Advancement Office (Planned Giving and Donor Relations) Staff
Director of the Marietta Fund
Office: Mills 301 suite
Year appointed: 2009
Norris serves as the Director of the Marietta Fund. Her primary role is to conduct fundraising efforts with the Office of Advancement, manage the Marietta Fund professional and student staff and to provide leadership to the Marietta Fund's strategic initiatives addressing donor participation and leadership annual giving.
Norris is no stranger to fundraising in a university setting. She has worked to implement a variety of annual fund raising initiatives at a handful of institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Lipscomb University and Ohio Dominican University. Most recently, Norris served as the program manager within the MASTERS division of RuffaloCODY, a national fundraising services firm based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Vice President for Advancement
Office: Irvine 305
Degrees: Master of Business Administration, Ohio University, 1992; Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, Ohio University, 1987
Year appointed: 2007, 2014 (current position)
Mrs. Anderson, who has almost 20 years of experience in the academic world in addition to 10 years of experience in corporate human resources, joined Marietta College in July 2007 as a major gifts officer. She has held various roles in the Development division of Advancement managing major and annual giving, and Advancement Services including donor relations, events and stewardship. She was appointed Interim Vice President in August 2014.
Prior to joining Marietta College, Mrs. Anderson was the assistant dean of career resources and director of corporate leadership fellow program at Ohio University’s College of Business. During her time at Ohio, she revived the College of Business Internship Program and increased student participation in the program by more than 400 percent. She also originated the College of Business Internship Fair, hosting between 25 and 45 companies and hundreds of students over the years. In addition to the fair, she coordinated alumni events in various cities, including Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York City.
Mrs. Anderson also served as an instructor of human resource management and professional communications at Ohio University. She instructed juniors and seniors on relevant human resource topics, such as Equal Employment Opportunity, affirmative action, labor relations and union history.
Mrs. Anderson and her husband, Jeffrey, reside in Athens, Ohio, with their two children, Reed and Hannah.
Assistant Director of the Marietta Fund
Office: Mills Suite 301
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Management from Marietta College
Year appointed: 2002
Ms. Allender, who has a background with more than 20 years of sales, marketing and management experience, is the Assistant Director of the Marietta Fund, a position she has held since May of 2002.
In that role she works to advance the growth of the Marietta Fund, the College's unrestricted annual giving program. She is primarily responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of fundraising programs that encourage support for the Marietta Fund from alumni, parents and students. These programs include leadership annual giving, direct mail, the Marietta College Phonathon and the Senior Challenge campaign.
Prior to joining Marietta College, Ms. Allender worked in Athens, Ohio, where she owned and operated two businesses simultaneously for more than a decade. Previously, she had been employed by Forma Scientific in Marietta as an inside sales representative.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Marietta College and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She resides in Marietta, Ohio.
Dept: Herman Fine Arts
Office: HFAC room 211
Degrees: Associate of Arts, Marietta College 2014
Year appointed: 2015
Myra began her career at Marietta College in 1987 as Music Department secretary, returning to the Fine Arts in the spring semester of 2015 as administrative assistant for Art, Theatre and Music and building coordinator. She has worked as administrative assistant for Academic Grants, Special Events and Career Services; as graphic designer and office coordinator for the Institute of Education and Training for Business in the McDonough Center for Leadership; and most recently for nearly 17 years as executive coordinator to the Vice President of Advancement – throughout two comprehensive campaigns.
Ms. Reich resides near Lowell with her husband, Vern. They have two sons and two granddaughters. She enjoys reading, painting and drawing, gardening and family time.
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Year appointed: 2004
Ms. Deming, who has more than four years of experience in prospect research at Marietta College, rejoined the Advancement staff in January 2004. She initiates research on potential donors to Marietta College.
She worked at Marietta College from 1994-97 as the Director of Research and Information Systems in Advancement. In between her time at MC, Ms. Deming was an office manager for Diversified Components, a machine shop and manufacturer of screw machine products, located in Ashville, N.Y., and as an onsite supervisor for Adecco Employment Services at the Cummins Engine Company onsite location in Lakewood, N.Y.
Ms. Deming is a graduate of both Marietta High School and Washington State Community College. She serves on the board of EVE, Inc. She resides in Marietta.
Administrative Assistant Marietta Fund
Office: Mills 301 suite
Year appointed: 2008
Mrs. Meagle, who has previously worked at City Financial, joined Marietta College in August 2008 as an administrative assistant to the Marietta Fund. Prior to joining Marietta College, she was a stay at home mom for four years.
Meagle is a lifelong resident of Marietta and is married to James "Bo" Meagle '96. They have two children, McKenzi and Dillon.
Outside of work, Mrs. Meagle enjoys watching her children play sports, taking family trips and spending time with family.
Gift Processing Coordinator
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Year appointed: 2006
Ms. Munfield, who worked as a receptionist and internal auditor at a Marietta company for more than two years, joined Marietta College's Advancement Office in August of 2006 as the office assistant/receptionist.
Prior to joining the College, she worked at Par Mar Oil Company from March 2004 until arriving at MC. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Cernus Printing Consultants in Marietta.
Ms. Munfield resides in Marietta, Ohio, with her son who is a student at the college. Her hobby is watching him and the pioneers play football.
Alumni Relations Staff
Associate Director of Alumni Events and Services
Dept: Alumni Relations
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Degrees: Master of Corporate Media, Marietta College; BA, Public Relations and Advertising, Marietta College
Ann Foraker, who has earned two degrees at Marietta College, is the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at her alma mater.
Foraker focuses her efforts on planning alumni events at the College and around the region, as well as providing support at annual gatherings such as Homecoming and Family Weekend. She also has the responsibility of developing an alumni services program designed to create value added opportunities for MC graduates.
Foraker, who has a broad range of experience, was most recently working in the College's Office of Admission. She managed and recruited prospective students from West Virginia, Indiana and western Pennsylvania during the 2005-06 academic year.
She also gained valuable experience as the Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon coordinator for two years and as an intern with the Marietta Memorial Hospital Health Foundation.
Foraker, who graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in public relations and advertising, was extremely active during her four years on Marietta's campus. She was a member of the Marietta crew, a student assistant in the Advancement Office, an advertising sales representative for the student newspaper and an orientation leader for both international students and the McDonough Leadership Program.
Foraker also earned a Master of Corporate Media from Marietta in 2005. She resides in Marietta.
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Degrees: Bachelor's (Ohio University)
Year appointed: 2000
Ms. Canaday joined Marietta College in 2000. Prior to her work at Marietta, she held positions with Ohio University Libraries’ Reference and Southeast Asia Collection Departments, as Resource Center Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Aging, and as a library specialist for OCLC, Inc.
Ms. Canaday resides in Fleming, Ohio, with her husband, Marc, and their two children, Emily, a high-school senior, and Daniel, a physics/math major at The Ohio State University
Assistant Director of Chapter and Young Alumni Programs
Dept: Alumni Relations
Degrees: BFA, Graphic Design, Marietta College 2011
Year appointed: 2013
Aleece Dye, who earned her degree from Marietta College in 2011, is the Assistant Director of Chapter and Young Alumni Programs at her alma mater. She coordinates events, programming and services to current students and graduates of the last decade, through the Young Pioneer Network. Dye works with the Alumni Relations staff, Advancement, campus partners and a network of dedicated volunteers to continue the growth of the Marietta College Alumni through the development and implementation of sustainable Regional Associations. She also co-advises the Student Alumni Association.
Dye has been working in Advancement for the past two years and started as Publications Coordinator in the College Relations Office soon after graduation where she managed and coordinated all campus print jobs and provided graphic design support for the Director of Creative Services.
Dye is a graduate of Fort Frye High School and currently lives in Beverly, Ohio with her husband Nicholas and two dogs, Patrick and Penelope.
College Relations Staff
Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Instructor
Office: Irvine Basement
Degrees:Bachelor of Science in Journalism, West Virginia University, 1992, M.C.M., Marietta College 2005
Year appointed: 2003
Mr. Perry, who has nearly 20 years of marketing and journalism experience, is Marietta's Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, a position he has held since January of 2003.
In that role he works to advance College goals, promote and enhance the image and visibility of the College, and to provide marketing, public relations, media and publications support for all Marietta College offices, departments, programs and services. Mr. Perry is also a integral part of the College's integrated marketing initiative.
He is also an editor and writer for the College's award-winning magazine, Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College. Mr. Perry is part of a team that won a Gold Medal in the 2008 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Magazine Publishing Improvement.
As an instructor, he has taught Writing for the Media, Sports Marketing, Sports Writing, Editing and Corporate Communication.
Mr. Perry previously worked at Marietta College as Sports Information Director from 1996-99. His other experience includes City Editor at both the Zanesville Times Recorder (2001-03) and The Marietta Times (1999-2001), Sports Editor at The Times (1993-96), Sports Reporter at The Times (1992-93), and as a freelance reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (1989-92) and The Miami Herald (1987-88). He has won numerous awards from The Associated Press and Gannett Corp., for his work at The Times and Times Recorder. He was also part of 10 CoSIDA awards during his three years as Marietta's SID.
He and his wife, Traci, reside in Marietta, Ohio, with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Will.
G. Ryan Zundell
Director of Creative Services
Office: Strategic Communications and Marketing, Irvine basement
Degrees:M.A. Communications, West Virginia University, B.A. Public Relations & Advertising, Marietta College
Year appointed: 1997
Mr. Zundell, who has more than a decade of graphic design experience, has worked as Marietta College's Art Director since 1997. He has won numerous awards from CoSIDA for his design work on athletic posters and media guides.
Mr. Zundell designs a majority of the College’s brochures, posters and other printed materials. He also works on selected Web site designs. He should be contacted with questions about College artwork and logos.
He and his wife, Renea, live in Marietta, Ohio, with their son, Owen.
Director of Web Services
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations from Marietta College (2010)
Christopher Law '10, who has a strong background in online marketing and web communications in higher education, recently joined Marietta College as the Director of Web Services.
Law, who started on June 10, is part of the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing, which is Marietta's marketing and public relations center.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations, Law worked for the University of Florida in social media and online marketing, while persuing his Master's. He earned a M.A. in Web Design and Online Communication from UF's College of Journalism before joining Marietta College in 2013.
Office: Strategic Communications and Marketing, Irvine Basement
Year appointed: 2007
Ms. Smith joined College Relations in June 2007. Her work emphasis will be on the bi-annual Trailblazer newsletters and the bi-annual publication Marietta: The Magazine of Marietta College.
Working most recently as the editor for Buckeye Family Magazine, a publication that circulates throughout central Ohio, Gi is an experienced budget creator, editor and feature writer.
She has also worked as a newspaper feature writer and a public safety reporter for the Times Recorder in Zanesville, the Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton and The Marietta Times.
She is a graduate of Ohio University and resides in Marietta with her husband and two daughters.
Supervisor, Print Shop
Year appointed: 1997
Mr. Moyers, who has more than two decades of printing experience, joined Marietta College as the Print Shop Supervisor in September 1997.
He is the contact for paper, envelope and stationery on campus. Mr. Moyers can be found in the Print Shop across from Strategic Communications and Marketing in the basement of the Irvine Administration Building and can assist you with your printing and copying needs.