Advancement Office Staff
Executive Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
Office: Mills 301 suite
Year appointed: 2009
Norris serves as the Director of the Marietta Fund. Her primary role is to conduct fundraising efforts with the Office of Advancement, manage the Marietta Fund professional and student staff and to provide leadership to the Marietta Fund's strategic initiatives addressing donor participation and leadership annual giving.
Norris is no stranger to fundraising in a university setting. She has worked to implement a variety of annual fund raising initiatives at a handful of institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Lipscomb University and Ohio Dominican University. Most recently, Norris served as the program manager within the MASTERS division of RuffaloCODY, a national fundraising services firm based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Vice President for Advancement
Office: Irvine 305
Degrees: Master of Business Administration, Ohio University, 1992; Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, Ohio University, 1987
Year appointed: 2007, 2014 (current position)
Mrs. Anderson, who has almost 20 years of experience in the academic world in addition to 10 years of experience in corporate human resources, joined Marietta College in July 2007 as a major gifts officer. She has held various roles in the Development division of Advancement managing major and annual giving, and Advancement Services including donor relations, events and stewardship. She was appointed Interim Vice President in August 2014.
Prior to joining Marietta College, Mrs. Anderson was the assistant dean of career resources and director of corporate leadership fellow program at Ohio University’s College of Business. During her time at Ohio, she revived the College of Business Internship Program and increased student participation in the program by more than 400 percent. She also originated the College of Business Internship Fair, hosting between 25 and 45 companies and hundreds of students over the years. In addition to the fair, she coordinated alumni events in various cities, including Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York City.
Mrs. Anderson also served as an instructor of human resource management and professional communications at Ohio University. She instructed juniors and seniors on relevant human resource topics, such as Equal Employment Opportunity, affirmative action, labor relations and union history.
Mrs. Anderson and her husband, Jeffrey, reside in Athens, Ohio, with their two children, Reed and Hannah.
Assistant Director of the Marietta Fund
Office: Mills Suite 301
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Management from Marietta College
Year appointed: 2002
Ms. Allender, who has a background with more than 20 years of sales, marketing and management experience, is the Assistant Director of the Marietta Fund, a position she has held since May of 2002.
In that role she works to advance the growth of the Marietta Fund, the College's unrestricted annual giving program. She is primarily responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of fundraising programs that encourage support for the Marietta Fund from alumni, parents and students. These programs include leadership annual giving, direct mail, the Marietta College Phonathon and the Senior Challenge campaign.
Prior to joining Marietta College, Ms. Allender worked in Athens, Ohio, where she owned and operated two businesses simultaneously for more than a decade. Previously, she had been employed by Forma Scientific in Marietta as an inside sales representative.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Marietta College and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She resides in Marietta, Ohio.
Dept: Hermann Fine Arts
Office: HFAC room 211
Degrees: Associate of Arts, Marietta College 2014
Year appointed: 2015
Myra began her career at Marietta College in 1987 as Music Department secretary, returning to the Fine Arts in the spring semester of 2015 as administrative assistant for Art, Theatre and Music and building coordinator. She has worked as administrative assistant for Academic Grants, Special Events and Career Services; as graphic designer and office coordinator for the Institute of Education and Training for Business in the McDonough Center for Leadership; and most recently for nearly 17 years as executive coordinator to the Vice President of Advancement – throughout two comprehensive campaigns.
Ms. Reich resides near Lowell with her husband, Vern. They have two sons and two granddaughters. She enjoys reading, painting and drawing, gardening and family time.
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Year appointed: 2004
Ms. Deming, who has more than four years of experience in prospect research at Marietta College, rejoined the Advancement staff in January 2004. She initiates research on potential donors to Marietta College.
She worked at Marietta College from 1994-97 as the Director of Research and Information Systems in Advancement. In between her time at MC, Ms. Deming was an office manager for Diversified Components, a machine shop and manufacturer of screw machine products, located in Ashville, N.Y., and as an onsite supervisor for Adecco Employment Services at the Cummins Engine Company onsite location in Lakewood, N.Y.
Ms. Deming is a graduate of both Marietta High School and Washington State Community College. She serves on the board of EVE, Inc. She resides in Marietta.
Events Coordinator for Advancement
Office: Irvine 306
Year appointed: 2008
Mrs. Meagle, who has previously worked at City Financial, joined Marietta College in August 2008 as an administrative assistant to the Marietta Fund. She was promoted to her current position in 2015. Prior to joining Marietta College, she was a stay at home mom for four years.
Meagle is a lifelong resident of Marietta and is married to James "Bo" Meagle '96. They have two children, McKenzi and Dillon.
Outside of work, Mrs. Meagle enjoys watching her children play sports, taking family trips and spending time with family.
Gift Processing Coordinator
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Year appointed: 2006
Ms. Munfield, who worked as a receptionist and internal auditor at a Marietta company for more than two years, joined Marietta College's Advancement Office in August of 2006 as the office assistant/receptionist.
Prior to joining the College, she worked at Par Mar Oil Company from March 2004 until arriving at MC. She also worked as a bookkeeper at Cernus Printing Consultants in Marietta.
Ms. Munfield resides in Marietta, Ohio, with her son who is a student at the college. Her hobby is watching him and the pioneers play football.