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Alumni Speaker Series

The Career Center is pleased to welcome Marietta College alumni to speak with students as part of The Long Blue Line Speaker Series.

Monday, April 6, 2020: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Mark Hirschfeld ’09
: Advertising/Public relations major, now works as Director of Digital Content with TeamDynamix out of Columbus, OH. While at Marietta College, Mark was a member of Delta Tau Delta, the American Advertising Foundation (AAF), the McDonough Leadership Program and the Student Alumni Association. He was also involved with the Marcolian. Mark received his MBA from Point Park University and his MA in Journalism & Mass Communications from the same university.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Scott Thatcher ’01
: Business Management major, now works for Solvay as a Transformation Manager out of his home in Marietta, OH. Scott has the opportunity to work as he travels around the world. While at Marietta College, he was a Student Senate President, volunteered at Ely Chapman, and worked for the IT Department on campus. He was also on the baseball team. Scott received his MBA from Ohio University.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Cody Thomas ’10
: Political Science major, is now a compliance data analyst at Nations Lending.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Patrick Hahe ’11: Broadcasting/Journalism major, now works for Speed51 as a Technology Coordinator out of Cleveland/Akron/Canton areas of Ohio. Along with his degree from Marietta College, Patrick also graduated with a certificate in Leadership from the McDonough Leadership Program at MC. While at MC, he was a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha and founded Writing on the Mall campus blog. He was also a station manager for 88.3 WRMT, 98.5 WCMO, and the TV Station on campus.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Tyler Bates ’13: Math major, works as a Geometry teacher and Head Girls' Basketball coach at Loudonville High School. While at Marietta College, he was a Women's Basketball Student Assistant Coach and a member of the DBRC Intramural Board. He received the Chi Omega Alice Mead Prize, and raised $13,000 as Director of St. Baldrick's Event for Cancer Research. Tyler was also a student representative on the Diverse Learners Panel as well as Alcohol Policy Developmental Committee. He is in his seventh year teaching and coaching at LHS. He also earned his MA in Educational Leadership with Principal Licensure from Concordia University Chicago in 2016.
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Monday Music Night

Raquel Ravaglioli, ​Marietta College's Director of Music Therapy, is pleased to host Monday Music Nights from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST) on Mondays. All are welcome. 

Each week, five people will have the opportunity to share a song they have been listening to, followed by a facilitated discussion. Sign up via Google Forms.

Monday, April 6, 2020: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (ET)
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Monday, April 13, 2020: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (ET)
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Monday, April 20, 2020: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (ET)
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Monday, April 27, 2020: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (ET)
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Please contact Raquel Ravaglioli at rr003@marietta.edu with questions. 


Virtual Chat: Women’s Rowing Coach Abby Klicker

Friday, April 3, 2020: 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Connect virtually with Abby Klicker, head coach of the Women’s Rowing Team! Join us to find out how the senior rowers are doing, get updates on recruitment and talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sport on national and international levels. You may ask questions regarding the team and share your thoughts with Coach Klicker.

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Institute for Learning in Retirement: Bollywood 101

Mondays: 3:00 p.m.

The Bombay/Mumbai based Indian film industry, its trends, its themes, its stars and its movies. Classes meet online Mondays at 3:00 p.m. (ET) beginning April 6. Registration is free of charge by email to the instructor, Carol Sedgwick, at cibermage@1st.net. Find further information here


Virtual Chat: Men's Rowing Coaches Greg Myhr and Brendan Murphy

Wednesday, April 8, 2020: 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Connect virtually with Greg Myhr, head coach of the Men’s Rowing Team and Brendan Murphy, assistant coach of the Men's Rowing Team. Join us to find out how the senior rowers are doing, get updates on recruitment and talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sport on national and international levels. You may ask questions regarding the team and share your thoughts with the coaches.

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Virtual Chat: Petroleum Department Chair, Ben Ebenhack

Thursday, April 9, 2020: 4:00 p.m.

Connect virtually with Petroleum Department Chair, Ben Ebenhack. Join us for an update, hear about some exciting new plans for the department and talk about current industry topics. You may ask questions and share your thoughts with Professor Ebenhack.

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Institute for Learning in Retirement: The Sociology of the Coronavirus

Thursdays: 3:00 p.m.

An exploration of changes experts expect or hope to see in the coming years as a result of the pandemic. Classes meet online Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. (ET) for eight weeks beginning April 9. Registration is by email to the instructor, Ted Goertzel, at tedgoertzel@gmail.com. Find further information here


Virtual Commencement

Sunday, May 3, 2020: 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Marietta College will be conducting a virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 3.

The graduation ceremony, along with Strawberries & Crème, helps mark the culmination of a student’s time on campus and celebrate an important milestone. The College will be holding the virtual ceremony so our students’ achievements are recognized. Later in the summer, the College will mail each graduate their diploma.

However, President Bill Ruud understands that this milestone must also include an on-campus ceremony. The College is still working out the details, but there will be a traditional commencement scheduled at a later date.

All of us at Marietta College recognizes that the disruption caused by COVID-19 has touched every aspect of life and that this is not the commencement that graduates, their families, and their friends were looking forward to. Marietta College hopes that these alternative plans will allow graduates to celebrate their accomplishments


Boston Red Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Saturday, June 6, 2020: Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Game at 7:15 p.m. (ET)

Cornwall's, 654 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02215
Fenway Park, 4 Jersey St., Boston, MA 02215

Come and connect with local alumni and friends for an exciting night of baseball as the Red Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

We will begin the evening at Cornwall's for appetizers before heading over to Fenway Park.

The price is $40, which includes appetizers at Cornwall's and the baseball ticket. There are a limited number of tickets, so register today!

Register today
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Starr, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Volunteer Programs, at starre@marietta.edu or 740.376.4449.


The 8th Annual Pioneer Challenge and Spa Day

Thursday, June 25 - Friday, June 26, 2020

Whispering Pines Golf Course, 15630 Middle Rd., Meadville, PA 16335

Start practicing your putting and mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Pioneer Challenge and Spa Day. Connect with your fellow Pioneers with some great golf and camaraderie, or enjoy a spa day if you'd prefer not to golf.

Your participation will benefit the next generation of Pioneers, as proceeds from the tournament will support Marietta College Athletics and various programs.

Visit the Pioneer Challenge Facebook page for more information. If you have questions, please contact Bill Kingzett ’79 at kingzett1@windstream.net or David Reese ’79 at darson@sbcglobal.net.


The Great Journey through Europe

Cruising the Rhine River and Featuring the Glacier Express

Wednesday, July 8 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

This extraordinary eleven-day "Grand Tour" of Europe combines river, rail, lake and mountain travel and features Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Cruise aboard the deluxe AMADEUS SILVER III along the Rhine River. Ride aboard three legendary railways - the Gornergrat Bahn, the Glacier Express and the Pilatus Railway. View photos for this cruise.

Please contact Gohagen Travel Service Coordinator at 800.922.3088 to reserve your spot on the cruise, or send in this Travel Program with your payment. All final payments are required to be made by check or wire transfer by January 15, 2020.

For any questions, please contact Dawn Werry, Director of Alumni Relations, at daw008@marietta.edu.


Glaciers & Wildlife of Alaska - Oceania Cruises

Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 23, 2020

Visit Kenai Fjords National Park and the starting point of the historic Iditarod Trail in Steward. Cruise through College Fjord and past Hubbard Glacier to Icy Strait Point and look for whales. In Juneau, take advantage of its wildlife viewing and discover Skagway's Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Experience indigenous art in Sitka, visit Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan and immerse yourself in the thriving culture of Nanaimo. View photos for this cruise.

Please contact Go Next Service Coordinator at 800.842.9023 to reserve your spot on the cruise.

For questions please contact Dawn Werry, Director of Alumni Relations, at daw008@marietta.edu.


Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians

Sunday, July 26, 2020: 1:00 p.m. (CST)

Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002

Join us and connect with local alumni and friends for an exciting afternoon of baseball as the Houston Astros take on the Cleveland Indians.

The ticket price is $50 for our seats in Field Box 107. There are a limited number of tickets, so register today!

Register today
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Jones ’07 at e.jones08@yahoo.com.


Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats

Sunday, August 30, 2020: 4:05 p.m. (ET)

Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus OH 43215

Join us and connect with local alumni and friends for an exciting night of baseball as the Columbus Clippers take on the Louisville Bats.

The price is $30 for tickets, children 12 and under are $20 for a ticket. The ticket includes picnic food and the baseball ticket. Our seats are located in the left field picnic area. There are a limited number of tickets, so register today!

Register today
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Starr, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Volunteer Programs, at starre@marietta.edu or 740.376.4449.


Medieval Sojourn - Oceania Cruises

Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 16, 2020

See the Monte Carlo Casino and the historical treasures of Rome. Stroll the cobblestone streets in Sorrento and see Santorini's breathtaking volcanic seascapes. Visit the ruins of Ephesus and stroll through Mitilini - The "Garden of the Aegean." View photos for this cruise.

Please contact Go Next Service Coordinator at 800.842.9023 to reserve your spot on the cruise.

For any questions, please contact Dawn Werry, Director of Alumni Relations, at daw008@marietta.edu.


Village Life® in Dordogne

Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 16, 2020

Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned PLAZA MADELEINE HÔTEL, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region's charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures. View photos for this cruise.

Please contact Gohagen Travel Service Coordinator at 800.922.3088 to reserve your spot on the cruise, or send in this Travel Program with your payment. All final payments are required to be made by check or wire transfer by January 15, 2020.

For any questions, please contact Dawn Werry, Director of Alumni Relations, at daw008@marietta.edu.


Save the Date: Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2020

Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Marietta College, 215 Fifth St., Marietta, OH 45750

We will be celebrating the 10th, 25th and 50th reunions of the classes of 2010, 1995 and 1970. More information to follow as plans develop.

For information about Homecoming, please contact Dawn Werry, Director of Alumni Relations, at daw008@marietta.edu