College adds recent graduate as Publications Coordinator

Aleece Dye ’11 learned on her first day as an employee at Marietta College that the Office of College Relations can be an extremely busy place.

Less than a month on the job she believes she’s starting to settle in as the Publications Coordinator.

Dye, who graduated from Marietta in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, replaced Adeline Bailey. Bailey retired on June 30.

Dye is the contact person on campus for all print jobs, including publications, invitations and posters.

“I basically see anything and everything on campus that needs designed or printed,” she said.

Tom Perry, Executive Director of College Relations, said one of the main reasons he targeted Dye for the position was her background in graphic design.

“In the past, we have not asked the Publications Coordinator to assume any design responsibilities. That has changed with the addition of Aleece,” he said. “Her design skills jumped out at us early on in the evaluation process of all the candidates who applied. It’s going to take her some time to fully understand the scope of the position, but she has made an immediate impact within College Relations.”

Dye works closely with the College’s Art Director, Ryan Zundell, to coordinate the more than 400 print jobs that come into College Relations annually.

“Communication is probably the biggest part of my job because I am constantly emailing and calling everyone involved,” she said.

As a Marietta graduate, Dye never thought that her first “real world” job would be on campus working with people she had been surrounded by for the last four years.

“As a designer, I put a lot of time and effort into making my resume, letterhead and envelopes look nice, but I enjoy the attention to detail and I like to think it helped me stand out as a candidate for the position,” she said.

The Beverly, Ohio, native said adjusting to the new position has been made easier by her colleagues, who have been there to answer questions, guide her to the right people, and assist with any other needs.

“It was hard stepping in without any training,” she said. “It’s the kind of position you don’t really know how to do until you’re in it, but I think I have adjusted pretty well.”