December 12, 2016
Dear Marietta College Family: 

Last night, Judy and I joined many of you during the Late Night Breakfast in Gilman. We were reminded once again why Marietta College is such a special place. We watched as you laughed, shared stories of another semester … and of course, enjoyed plenty of delicious food – many thanks to our partner Parkhurst! As we begin finals week today, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a happy holiday season.

It is my hope that each one of you takes an opportunity to put your feet up, spend quality time with family and friends, and enjoy a little time off. I am proud to say that everyone worked hard during the semester, and you do make a difference in the life of this great college. Our mutual successes are many. Thank you for the role you play at Marietta College and congratulations on completing another successful semester.

We are blessed that our students and employees have such passion for the College. As I complete 2016, I am proud of what we are accomplishing and the energy that I see and feel around our conversations and actions. Thanks to all of you, Marietta remains one of the top liberal arts colleges in the region and the country — and we will continue to improve as we move into the future.
Judy and I want to thank you for welcoming us so warmly into the Marietta College family. Our outlook is sunny and I’m proud to be your president. I look forward to working with you in 2017 as we all continue to make our College the best in the nation. 

Have a happy, safe and healthy holiday season.


Bill Ruud