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Young Trailblazers

Josh Green

Josh Green

Class of 2005

Josh Green ’05 spent a semester abroad studying in the United Kingdom before earning a degree in English at Marietta. He was accepted into and earned a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve before landing a writing position at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is now a writer in the Office of the President at Penn State.



Ami Casis

Ami Casis '08

Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry, Spanish

Additional Education: Doctorate in Optometry, University of Houston

Current Job: Therapeutic Optometrist, Glaucoma specialist at 20/20 EyeCare in Nacogdoches, Texas

Hometown: Nacogdoches, Texas

Clubs/Organizations: Young Professionals Club, Omicron Delta Kappa, American International Association, Residence Life, Investigative Studies Program

Favorite Professor: Dr. Steven Spilatro

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

When I visited during summer orientation

Favorite Marietta moment?

Doo Dah Day(s)

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

Some of the best days of my life. I met so many people of different backgrounds and interests who were all united by our mutual desire to learn, expand, and grow in our personal, intellectual and professional lives.

What impact did Marietta College have on your career?

MC helped me be more versatile, flexible and efficient in using my resources and skills to take on anything. My academic education more than prepared me for further schooling.

What does it mean to be a Pioneer?

To be a Pioneer is to be fearless in seeking solutions to problems, to be a leader in bettering the future for all, and to be confident in one’s personal strengths, skills, and knowledge to take on any task.



Harrison Potter

Harrison Potter

Class of 2008

Harrison Potter ’08 earned degrees in mathematics and physics from Marietta College and was accepted into Duke University’s graduate program, from which he will earn his doctorate in mathematics in 2014.



Rosa Hanks

Rosa Hanks '08

Major: Organizational Communications

Minor: Spanish

Current Job: Sales Representative, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Clubs/Organizations: Charles Sumner Harrison Organization (CSHO), Sigma Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Forensics

Favorite Professor: Dr. Mabry O’Donnell and Wendy Bartlett

Education Abroad: Barcelona, Spain, during a Spring Semester

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

When I came to visit for the first time, I fell in love with the campus.

Favorite Marietta moment?

Going on the whitewater-rafting trip during orientation.

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

Life was stressful during my time at Marietta College. I worked hard to get good grades. But, life was also incredibly fun and I made some of my best friends.

What impact did Marietta College have on your career?

Marietta College had a big impact on my career and my professionalism. I’m not sure if the Career Center still holds “Wine and Dine.” It was a program that helped students learn proper etiquette and networking skills. I still vividly remember the rules I learned. Also, the College required critical thinking skills. There isn’t a syllabus in the real world. Taking on leadership opportunities like being President of CSHO taught me to work with others, think on my toes and become resourceful.

What does it mean to be a Pioneer?

A Pioneer is a trailblazer. We are hard working, resourceful and innovative. For me being a Pioneer means taking the lead and striving to be the best.



Christopher Cheng

Christopher Cheng

Class of 2006

Christopher Cheng ’06 earned on of only 11 internships offered by Columbia University through the competitive National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program. The Rickey Scholar was awarded a seven-year full scholarship to Yale University’s doctoral program in molecular biophysics and biochemistry after graduating from Marietta.



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