Advancement Staff

The Department of Advancement oversees the departments of Planned Giving and Donor Relations, Alumni Relations and College Relations.

 

Joseph Sandman

Joseph Sandman

Vice President for Advancement

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4620

jgs001@marietta.edu

Office: IRVINE

Degrees: Ph.D. in English Literature (Notre Dame), a Master of Arts in English Literature (Xavier) and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (The Athenaeum of Ohio).

Year appointed: 2013

A veteran fundraiser with more than 35 years of development experience in higher education, Dr. Joseph G. Sandman joined Marietta College as Vice President for Advancement on June 10, 2013.

Sandman brings a deep understanding of successful fundraising, and he is working to build and strengthen the College's partnership with donors, alumni, parents, businesses and foundations.

Before Sandman joined Grenzebach Glier and Associates as a Vice President in 2012, he was the Vice President for University Advancement at Seton Hall University for nine years. He designed and led the Ever Forward Campaign that secured $152.3 million, more than two-and-half times of Seton Hall's two previous campaigns. Seton Hall ranked second among 736 colleges and universities for increasing gift income most dramatically from 1997 to 2007.

From 1994-2002, he was the Vice President for Advancement at Loyola University Chicago. While at Loyola, Sandman secured the two largest commitments in school history at $13 million and $10 million.

Sandman also served as Vice President for University Relations and Advancement at Xavier University from 1991-94. During his time at the Cincinnati university, Sandman helped establish Xavier's first national alumni association. He was previously at Xavier from 1974-79 as Director of Career Planning and Placement and later as Director of Government and Foundation Relations.

From 1979-83, he was the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at the University of Notre Dame and was promoted to Director of Development, a job he held from 1983-91. He led the Strategic Moments Campus, which secured $463 million, 54 percent above goal.

Sandman earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Xavier and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The Athenaeum of Ohio.

Sandman and his wife, Tracey, have three sons.

He oversees a team of professionals dedicated to fundraising and external functions, including development, alumni relations, communications and public affairs.

 


 

Hub Burton

Hub Burton

Associate Vice President for Advancement

Dept: Alumni

740-376-4402

hub.burton@marietta.edu

cbb001@marietta.edu

Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor

Year appointed: 2005

Hub Burton brings more than 20 years of communications, marketing and public relations experience to the Office of Alumni Relations. As an information specialist and assistant news director at the University of Maine and as associate vice president for communications and marketing at Ohio University, he has developed and implemented significant outreach campaigns to alumni, prospective students, the media and community audiences. His programs have included the development of print publications, web sites, radio and television productions, sports networks and broadcasts, media relations and satellite communications.

Prior to entering higher education, Hub pursued a sportscasting career in Arizona, North Carolina and Massachusetts covering everything from the Final Four to the World Series, Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Playoffs. A 1976 graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV production, Hub completed his master’s in journalism at Ohio University in 2001.

His outside interests include the activities of his twin son and daughter as well as journalism history. Hub and his wife, Kelli, reside in Pickerington.

 

Advancement Office (Planned Giving and Donor Relations) Staff

 

Linda Stroh

Linda Stroh

Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations

Dept: Donor Relations

740-376-4451

lls001@marietta.edu

linda.stroh@marietta.edu

Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor

Year appointed: 2006

Ms. Stroh, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, is the Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations at Marietta College. She has been a member of the Advancement Team since July 2006.

Prior to joining Marietta College, she worked at Virginia Tech as the Director of Alumni Relations in the College of Engineering. She was responsible for planning and executing stewardship activities for the College's alumni in coordination with the central Office of Alumni Relations. These activities included acknowledgment and recognition events for scholarship donors and recipients, faculty holding alumni-endowed chairs, and other special events designed to bring alumni to campus or university faculty and staff out to alumni.

From 1979-99, Stroh was a member of the Dean's staff at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University. She coordinated the College's public relations, stewardship, scholarship and special events programs. She also advised prospective undergraduate students.

During her last five years at Ohio University, Stroh served as Director of the Ohio University Airport, administering a $2 million annual budget. Stroh earned a bachelor's degree in organizational communication and a master's degree in interpersonal communication–both from Ohio University in Athens.

Ms. Stroh resides in Marietta, Ohio.

 


 

Brandee Norris

Brandee Norris

Director of the Marietta Fund

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

Director of Advancement

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4705

angela.anderson@marietta.edu

aa001@marietta.edu

Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor

Year appointed: 2007

Mrs. Anderson, who has more than 10 years of experience in the academic world and 10 years of experience in corporate human resources, joined Marietta College in July 2007. She works in the major gifts area of Advancement.

Prior to joining Marietta College, 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.

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.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Health Care Management in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration in 1992, both from Ohio University.

Angela 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 to Vice President

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4711 Person email:reichm@marietta.edu

myra.reich@marietta.edu

Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor

Year appointed: 1998

Ms. Reich, who has worked at Marietta College since 1987, has been the office manager and administrative assistant to the Vice President of Advancement since 1998. She began her career at Marietta as the secretary in the Music Department, and later became the administrative assistant for Academic Grants and Special Events, and in Career Services. She was also the graphic designer and office coordinator for the Institute of Education and Training for Business in the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business.

Ms. Reich resides near Lowell with her husband, Vern. She has two sons, Nathan '04 and Greg '06. She enjoys reading, gardening and traveling with her husband.

 


 

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.

 


 

Billie Huck

Billie Huck

Administrative Office Assistant

Dept: Advancement

740-376-4704

bh001@marietta.edu

billiehuck@marietta.edu

 


 

 


 

Mary Ann Pennock

Mary Ann Pennock

Leadership Gift Officer

740-376-4447

pennockm@marietta.edu

Office: Mills

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Marietta College), 2004

Year appointed: 2012

Ms. Pennock, a business professional with 15 years of experience in sales and customer relations, joined Marietta College as a Leadership Gift Officer in the Fall of 2012. She is charged with Marietta Fund leadership gifts with a special focus on reunion giving.

Since 2004, Pennock has volunteered for a number of organizations in and around her hometown of Beverly, Ohio. She is currently the secretary for the Fort Frye Athletic Boosters and a member of the Board of Directors for the Battle at the Fort, LLC. With both organizations, Pennock has played an integral role with fundraising.

Pennock also served as a City Council member for the Village of Beverly from 2006-10. She also gained valuable experience in the corporate world while holding down a number of different jobs for Discover Financial Services.

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

 


 

Aleece Dye

Aleece Dye

Assistant Director of Chapter and Young Alumni Programs

Dept: Alumni Relations

740-376-4926

aleece.dye@marietta.edu

aqc001@marietta.edu

Office: IRVINE

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

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.

 


 

Christopher Law

Christopher Law

Director of Web Services

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing

740-376-4857

christopher.law@marietta.edu

cgl001@marietta.edu

Office: Irvine

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations from Marietta College (2010)

Year appointed:2013

Christopher Law '10, who has a strong background in online marketing and web communications, 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 had been living in Gainesville, Fla., since he graduated from Marietta.

 


 

Gi Smith

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.