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Danielle Staub

Danielle Staub ’12

Major: Broadcasting

Minor: Communications

Certificate: Leadership

Current Job: Danville Bureau Chief/WDBJ-TV

Hometown: Boxford, Mass.

Clubs/Organizations: WCMO-TV, WMRT Radio, National Broadcasting Society-Vice President, EXCEL, Student Athletic Advisory Committee-Treasurer, Athletics and Life: Your Choice Your Future, Program Presenter, The Vine: Christian Fellowship

Athletics: Soccer, Track

Favorite Professor: Marilee Morrow

Education Abroad: Newcastle, Australia. Spring Semester 2011

When did you know Marietta College was the right school for you?

When I was running around the track before my tour of the school in April of 2008. The soccer coach stopped me to tell he had to close up the track, and asked what I was doing. I told him I was visiting and he asked if I talked to the track coach. I said, “No, I play soccer, track and lacrosse.” He said, “Do you want to play soccer for me?” My response, “tell me more.” I spent the rest of the day touring the school and meeting the girls from the soccer team. I loved the campus feel and I knew I could make this small school, my home away from home.

Favorite Marietta moment?

It was all the little moments that made Marietta what it was. Building relationships that will last a lifetime, everything from living in Parsons, to eating at Gilman and meeting up with friends in the middle of the DBRC. You can’t forget long nights in the library. But other traditions like, Doo Dah Day, Up ’til Dawn and Senior Week also made Marietta College unique in its own way, making Marietta what it really is.

Describe what life was like during your time at Marietta College.

I was happy, active, creating memories and very involved with sports and academics. I was able to enjoy both because my friends were such a big part of them. Marietta was a home away from home and I was always excited to come back for the next year.

What impact did Marietta College have on your career?

Everything, but I didn’t realize it until four months after I graduated. I decided I wanted to be a reporter and I needed to start in a small market. I needed to use my connections that I made at Marietta College and it was the perfect place to start. So I did just that and I love my job.

What does it mean to be a Pioneer?

Being a Pioneer is all about pride, community and The Long Blue Line. Marietta is its own special community, doesn’t matter when you graduated, you feel like you have a bond with everyone that comes before you and after you.