“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.”

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.