Years of hard work, late-night studying, forging lasting friendships and making Marietta College their home away from home were celebrated as a group of Pioneers transitioned from undergraduates to alumni.

Twelve of the 34 graduates attended the December Graduation ceremony on Sunday, December 8th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Marietta College Alumni Association Board member Anna Bock Mullins ’04 greeted the newest class of graduates shortly after the turning of the tassel. Jacob Baker ’19, who is now teaching at Belpre Elementary School as an Intervention Specialist, was among the new graduates to speak to the audience during the ceremony.

“It was tremendously meaningful to me to be able to thank all of the people who were able to get me to that day, to officially graduate, and take the next step in life,” he says. “Marietta College is a very special place to me and a place that I truly consider my second home. I am so thankful for the people I met, the education I received, and all of the tremendous experiences and memories that I was able to walk away with.