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Ron Patterson

Ron Patterson

Vice President for Enrollment Services

Dept: Marietta College Cabinet


Office: Irvine

Degrees: Education Specialist, Arkansas State (2012); Master of Arts in Education, Marietta (2002); Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Martin Methodist (1998).

Year appointed: 2014

Mr. Patterson, a native of Corinth, Miss., joined Marietta College on Aug. 1, 2014. He directs the offices of Admission and Student Financial Services.

Prior to joining Marietta College, Mr. Patterson was the Director of Admissions & Enrollment Services at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark. In this role, he coordinated the recruitment and admission efforts for undergraduate students. He was promoted to this position just one year after being named the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Mr. Patterson has also worked at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Christian Brothers University — both in Memphis. Earlier in his career, Mr. Patterson was an assistant basketball coach at Marietta College. He also served as an assistant coach at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn.

He spent his first two years of college playing basketball at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he played in the Junior College National Tournament. He transferred to NAIA Division I Martin Methodist.

Mr. Patterson and his wife, Jenny, live in Marietta with their children — Olivia, 10, and Braylon, 5.



Scott McVicar

Scott McVicar

Director of Admission

Dept: Admission


Office: Admission

Ohio: Coshocton and Muskingum counties
Washington County: Marietta High School

About Scott: As a graduate of Marietta College, and a member of a National Championship Baseball Team, I am excited to begin my eleventh year in admissions!

Previously, I have worked for 3M Corp., and TV Guide.

My wife, also a Marietta College alum, teaches first grade. We have two sons, ages twleve and nine. My favorite hobby is golf, but I enjoy all sports. My whole family enjoys rooting on our Pioneers!

Favorite Quote:
"Make yourself the greatest, grandest, most wonderful loving person in the world, because this is what you are going to be giving to your children and to all those that you meet."

Favorite Marietta Tradition:
The annual Matriculation Ceremony is my favorite Marietta College tradition. Our faculty are dressed in full cap and gown! They lead our new students into a ceremony of commitment to excellence. It is a proud and impressive moment for everyone! This is the continuation of our "Long Blue Line."

Favorite Place to Visit on the Marietta Campus:
My favorite place is to be on The Christy Mall, especially when classes are between sessions. As we pass, I appreciate the friendliness of our students and faculty. Sounds of conversations and laughter fill the air. Smiling and confident faces are seen. The Mall is a great place to visit!!



Josh Thrash

Josh Thrash

Associate Director

Dept: Admission


Office: Admission 2nd Floor

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in History, minor in religion, leadership certificate

Year appointed: 2008

Hometown: Marietta, Ohio

Ohio: Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton counties
Washington County: Belpre, Fort Frye, Warren and Waterford high schools
Other states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming

About Josh: I started working at Marietta College after I graduated in 2008. My grandfather, father, brother, sister in law, and wife are also Marietta College graduates.

I am the admission representative for incoming freshman for students who are from the southern part Ohio. I enjoy traveling to towns such as Athens, McConnelsville, Pomeroy, Ironton, Chillicothe, Waterford, Beverly and bigger cities including Cincinnati and Dayton. (All my counties include Washington, Morgan, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, Lawrence, Scioto, Pike, Ross, Fayette, Highland, Adams, Brown, Clinton, Greene, Clark, Miami, Montgomery, Warren, Clermont, Hamilton, Butler, Preble, and Darke.)

In the office I help coordinate our on and off campus events, oversee our online campaigns, operate the admission office social media ventures, organize enrollment days, and other various duties.

I reside in Marietta with my wife Carrie. We are proud foster parents to the women’s basketball program (Sierra and Candice). We also enjoy being around friends, reading, and traveling. I am also working on obtaining my masters degree in higher education administration from the University of Louisville.

Favorite Marietta College Tradition: Lip Synch during Greek Week

Favorite Place to visit on the Marietta campus: Don Schaly Stadium watching the Etta Express



Kelli Barnette

Kelli Barnette

Assistant Director

Dept: Admission


Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, minor in political science, and certificate in teaching English as a foreign language

Office: Admission House, 3rd Floor

Year appointed: 2012

Ohio: Carroll, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark and Tuscarawas counties
Other states: Florida and West Virginia

Favorite Place to Visit on Campus: Gilman Dining Hall and conversely, the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center!

About Kelli I am so thrilled to be a part of the admissions staff here at Marietta! After completing a phenomenal four years here as a member of the women's rowing program that earned back-to-back Mid-Atlantic Conference championship titles and coveted Dad Vail Gold medals, a member of Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity and a senior interviewer for admissions, I wanted the opportunity to give back to Marietta College what it has given to me.

I look forward to sharing all of the great opportunities Marietta College has to offer with the students and families I am working with, in hopes that they will have a similarly exciting and memorable college experience here.

I love my work, but when I am not in my office or on the road, I enjoy rowing, running, being outdoors and shopping.




Casey Knowlton

Casey Knowlton

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admission


Office: Admission House

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations, Marietta College (2009)

Year appointed: 2013

Ohio: Ashtabula, Ashland, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties
Other states: Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

About Casey: Mr. Knowlton recruits prospective students in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown), Mid-Atlantic states, and Southern U.S. Prior to joining Marietta, he was the public relations and social media coordinator for the Marietta-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau. There he planned, budgeted and managed the execution of the annual communication plan. He also has experience as a management trainee with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

As a student at Marietta, Mr. Knowlton was a campus tour guide for four years and the public relations and special events chair for the Up 'til Dawn executive board.

He is originally from Marietta, and now lives in Parkersburg, W.Va., with his wife Caitlin '10, and their dog Magill.



Katie Cretin

Katie Cretin

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admissions


Office: Admission 3rd Floor

Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.

Year appointed: 2014

Ohio: Adams, Allen, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Crawford, Darke, Defiance, Erie, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Highland, Huron, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Preble, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Union, Van Wert, Warren, Williams, Wood and Wyandotte counties

About Katie: I am so thrilled to be a part of the Admissions and Marietta family! Prior to joining Marietta, I worked at the Alpha Gamma Delta International Headquarters as a member of their Organizational Development Team. During my time there, I worked on scholarship programs, alumni outreach, membership programs, and special event planning. I have also coached softball at the high school and college level. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management from Ohio Northern in 2012 and I am working on finishing my Master's Degree in Sport Administration from Ball State University. I can't wait to share all of the wonderful things about Marietta College with students and their families!



Sicari Franklin

Sicari Franklin

Admission Counselor

Dept: Admission


Office: Admission House 3rd Floor

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Cincinnati (2015)

Certificates: International Human Rights and Security Studies

Year appointed: 2015

Hometown: Jeffersonville, Ind.

Ohio: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry and Pickaway counties
Other states: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas

About Sicari: I am excited to have joined the Marietta College Admission Staff. I'm even more excited to share my passion for higher education with prospective students. Prior to working at Marietta College, I was the Training and Development Admissions Assitant at the University of Cincinnati in their admissions office. I also served as a campus tour guide. That really fueled my passion for promoting the collegiate experience, and I couldn't be happier to promote the experience Marietta College has to offer students.



Linda Rhoads

Linda Rhoads

Alumni Admission Program Coordinator/Admission Counselor

Dept: Admissions


Office: Admissions










Nancy Huffman

Nancy Huffman

International Admission Coordinator

Dept: Admission


Office: Admission (second floor)

Year appointed: 2014

I began working in the Admission Office in 2005 as the Application Coordinator, working with students as they go through the application process. As the International Admission Coordinator, I work with our international sponsors to ensure we communicate our admission requirements, immigration documentation is complete, and finance documents are verified and assist with early arrival events and activities. I also guide the international students through the admission process.

Outside the office, you will find me spending time with my family; husband Mark, and children Marcy and Andrew. I enjoy watching my son’s football team as well as the Marietta College football team.



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