Special Features

MCAA announces 2014 award winners


Service to others, outstanding professional achievement, and tireless support for alma mater are key themes highlighted in this year’s Marietta College Alumni Association awards set to be presented Homecoming Weekend.

Whether it’s a dedicated surgeon volunteering time to help disabled children, an acclaimed author and historian, or a devoted volunteer seeking to encourage others to step forward on behalf of the institution, all are featured in the special ceremony set for The Christy Mall, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11.

MCAA Community Service Award – Sydney Maltese ’14 has demonstrated continued involvement as a leader and volunteer within the College and Marietta communities. Selected by the Faculty Council, Sydney has been an active, energetic, and productive contributor in all aspects of the institution’s life and life of her neighbors as well.

Ghana trip is new for some, tradition for others


Every Marietta College student is encouraged to have at least one international experience as an undergraduate.

For Jackie Hartle ’11, that experience first took place in 2008, the summer after her freshman year, when she joined a group consisting of Marietta faculty, staff and students to travel to a small country in West Africa to volunteer in several villages and build a computer lab in one of the schools. Before her senior year at Marietta, she returned to the country of Ghana with the Marietta contingent to continue the work they had begun earlier.

This summer, the opportunity arose once again to participate in the Ghana service trip and to visit communities that welcomed her with open arms.


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