Advancement Staff

The Department of Advancement oversees the departments of Development, Alumni Relations and College Relations.

 

 


 

 

Advancement Office (Planned Giving and Donor Relations) Staff

 


 

Brandee Norris

Brandee Norris

Executive Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4821

800.274.4704

Fax: 740.376.4989

brandee.norris@marietta.edu

Degrees:

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.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson

Vice President for Advancement

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4705

angela.anderson@marietta.edu

aa001@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Susan Allender

Susan Allender

Assistant Director of the Marietta Fund

740-376-4502

susan.allender@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Myra Reich

Myra Reich

Administrative Assistant

Dept: Hermann Fine Arts

740-376-4696

myra.reich@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Jill Deming

Jill Deming

Prospect Researcher

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4710

demingj@marietta.edu

jill.deming@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Tara Meagle

Tara Meagle

Administrative Assistant Marietta Fund

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4756

tara.meagle@marietta.edu

tdm003@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Jonna Munfield

Jonna Munfield

Gift Processing Coordinator

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4706

jsm003@marietta.edu

jonna.munfield@marietta.edu

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

Ann Foraker

Ann Foraker

Associate Director of Alumni Events and Services

Dept: Alumni Relations

740-376-4449

forakera@marietta.edu

ann.foraker@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Cheryl Canaday

Cheryl Canaday

Office Coordinator

Dept: Alumni

740-376-4709

canadayc@marietta.edu

chery.canaday@marietta.edu

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

 


 

College Relations Staff

Tom Perry

Tom Perry

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Instructor

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing

740-376-4408

perryt@marietta.edu

tom.perry@marietta.edu

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

G. Ryan Zundell

Director of Creative Services

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing

740-376-4715

zundellr@marietta.edu

ryan.zundell@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

 


 

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Gi Smith

Writer/Editor

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing

740-376-4727

gi.smith@marietta.edu

jls008@marietta.edu

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.

 


 

Jeff Moyers

Jeff Moyers

Supervisor, Print Shop

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing

740-376-4610

moyersj@marietta.edu

jeff.moyers@marietta.edu

Office: Irvine

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.