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Marietta College is a private liberal arts college in Marietta, Ohio. The college offers more than 50 majors. Its campus encompasses approximately three city blocks next to downtown Marietta and enrolls 1,200 full-time students.
|Latin: Collegium Mariettensis|
|Motto||LUX ET VERITAS|
Motto in English
|Light and truth|
|Type||Private liberal arts college|
|Provost||Janet L. Bland|
|Colors||Navy Blue, White|
|Athletics||NCAA Division III – OAC|
|Sports||22 varsity teams|
The Honors programEdit
The honors program provides a course of study for accomplished students. The program has several requirements such as GPA and including specific Honors courses that meet General Education requirements. To continue in the Scholars Program, all four semesters of required course work must be completed.
Marietta College maintains a partnership with the University of International Relations, a university with ties to the Ministry of State Security of the People's Republic of China.
In 2017, Marietta was included in national rankings by "U.S. News & World Report (8th in the Midwest), Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (221st in the nation), Forbes (470th in the nation), College Factual (211th in the nation), Money Magazine (562nd in the nation), and Washington Monthly (26th in the nation).
Marietta College is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference, a 10-team collegiate conference founded in 1902 and the third-oldest in the nation. The Pioneers compete in 22 varsity sports, including teams in crew, baseball, basketball, football, women's volleyball, track & field, cross country, tennis, soccer, and softball. They added men's and women's golf to the athletic department for the 2017 season, and lacrosse for 2018.
Marietta's baseball team has won six national championships, an NCAA Division III record: in 1981, 1983, 1986, 2006, 2011 and 2012. The first three were under legendary coach Don Schaly, who died on March 9, 2005; the three most recent under coach Brian Brewer. By repeating as the national champions in 2011 and 2012 the Pioneers became the first team to do that in NCAA Division III play since the Rowan University Profs won back to back championships in 1978 and 1979. Five former Pioneer baseball players—Kent Tekulve, Duane Theiss, Jim Tracy, Terry Mulholland and Matt DeSalvo—have reached the Major League level.
Since 2010, the men's basketball program has become one of the best in NCAA Division III, averaging 21.9 victories a season during that stretch.
The crew program competes at the annual Dad Vail Regatta each spring in both men's and women's events, and earned a gold medal in the Men's Varsity Eight in 2006, and gold medals in the Women's Varsity Eight in 2011, 2012, and 2014. Alumni include two-time Olympian and CEO of Boathouse Sports, John Strotbeck, Jr., and 2003 World Championship silver medalist in the USA Lightweight Eight, Andrew Bolton.
Marietta sporting events are often broadcast on WMRT and WCMO, the two college radio stations. All of the football games are broadcast on WMRT. Home football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, and baseball games are all carried on the Marietta College radio network. The baseball games are also carried on WMOA. WMRT and WCMO broadcasts are all produced and called entirely by students, many of whom are Mass Media students.
Alpha Sigma Phi (Delta Chapter), Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta and Lambda Chi Alpha are national and international fraternities that have local chapters for male students to join. They are governed by an Interfraternity Council, which follows the guidelines of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, and Sigma Kappa are national and international fraternities and sororities that have local chapters for female students to join. They are governed by Panhellenic Council, which follows the guidelines of the National Panhellenic Conference.
Students attending Marietta College have the opportunity to qualify for any of 23 honoraries that have recognized chapters.
- Alpha Lambda Delta – Freshman
- Alpha Psi Omega – Drama
- Alpha Sigma Lambda – Non-Traditional
- Beta Beta Beta – Biology
- Gamma Sigma Alpha – Greek (Academic Honor Society)
- Kappa Delta Pi – Education
- Kappa Mu Epsilon – Mathematics
- Kappa Pi – Art
- Lambda Pi Eta – Communication
- Omicron Delta Epsilon – Economics
- Omicron Delta Kappa – Leadership
- Order of Omega – Greek (Leadership)
- Phi Alpha Theta – History
- Phi Beta Kappa – Academics
- Phi Sigma Iota – Foreign Language and Literature
- Pi Epsilon Tau – Petroleum Engineering
- Pi Kappa Delta – Speech and Debate
- Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science
- Psi Chi – Psychology
- Sigma Delta Pi – Spanish
- Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics
- Sigma Tau Delta – English
- Society for Collegiate Journalists – Mass Communications
- Tau Pi Phi – Economics, Management, Accounting
Alumni of Marietta College are collectively known as the Long Blue Line.
- Ray Barnhart – Federal Highway Administration director (1981–1987) and member of the Texas House of Representatives (1973–1975); Marietta College faculty member (1951–1955).
- Kathy Brodsky 1967 – American Author and Poet.
- E. Jocob Crull (attended in 1880–81) – Montana State Representative and colonel who was Jennette Rankin's (first female member of the U.S. Congress) chief primary rival.
- Dane Dastillung – American football player
- Charles Gates Dawes 1884 — U.S. Vice President, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, and U.S. Ambassador
- Glen Gainer, Jr. – State Auditor of West Virginia, 1977–1993.
- Nick Gehlfuss 2007 – Actor
- Carte Goodwin 1996 – U.S. Senator from West Virginia.
- Dean Hess 1941 – Clergyman, Soldier, Humanitarian.
- William Irwin 1848 – 13th Governor of California.
- Ban Johnson 1887 – Founder of baseball's American League.
- Gary Kott 1969 – Award-winning television and advertising writer, and an American Folk Artist. A writer and supervising producer of The Cosby Show, Kott worked on the program during its five consecutive years of number one Nielsen ratings.
- Terry Mulholland 1985 – Former Major League Baseball pitcher.
- F. Story Musgrave 1960 – Retired NASA Astronaut and Shuttle Pilot.
- Elsie Eaton Newton (1871-1941) – first Dean of Women at Marietta, daughter of John Eaton Jr.
- C. William O'Neill 1938 – 59th Governor of Ohio.
- Andrea Parhamovich 2000 – National Democratic Institute employee killed in Baghdad, Iraq on January 17, 2007.
- Mike Salvino 1987 – president and CEO of DXC Technology.
- Don Schaly 1959 – ABCA Hall of Fame member, all-time winningest baseball coach in Division III history.
- Wilbur Schramm 1928 – Founding Father of the Communication Studies Discipline.
- John M. Stowell – Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
- John Strotbeck, Jr. – Former U.S. Olympic Rower and owner of Boathouse Sports.
- Kent Tekulve 1969 – Former Major League Baseball pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Jim Tracy 1978 – Former Major League Baseball manager with the Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Willard Warner 1845 – U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1868–71.
- Albert B. White – 11th Governor of West Virginia
- Joseph G. Wilson 1846 – U.S. Congressman from Oregon, justice on the Oregon Supreme Court.
- Joy Williams – an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
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