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few shovels full of dirt ushered in a new era for the historic educational institution. In May, Marietta College President Dr. Jean A. Scott, along with Provost Dr. Sue DeWine, Vice President for Advancement Lori Lewis, Library Director Douglas Anderson and Student Body President Lauren Thompson ’07 took part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Legacy Library, the 53,000-square foot learning resource center expected to open in January 2009, replacing Dawes Memorial Library. Also participating in the ceremony were some of the major financial donors of the project-Robert Dyson ’68, Robert F.X. and Laura Baudo Sillerman ’68, Eric ’64 and Barbara Berman Dobkin ’65, David ’78 and Brenda Rickey-and government officials such as Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, Ohio Rep. Jennifer

Garrison, Ohio Sen. Joy Padgitt, Marietta Mayor Michael Mullen ’82, and Washington County, Ohio, Commissioners Larry Steinel and John Grimes. Dan Bryant, vice president of administration and finance, said the total estimated price for the project is $17.5 million. Enough money has been raised to cover that anticipated cost of the project, and the Advancement Office hopes to raise an additional $3 million to endow the new facility. Fred Smith, director of the Physical Plant, said the project is on schedule, as demolition came to a close by the end of June. “Our construction company was to mobilize on site the first week in July. Grae-Con (the lead contractor for the project) has already fenced in the lay-down area near Parsons Field. I’d say they’re about a week or two ahead of schedule.”


Legacy Library project on track

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about the latest major $ Learn donation made to the Legacy Library project on page 8.

President’s Message


hy would I, as a parent, send my child to a small, very expensive school in a rural, remote location in southern Ohio when I have literally hundreds of attractive and close-by alternatives?” That question, posed by Trustee Dale Wartluft, has driven the work of the visioning task force comprised of trustees, faculty and administrative staff for the past two years. Stated another way, our task was to describe Marietta College’s aspirational niche in the highly competitive higher education marketplace of 2020 and to establish a framework for future strategic plans to move us toward that niche. We have read challenging descriptions of the present such as Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat, consulted with experts in the field of higher education including Arthur Levine, former President of Teachers College, Columbia University and now President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, scoured the Chronicle of Higher Education and other current publications, and developed individual visions that we discussed, debated, and revised. We know that our vision will continue to shift and to become clearer as we grapple with a rate of change that is unprecedented in the history of the world, and we will continue to revise our thinking in the months and years to come. For now, we have reached consensus about some key points, and I will work over the summer to put our current thinking into

final form. I share our progress with you now and invite your comments to scottj@ The major points of consensus on which our vision is built include: 1. Liberal arts education will remain the central focus of education at Marietta College. 2. It is fortuitous that academic work associated with Marietta College’s three niche programs: China, petroleum engineering, and leadership-prepares students to address questions that are central to the success of individuals and economies in the 21st century. 3. Students who succeed at Marietta College are engaged in their educations, demonstrate a curiosity about the world, question the norms of society, and are open to others questioning their own beliefs and opinions. To ensure access to our world community, the College will strive to provide each with an international experience, leadership experience, an internship or research/creative experience. 4. Marietta College will make good on the idea of the continued on Page 18

A celebration 50 years in the making Beautiful weather served as the backdrop for a special weekend in early June when members of the 1957 graduating class celebrated their Golden Reunion at Marietta College. “What a wonderful weekend! It was a lovely way to connect with old friends and to reconnect with our alma mater,” said Margi Hoyt Nasemann ’57 of Syracuse, N.Y. Dale DeBlander ’57 of Bridgeville, Pa., agreed. “It was a delightful weekend! More than I expected.” The Golden grads, who came from all parts of the country, celebrated the occasion with an Ohio River dinner cruise, tours of the campus and community, a trolley ride, and many other special gatherings. College President Dr. Jean Scott gave the dozens of alumni an update on the College. Shortly after, Terry and Ann Potter McGurk made a special presentation in which the couple matched their class reunion’s philanthropic gift to the college - a check for $61,108. “Given the full schedule at Homecoming, we thought it important to try something new and concentrate on those Pioneers interested in returning to Marietta for their 50th reunion,” said Hub Burton, Associate Vice President for Alumni and College Relations. 2


A final farewell breakfast ended the reunion - but not before many addresses, telephone numbers and photographs were exchanged. “This was an excellent event,” said Charles Plymale ’57 said that morning. “Most of the classmates I hadn’t seen for 50 years. This was an experience I’ll never forget.”

> CAPTION: Terry and Ann Potter McGurk present President Scott with a check for $61,108 from the Class of 1957.

Join our trek to Jacobs Field

Find paradise at Homecoming 2007 Paradise Found! It’s not a headline about a visit to Shangri-La or even Hog Heaven. It’s a return to your alma mater for Homecoming 2007. This year’s special weekend falls on Oct. 19-21. You’ll want to mark those dates on your calendar and watch your mailbox for information and registration materials. Whether it’s the special class reunions, fun in the crisp autumn air at Marietta on the Mall or the excitement of Pioneer football, Homecoming 2007 packs enjoyment, entertainment and large measures of all things Navy Blue and White into one special weekend. Friday features new opportunities for special reunions. The classes of 1967, 1977, 1982, 1987 and 1997 are all invited back to celebrate. Look for some of your favorite Pioneers to be in touch with further details. Don’t forget that fraternity and sorority get-togethers are also a Marietta tradition and information on those events is on the way. First night activities include the traditional bonfire and pep rally, so come ready to cheer long and loud in support of your Pioneers! Saturday starts out as something special with alumni rows, a fun run and the traditional White Coat Ceremony for the Physician Assistant Studies Program. After you’ve topped off your mug of coffee, head for Marietta on the Mall where you’ll find the spirit of Homecoming in full force. Music, entertainment and fun in mass quantities await. Volunteer as a mentor, tour the campus, seek out a favorite faculty member or get set for the Homecoming Parade. The choice is yours, but don’t miss a special tailgate lunch before heading down to Don Drumm Stadium to see the Pioneers battle the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern. Take a breath and then get ready for the finale. Join in the ceremony of the Awards Convocation to honor the very best The Long Blue Line has to offer before heading to the AllAlumni Banquet and an evening that’s all yours and full of reminiscing and dancing! On Sunday, a farewell breakfast provides one last opportunity to swap e-mails, addresses and phone numbers… That’s Homecoming 2007. That’s Paradise Found!

Hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts—take me out to the ball game! Join fellow Pioneers at Jacobs Field in Cleveland to watch the Indians take on the New York Yankees on Sunday, Aug. 12. The major league day will start with a picnic at Jacobs Field, with alumni and friends then watching the game from a special section of the ballpark reserved for Marietta College. This alumni event is a great opportunity to reconnect and visit with members of The Long Blue Line and friends, while enjoying a day at the ballpark. Whether you follow the Indians, the Yankees or just want to catch a game with friends, you won’t want to miss this Grand Slam event. So register early, as ticket availability is limited. Visit our new Marietta College Alumni Event page at www.marietta. edu/alumni or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-2744704 or 740-376-4709 to register or learn more details about the Tribe Trek.

> CAPTION: Jay ’71 and Jean Bauman Showalter enjoy the festivities during Marietta on the Mall at last fall’s Homecoming. The College’s 2007 Homecoming is Oct. 19-21.


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library groundbreaking: a genuine campus celebration

> CAPTION: Above: Laura Baudo Sillerman ’68, Robert Dyson ’68, Eric Dobkin ’64, Barbara Berman Dobkin ’65 and Pat Willis ’70 move the first earth at the ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the future Legacy Library on May 18. Center: The official groundbreaking party, which includes Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, before the ceremony begins. Far right: The Dobkins join Dr. Jack E. Prince and his family for a photo following the ceremony. Bottom right: More than 350 faculty, staff, students and community members attended the groundbreaking. Bottom left: Robert F.X. Sillerman and Robert Dyson.



It was far from any run-of-the-mill, garden-variety buzz. This was the real deal. Politicians and Marietta VIPs mingled with community members and College employees. A throng of onlookers and well-wishers-each with a commemorative coin to mark the special day-spilled out from underneath the tent. All of this, replete with Navy Blue and White shovels that ripped through the earth where the Legacy Library (aptly named on this special day) will stand in the near future. On a mild, sunny day in May, Marietta College’s future became a little clearer as the ceremonial beginning of the $17.5 million

library was on display for the more than 350 faculty, staff, students and community members who attended. Wielding the shovels were some of the College’s dignitaries. Shortly after the official celebration was completed, the audience split off to one of three parties that were being conducted the night before the 2007 Commencement. One of those festivities was a gathering of about 150 friends and family of Laura Baudo Sillerman ’68, who enjoyed great food and music at the Hermann Fine Arts Center. That group rejoiced well into the night by sharing stories and posing for photos. Clearly, May 18 was a special day in Marietta College’s history.

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Era ends

Demolition completed in June For about two weeks in June, Dawes Memorial Library became one of Marietta’s biggest tourist attractions. It may have lacked the fanfare of a high-rise implosion, but as demolition crews dismantled the old structure in the middle of campus, community members gawked alongside faculty, staff and students as Dawes came crashing down. The remains of Dawes, which opened in 1962, didn’t linger for long as the debris of steel girders, bricks and concrete was removed by the end of June so construction on the new Legacy Library could begin on time in early July.




Giving with both hands



Director of civic engagement amasses an army of volunteers


xperience has shown Tanya Judd Pucella that one person can inspire many to do great things. Recently, Dr. Judd Pucella reflected on her first year at Marietta, her roles as assistant professor of leadership studies and director of civic engagement for the McDonough Center, and events that inspired her. While teaching at a Florida high school, she met a girl whose story stayed with her for many years. “It was one of the most powerful experiences that I’ve had,” she said. “She was a young woman - bright, vibrant, very intelligent.” She spoke of the girl - Jessie - who was injured during her ninth grade year and later diagnosed with leukemia. Cancer would eventually take her life shortly after graduating third in her class but before entering her freshman year at college. Jessie often spoke to the community about the importance of raising money for cancer research. She inspired her peers to participate in local fund-raising efforts, which multiplied in size after

the girl’s death. “Through their grief, these kids kept giving,” she said. Dr. Judd Pucella said determination and willingness to give are characteristics of today’s youth. “This particular generation seems to be more interested in community involvement,” she said. A dramatic increase in campus volunteerism is evident since Dr. Judd Pucella arrived last August. “(I was impressed) with the student body with their participation in both Make a Difference Day (for which we won a state award) and Community Service Day,” she said. “Despite nasty weather and less than ideal conditions, we still turned out approximately 2,000 hours of service to our community in just two days work.” To connect community needs with those at Marietta willing to serve, she created a volunteer link on the College’s home Web page listing volunteer opportunities. “There is an untapped market of people who are interested but not so sure about how to get involved.” One of her goals is to get Marietta student-athletes more involved in community service projects. In her first year, Dr. Judd Pucella also spearheaded the effort to establish Marietta as an AmeriCorps VISTA site for the 2007-08 academic year. “We want to be the best possible neighbor we can be,” she said.

Fitzgerald brings pet project to McDonough


arbara A. Fitzgerald ’73 has two passions in life-great customer service and pets. Lucky for her, she’s found a way to combine the two into a very successful career as the Senior Vice President of Store Operations for PetSmart. Now she has an opportunity to share her experience and fervor in these fields with a select group of Marietta College students during the 2007-08 school year. Fitzgerald, who is on the Marietta College Board of Trustees, has agreed to be the third Executive-inResidence (EIR) for the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business during the 200708 academic year. Fitzgerald is excited about the opportunity to work with the College’s customer—the students. She will assist McDonough’s faculty and students to develop and implement two projects: Customer Service Workshop and Consulting with a Local Business. The projects will begin with selection and training in the fall, and implementation in the spring.

> CAPTION: Barabara A. Fitzgerald ’73 will join the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business during the 2007-08 academic year as the Executive-in-Residence.



2007 Commencement


s Mattie Unger listened to Laura Baudo Sillerman ’68 explain the responsibilities that come with joining The Long Blue Line, it finally sank in what the past four years in Marietta really meant. “We can and should be difference makers in our community and in the world. I believe many of us will follow in the footsteps of those who came before us.” Unger believes anything is possible. So do many of her classmates, who were encouraged by Sillerman’s words. “Yes, it’s possible to graduate from Marietta and go out and make the world better. It’s more than possible ... it’s necessary. A Marietta graduate helped discover the cause and course of the HIV virus. A Marietta graduate worked to change education in the south. Another is helping immigrant workers in a town where they are unwanted. … You are joining The Long Blue Line today... and it absolutely winds its way through the world’s joys, but it also takes in the sights and certainties of the world’s sorrows ... and it does something about them.” Two of the newest alumni who might just make a difference in the world are Katherine E. Chadwell of Georgetown, Ohio, and salutatorian Jennifer M. Hedges of Coolville, Ohio. Chadwell, who finished with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication. Hedges earned a degree in Middle Childhood Education. Commencement was also the end of Dr. Barbara MacHaffie’s time on the faculty, but she was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award as she headed off into retirement. By the time the festivities wrapped at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, more than 300 students received degrees on May 19. But the excitement wasn’t quite complete until graduates were blanketed by confetti as the ceremony concluded, and then were treated to ice cream, popsicles and other novelties as they exited the Center-both special treats supplied by the Sillerman family. “That was such a nice touch,” Unger said. “Laura Baudo Sillerman and her family have meant so much to Marietta College, but it was so cool to see them do something so simple, but heartfelt for all of the graduates and their families.” > CAPTION: More than 300 undergraduate and graduate students were showered in confetti and then treated to ice cream after the completion of the 170th Commencement.

Jewett winner delivers his best performance Dan May ’07 delivered his Jewett Oration from the one place he loves more than anywhere else - the stage. But he wasn’t acting, something he’s well known for on campus. He spoke his written words from the heart. “Honestly, my favorite thing about Marietta is if you want to do do it. You want to organize a gay rights rally, you do it. If you want to create your own major in biological photography, you do it.” While at Marietta, Dan performed in 18 plays in Hermann Fine Arts Center, traveled abroad

and sang with the choir in China. Winning top honors for his speech “I’m Not Supposed to be Here,” Dan was one of two seniors chosen by Communications faculty to deliver the Jewett Oration during Commencement. With no signs of stopping, Dan’s plan of moving to New York to pursue acting is just the beginning. “I want to live life. I don’t want to let life live me. People get stuck in these positions and they don’t feel free to find out what they are interested in. I need to backpack through Europe. I need to drink Guinness in Ireland.”

Thanks to a donation from Art ’58 and Betty Buell, the names of all 137 Jewett Oration winners will be displayed on a plaque in Mills Hall. The Jewett Prize—one of the oldest student awards—was established in Milo P. Jewett’s will. Jewett was a Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory and Principal of the Teacher’s Department from 1834 to 1938 and Librarian from 1835 to 1838.





Worthingtons pledge $500,000 for Center for Teaching Excellence


avid ’66 and Beverly Worthington know that having access to top-notch educational training can open up a world of possibilities to students preparing to enter the professional realm. After graduating from Marietta College with a degree in geology and minors in physics and mathematics, and obtaining his Master’s degree from Virginia Tech, David Worthington entered the highly competitive petroleum industry. Last year, the successful geophysicist and businessman, along with three other alumni, were inducted into the inaugural class of the Petroleum and Geology Hall of Fame at the College. To help his alma mater push forward the building of the Legacy Library and to ensure students continue to get the best possible education, the Worthingtons have donated $500,000 to fund the Center for

Regarding his time at Marietta, he said the College showed him how he could use his interest in geology to establish life-long career opportunities. “It allowed me to identify a career that was not on the horizon when I entered college,” David Worthington said. Beverly Worthington said the new facility should reflect the College’s com-

“It appeared quite appropriate to be a part of a project that would benefit teaching initiatives. It is so essential to have this type of teaching platform within the library.” Teaching Excellence. The 1,750-square foot center will be housed on the second floor of the Legacy Library, set to open in January 2009. One of the highlights of the center will be what educators refer to as an experimental classroom, which allows students to have a more interactive in-class experience and also provide faculty with a changeable classroom where they can implement innovative teaching methods. “It appeared quite appropriate to be a part of a project that would benefit teaching initiatives,” David Worthington said. “It is so essential to have this type of teaching platform within the library.”

mitment to offering the highest standards of teaching. The modernized classroom allows professors to repurpose the space for specific teaching styles in a matter of minutes. There are currently two of these types of learning areas on campus. “We are excited about this gift because it will provide the resources for the faculty to reach new heights of excellence in teaching,” said Dr. Laura Little, instructional technologist and director of the new center. “We already have the best professors here at Marietta College. This gift will allow them to expand and grow professionally until they are incredible.”

1960s was that of Professor familiar sight around campus in the the streets and over the sideGerald Lee Hamilton driving through German Messerschmitt. walks in his bright red, three-wheeled scooter, small car, and airplane, the Combining the features of a motor eled high, weighed 506 pounds, and trav Messerschmitt was about 47 inches . more than 50 miles on a gallon of gas ” Hamilton directed thousands Known affectionately as “Mr. Music, e of members in the annual performanc of students, alumni, and community il his death in 1967. Handel’s “Messiah” from 1926 unt




Marietta Fund eclipses $1.3M goal A gift to the Marietta Fund has always been a wonderful investment, but now more than ever! In so many ways, your contribution benefits Marietta College – it provides financial aid to attract and retain the best and brightest students; it nurtures a student’s desire to succeed by funding internships and other learning experiences; it supports our talented faculty; and it enables your alma mater to utilize the latest technology in the delivery of a quality education. More alumni than ever before have decided to make an impact by way of the Marietta Fund. During 2006-07, more than 3,400 donors contributed toward our ambitious goal of $1.3 million and that included more than 200 new donors, more than 30 percent of our faculty and staff and 100 percent of our current Board of Trustees. Thanks to all who contributed as we reached $1,351,675. Truly, there is a growing recognition of the Marietta Fund as an outstanding opportunity to remain connected or re-connect with your alma mater. For instance, during our most recent phone-athon, we received in excess of 600 new pledges from first-time participants, demonstrating the tremendous strength of The Long Blue Line. In all, more than 22 percent of all alumni have participated in the Marietta Fund over the course of the past year and for your generosity and your support, we express a most sincere and heartfelt note of appreciation. Your commitment and your dedication provide more than generous financial support. They provide the momentum and the vision to help move Marietta College forward as it approaches its 175th anniversary celebration in 2010!

Class of 2007 orchestrates successful Senior Challenge


ince 1997, every Marietta College senior class has seized the occasion of its final semester to leave a lasting mark upon its alma mater through the Senior Challenge program. By uniting for this student-driven giving campaign, College undergraduates demonstrate their appreciation for the many opportunities that Marietta has provided for them as well as create lifelong patterns of philanthropy and support. The Class of 2007 can justly take its place as one of the most successful Senior Challenge groups in the history of the initiative – achieving a participation rate of 54 percent and raising $2,910. This is especially impressive given that once again, the Marietta College Alumni Association Board of Directors has voted to match the Senior Challenge total dollar for dollar bringing the overall class contribution to the Marietta Fund to $5,820. Marietta extends a hearty “Well Done!” to our newest members of The Long Blue Line.

> CAPTION: Marietta College President Dr. Jean Scott gratefully accepts the Class of 2007’s Senior Challenge gift from Selena Mallory ’07 during this year’s Commencement ceremony.



Marietta launches PioneerNet


ver the summer, we contacted about 6,000 members of The Long Blue Line welcoming them to our new online community, PioneerNet. That initial contact, which was sent out to alumni who had submitted their most current e-mail addresses to the College, was Phase One in our initiative to provide an easier way to keep tabs on your alma mater. Phase Two will follow shortly when letters will be sent to the rest of our fellow Pioneers that includes personal identification numbers, or PINs. And with that, PioneerNet will be up and running! PioneerNet features everything from an online directory to the opportunity to post your new contact information or class notes. With your PIN you can take part in one of the community’s discussion groups or register for permanent e-mail forwarding. It’s our way of keeping you connected to fellow members of The Long Blue Line. For more information, visit and bookmark your new alumni Web site at

The Best of the

NAVY BLUE&WHITE In a matter of minutes, you could do something that will last a lifetime for others and for your alma mater. By nominating a fellow Pioneer for one of Marietta College’s annual alumni awards, you are contributing in a meaningful and lasting way to the strength and vitality of The Long Blue Line. Do you know of an outstanding young graduate accomplishing great things, or a distinguished alumna or alumnus worthy of recognition for a lifetime of achievement in their profession or their community? Your participation in the alumni award program recognizes the wonderful accomplishments of our graduates. It also highlights how Marietta College has helped countless members of The Long Blue Line prepare for and succeed in their endeavors after graduation, thus inspiring current students to strive for such excellence. So the next time you’re wondering what you can do to give something back to your alma mater, visit and nominate a fellow Pioneer. It’s never been easier and you’ll be amazed at how good you’ll feel about maintaining momentum in Marietta College’s Long Blue Line!



Fall Sports Previews



ot everyone has the muscle or the might to don the Navy Blue and White uniform and take the field, hit the hardwood or skull on the Mighty Muskingum. But anyone can help ensure that the athletic programs at Marietta College stay as strong and highly trained as possible by joining the Pioneer Club, a new and wider reaching athletic fundraising program. The slogan for the club is “18 Sports, 1 Team.” “The Athletic Department is fully supportive of this initiative and believes it will provide the foundation and financial support that is needed by all of our teams. We are excited to be venturing into this new endeavor and believe it will be an appropriate replacement of the former M-Team,” said Debbie Lazorik, Director of Athletics. It’s more than just rooting at your favorite sporting event—the Pioneer Club is a way for supporters to help athletics upgrade technology, provide professional development and offset travel costs. Look for more details on the Pioneer Club this fall when the club’s inaugural newsletter will be mailed to all alumni.

FOOTBALL Three straight non-losing seasons and the expected return of 27 lettermen from a 6-4 campaign in 2006 have the revitalized Pioneers eager to continue their progress in 2007. Leading the way will be a pair of 2006 defensive All-Americans in seniors Clay Ream and Brian Hahn. Three more senior All-OAC performers—wide receiver Chad McDaniel, right tackle Jason MacKay and right guard Lance Parrish—will help anchor the offense. Marietta opens the season at nationally ranked St. John’s (Minn.) on Sept. 1. VOLLEYBALL Five seniors have undertaken the task of leading the volleyball team forward in 2007. Led by first-year coach Ray Costa, the team has made it a priority to set high expectations in everything it does on the court, in the classroom and out in the community. It also takes a lot of pride in preparing to meet the responsibility that comes with those expectations. WOMEN’S SOCCER Women’s soccer will look to take that important next step in 2007. After finishing just shy of an OAC Tournament bid the last two years, the Pioneers are working to become a consistent participant in the year-end tournament. Marietta will be a veteran-led squad with six seniors providing the necessary leadership and in-game experience for the younger players. MEN’S SOCCER Men’s soccer will continue its rebuilding process in 2007. A youth-dominated squad showed its growing pains in 2006, but the Pioneers expect to see continuous improvement this fall. Four seniors will be asked to lead the 13 returning lettermen, who will be joined by as many as 25 newcomers, featuring a handful of transfers primed to make an immediate impact. CROSS COUNTRY With the expected return of nine letterwinners on the men’s team and five on the women’s squad, the cross country team is primed to make another move up the OAC standings in 2007. The women, who placed sixth in 2006, return their top three runners, all of who placed in the top 25 of the championships. The top three finishers for the men, including two who placed in the top 40, also return to anchor a team looking to improve upon an eighth-place finish a year ago.

If you are interested in making a dontation to the Pioneer Club you can do so online at or by calling the Advancement Office at 1-800-274-4704.



Pioneers shine in spring — again Baseball reaches finals; softball and crew impress with successes


t was the type of spring they’ll be talking about for years. Once again, Marietta College athletics found itself on the national stage. While the championship hardware escaped the Pioneers, the future looks bright. The 2006 National Champion Etta Express defied the odds and returned to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in Appleton, Wis. The 2006 Dad Vail gold medalist Pioneer Navy returned to the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. In addition, the Pioneer softball team reached new heights by qualifying for the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament in Fayetteville, N.C. The accomplishments of these three squads made it one of the most successful seasons in Marietta College athletics history. Fourth-year coach Brian Brewer guided the young Pioneers, which included only four everyday players and one starting pitcher from last year’s squad, to a record of 32-17. The Etta Express won a share of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) regular season title, but everyone involved with the team thought its season was over after going 0-2 in the conference tournament. However, Marietta took advantage of an at-large bid to claim a record 20th regional



championship and made a record 19th trip to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. The Pioneers’ season ended after going 0-2 in Wisconsin. Softball coach Jeanne Arbuckle, who wrapped up her 20th season at Marietta, guided the Pioneers to a 34-12 record, the most successful season in school history. Marietta finished second in the OAC Tournament for the second straight year, earned an at-large bid to the postseason and earned the College’s first victory in an NCAA tournament game by a women’s program. The Pioneers, making their second-ever postseason trip and first since 1996, went 2-2 in the Fayetteville Regional. Marietta battled back from an opening-round loss to knock out defending national champion Rutgers-Camden (N.J.) and top-seeded Methodist (N.C.) before being eliminated by Salisbury (Md.). Second-year coach Chris Pucella’s Pioneer Navy overcame some early season misfortunes to be in a position to win backto-back Dad Vail titles in the Varsity Eight. Marietta, a five-time champion at Dad Vails (1934, 1963, 1966, 1967, 2006), had six of the nine rowers back from the 2006 squad. The second-seeded Pioneers, who rowed in front of a huge crowd of supporters, won

Spring Sports Review TRACK & FIELD Marietta dominated the hammer throw at the conference meet as Derek Carpenter ’09 won with a mark of 155-03, and Rachel Forman ’07 won the women’s competition for a second straight year with a 14503. … Zach Gay won the OAC high jump crown with a leap of 6-06.25. … Danielle Altenhof ’10 finished second in the discus throw, while breaking a 24-year-old school record with a throw of 121-04. … In a sign that the program continues to grow at Marietta, 33 athletes competed in the OAC Championships. … Harrison Potter ’08 earned first team honors on the Academic All-District IV track & field team. WOMEN’S TENNIS For the second consecutive season standout Amanda Carraher ’09 earned first team allconference honors. She posted a 10-1 record and remains the lone Marietta women’s tennis player to earn first-team honors. … Katie Chadwell ’07 was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America At-Large second team. Chadwell, who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average, was also the valedictorian of the graduating class.

> CAPTION: Left: Ryan Belanger ’07 is greeted by teammates after blasting a home run at Don Schaly Stadium. Top: Infielder Nikki Driscoll ’09 puts on the breaks after taking a running lead at first base. Above: Coach Jeanne Arbuckle fires up her squad during a regular season game at Marietta Field.

their opening heat and then posted the fastest time among the finalists in the semifinals. The crowd included members of the 1967 shell, which was celebrating the 40th anniversary of winning back-to-back gold medals at the event. The Pioneer Navy rowed a great race against a strong field, but finished fourth.

MEN’S TENNIS Justin Yager ’09 went 4-5 in singles action, but the Pioneers suffered through a 0-12 campaign. … Mark Briggs ’08, Ryan Callihan ’08, Clint Perkins ’09 and Eddie Yu ’07 each recorded one singles victory. WOMEN’S CREW The Pioneer Navy focused its efforts on a strong Varsity 4, which featured Anjouli Dapice ’09, Meg Foraker ’08, Caitlin Piotrowski, Kim Becker ’08 and Lauren Talasnik ’10 (coxswain). This group of dedicated young women took gold at the annual Knecht Cup on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. … In their toughest competition of the season at the Mid-Atlantic Division III Rowing Championships in Lewisberry, Pa., the Pioneers finished sixth.



Athletic Department excited about new coaches joining this fall The hallways of Ban Johnson Arena, the home of Marietta College’s athletics staff, will have plenty of fresh faces when classes resume in late August, as the department welcomes five new head coaches for the 2007-08 season. Ray Costa, a former assistant coach at Washington & Lee (Va.), will lead the Pioneer volleyball team this fall. Jon VanderWal, who comes from Ohio Wesleyan, and Jill Meiring, formerly at Transylvania (Ky.), are the new head men’s and women’s basketball coaches, respectively. Danika Cox, Meiring’s assistant, will also coach women’s tennis. She was most recently an assistant coach at Oakland City (Ind.). In addition, Kelly Harris, the former head coach at Marist, will take over duties of the women’s rowing program. “We welcome all new members to our department,” Athletic Director Debbie Lazorik said. “Their successful backgrounds as players and coaches, as well as their understanding of and commitment to the Division III philosophy will help move our programs forward.”





Join the Pioneer Satellite Tailgate Party Whether you’re a Pioneer football fan or just love all things Marietta College, you’ll want to watch for a new and exciting alumni event ready for broadcast on a big screen near you! On Saturday, September 22, the Pioneers will host the Otterbein Cardinals in the third annual River City Bowl. But if you can’t make it to Don Drumm Stadium to take in all the action, all the action could be headed your way via satellite television. With production assistance from WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, W.Va., the game will be broadcast live to a local regional audience. The call of the game will also be available for your Alumni Association to send via satellite to locations around the country where you can gather with fellow Pioneers to watch the game. In the coming weeks, we will be working with volunteers around the nation to identify and reserve fun and entertaining venues where Pioneers can get together for a good time and cheer on their favorite team in this important early season OAC contest. For the latest updates on how to rally around the Navy Blue and White – no matter where you are – check out the all-new alumni web site at alumni 14


Hoosiers in the Hall Mrs. Ann Reighart (left), great niece of Hall of Famer Ban Johnson, represented the 1887 graduate of Marietta College at the “Hoosiers in the Hall” celebration prior to the Indianapolis Indians game on June 8 at Victory Field. Cheri Daniels, the First Lady of Indiana, joined her and presented to her a copy of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ proclamation of “Hoosiers in the Hall” Day in the state of Indiana.

Register for the annual Football Alumni Weekend With two away games under their belts, Marietta Football Coach Curt Wiese and the Pioneers have a lot to look forward to when they finally host their first home game against Otterbein on Sept. 22. Even before the 6 p.m. kickoff, Pioneer supporters will celebrate its annual Football Alumni Day with a full schedule of events, such as a morning golf outing, a pre-game tailgate and a post-game reception – all of which are sponsored by the Alumni Office and the Pioneer Club. The game itself is the third annual River City Bowl, which will be broadcast locally for the first time on WTAP-TV. To register for the alumni events, visit www. and click on Event Registration.

China bond strengthened through agreement

When it comes to relations with China, Marietta College has always been at the forefront. Now that relationship is even stronger. College representatives, who have been cultivating the connection with Chinese officials for more than three decades, were recently informed that Marietta was named one of five new U.S. schools to receive government approval from China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA). “Getting this approval from the Chinese government is a testimony to Marietta College’s unique connection to this country. Through the efforts of Dr. Xiaoxiong Yi, and our Chinese students’ parents, Marietta College enjoys a reputation in China that exceeds the recognition of any other small college and is comparable with some of the most highly respected institutions in the country, including the Ivy League schools,” said President Dr. Jean A. Scott. This designation allows for SAFEA experts to travel to the College for training, or for Marietta faculty to go to China to learn about business, management, etc. There are 35 U.S. institutions on that list, including Marietta. Some of the other universities and colleges include, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Chicago and Stanford.


s of July, the Office of Admissions anticipates a record number of enrolling freshmen this fall-approximately 410 to 420 first-year students. Additionally, Marietta expects about 50 students transferring from other colleges. The incoming class comes from 23 states—including Maine, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas—with 10 countries represented, including Belgium, Canada, China, Gambia, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea and Venezuela. The top majors requested—though not finalized—are business, education, communications, petroleum engineering and sports medicine/athletic training. “The personality of this year’s incoming class seems to indicate a more serious commitment to Marietta College,” said Marke Vickers, former director of admissions and assistant dean of enrollment management. “For the fifth year in a row, Marietta has drawn record numbers and this 2007 class should prove to be even stronger in number and in academic profile. I am especially pleased with the attitude of the parents I have spoken to this spring. They were impressed with the beauty of our campus, the friendliness of the town and the prospect of a glorious new library.”




Campus News


Special homecoming: Dr. Kipp returns to Ohio as Marietta’s provost


Moving to Ohio is a special homecoming of sorts for incoming Marietta College Provost and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Rita Smith Kipp. Having worked 28 years at Kenyon College in Gambier, northeast of Columbus, Dr. Kipp resided longer in Ohio than she lived in her native state of Oklahoma. Marietta College President Dr. Jean A. Scott announced in June that Dr. Kipp would be filling the vacancy left by Dr. Sue DeWine, who left her seven-year post as Marietta’s Provost to

College welcomes new faculty, staff to campus The expansion of the music education program and the continuous growth of the College’s International curriculum have brought about an increase in faculty for those departments. Dr. Brent Yorgason will be an assistant professor for the music department, which offers a new Music Education major. He will receive his Ph.D. and has a Master’s of Arts degree in Music Theory from Indiana University. Dr. James Jeitler will fill a one-year term as an assistant professor in Chemistry. He has a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Clark University. Dr. Andrew Grimm will serve as a visiting assistant professor in math and physics for both departments at the College this year. He taught for many years at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Two new staff members have been 16


serve as president of Hanover College in Indiana. “I think that my first ambition as provost is to carry forward the progress and the plans of Sue DeWine, who I think has been an excellent Provost and who, along with Jean Scott, has made an enormous difference at Marietta College,” Dr. Kipp said. Most recently, Dr. Kipp was the Dean of the College at Sewanee: The University of the South from 2004 until early August, when her new position is set to begin. In addition to her experience at Sewanee, Dr. Kipp worked also as the associate provost at Kenyon, a professor of anthropology at Kenyon, taught at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, published four books, and was one of the founders and leaders of Kenyon’s Asian Studies program.

added to the International Programs Office. Christy Burke, most recently from the International Programs Office at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, will serve as the new Director of International Programs. Also, Peng Wang ’01 and ’03 will serve as the Coordinator of International Students Programs. He anticipates receiving his Ph.D. from Ohio University in the near future. The College also welcomed new members in the Office of Advancement and Admissions. Evan Bohnen joined as the assistant vice president of advancement. Most recently, he was the Director for College Advancement at Radford (Va.) University. Jerry Schafer joined as the director of the Marietta Fund. Schafer, who has a Certificate in Fund Raising Management, will head efforts to reach out to current and future donors to help meet the College’s annual financial needs. Angela Anderson joined in late July as the Director of Major Gifts. She was

most recently the Assistant Dean of Career Resources and the Director of the Corporate Leadership Fellow Program at Ohio University. Adeline Bailey will transition from being a part-time writer to serving as the publications coordinator for College Relations. Gi Smith will serve as the writer and editor for the department. Her primary focus will be on the bi-annual editions of Trailblazer and Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College. A new Director of Admission was hired to replace the vacancy left by Marke Vickers, who retired this summer after nearly 12 years of service at the College. Jason Turley began his role as the new Director of Admission in July. He came to Marietta after leaving his Dean of Admission post at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. He had also served as that college’s Director of Admission and held a number of Admission positions at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Department of Music awards juried prizes to Jessica Pirc ’08, Philip DeOrsey ’08 Jessica Pirc ’08, of Mentor, Ohio, won the William A. and Prudence A. Fields Juried Prize. Pirc is a voice student of Dr. Daniel Monek, director of choral and vocal activities and chair of the department. Philip DeOrsey ’08, of Bellingham, Mass., received the William L Buelow Juried Prize. DeOrsey is a trumpet student of Marshall Kimball, director of bands and instrumental activities. The department awards juried prizes after a two-stage competitive process. Students must first receive a nomination from their applied music teacher based on the quality of their work throughout

the semester. Nominated students must have distinguished themselves from other students primarily through their work ethic and devotion to improvement. In the second part of the competition, the department’s applied faculty judge students based solely on the performance quality of their applied juried exam. The prizewinners receive a monetary waiver allowing them to pursue more extensive applied study—a two credit hour, double lesson—in the semester following their award.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts four during special ceremony

Teachers study oil, gas industry Nearly 40 teachers from across Ohio attended a free two-day continuing education workshop that was held in the Edwy R. Brown Department of Engineering building at the College. The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program seminar is offered several times a year throughout Ohio to elementary and high school teachers. Its goal is to provide educators scientifically up-to-date curriculum, lesson plans and activities about the geology and petroleum engineering industries. The 37 participating teachers stayed in dorm rooms at the College and met with the Petroleum Engineering Department Chair Dr. Bob Chase.

Partnership with Ruckus provides students with legal music The College has partnered with Ruckus Network, Inc., to provide students with access to free and legal music downloads through a multimedia network designed specifically for college students. Marietta’s undergraduate and graduate students can access the Ruckus service anytime during the academic year-on or off campus-to enjoy the full-featured music service. With Ruckus, students can legally download and share music, create play lists, send personal media recommendations to friends and neighbors, browse classmates’ profiles and media libraries, and meet new friends. Faculty and staff can also take advantage of the partnership for a low monthly fee.

Four Marietta College seniors were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, which was established in 1860 at the College, during a special ceremony in the Betty Cleland Room of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business. The four inductees, who all recently graduated, were Andrew L. Carver of Marietta, Ohio, Bethany L. Dykstra of Columbia, S.C., Angela D. Estep of Proctor, W.Va., and Kayte C. Ray of Marietta, Ohio. To be considered for election to membership, a student must be of good character and must have achieved a scholastic record of outstanding excellence in a broad program of studies, the major part of which must lie within the area known as the liberal arts and sciences.



President’s Message continued from page 2

residential college, integrating learning in the classroom with learning in the residence halls, in the community, on the playing fields, and in a host of co-curricular experiences designed to assist in the intentional planning for life after college. 5. A Marietta College education will demonstrably be a springboard to success and achievement. 6. Our faculty will be diverse by age, experience, gender and race/ethnicity, experts in their fields dedicated to teaching and holding high expectations of their students. 7. The financial health of the College will be enhanced by achieving ambitious goals: a. An undergraduate student body of 1,600-1,800 b. A graduate student body of 200-400 c. An endowment appropriate to the aspirations of the College d. A loyal alumni body enthusiastic enough about the

future of the College and its impact on them to provide the resources needed for success Achieving this vision will require two or three strategic plans and two or three campaigns following Higher Ground and the current $50 million campaign. We understand that growth will require additional residential space, faculty and staff, and we have engaged a firm to develop a master plan for the College to incorporate growth. We expect that strategic planning and ongoing decision making will also identify and address the stresses that will result from our growth and success. We have integrated some of the aspirations of our vision into the current plan and campaign, and there is much more to be done in future years. The work to realize the vision is already under way, and will continue indefinitely. I invite your participation in this effort now and in years to come.

Our current vision is as follows: Marietta College will be known in its region and beyond as a contemporary liberal arts college that transforms intellectually curious, aspiring students into change agents and confident problem solvers for the global society of the 21st century. This will be achieved through a distinctive, integrated, issues oriented curriculum that prepares graduates to understand and address the issues of their time, such as global competition, the growing need for energy and for protection of the environment, and the role of leaders and leadership in every field of endeavor. This transformation takes place in the classroom and the community, through experiential education including internships, research and creative exploration, and study abroad, and in co-curricular activities that develop individual talents, civic responsibility and teamwork. These opportunities for an undergraduate student body of approximately 1,700 undergraduates and 300 graduate and professional students are supported by a healthy endowment and by a faculty that is committed to their students, their disciplines, and to the College. Marietta College offers every student the opportunity to become more than they imagined.



Class Notes church orchestra and choir, and enjoys some polka occasionally.

1940 & 1950 John J. Droz ’42 and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married 62 years and have nine children. Jack and Elizabeth worked together in several businesses— air conditioning, real estate, and a Catholic foundation—before Jack’s retirement. Leila Ruby Epstein ’45’s grandson, Adam Frolich, was married in Jerusalem, Israel, in June. Richard E. Emerick ’50 (Alpha Tau Omega) is still going strong with his trumpet, playing with the San Diego Concert Band. He also participates in the


Patricia Turner Bumpus ’60 (Sigma Kappa) will be traveling to Europe this summer on tour with the Houston (Texas) Symphony Chorus, of which she has been a member for 14 years. Michael J. DeMarco ’61 (Lambda Chi Alpha) has retired to one of the best jobs ever. His part-time employment at the local country club entitles him to free golf, food and drinks. Paul R. Harrison ’61 has retired as a physics instructor at LaSalle High School (Calif.), and is trying to find the time to write some sensible thoughts about the real reason for global warming. Kenneth D. Gill, Jr. ’62 (Alpha Sigma Phi) was recipient of the 2007 Richard J. Caron Award of Excellence by the Caron Foundation for his leadership, excellence and unselfish service to others. Ken has

Raymond T. Keegan ’50 (Lambda Chi Alpha) retired in December 2006 as the president of Keegan Financial Consultants. His wife, Anita, died in 2001 but Ray still spends summers in Syracuse and winters in Naples and visits often with his three children and eight grandchildren. William C. Hollett ’53 (Delta Upsilon) retired a few years ago as a senior vice president and senior consultant with Thomson Holdings. He enjoys splitting his retirement time between Maine and Oxford, Conn.

John A. Linton ’53 (Alpha Tau Omega) and his wife, Noni, are enjoying their new home at The Overlook, an over-55 retirement community in Charlton, Mass. They had a great visit and cruise to Bermuda in April with Marietta College roommate and long-time friend, Milton S. Brown ’53 (Alpha Tau Omega), and his wife, Sarah.

ology. He is a long-time member of the Southwest Archeological Team based in Mesa, Ariz.

Joyce Henninger Wise ’55 (Alpha Xi Delta) and her husband, Vic, reunioned in June in New Bern, N.C., with Marilyn Ekas Van Niel ’55 (Alpha Xi Delta) and her husband, Dick, and Mary Alice Painter Peterson ’55 (Alpha Xi Delta), and her husband, Pete.

Mildred Kotlan Kolar ’59 (Alpha Xi Delta) enjoyed visits with Lynda Brown Jeantheau ’57 and Kristin Spindler Bolden ’61 (Chi Omega) during an east coast vacation last fall. One of the things Millie enjoys best about living in Reno, Nev., is that you can snow ski in the morning and work in the garden in the afternoon.

Paul A. Hill ’56 (Delta Upsilon) is still doing avocational archae-

demonstrated his community service through his involvement with Caron’s comprehensive addiction treatment centers, Olivet Boys and Girls Club, The National Council on Alcoholism, Boy Scouts of America, United Way and others. Dale Davidson Chodos ’63 celebrated her 65th birthday last October with a trip to Scandinavia with her husband. She also enjoyed a winter vacation in the Poconos, sledding and snow tubing with her family. John R. ’63 (Alpha Tau Omega) and Shawn Wilska Murphy ’64 are both enjoying retirement after Shawn concluded her service with the Senate of Pennsylvania last November. John and Shawn spent some time on St. Simons Island, Ga., with their children and families this past spring. Sally P. Probasco ’63 (Chi Omega) has been painting watercolors since retirement from the Madison (Wisconsin) City Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Madison Art Guild, the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association and the

Richland Area Art Council. Her work is displayed in the Red Door Gallery in Richland Center, Wis. Esther Walp Steffens ’63 (Chi Omega) is still enjoying being a library media specialist for an elementary school and spending her summers traveling. Gordon L. Bocher ’64 (Tau Epsilon Phi) is retired from the FAA after 35 years of service. He works in air traffic control for Lockheed Martin Corp., and lives in northern Virginia with his wife, Betsy, his daughter, Mollie, his grandson, Brinley, and his son, Joshua. Next year Gordon and Betsy will celebrate their silver anniversary. Beverly Lewis Brown ’64 (Alpha Gamma Delta) is in her 27th year of teaching. She has taught first grade, second grade and now kindergarten. Her free time is spent traveling and babysitting her grandchildren, Stephanie Elizabeth, 5, and Matthew Lewis, 4. Carol A. Kitchen ’64 is newlyretired and spending her time actively involved in several Quaker committees and making

Charles R. Thrash ’56 is back at home after three months in rehab after a fall. In spite of battling several health problems, Charlie still enjoys his grandchildren and delights in their various accomplishments.

a quilt for a terminally-ill friend. James M. Byer ’66 (Delta Upsilon) was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Rider University. Jim is completing his 13th year as the headmaster of The Hun School of Princeton in New Jersey, where he has been instrumental in enhancing curriculum development, supporting faculty professional growth and advancing various technological instructional innovations. Kathy Dixon Mulvaney ’66 (Sigma Sigma Sigma) and her husband, Frank, celebrated the birth of their granddaughters, Cailin Anne Mulvaney, (2/14/07), and Isabella Rose DePrimo, (3/20/07). They also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year. F. Joseph Stucker ’66 (Tau Kappa Epsilon) has been appointed the director of the American International School of Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China. He leaves his post as director of the International School of Tanzanyika, Tanzania. Harris H. Leventhal ’67 (Tau




Epsilon Phi) has come out of retirement to teach as a visiting professor at the Community College of Philadelphia. Next year will be his 40th year as an educator. Harry and his wife, Susan, have been married for 35 years and have two daughters. Anyone in the Cherry Hill, N.J., area is invited to give them a ring. Kate Goff Zak ’67 (Alpha Xi Delta) is retiring after 24 years of teaching college to spend more time with her grandchildren. Kit and her husband are also active in environmental efforts, starting a citizens’ group five years ago to force one of Delaware’s biggest polluters to clean up, and recently working

to bring the first offshore wind farm to the east coast.

Michael Weinshel ’70 (Tau Epsilon Phi) was recognized jointly by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants as the 2007 recipient of the Public Service Award for community service throughout his career as a CPA. Mike, his wife, Carol, and sister-in-law, Susan Spivack, adopted the 2,850 men and women of the entire 159th Aviation Brigade and made certain that each received a personal gift package and note of appreciation, continuing to send packages until the 159th came home in September 2006.


Thomas E. (Tau Epsilon Phi) and Diane Iavarone Bertelsen (Alpha Gamma Delta), both ’72, became grandparents for the first time in May to Reagan Joye Adams, born to their daughter, Dana, and son-in-law, Justin. Tom continues working at Merrill Lynch in Pennington, N.J., as a computer programmer and analyst and Diane is in her 12th year of substitute teaching at Middletown Township Public Schools. O. Hunt Bartine ’74 is currently the director of human resources at Temple University in Philadelphia. In addition to running, biking, other sports, and some volunteering, he spends time with his two sons, Ollie and Colby. This past May, Hunt was one of 91 finishers out of 160 starters to run the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 mile race in Virginia, completing the long distance race in 34 hours.


Dawn Galloway Lennon ’68 (Alpha Xi Delta) has published her first book, Business Fitness: The Power to Succeed—Your Way, on how to achieve business and career success through seven smart moves. She is the founder and principal of Big Picture Consulting, a management consulting practice. Dawn lives on a horse farm in Pennsylvania.

Robert G. Porter ’69 (Delta Upsilon) retired in 2004 but is keeping busy with travels, grandchildren and volunteer work. He and his wife, Lorelei, were first responders with Samaritans Purse to assist in the Katrina tragedy, arriving in Biloxi, Mississippi, one week after the hurricane. Bob has returned to the Gulf Coast area four additional times, and has also made four trips to assist other church building projects in Mexico. Bob and Lorelei live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mark E. Hill ’74 (Delta Upsilon) is now the director of sales for Alstom Signal’s North American region. Patricia Stilphen Hill ’74 (Sigma Kappa) was named Western New York Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for 2006. James D. Mattern ’74 is still working in Columbus, Ohio, as a senior database engineer for


Chemical Abstract Service, and is hoping to retire in 2007. Michael Salnick ’75 (Tau Epsilon Phi) recently returned from his son’s graduation from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His older son is continuing to pursue his acting career, making guest appearances on television shows and auditioning for a new TV pilot.

Mike’s daughter continues in social work, and his nineyear old son is enjoying Little League. Paul M. Immel ’77 was honored in April with the Ohio Genealogical Society’s President’s Award for “dedicated and conscientious service to Ohioans as Genealogical Librarian at the State Library of Ohio in Columbus” at their 2007 convention. Paul is currently in his 28th year as genealogy services librarian at the State Library of Ohio. Charlene Paulus Oaks ’78’s career at ENI Petroleum is helping to support the education endeavors of her children. Sarah is studying architecture at the University of Oregon; Anthony will be attending Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, this fall; John is a junior at Strake Jesuit High School; and Eleanor is in the eighth grade at Cornerstone Academy in Houston, Texas.



Stephen P. Neitz ’80 has been named dean of admissions and enrollment management at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Joseph A. Freddoso ’83, after making his mark in economic development and technology as CEO for Cisco for eight years, has been named CEO for MCNC (Microelectronics Center of North Carolina), a nonprofit technology group that developed and now operates the Internet and data network for the state’s educational institutions.


James H. Corkrey ’91 (Alpha Tau Omega) is currently employed as a senior technical writer with Fannie Mae in Reston, Va. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Purcellville, Va., with their daughter, Erin Nannette, (6), and son, Andrew James, (4). Andrea B. Reusser ’95 is now the assistant director of residence life for housing and operations at Arcadia University, a small, private, liberal arts institution located in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pa. Heather Cline Hanshaw ’96 (Sigma Kappa) recently joined Robert Half International in Columbus, Ohio. She still resides in Prospect, Ohio, with her husband, Brent, and son, Dylan.

Michael B. See ’85 (Lambda Chi Alpha) and his wife, Janet, reside in Mansfield, Mass., with their twin boys, Jason and Brian, (4). Michael has recently taken a position at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Mass., as a clinical exercise physiologist in research and clinical practice. He welcomes contact from his Marietta College friends. Daniel H. Stoller ’89 (Alpha Tau Omega) was recently named quality manager for Omni Flow Computers, Inc. The company manufactures flow computers for transfer measurement of hydrocarbon liquids and gases and has units installed in 70 countries worldwide.

Diane Keenan Spreitzer ’83, Donna C. Bitzelberger ’82, Marsha E. Rohe ’83, Guion Alworth Valle ’83, Marcia Winslow Schnicker ’81, Helen Tobin Moore ’81 and Kathleen Sutphin ’83, all Alpha Xi Delta’s, had so much fun at a Pat Benatar concert in March, that they decided a repeat concert get-together at an 80’s concert at Boordy Winery in Baltimore, Md., this June was in order.

Molly George Sperling ’97 and her husband, Chad, welcomed their first child, Matthew George Sperling, January 20, 2007. Molly and Chad reside in Plain City, Ohio, where Molly, after eight years of teaching in the Columbus Public School System, is in her first year teaching reading and math intervention at Plain City Elementary School. Molly received her master’s degree in administration from The Ohio State University and has completed her National Board Teaching Certificate. Jennifer Halstead Anderson ’98 and her husband, Brett, had their first child, Kadence Lynn, November 22, 2006. Jennifer is an insurance agent in West Virginia, where she and her husband bought a house last year. Timothy J. Cox ’99’s (Delta Tau Delta) acting career has been very active over the past year. He has appeared in off-Broadway productions of

Darren W. ’94 (Delta Upsilon) and Lisa Roppa Sweeney ’95 (Sigma Kappa) are proud to announce the birth of their second child, William Huntley Sweeney, on March 12, 2007. Will joins big sister, Maggie. The Sweeneys live in Columbus, Ohio. Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation and William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker. He stars in the short

film, Why I Fired My Secretary, which is currently on the short film festival circuit.





Paul G. Pavicic ’00, Ashley Cowoski, Jennifer and Jonathan J. Markwood ’00, Emily and Micah L. Dickerson ’98 and Mindy and Thaddeus R. Smith ’00 met this past spring in the Hocking Hills for the first annual “Mary Beach Gang” weekend retreat. Heather E. Reagan ’01 (Alpha Xi Delta) has been awarded a two-year Presidential Management Fellowship as a management analyst at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs. She is also completing her master’s in public administration from the City University of New York, Baruch College.

Kathryan Hannum-Rose ’02 and her husband, Adam, welcomed Austin Bruce Rose on January 25, 2007. Kate is currently the manager of visual communications for Bath & Body Works in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. They currently live in Newark, Ohio.

Meredith A. Atwood ’03 (Chi Omega) recently traveled to China as the athletic trainer with the men’s and women’s basketball teams from Covenant College where the squads competed against several universities and held basketball clinics for students. Meredith says your view of the world and your appreciation for the freedoms we have in America change “when you see both the similarities between our people and the differences in the way we live our daily lives.”

Robert S. Johnson ’05, after being with the Jacksonville (Fla.) Jaguars, Ltd. for nearly a year, was promoted to marketing coordinator.

Aaron C. ’01 and Rachel Baughman Jamieson ’00 (Sigma Kappa) are now living in Loudonville, Ohio. Rachel has left her position as an account executive for a direct marketing company in Canton, Ohio, to be a stay-at-home mom to Amber, (6), Shannon, (3), and twins, William and Travis, (1). Aaron is an operations manager for a corrections facility.

Rebecca L. Palmquist ’05 (Sigma Kappa) spent her first ever winter without snow last year in Wilmington, N.C., where her fiancé, Anson Zach Falatach, is a United States Marine. Zach and Rebecca spend a lot of time enjoying the beaches with their rescued canine member of the family, Bailey.

IN MEMORIAM > 1920s Alsoph H. Corwin ’28 (Delta Upsilon) of Millersville, MD (4/20/07).

> 1930s John L. Lopez ’36 (Delta Upsilon) of Signal Mountain, TN (3/21/07). Kathryn Reichardt Gault ’37 of Zanesville, OH (5/28/07).


David G. Fordham ’38 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Bloomington, IN (6/20/07). Zonola Toomer Garzo ’38 of Palm Beach Gardens, FL (4/16/07). Ruth Ann Fenton Jenkins ’38 of Dayton, OH (4/17/2007). Survivors include her sister, Marjorie Fenton Cummings ’42.


> 1940s Anne Anderson Davidson ’40 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Columbus, OH (7/1/07). Garfield L. Suder ’44 (Delta Upsilon) of Cincinnati, OH (6/24/07). Lois Pfaff Moore ’47 (Chi Omega) of Marietta, OH (4/5/07). Survivors include her son, H. David Salzman ’74.

H. David Bingman, Jr. ’48 of Parkersburg, WV (6/20/07). Jo Anne Devol Jordan ’48 (Alpha Xi Delta) of Devola, OH (5/4/07). Earl E. Hansel ’49 of Bartlesville, OK (4/4/07). Donald F. Knox ’49 of Columbus, OH (6/12/07).


Thomas D. Sine ’49 (Alpha Sigma Phi) of Arlington, VA (1/15/07).

his wife, Mary Sanders Heldman ’49.

> 1950s

Ann Waldhorst Muscari ’51 (Sigma Kappa) of Middletown, CT (4/18/07).

Joseph F. Joseph ’50 of South Point, OH (4/18/07).

Merrill B. Williams, Jr. ’51 of Williamstown, WV (4/10/07).

F. Graham Lamp ’50 of Parkersburg, WV (6/15/07).

Ivan R. Blauser, Jr. ’53 (Delta Upsilon) of Marietta, OH (6/11/07).

Benjamin H. Putnam, Jr. ’50 (Delta Upsilon) of Marietta, OH (6/25/07).

Carolyn Purdy Baker ’55 of Oak Ridge, TN (3/13/07).

Linders J. Fernbach ’51 of Burnet, TX (5/16/07).

William C. Johnson ’55 of Cairo, WV (6/29/07).

Otto G. Heldman ’51 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Marietta, OH (4/15/07). Survivors include

William P. Mulligan, Jr. ’56 of Belpre, OH (6/6/07).

Michael L. Daugherty ’59 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Marietta, OH (5/12/07).

> 1960s Lynne E. Martin ’63 (Chi Omega) of Aiken, SC (12/10/06).

Charles J. Doyle ’73 of Troy, OH (6/21/07). Survivors include his wife, Rebecca McGee Doyle ’74.

> 1990s John G. Wilson ’93 of Williamstown, WV (5/13/07).

William S. Wahl ’64 (Alpha Tau Omega) of Casco, ME (6/10/06).

Amy Righino Mullaney ’99 (Sigma Kappa) of Greensburg, PA (3/12/07).

> 1970s

> 2000s

Michael J. Hook ’72 (Lambda Chi Alpha) of Huntersville, NC (5/9/07).

Christopher N. Rutherford ’03 of Newport, OH (7/2/07). Paul B. McClintock ’04 of Zanesville, OH (5/21/07).

Alsoph Henry Corwin ’28, a retired Johns Hopkins University chemistry professor, died of congestive heart failure April 20, 2007, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was 99. Born in Marietta, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College and his doctorate at Harvard University, where he worked in organic chemistry. Corwin joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1932, and six years later married Irene M. Davis, the university’s assistant registrar. He taught at Johns Hopkins for 41 years. His wife preceded him in death in 1994. According to a Johns Hopkins biographi-

cal sketch, Corwin’s research led to an improved understanding of photosynthesis and the chemistry of chlorophyll and hemoglobin. He developed a chemical method used by archaeologists and paleographers, and in research of the Dead Sea Scrolls. After retirement, Corwin served as a consultant to numerous major corporations and to the federal government. Marietta College awarded him an honorary doctorate of science in 1953, and in 1987 Johns Hopkins awarded him an honorary doctorate of humane letters. He was also inducted into Marietta’s Hall of Honor in 2002.

Kenneth P. Bogart ’65, who served as a College Trustee from May 1996 to May 2001, died in a biking accident on March 30, 2005, while on sabbatical in California. Bogart was 61 and is survived by his wife, Ruth Tucker-Bogart ’66, and two children, Pamela and Thomas, and two granddaughters. At the time of his death, Bogart was working to complete revisions of his books, Introductory Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science. He was a professor of mathematics at Dartmouth. He joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1968 and led research in various branches

of combinatorics, a field that relates closely to the process of counting. In recent years he focused on the study of how people learn mathematics. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1968 after graduating from Marietta. During his career, he published nine books and wrote more than 60 articles. A memorial service for Bogart was held at Dartmouth on May 22, 2005, in Rollins Chapel. The family asked that memorial donations be made to the Fund for the Sciences at Marietta College.

Christopher N. Rutherford ’03 was killed July 2, 2007, while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. He was 25. Rutherford earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and worked at The Marietta Times following graduation. As a sports reporter he won an Ohio Associated Press Award for “Best Game Story” for his 2004 article on the Monroe Central softball team winning the state championship.

Rutherford had been back in Washington County visiting friends and family in June after his first tour of duty in Iraq, with signs all over the community welcoming him home. His funeral service, with full military rites, was on July 12. Rutherford is survived by his parents, Penny and Gary Rutherford, of Newport, Ohio, and his younger brother, Brandon Rutherford.



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