Marietta College’s Institute for Learning in Retirement may be as popular as ever.
Late one afternoon this past spring, Rosey Raths ’18 (Succasunna, N.J.) was enjoying a typical teenage day when her phone rang. She recognized the Marietta area code, but didn’t think much of it. Calling was her Admission Counselor, Kelli Barnette.
College sweethearts Wendy Keck ’75 and Jim Fryfogle ’73 called Marietta College their home for the four years they were students.
Wendy, who earned a degree in biology and education, taught at Marietta Junior High School for a year as Jim finished his MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and worked for a year for Marathon Oil in Lafayette, La. Just as Jim’s career as a petroleum engineering burgeoned, the couple married.
Since then, they’ve moved a dozen times during Jim’s 28 years with Marathon Oil. And though the Fryfogles would never live in the 45750 ZIP code again, neither have been struck with a sense of homesickness.