Presidential Inauguration

Inaugurating a leader has only happened at this college 17 times. Witness a historic event as Marietta installs Dr. Joseph W. Bruno.

It's a tradition that hearkens back to the first graduating class at Marietta College.

In 1838, as four men earned the first degrees conferred by the then-fledging institution, another man, ready to inspire the College's first steps, stood before a hopeful community. Though the Rev. Joel Harvey Linsley was tapped as Marietta's first President on March 6, 1835, it wasn't until the first graduation celebration that the Board of Trustees swore in the College's first president.

On Oct. 12, as various classes of alumni return to campus for the 2012 Homecoming Weekend, a united front of students, alumni, faculty, administrators, dignitaries and community members will stand behind a new leader when Dr. Joseph W. Bruno formally takes his oath of office as the 18th President of Marietta College.

Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Perry Fitzgerald '73 will install Dr. Bruno as President during the ceremony, which begins at 3 p.m. in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Judith C. Brown. Following his oath, President Bruno will give his inaugural address.

In addition to the inauguration ceremony, guests are invited to attend a community reception follow in the lobby of Hermann Fine Arts Center.

 

 

Video of inauguration

(Audio starts at :22, Video starts at 1:08)

 

Listen to Selected Audio of the Proceedings

Inauguration schedule

Monday, Oct. 8

Lunch with regional education leaders (invite only)
11:30 a.m.
Jack and Betty Prince Forum

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Lunch with regional civic leaders (invite only)
11:30 a.m.
Great Room, Andrews Hall

Thursday, Oct. 11

Networking Jamboree and Munchies on the Mall
6:30 p.m.
Kremer Amphitheatre

Friday, Oct. 12

Inauguration luncheon (invite only)
Noon
Great Room, Andrews Hall

Inauguration
3 p.m.
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center

Inaugural Reception
5 p.m.
Hermann Fine Arts Center

Inauguration Dinner (invite only)
7 p.m.
Great Room, Andrews Hall

Homecoming Pep Rally
10 p.m.
Location TBA

Saturday, Oct. 13

Meet the Brunos
10 a.m.
Kremer Amphitheatre

Homecoming Parade
11:45 a.m.
Hermann Fine Arts Center/Butler Street

Well Wishes for President Bruno

Congratulations on becoming a part of the Long Blue Line President Bruno! May your time at Marietta be as fulfilling and enriching of your life as my time there was for me. Good luck and may you lead Marietta into a successful next chapter of its story!

— Joshua P. Busser '09

As a former MC Director of Admission (1968-74) and an emeritus member of your Board of Trustees (1993-2004), I welcome you to a very special place in my heart. When you were selected I celebrated the fact that you are coming from one of the premier liberal arts colleges in America, THE Wesleyan. Being the old admission guy that I am, The Gatekeepers is one of my favorite reads. Here is hoping that some of that excellence will rub off on my own alma mater, maybe putting it at long last onto the road of becoming one of America's Carnegie I institutions, a place in the sun which it deserves. Here's to you and MC's first lady in wishing you both well in that wonderful Marietta environment. I look forward to meeting you in person, and hope that your travels may find you in the South Carolina lowcountry one day.

With best wishes,

— Ross W. Lenhart '66

It was great to meet you and your wife on Freshmen Thursday move in day. While Morgan and my wife Dawn were setting up the dorm room, I was outside sitting, watching other freshmen move in, and staying out of the girls' way. I never dreamed I would have the honor of meeting the President of the College, it kinda caught me off guard! We spoke for several minutes about Morgan, both her previous school years, and her college years to come. President Bruno and his wife seemed very interested in Morgan. I can't say that experience would have happened on any other campus. It reassured me, on that day, that we were leaving our daughter in good hands, and at the right place. Good luck President & Mrs. Bruno, Marietta College and the people of Marietta are lucky to have to you.

— Timothy N Spradling

Congratulations Dr. Bruno and family and welcome to The Long Blue Line. I wish that your time at Marietta will be full and exciting as the time that we spent there. I look forward to watching the progress and growth to the place we called home for so many years. On and Up.

—Roseann Gill-Jacobson

FAQs

Q: Where should I park?
A: Cars may be left overnight on nearby public streets and in the Hermann Fine Arts lot or the Physician Assistant parking lot. You can find these parking lots on our campus map.

Q: Are there other events on campus that weekend?
A: Yes, in addition to the inauguration ceremony, there will be additional events starting on Monday, Oct. 8 and continuing until the Homecoming Weekend activities.

Q: I am traveling from out of town. Where can I find directions?
A: Directions to Marietta are below. Once you arrive at Marietta, you can find a campus map located next to the Hermann parking lot or on the Christy Mall.

Q: How long is the inauguration ceremony?
A: Although the details are still being planned, the ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Q: Are there alternate event venues in case of rain?
A: Regardless of the weather, the dedication and inauguration ceremonies will take place indoors at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center.

Q: Is there a list of hotels and restaurants in the area available?
A: Yes, we've provided a list of hotels below and a list of restaurants near Marietta College.

Directions and Travel Information

Campus Map

Click Here to view the Campus Map

Location

Marietta College is located at 215 Fifth St. in Marietta, Ohio. For campus assistance, call (740) 376-4611. Please park in the lot adjacent to the Hermann Fine Arts Center on Butler Street.

Airline Information

Four airports are located within a reasonable distance from Marietta College:

  • Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (PKB) — Parkersburg, W.Va. (30-minute drive)
  • Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) — Canton, Ohio (two-hour drive)
  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) — Columbus, Ohio (two-hour drive)
  • Yeager Airport (CRW) — Charleston, W.Va. (two-hour drive)

Driving Directions

From the West: Take Interstate 70 East to Interstate 77 South to Marietta (Ohio Exit 1). At Exit 1, take ramp onto Ohio 7 (Newport Pike). Stay on Newport Pike (also called Pike Street) to Fourth Street. Turn right on Fourth Street, then right on Butler Street. Parking will be on your right.

From the North: Take Interstate 77 South to Marietta (Ohio Exit 1). At Exit 1, take ramp onto Ohio 7 (Newport Pike). Stay on Newport Pike (also called Pike Street) to Fourth Street. Turn right on Fourth Street, then right on Butler Street. Parking will be on your right.

From the South: Take Interstate 77 North to Marietta (Ohio Exit 1). At Exit 1, take ramp onto Ohio 7 (Newport Pike). Stay on Newport Pike (also called Pike Street) to Fourth Street. Turn right on Fourth Street, then right on Butler Street. Parking will be on your right.

From the East: Take Interstate 68 West to Interstate 79 South to US 50 West to Interstate 77 North to Marietta (Ohio Exit 1). At Exit 1, take ramp onto Ohio 7 (Newport Pike). Stay on Newport Pike (also called Pike Street) to Fourth Street. Turn right on Fourth Street, then right on Butler Street. Parking will be on your right.

Accommodations

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (Oct. 11-13) at the following hotels:
(Please contact these preferred hotels and refer to the room code noted)

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
200 Cherry Tree Lane, Marietta
(740) 374-3000 or 1-800-228-2800
Code: MTIC
Block held until Oct. 1

Hampton Inn
(740) 373-5353 or 1-800-426-7866
508 Pike St., Marietta
Code: AMC
Block held until Sept. 21

Holiday Inn
(740) 374-9660 or 1-800-HOLIDAY
701 Pike St., Marietta
Code: MCI
Block held until Sept. 21

Wingate by Wyndham Hotel (304) 295-5501 or 1-800-337-0077
1502 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va.
15-minute drive to Marietta College
CODE: MARIETTA INAUGURATION
Block held until Sept. 10

Microtel Inn & Suites
506 Pike St., Marietta
(740) 373-7373
CODE: ADVA
Block held until Sept. 21

Other accommodations in the area:

Historic Lafayette Hotel
(740) 373-5522 or 1-800-331-9336
101 Front St., Marietta

Magnuson Hotel by the Rver<
1-877-747-8713
279 Muskingum Dr., Marietta

Blennerhassett Hotel
(304) 422-3131
Fourth and Market streets
Parkersburg, W.Va.

Order of Procession

FALL 2012

Platform Party

Trustees & Cabinet

Emeritus Faculty

PROFESSORS

1

Pitasky

Roger

2

Chase

Robert W.

3

Taylor

Michael B.

4

Golden

Constance S.

5

Bagshaw

Mark

6

Delemeester

Gregory

7

Spilatro

Steven R.

8

Sibicky

Mark E.

9

Itzkowitz

Kenneth

10

McShaffrey

David G.

11

Hares-Stryker

Carolyn

12

Erb

Dorothy

13

Johnson

Grace F.

14

Tschunko

Almuth H.

15

Egolf

Debra S.

16

Barnas

Mary V.

17

Stewart

Gloria

18

Rees-Miller

Janie

19

Perruci

Gama

20

Tong

Luding

21

Vulor

Ena C.

22

Khorassani

Jacqueline

23

Freeman

David C.

24

Monek

Dan

 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

25

Voner

Frederick R.

26

Lazorik

Debora

27

Yi*

Xiaoxiong

28

Crowther

Richard

29

Fitch

Eric J.

30

Miller*

Mark

31

Tager

Michael

32

Walker*

Suzanne

33

Young

Matthew

34

Anderson

Douglas

35

Catalano

Timothy D.

36

Sullivan

Joseph M.

37

Gray-Starner

Liane

38

McDaniel

Kathryn

39

Hogue

Beverly J.

40

Pate

Kevin

41

Straw

Joseph E.

42

Falter

James T.

43

Danford*

Richard

44

Tynan

John

45

Kuhl

Dennis

46

May

Ryan

47

Brown

David

48

Bauer

William

49

Jeffery

David

50

Powell

Jolene

51

Van Camp

Robert

52

Thomas

Ben

53

Menzel

Matthew

54

Bland

Janet L.

55

Carusi

Dawn

56

Mowrer

Cathy

57

Morrow

Marilee

58

Wang

Jeremy

59

McManus

Robert

60

Ebenhack

Ben W.

61

Howald

Craig

62

Grimm

Andrew

63

Schaefer

Mark

64

Kimball

Marshall

65

Collins

Miranda

66

Mead

David L.

67

Hancock

Carole

68

Dailey

Jane

69

McKay

Cavendish

70

Doerflinger

Alicia

71

Torbett

David

72

Yorgason

Brent

73

Jeitler

James

74

Price

Joan

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

75

Thayer

J. Peter

76

Burdiss

Angela L.

77

Grosel

John

78

Makuch

David

79

Judd Pucella

Tanya

80

Childers

William

81

Rager

Jessica

82

Anderson

Nathan

83

Bragg

Ann E.

84

Livengood

Nicole

85

Childers

Jennifer

86

Lustofin

Katrina

87

Sigmund

Kemery

88

Sanders

Alane

89

Klein

Christopher

90

Pidhainy

Ihor

91

Chandrasekhar

Chaya

92

AlwayRosenstock

Sara

93

Felt

Andy

94

Schwieterman

Jaclyn

95

Robinson

Tomeka

96

Bell

Renee M.

97

Fournier

William

98

Hancock

Jennifer

99

Brubaker

Lauren

100

Daniell

Paul

101

Martinez

Bonnie

102

Moshin

Jamie

103

Wehrman

Andrew

104

George

Kimberly Suzanne

105

Craig

McKenzie

106

Harris

Christopher

107

Jimenez

Javier

108

Sakar

Rakib

109

Gautam

Tej

110

Wile

Kurt

INSTRUCTORS

111

Arbuckle

Jean

112

Brewer

Brian

113

Menzel

Holly

114

St. Peter

David

115

Brasington

Merewyn

116

Smith

Lori

117

Cordell

Jeffrey

118

Costa

Ray

119

Harris

Kelly

120

VanderWal

Jon

121

Bartlett

Wendy

122

Price

Leanne

123

Freeman

Veronica

124

Jeitler

Michelle

125

Abeln

Timothy R.

126

McCormick

Patrick

127

Quist

Dennis

LECTURERS

128

Jerrell

Tanya

129

Cutlip

Rebecca

130

Burke

Christy

131

Hughes

Hilles

132

Haney-Cech

Amanda

133

Roesch

Linda

134

Nash

Beth

135

Spung

Abby

136

Lamoreaux

Andrew

Other Lecturers & Adjunct Faculty

Professional Staff

(Alphabetically Listed)

Randy

Awrey

Jeff

Bailes

Kelli

Barnette

James

Bero

Andy

Bucheit

Ellen

Campbell

Cody

Castle

Jennifer

Castle

Barbi

Cheadle

Karrie

Clay

Allison

Downer

Jack

Dunn

Heather

Eichner

Andrea

Euser-Miller

George

Evans

Jeff

Filkovski

Todd

Fraser

Molly

Gerbasi

Kaleigh

Herring

Tara

Hildt

Suzette

Hungerford

Dan

Hungerford

Arielle

Jennings

Caitlin

Jones

Holly

Kahn

Mike

Kenney

Quinneka

Lee

Chuck

Leierer

Xiaotian

Li

Eric

Limegrover

Anita

McCutcheon

Scott

McVicar

Gail

Milone

Jermaine

Mitchell

Drew

Mohr

Stephen

Mott

Amanda

Mullen

Vince

Munch

Matt

Nardo

Brian

Pallini

Tina

Perdue

Bruce

Peterson

Elke

Reisdorph

Linda

Rhodes

Stephen

Rose

Adam

Rosen

Adrian

Rutt

Jeff

Schaly

Phil

Schmehl

Lisa

Scott

Stacia

Shrider

Daniel

Starr

Adam

Tate

Cristie

Thomas

Jacob

Tidwell

Jason

Turley

Sharon

Warden

Ellen

Wehrman

Timothy

Wunderlich