NOMINATE A PIONEER

Do you know an outstanding alumnus/a who reflects the very best of Marietta College through significant professional accomplishments, service to the College or community or great contributions to humanity? Or a friend of the College that has done great service to or on behalf of MC?

Each year, the Marietta College Alumni Association, (MCAA), gathers at Homecoming to recognize the recipients of the following awards:

  • Hall of Honor - The Hall of Honor celebrates the most outstanding accomplishments of Marietta College alumni. Members exemplify extraordinary characteristics that reflect the very best of the Marietta experience by accomplishments in their profession, service to the College, service to their community and/or contribution to humanity. Induction in the Hall of Honor is the highest honor bestowed by the Marietta College Alumni Association.
  • Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award - Presented to an alumnus/alumna who has achieved significant accomplishments, made outstanding contributions in his or her field or has distinguished himself or herself through service to the community, state, or nation.
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award - Presented to an alumnus/alumna who has graduated 15 years ago or less, who has made significant accomplishments in business or professional life and/or who has rendered outstanding service to the College or the MCAA.
  • Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award - Presented to an individual who is not an alumnus/alumna, but has given specific and meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the College and the MCAA.
  • Liz Tribett MCAA Service Award - Presented to anyone considered deserving of recognition for service to Marietta College.
If you know a deserving Pioneer, please nominate them today!

 

Alumni Award Nomination Process

Please use the nomination form to submit your nomination for one of the awards. Your nomination will be forwarded to the MCAA Board for consideration. Thank you for taking the time to help strengthen The Long Blue Line!


2021 Award Winners

Hall of Honor — John Beale '71

Serving as an ambassador and diplomat from Barbados for a good portion of his adult life, John also enjoyed a successful career as an international banker. He served as Barbados’ Honorary Counsul to Brazil in 1976 — a role he held for 11 years until he moved to the U.S. to join the World Bank in 1987.

John also served as the Honorary Consul of Uruguay in Barbados from 1997 to 2008 before he was appointed as Barbados’ Ambassador to the U.S. in 2009. He remained in the role until July 2016. As an ambassador, John was Barbados’ highest-ranking representative and was tasked with being a good manager, resilient negotiator, and respected representative of the country — and this included being Marietta College’s 2015 Commencement speaker.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Marietta and added an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona in 1978. Beale made his connection to Marietta in 1964 after receiving the American Field Service Scholarship. At this time, he came to Marietta from Barbados and attended a co-ed high school (Marietta High School) for the first time, and developed an affinity for the city. John was named an Honorary Citizen of Marietta in 1978.

Hall of Honor - Dale Wartluft '63

Recognized as an innovator and leader as a management consultant with some of the nation’s leading corporations, Dale truly made his mark in the development of the consulting firm model that is used by every major accounting/auditing firm in the world.

Dale enjoyed three distinct and highly successful phases of his career, concluding with him as the principal and owner of DLW Consulting — which allowed him to provide strategic advice to executives. From 1986-2001, Dale held several positions with Ernst & Young, including Senior Vice President and Managing Director of E&Y’s Consulting Services, Americas.

He also played a key role in the negotiations when Cap Gemini purchased Ernst & Young. Soon after, he became the first CEO for the Americas of the newly reconstituted Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting and a member of the Group Management Committee. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Dale enjoyed a successful 20-year career with IBM in a variety of roles that included Senior Southeastern Regional Executive for Consulting Services.

Dale, who was active in many clubs and organizations as a student, graduated from Marietta College with a B.S. in Biology in 1963. Dale always served his alma mater with distinction, including as a member of the Board of Trustees from 2002-17 and as the Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence during the 2011-12 academic year where he taught and led a project on employee engagement. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and the College’s basketball team.

Hall of Honor — Roger Markfield '63

Best known as the person who created fashion trends for teenagers for more than two decades with American Eagle Outfitters, Roger has been referred to as a merchandising guru and merchant visionary. He created a forward-thinking approach and built American Eagle Outfitters into a leader in the teen clothing market over a career that spanned more than 20 years. Because of his deep understanding of design, merchandising, marketing, and overall brand vision, Roger helped rejuvenate the American Eagle brand before his retirement in 2015.

Roger started at American Eagle Outfitters in 1993 and was hailed as the person who made the brand cool. Upon his retirement, he had served the company in many roles, including CEO, Vice Chairman, and Executive Creative Director. Before his remarkable run at American Eagle Outfitters, Roger served as Executive Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for The Limited, as well as two stints with R.H. Macy & Company, rising to the President of Corporate Buying for Menswear. He also served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing for the Gap Stores, Inc., for three years.

Throughout his amazing career, Roger displayed a passion for retail and apparel that is unrivaled. After graduating from Marietta College B.A. in Political Science, Roger started his career in retail at Gimbel’s. As an undergraduate student, Roger was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity, as well as the Economics Club and Brandeis Club.

Distinguished Alumna — Kathleen Mitchell Murphy '82
Distinguished Alumnus —Malcolm Doldron '99

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has achieved significant accomplishments, made outstanding contributions in his or her field, or has distinguished himself or herself through service to the community, state, or nation.

Outstanding Young Alumnus — C. Taylor Myers '15
Outstanding Young Alumnus — Patrick Tegge '14

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has graduated 15 years ago or less, who has made significant accomplishments in business or professional life and/or who has rendered outstanding service to the College or the MCAA

Honorary Alumnus — Dr. Roger Pitasky 

Honorary Alumnus/a Award is presented to an individual who is not an alumnus/a, but has given specific and meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the College and the MCAA.

Liz Tribett Service Award — Ken and Betty Stollar

Liz Tribett MCAA Service Award is presented to anyone considered deserving of recognition for service to Marietta College.


2020 Award Winners

Hall of Honor — T. Grant Callery '68

As a hardworking and high-achieving professional, Grant created a benchmark in the finance industry; as an alumnus, he also set the example. Earning a B.S. in Biology from Marietta and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1973, he launched a highly successful career that resulted in him being considered a titan in the financial services industry. For 33 years (1979-2012), Grant was a leader with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), which eventually became the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after merging with the New York Stock Exchange Member Regulation.

When he retired in 2012, Grant had worked his way up to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for FINRA. He served the Marietta College Board of Trustees from 2003-18, where he was the chairman from 2008-11. His board colleagues fully supported his vision, and many have said he was the perfect person for the job. After completing his term, Grant remained active in a variety of roles with his alma mater — most notably serving as a valuable mentor to new trustees.

In all, Grant dedicated more than two decades of volunteer service to Marietta, providing outstanding leadership and vision. Many alumni have given back to the College through their time, talent and treasure, but few have made the significant impact in guiding the College through the highs and lows and ensuring it remained on the right path. A native of Scarsdale, New York, Grant was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity as an undergraduate and later served in the U.S. Army.

Distinguished Alumna — Linda Showalter '79
Distinguished Alumnus —Steve Froggett '95

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has achieved significant accomplishments, made outstanding contributions in his or her field, or has distinguished himself or herself through service to the community, state, or nation.

Outstanding Young Alumnus — Eric Dowler '07

Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award is presented to an alumnus/a who has graduated 15 years ago or less, who has made significant accomplishments in business or professional life and/or who has rendered outstanding service to the College or the MCAA

Honorary Alumnus — George Fenton 
Honorary Alumna - Dr. Gloria Stewart

Honorary Alumnus/a Award is presented to an individual who is not an alumnus/a, but has given specific and meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the College and the MCAA.

Liz Tribett Service Award — Gregory Black '81

Liz Tribett MCAA Service Award is presented to anyone considered deserving of recognition for service to Marietta College.

Past Alumni Award Winners

Past Distinguished Service Award Winners

Past Hall of Honor Award Winners

Past Honorary Alumnus/a

Past Liz Tribett MCAA Service Award Winners

Past Outstanding Young alumnus/a Winners