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Admission

Jason Turley

Jason Turley

Dean of Admission

Dept: Admission

740-376-4605

jjt002@marietta.edu

jason.turley@marietta.edu

Office: Admission

Mr. Turley has worked as a university admission professional for more than 15 years, serving as Director of Admission at Marietta from 2007 until the fall of 2012 when he was promoted to Dean of Admission.

During his time at Marietta, Mr. Turley has guided and Admission team that has regularly met or exceeded its goal of new and freshmen students in the fall.

Before coming to Marietta, Mr. Turley served as Dean of Admission and as Director of Admission at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Prior to that he worked for eight years in the Office of Admission at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Mr. Turley earned a Bachelor of Special Studies in Psychology and Fitness from Cornell. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Williamstown, W.Va., with their children, Mackenzie and Colby.

 


 

Scott McVicar

Scott McVicar

Associate Director

Dept: Admission

740-376-4606

mcvicars@marietta.edu

scott.mcvicar@marietta.edu

Office: Admission

As a graduate of Marietta College, and a member of a National Championship Baseball Team, I am excited to begin my eleventh year in admissions!

Previously, I have worked for 3M Corp., and TV Guide.

My wife, also a Marietta College alum, teaches first grade. We have two sons, ages twleve and nine. My favorite hobby is golf, but I enjoy all sports. My whole family enjoys rooting on our Pioneers!

Favorite Quote:
"Make yourself the greatest, grandest, most wonderful loving person in the world, because this is what you are going to be giving to your children and to all those that you meet."
-Buscaglia

Favorite Marietta Tradition:
The annual Matriculation Ceremony is my favorite Marietta College tradition. Our faculty are dressed in full cap and gown! They lead our new students into a ceremony of commitment to excellence. It is a proud and impressive moment for everyone! This is the continuation of our "Long Blue Line."

Favorite Place to Visit on the Marietta Campus:
My favorite place is to be on The Mall, especially when classes are between sessions. As we pass, I appreciate the friendliness of our students and faculty. Sounds of conversations and laughter fill the air. Smiling and confident faces are seen. The Mall is a great place to visit!!

 


 

Sharon Warden

Sharon Warden

Associate Director/Transfer Coordinator

Dept: Admission

740-376-4609

wardens@marietta.edu

sharon.warden@marietta.edu

Office: Office of Admission

Degrees: AA (Marietta College), BA, Psychology (Marietta College)

Year appointed: 1991

I have worked at Marietta College since 1991. I am a Marietta College graduate, as are my two children.

I assist transfer and veteran students with the admission process. My community college visits allow me to help students learn about the opportunities to complete a bachelor's degree at Marietta College. I work with freshman applicants from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

On a personal note, I love to take advantage of the city's location at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers to row my kayak.

I also enjoy the bike/walk path that leads along the river's edge.

Favorite Marietta Tradition:
The practice of lining up faculty/staff/students in procession before/after graduation ceremonies. This represents to me the "Long Blue Line" and always makes me proud to be a part of the Marietta College community.

Favorite Place to Visit on the Marietta Campus:
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

 


 

Josh Thrash

Josh Thrash

Assistant Director of Admission

Dept: Admission

740-376-4603

jat001@marietta.edu

Joshua.thrash@marietta.edu

Office: Admission 2nd Floor

Degrees: BA History, minor in religion, leadership certificate

Year appointed: 2008

Territory:
Ohio: Cincinnati, Dayton, and Southern Ohio

Hometown: Marietta, OH

I started working at Marietta College after I graduated in 2008. My grandfather, father, brother, sister in law, and wife are also Marietta College graduates.

I am the admission representative for incoming freshman for students who are from the southern part Ohio. I enjoy traveling to towns such as Athens, McConnelsville, Pomeroy, Ironton, Chillicothe, Waterford, Beverly and bigger cities including Cincinnati and Dayton. (All my counties include Washington, Morgan, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, Lawrence, Scioto, Pike, Ross, Fayette, Highland, Adams, Brown, Clinton, Greene, Clark, Miami, Montgomery, Warren, Clermont, Hamilton, Butler, Preble, and Darke.)

In the office I help coordinate our on and off campus events, oversee our online campaigns, operate the admission office social media ventures, organize enrollment days, and other various duties.

I reside in Marietta with my wife Carrie. We are proud foster parents to the women’s basketball program (Sierra and Candice). We also enjoy being around friends, reading, and traveling. I am also working on obtaining my masters degree in higher education administration from the University of Louisville.

Favorite Marietta College Tradition: Lip Synch during Greek Week

Favorite Place to visit on the Marietta campus: Don Schaly Stadium watching the Etta Express

 


 

Kelli Barnette

Kelli Barnette

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admission

740-376-4604

kelli.barnette@marietta.edu

kmb003@marietta.edu

Degrees: BA Communication Studies, minor in political science, and certificate in teaching English as a foreign language

Office: Admission House, 3rd Floor

Year appointed: 2012

Territory: New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, and Texas

Favorite Place to Visit on Campus: Gilman Dining Hall and conversely, the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center!

I am so thrilled to be a part of the admissions staff here at Marietta! After completing a phenomenal four years here as a member of the women's rowing program that earned back-to-back Mid-Atlantic Conference championship titles and coveted Dad Vail Gold medals, a member of Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity and a senior interviewer for admissions, I wanted the opportunity to give back to Marietta College what it has given to me.

I look forward to sharing all of the great opportunities Marietta College has to offer with the students and families I am working with, in hopes that they will have a similarly exciting and memorable college experience here.

I love my work, but when I am not in my office or on the road, I enjoy rowing, running, being outdoors and shopping.

 

 


 

Casey Knowlton

Casey Knowlton

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admission

740-376-3558

clk001@marietta.edu

Office: Admission House

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations, Marietta College (2009)

Year appointed: 2013

Mr. Knowlton recruits prospective students in East-Central Ohio, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southern U.S. and the Midwest. Prior to joining Marietta, he was the public relations and social media coordinator for the Marietta-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau. There he planned, budgeted and managed the execution of the annual communication plan. He also has experience as a management trainee with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. As a student at Marietta, Mr. Knowlton was a campus tour guide for four years and the public relations and special events chair for the Up 'til Dawn executive board. He is originally from Marietta, and now lives in Parkersburg, W.Va., with his wife Caitlin '10, and their dog Magill.

 


 

Reba Leonard

Reba Leonard

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admission

740-376-4425

ral001@marietta.edu

Office: Admission House

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Health Science, Marietta College (2012)

Year appointed: 2013

Ms. Leonard is a 2012 graduate of Marietta College, where she was active in varsity sports and recreation sports. She ran for the Pioneers in cross country and also served as a rock wall supervisor for three years. She also worked as a Resident Assistant for three years.

Reba says she fell in love with the College and the community during her undergraduate experience and looks forward to sharing all that Marietta has to offer to prospective students.

In her free time, Ms. Leonard enjoys walking, running, hiking, camping and exploring the parks and paths of Marietta.

 


 

Elizabeth Oswalt

Elizabeth Oswalt

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admission

740-376-4369

eao001@marietta.edu

Office: Admission

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (Marietta College), 2013.

Year appointed: 2013

Following two years as a tour guide for the Office of Admission, Elizabeth was added as an Admission Counselor following her graduation from Marietta College.

As a student at Marietta, Elizabeth was on the Up ’til Dawn committee for three years, an orientation leader and peer mentor for two years, and worked for the student yearbook for one year.

She was inducted into the Order of Omega (Greek honorary) and Kappa Alpha Omicron (Environmental Science honorary). She was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta, while serving on Panhellenic Council for two years.

Elizabeth’s main recruiting areas are northern Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

She enjoys running, volleyball and frisbee.

 


 

Linda Rhoads

Linda Rhoads

Alumni Admission Program Coordinator/Admission Counselor

Dept: Admissions

740-376-3706

linda.rhoads@marietta.edu

mr001@marietta.edu

Office: Admissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cheryl Howell

Cheryl Howell

Admission Assistant

Dept: Admission

740-376-4600

howellc@marietta.edu

cheryl.howell@marietta.edu

Office: Admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nancy Huffman

Nancy Huffman

Admission Assistant

Dept: Admission

740-376-4507

nkh001@marietta.edu

nancy_huffman@marietta.edu

Office: Admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Susan Hart

Susan Hart

Admission Assistant

Dept: Admission

740-376-4601

harts@marietta.edu

Office: Admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Deborah Gernhardt

Deborah Gernhardt

Data Entry Coordinator, Admission Assistant

Dept: Admissions

740-376-4608

gernhard@marietta.edu

debbie.gernhardt@marietta.edu

Office: Admission