Marietta expects to graduate about 300 seniors on May 11

gradsAbout 300 seniors will receive their diplomas when Marietta College hosts its 177th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 11. The event, which is scheduled to be held in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, begins at 1 p.m.

It will also be the last commencement held on Mother’s Day — a College tradition — in the foreseeable future. The 2015 graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 3.

College, Rotary partner to bring technology to rural African schools

ghana-schoolMarietta College has partnered with the Rotary Club of Accra Ridge (Ghana) and Marietta Morning Rotary Club to provide information technology upgrades and computers to two rural schools in Central and Volta Regions of Africa.

Although Ghana has compulsory education for children 6-17 years of age, in rural villages especially, funds are insufficient to provide adequate facilities or supplies to support a meaningful education. “Free education” in Ghana translates into the government spending $3.50 per child, which is woefully inadequate for teaching even a rudimentary curriculum. At the Gbi-Kpoeta School, the third-grade classroom has no walls, so classes are not held in inclement weather. At Mt. Zion Elementary in Old Tafo, the school has no water source and does not have electricity. 

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