While the December graduates don't receive their Marietta College diplomas for a few more months, mid-year celebration is still a highly anticipated day for students.
Marietta College added more than 50 members to The Long Blue Line during the December Graduation Celebration on Dec. 11, on Fenton Court.
The ceremony was more laid back due to the fact that December ceremony recognizes the students' achievements that have allowed them to graduate. Marietta's more traditional commencement will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 13.
Kim Davidson '11 (Cincinnati, Ohio), who will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, says she will miss all of the friendships and connections she has made while at Marietta College.
"My most memorable moment would have to be when I was at Fenton Court and witnessed the men's basketball team win the OAC Championship. I will never forget how crazy the crowd was how great it felt to be a part of Marietta College," Davidson said.
The following students are expected to graduate this December:
Master of Corporate Media: Megan Marie Archer (Parkersburg), Yi Fan (Inner Mongolia, China), Jie Gong (Beijing, China), Nicole Eileen Jackson (Coolville, Ohio), Qi Pang (Beijing, China) and Dan Wu (Beijing, China).
Master of Arts in Psychology: Ashley J. Perry, Ashley Marie Schaad (Alexandria, Va.), and Katharine A. Wolfe.
Bachelor of Arts: Daniel James Bratton (Philadelphia, Pa.), Steven A. Brenner (Brigantine, N. Jersey), Gregory Steven Clair (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Kimberly Jo Davidson (Cincinnati, Ohio), Laura Lindsi Denny (Caldwell, Ohio), Sandrina Sue Dunn (Marietta), Tara Rene Eddleblute (Lowell, Ohio), Laura Renee Eddy (Fleming, Ohio), Meaghan Kristen Fleming (Waterford, Ohio), Kristina Marie Insabella (Canal Winchester, Ohio), Ashley Rene Knight (Canal Winchester, Ohio), Mallory Amanda Koehler (Adena, Ohio), Corina Marie Kupka (Milford, Ohio), Jennifer LeAnn Lauer (Whipple, Ohio), Casey Christopher Levens (Marietta), Youyou Liang (Hunan Province, China), Kyle E. Maxwell (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Marie Ann Hall Meade (Vincent, Ohio), Gavan Allen Renner (Friendly, W.Va.), Justin Charles Robb (Dover, Ohio), Stephanie Lynne Pool Rogers (New Matamoras, Ohio), John Robert Thompson Snyder (Altoona, Pa.), Abbey Mae Spradling (Bellaire, Ohio), Meredith Conlin Storey (Olmsted Falls, Ohio), Emily Anne Taylor (Marietta), Samuel Bond Vincent (Parkersburg), Xinhui Wang (Beijing, China) , Mark Anthony Williams (Bethel, Ohio), Tracy Lynette Ellison Williams (Marietta), Nathaniel Joseph Wycinski (New Lexington, Ohio), Boya Zhang (Beijing, China), Chi Zhou (Beijing, China), Guangyu Zhou (Marietta), Boyuan Zhu (Beijing, China), and Dustin Eric Zimmerman (Hebron, Ohio).
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ariel Kathleen Stadden (Cleveland, Ohio).
Bachelor of Science: Andrew Phillip Hout (Marietta), William Cody Huff (Byesville, Ohio), Benjamin Michael Hupp (Parkersburg), Charlotte Jaye Philpott (Cincinnati, Ohio), Phillip Michael Shaw (Brownsville, Pa), Zhiyi Wang (Beijing, China), and Daniel Harry Weiner (Sandy Hook, Conn.).
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering: Bryan Michael Reigrut (Youngstown, Ohio) and Jon Spencer Wise (Caldwell, Ohio).