 after having served as a speech therapist with the Birmingham Board of Education. Edward G. Witte ’49 of Scottsdale, AZ (1/21/2006). He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in WWII. He retired from Corning Glass in Parkersburg and Corning, NY. Jack E. Wolfe ’54 of Fleming, OH (12/10/2005). He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. He owned and operated Wolfe’s Sport Cycles, Inc. in Belpre, OH.

Frank M. Fenton ’36 ∆Υ of Williamstown, WV (8/9/2005). For thirtysix years, Frank was a member of the College’s Board of Trustees and in 1989 was inducted into the MC Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball and crew. Historian, past president and past chairman of the board of Fenton Glass, he was a devoted community leader and advocate. He is survived by four sons, Frank ’62, (Sonia), of Oakdale, CA, Tom, (Sharon), of Marietta, Mike ’75, (Kathy), of Williamstown, WV, and George, (Nancy), an active Marietta College Trustee, of Williamstown, WV and a sister, Ruth A Jenkins ’38 of Dayton, OH. Helen Gramlich Christy ’41 ΑΞ∆ of Marietta, OH (10/28/05). Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Marietta College in 1941, Helen was a lifelong community advocate in both Marietta and later Vero Beach, Florida. Serving as a member of the Marietta Welfare League, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Helen was also past president of the Betsey Mills Club. She is survived by her husband, F. Leonard Christy, and sons Frank L. , (Mary Lou), an active Marietta College trustee of Marietta and Vero Beach, Florida and Ted P., (Brenda), of Cincinnati and a daughter, Peggy C. Rilling, (Bill), of Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by her son, James M. Christy, (Jennifer), of Marietta. Robert E. Evans of Marietta, OH (6/15/2005). Serving for twenty-five years on the Marietta College Board of Trustees, Bob was also a member of the McDonough Leadership Program Charter Committee. He retired from Peoples Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiary, Peoples Bank, having provided leadership for thirty-five years including roles as president, CEO and chairman. His community interests spanned trusteeships of the Washington County OH Community Improvement Corporation and Southeastern Ohio Port Authority. He is survived by his wife, Sally, and sons, Matt, (Susie), of Wooster, Doug, (Amy), of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and a daughter, JoEllen Kuroski, (Jim), of Hillsboro, Oregon. Charles R. Amos ’59 of Parkersburg, WV (3/13/06). Dick’s service to Marietta College included significant roles on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as well as in his enthusiastic support of such advancement activities as the Phone-a-Thon. A recipient of the MCAA Service Award, Dick was the first graduate of the institution to have completed his degree with credits earned entirely from evening school. A forty-oneyear employee of DuPont, Dick remained an active volunteer contributing thousands of hours to assisting the Office of Alumni Relations. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane, also an energetic volunteer in service to Marietta College. Vienna, VA (10/11/2005). He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He retired from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare Services, where he helped write the original regulations of the Medicare program.

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student enrollment in fall 2006 will at least reach and perhaps exceed our goal. After an exhaustive and informative self-study process, Marietta College was granted ten years’ reaccreditation, the longest period possible, by the Higher Learning Commission. In April, the College formally dedicated the renovated Brown Petroleum Building and inducted the first class into the Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame. I especially want to thank Brown Campaign Co-Chairs Don Ritter and Kean Weaver, Professor Bob Chase, the Advancement Staff, and every member of the MCAA who contributed to this project for providing outstanding space for our petroleum and geology students and faculty. In May we renamed Pioneer Park Don Schaly Stadium in tribute to one of

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Marietta College’s great alumni and leaders. Planning for the new library is going forward at a rapid but careful pace. We have developed timelines for the project, chosen a design from six possibilities sketched out by the architects, and articulated the program needs to drive interior design. We are making good progress in our fundraising efforts. We have hired the firm of Washburn and McGoldrick to conduct a feasibility study as we move into a new campaign to support the highest possible quality at Marietta College. We hope that all alumni will support this effort. As always, I am humbled by and grateful to you for your great loyalty to Marietta College. With all best wishes for a happy summer,

Jean A. Scott, President

Trailblazer (Summer 2006)  

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