As more than 260 Marietta College graduates made their way into the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on Saturday for the 185th Commencement ceremony, there was something more customary about the experience.
The strength and connectivity of The Long Blue Line were important to Matt Weekley ’81 when he was a student, and it remains relevant now as a loyal and accomplished alumnus.
Mike Salvino ’87, who has enjoyed a successful career in the technology industry and is now leading a Fortune 500 company, will be Marietta College’s Commencement speaker at the 2021 graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 1.
As the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center sat empty, Marietta College’s Class of 2020 still found a way to graduate on Sunday afternoon.
Throughout his first year as Marietta College’s President, Dr. William N. Ruud has developed a bond with the student body that is clearly evident.
The metamorphosis of Brian Raiff ’17 (Galena, Ohio) during the past four years at Marietta College is something even he couldn’t have predicted.
A few students were emotional, others were smiling ear to ear and a couple just wanted to hand the microphone off to the next person.
During the height of the deadly 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, a team of journalists from The New York Times began reporting on various aspects of the virus’ impact on West Africa that ranged from the medical community and global response to how a close-knit culture began changing in an effort to stave off the disease’s spread.