Marietta College enrolls approximately 275 in Class of 2021

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MARIETTA, OH (09/29/2017)— When classes began for the 2017 fall semester, Marietta College welcomed approximately 275 freshmen who are studying in one or more of the 42 majors. The following students are from your coverage area:

  • Miles Poff of Westerville, Ohio (43082), is a graduate of Whetstone High School.
  • Hannah Richardson of Westerville, Ohio (43082), is a graduate of Westerville Central High School.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 42 majors and has been listed among Barron’s Best Buys in College Education and Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.

Stephen Melvin Member of Ashland University Orientation Team

ASHLAND, OH (10/05/2017)— Stephen Melvin of Westerville, OH, is a member of the orientation team at Ashland University.

Melvin is majoring in sport management. Melvin is a 2015 graduate of Marburn Academy.

The Orientation Team organizes the Ashland University summer orientation program. This program is designed to introduce freshmen, transfer, minority, commuter, international and other special interest students to the campus. It also aims to enhance social interaction and to provide incoming students with necessary information for a successful college career. The Orientation Team is also involved in the Week of Welcome and Fall Orientation.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Erika Delpin completes career-focused Sophomore Year Experience at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (10/05/2017)— Erika Delpin of Westerville (43081) was one of just 31 students to successfully complete Baldwin Wallace University’s Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) program during the 2016-17 academic year. The unique program is a living/learning community that links academic coursework and specialized programming within a residence hall to provide career preparation, exploration and real-world experience.

Delpin, a graduate of Thomas Worthington High School majoring in music therapy, participated in the SYE program while living in Carmel Hall on BW’s Berea, Ohio campus. The program included a career decision-making course taught by career advisers as well as a LinkedIn workshop that focused on strategies for using the business networking site in a professional manner. As part of the program, the students planned a game night event to increase student engagement on their hall floor. In addition to the career component, the group volunteered in the local community through BW’s Saturday of Service program.

The goal of SYE is to better prepare students for finding jobs and internships within their chosen field. The program focuses on the four pillars of career development, community engagement, leadership and service. After choosing their pillar of interest, students collaborate with their program assistant, a group leader and their peers to plan, market and execute an event. The program culminates in an end-of-year celebration that includes reflection, sharing successes, hearing from SYE alumni and job charades.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

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