"My experience has been even better than I expected. I have become a stronger leader, a better communicator and have been involved in so many different clubs, organizations and activities. I have completely come out of my shell at Marietta College. Freshman year I was shy and scared to talk to people or get involved. Now I am confident and have friends all across campus."

April: Looking Back on the Year


As the semester is coming to a close, I want to thank you for your support throughout this year. You all make me proud to be a member of The Long Blue Line! Being an ambassador this year has been amazing and connecting with each of you has made me realize how incredible Marietta College is.

I will be moving on to graduate school for school psychology this summer and I would love to know what advice you would give me as I move on to this next step. Click the link to my video to learn more about my plans, and reply to this email to share your advice.

Thanks for a great year!

Click here to share your advice with Emily. Click here to make a gift in her honor.

March: Enjoying Spring Break


We’re on spring break and I am in Florida escaping the cold weather. It has been a busy semester so far and it is nice to have a break. My favorite time of the year at Marietta College is the end of the spring semester when it gets warm out. I love to hang out on the mall with friends. 

I want to hear about your favorite ways to relax on campus and what you did for spring break. What did you do when you needed to get away? I am excited to hear about your experiences!

Click here to share your own spring break stories with Emily. Click here to make a gift in her honor.


February: Starting Spring Semester


I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and a great start to the new year! School is back in session and I am so excited to continue sharing my journey with you. As we’re approaching February 14, which is both Valentine's Day and MC’s Founders Day, we're thinking a lot about the things we love at Marietta.

On that day we are hosting our third annual day of giving and we want you to join us as MC gives love. There are even prizes you can win when you participate! I want to hear about why you love MC today and what first made you fall in love with the College. I cannot wait to hear from you, and please be on the lookout for more information!

Click here to tell Emily why you have #Luv4MC. Click here to make a gift in her honor.


December: Wrapping Up Fall Semester


It is hard to believe that the semester is coming to an end and I only have one semester left at Marietta College. This semester has been my hardest one yet, but I have also learned the most. I’ve taken three upper-level psychology classes, and have done an internship at the Washington County Juvenile Center. I’m feeling really prepared for what comes next. Click my video link to hear more!

I also hope that you got my letter and will consider making a gift to the college this holiday season, if you haven't already. Thank you for following my journey this semester and I look forward to catching up with you again in January!

Click here to wish Emily happy holidays. Click here to make a gift in her honor.

November: Giving Thanks


As Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I have been thinking about what I am thankful for specifically at Marietta College. 

One of the things that I am most thankful for is the fact that we have faculty and staff who truly value student growth, learning and experience. In addition, I am thankful that I have a huge community of support from alumni and the MC family. Sharing your experiences, coming back to talk to classes, hiring interns and especially your financial support make a huge difference.

I want to know what you are thankful for. Be sure to send me an email!

Click here to tell Emily what you're thankful for. Click here to make a gift in her honor.

October: Homecoming!


Homecoming weekend was so much fun this year and I got to meet so many wonderful people. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to speak with members of the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association as well as many other alumni whom I got to meet.

I was honored to be a Homecoming Candidate for the Chi Omega Sorority this year and although I was not crowned queen, we did win the competitions for the third year in a row. 

Click on my video to watch a couple of conversations I had with alumni on campus. I hope that if you did not make it back for Homecoming this year, you can find another time to visit. We love hearing your stories, too! 

Click here to share your story with Emily. Click here to make a gift in her honor.

September: What's it like coming back?


It is week four at Marietta College and I can hardly believe I am this far into my senior year.

This year has a lot in store for me in terms of academics, career preparation and lots of fun! I am trying to soak up every minute of my senior year before I have to move into the real world. There are a lot of fun events in store this semester including Homecoming and Music Fest and I am excited to make the most of all of these.

I do have a question for all of you though: What advice do you have for me as I continue with my senior year and move into life after college? I look forward to hearing from all of you and will keep you updated about things happening here at the College!

Click here to share your advice with Emily. Click here to make a gift in her honor. 

An Introduction


Hi everyone! My name is Emily Toppin and I am a senior majoring in Psychology and International Leadership Studies. Marietta College has provided me with opportunities for personal growth and development that I would not have experienced anywhere else. I am so excited to share my experiences this year with all of our alumni and cannot wait to connect and share stories with all of you!

Click here to send a personal message to Emily. Click here to make a gift in her honor. 
Learn more about her fellow Ambassadors, Sadie, Caleb, Coco and Mel.