“I’ve become a lot more adventurous and less afraid of failing. When I came to campus, I tended to shy away from opportunities when I knew there was a chance I’d fail. Obviously, I still don’t like failing, but after taking a lot of chances, I’ve learned that it’s worth taking that risk.”



Hello, and happy May!

Graduation was on the 3rd, and I cannot believe that I am now a Marietta College alumna. The past four years have really flown by and this year was no different. As I look back on my videos from the beginning of the year, I feel like they were so long ago and so much has happened since then.

I want to thank you for following along with my journey throughout the year. It has been a really cool way to finish up my time at Marietta by getting to talk to a ton of new alumni.

I really appreciate your support, and I'd like to ask you for one final thing... Will you support students like me by making a gift, of any amount, before the end of the fiscal year, June 30th? You can make a gift to the new Pioneer Support Fund or you can give directly to the Marietta Fund so that the College can use your contribution where it’s most needed and respond to emerging priorities. Click here to give now.

Thank you again for all of your support over the past year, and I hope you have a great summer!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.



Hello! I hope you are staying happy and healthy this month.

A lot has changed over the last month, but I think we’re all adapting well as we get used to the move online. It feels a little weird to not be seeing everyone in person anymore, but everything seems to be going pretty well. This week is a busy one for me as we’re getting near the end of the semester so I’m working to stay on top of my schoolwork as graduation is coming up.

Last week in SGA we started a new project to recognize the professors that are going above and beyond to help students during our online classes. You can see the professors that we’ve recognized here https://twitter.com/MCSGA_Gavel/status/1247330419898490882. They were all nominated by their students, and I really enjoyed reading about all the great stuff they’ve been doing.

The faculty and staff have been doing a ton to make sure we’re still able to have a great semester, and we all really appreciate it. It has also been awesome to see how supportive The Long Blue Line has been by being involved online. So, thank you for staying so connected with the College and showing how great The Long Blue Line is!

I hope you have a good month and I’ll see you next month after graduation!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.



Hello, I hope you are staying healthy and relaxed as possible with everything going on right now.

There are a lot of changes in the world, and one of those is moving to online-only classes. I'm trying to adapt to this new format for the rest of the semester, but my professors have been really great. While it is certainly disappointing to be off-campus right now, it is definitely what is the best for the campus and we are all going to be working together to make sure this semester still finishes off strong.

Now, I am focusing on adjusting to online classes and updating how we do everything else on campus. From our Student Government Association meetings to honorary initiations, we're going to be experiencing a lot of firsts and seeing events modified to ensure that we're still involved and connected as a community. I’m glad I’m connected to you, and would love to hear how you’re doing, as well.

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.



Happy February and Founder's Day! This year's Day of Giving was a huge success and reminded me of just how great The Long Blue Line is! If you were able to make a gift this year, I would love to hear what inspired you to give. I was able to make my first gift this year and I'm looking forward to staying involved as I move towards being an alumna.

This past month has been a lot of fun. Student Government Association's Founder's Formal was this past weekend and everyone had a great time celebrating the College's birthday. The Board of Trustees were also on campus at the end of January, which I always look forward to.

I'm sure this next month is going to be busy too, and I'm definitely looking forward to Spring Break around the corner.

I hope you have a great month, and I'll see you in March!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.

January: Hello 2020!


Happy New Year! It is crazy to think this school year is already half-way over and I'm almost done with college. This semester I'm taking 16 credits and staying busy on campus. 

With Founders' Day coming up, we have a bunch of exciting events coming up on campus. You can be involved by contributing to our 4th Annual Day of Giving, #MCGivesLuv, on February 14th to show your support by helping us reach our 20/20 goal of 20% alumni participation in 2020. Gifts of any amount can have a huge impact on campus, and we all really appreciate it. 

You can also get involved by sharing what you love most about Marietta by posting online using #Luv4MC or you can email me and I'll write it on a heart that will be displayed on campus!

Have an awesome January, and I'll see you in February!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.

December: End of Fall 2019 Semester


Hello, and happy December!

I can't believe I'm already halfway through my senior year; this semester has been flying by. Overall, it was a great semester for me. I took a couple of classes outside the business department but I really enjoyed them all of them and did well. I also kept busy on campus outside of the classroom. From working with SGA to going to football games, I have stayed busy and involved.

As I get closer to graduation, I have also been reflecting a lot and thinking about how grateful I am to have chosen to come to Marietta College. We have so many amazing opportunities at Marietta that are only possible because of the generosity of our alumni and community.

If you're interested in helping to support some of these opportunities, we would all greatly appreciate any year-end gift you are able to make.

Have a happy holiday season and I'll see you again soon!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.

November: Thanksgiving


Hello, and Happy November!

With Thanksgiving coming up, I have been thinking about what I'm thankful for this year. Check out my video to see what I appreciate the most about Marietta College, and then send me an email about what you're thankful for! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.

October: Remembering Homecoming


Homecoming is always one of my favorite times on campus, and this year did not disappoint! We had a great turnout, and it was a great time to be on campus. I got to meet a ton of alumni, and it was definitely my favorite homecoming so far! It was awesome meeting so many new people and hearing stories of their times at Marietta.

If you were able to make it back to campus, I hope you had an amazing time! And, if you weren’t able to come to homecoming, I hope you can make it back soon!

Say hello to Ashley or make a gift in her honor.

An Introduction


Hi! I’m Ashley Klopfenstein and I’m your student ambassador! I came to Marietta from Cicero, Indiana to study finance and public accounting. I’m a senior this year and am glad to be back on campus and getting back in the swing of things for my last round.

I’m excited to be sharing my experience at Marietta with you throughout year and cannot wait to meet some more Pioneers!

Welcome Ashley or make a gift in her honor. Learn more about his fellow Ambassadors, Bella, Robert and Orv.