In the Fall 2013 Issue

On Thanksgiving Day, Morgan Armstrong ’17 won’t be sitting around the dinner table enjoying turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie; nor will she be watching football from the family’s Parkersburg, W.Va., living room couch.

Actually, you’ll be able to see what the freshman is up to that day from pretty much any home in America if you’re tuned into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The world-class jump rope champion will be performing during the parade. It will be the second time that Morgan, who holds several national titles and 15 world titles in competitive jump roping, has performed during the special parade.

Morgan is a member of the newest class of students at Marietta College, an outstanding group of freshmen who bring their special talents to campus. A few of these students are featured in the upcoming edition of Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College, which should arrive in the mail in the coming weeks.

Also in this edition, alumnus James Speed Hensinger ’68 shares stunning photographs he took during his time as a soldier in the Vietnam War, as well as a first-person account that gives the background story to those shots. His photos, which recently became public, are garnering a great deal of international media attention for their visual impact and quality.

In addition, the Developments section highlights how generous gifts in the name of faculty tug on the heartstrings of our beloved Marietta professors and lessen the financial burden facing today’s crop of talented students.

These are just some of what’s in store for your reading pleasure in the upcoming edition of your alumni magazine. If you have a great story idea for the magazine, or would like to submit a class note, contact the editors at