The Marietta Effect
Fizzy (Elizabeth) Ramsey '07
Major: Athletic Training
Certificate: Leadership Studies
Additional Education: Graduate Student in Marietta College’s Physician Assistant Program (Class of 2011)
Hometown: Danville, Ky
Clubs/Organizations: Marietta College Athletic Training Student Organization, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, McDonough Leadership Program, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society, Pi Alpha national Physician Assistant Honor Society
Current Organizations: Danville Rotary Club, Boyle County High School assistant Track and Field Coach, Member/Secretary of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society Board of Directors
Athletics: Track and Field
Favorite Professor: Sam Crowther (undergraduate), Dr. John Grosel (graduate)
When did you know Marietta College was the right school for you?
I made my first visit on Oct. 23, 2002, in the peak of autumn. I immediately fell in love with Marietta. Beyond the aesthetics, the athletics staff, Admission Office and faculty were extremely welcoming. It felt like a perfect fit from the very beginning.
Favorite Marietta moment?
Choosing a favorite moment is challenging. I could go on about playing home run derby in Parsons Field, slip and sliding in Hermann Bowl, sledding down Mills Hill, getting sent home for a week during the 2004 flood or celebrating the track season with teammates throughout the years.
Describe what life was like during your time at Marietta College.
Life was a roller coaster of hectic days and stressful nights yielding rewarding and exhilarating milestones. I juggled 18-sometimes-19 credit hours a semester, track and field, sports medicine responsibilities, tutoring and an internship/job at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Little did I know it was making for a very smooth transition into graduate school and a productive career. Although college was a busy four years, they were some of the best years of my life with lots of fun and entertainment sprinkled in the mix.
What impact did Marietta College have on your career?
Marietta's strong liberal arts education instilled flexibility, creativity, community mindedness, critical thinking and strong communication skills that are integral in the practice of medicine. I can juggle various tasks in a high-stress environment while still enjoying every facet of my job. A varied curriculum throughout undergrad sparked multiple interests allowing me to relate and interact with patients and colleagues of all walks.
What does it mean to be a Pioneer?
I must say I am proud to be a Marietta College Pioneer. I was provided a myriad of opportunities throughout my education that I would not have had the privilege to do so in a larger institution. As touched on above, being liberally educated by this institution fostered a thirst for continued knowledge, drive to solve complex problems, educate and empower those coming along in my field of study and to give back to the community I call home, wherever it may be at the time.