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WVU-P honors

WVU Parkersburg holds virtual Honors Ceremony celebration for student accomplishments Parkersburg, W.Va. – West Virginia University at Parkersburg honored 38 students, four faculty, and two staff members during the annual Honors Ceremony sponsored by United Bank. Due to the public health ...

WSCC Foundation awards $140k in scholarships

The Washington State Community College Foundation announced the award of over $140,000 in scholarships for the upcoming academic year. The award amount is more than double what was given a year ago thanks to an increase in full scholarships. In total, the Foundation awarded scholarships to ...

Graduating senior named inaugural winner of MC’s McKay Award

The late Dr. Cavendish McKay covered some complex and not very intuitive topics during his Quantum Mechanics II course. Matthew Chih '20 (Worthington, Ohio) was in McKay's final class in Spring 2019. "I was going to his office for help just about every other day, but he was always eager to ...

Births

Burchard Earl M. Burchard Jr. and Tracie A. Allen announce the birth of their son, Michael Allen Thomas Burchard. He was born at 9:23 p.m. May 1 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Linda J. and Jonathon Allen Jr. of ...

MCF will have a virtual 2020 Scholarship Presentation Ceremony

COVID-19 has forced many schools to create alternative measures surrounding graduation and senior award ceremonies. While students and their families are facing great disappointment at the loss of these monumental events, Marietta Community Foundation hopes to salvage the situation by honoring ...

Rotary Clubs donate $100,000 to food banks

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In response to the Coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and across the world, District 6690 Rotary Clubs recently answered the emergency plea for assistance by donating $100,000 to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, formerly Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and Southeast Ohio Food Bank. District ...

Recycling Center reopening with precautions in place for COVID-19

Marietta Area Recycling Center will reopen May 16. New hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Access to the site will be closed off for drop off of recyclables during closed hours. It is important to understand that this site is run entirely by volunteers. We have a ...

Washington State Student of the Month achieving her dream

Valerie Lowe seized the opportunity that a change in circumstances afforded her, giving her the chance to pursue a long-held dream of going to college. Her desire and dedication to her aspirations have moved her to the head of the class as Washington State Community College’s (WSCC) ...

MC’s visiting professor forced to manage COVID-19 on two fronts

While everyone around the world is dealing with COVID-19, Dr. Niya Liu has had a dual experience with the virus. Liu, a visiting professor from Hebei Finance University, initially dealt with it in her home country of China. Now, as a visiting professor at Marietta College teaching Economics ...

Lowell Elementary awards

Lowell Elementary School awards for the third nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. First grade Accelerated (4’s and 3’s) – Caleb Augenstein, Paisley Curran, Dylan Herndon, Rylee Honchul, Audrey Jadwin, Zander Misel. Proficient (All 3’s) – Autumn Hudson, Lillian Lipscomb, ...

Theatre Directing student earns Evans Endowment Internship Award

Gwen Sour ‘22 (Parkersburg, W.Va.) has made a lot of her time at Marietta College. In just two short years, she has become a member of Alpha Psi Omega, Chi Omega fraternity, the Dungeons and Dragons Club, and the LGBTQ+ Activism Club. As the first student to be accepted into the College’s ...

Junior Fair Board meeting held virtually via Zoom

The April 2 meeting of the Washington County Junior Fair Board was held virtually using Zoom. President Lindsey Hartline called the meeting to order and the officers were introduced and reports given. The group played a game of Pictionary for the team building activity. The group talked ...

Warren graduate completes Marine Corps training at Parris Island, S.C.

Private Jacob P. Lee graduated United States Marine Corps bootcamp at Parris Island, S.C. April 3. He is the son of Jeffrey and Catherine Lee of Marietta. He is a graduate of Warren High School and OHVA. He completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger May 4 and will be studying electronic ...

Waterford man is 90

Lonnie Ray Stacy of Waterford turned 90 years old May 3. He is the youngest son of the late Emory and Cora Stacy of Little Hocking. Lonnie graduated from Belpre High School and served in Korea with the Marines. He retired from Cox Lumber Co. in Bayonet Point, Fla. after working in building ...

Birth announcements

Neff Michael and Patrisha Neff of Caldwell announce the birth of their son, Emerick Stryker Neff. He was born at 4:49 p.m. April 24 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches in length. The baby has two siblings, Parker Martin Neff and Dominick Liam ...

Warren Honor Roll

Warren High School honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. Principal roll Grade nine: Garrett Biddinger, Abigail Blaney, Cole Clatterbuck, Sophie Cochran, Cadence Frame, Alexis Frazee, Tessa Haffner, Grant Hesson, Fiona McHenry, Ashley Miller, Clara Pettit, ...

Seven seniors inducted into prestigious Phi Beta Kappa

Seven Marietta College seniors were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society, which was established in 1860 at the College, during a virtual ceremony April 27. The inductees, who will graduate May 3 during a virtual Commencement ceremony, are Cameron Cantley (Vincent, Ohio), Rosey ...

Foundations partner in $40K donation to local food pantries

Food insecurity continues to be a dilemma many across the nation are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but several local organizations in Washington County have banded together to minimize the negative effects of this crisis. Together, Marietta Community Foundation, The Bernard McDonough ...

Alumna impacts students’ lives by maintaining connection to WSCC

Reminiscing on her time as a student at Washington State Community College (WSCC), alumna Sondra Holbert counts Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and scholarship support as hallmarks of her academic success. She found their importance so valuable that she maintained her connection to the institution to ...

Marietta native elected 2020-21 Student Body President

Marietta College’s 2020-21 Student Government Association leadership team all hails from Ohio, including local resident Katie Kitchen ‘21 (Marietta, Ohio) who was elected Student Body President. Kitchen replaces Rachel Ewing ‘20 (Stockton, California) and she said the opportunity to ...