In the Fall 2015 Issue

It’s no secret that enrollment numbers for small colleges have plummeted over the past five years. Adding to that problem is the ability to keep the students already enrolled.

To give Marietta College the best possible position, a revamped First-Year Experience program has been rolled out for the 2015-16 academic year. Blending social activities, service projects, academic courses and time for reflection. The first-year students who arrived on campus began their time at Marietta College with a whitewater rafting adventure in West Virginia with their fellow classmates.

More about the three-day trip and other aspects of the FYE program are detailed in the fall edition of Marietta Magazine. Additionally, the fall publication features the story of how Dr. Bill Bauer, Professor of Education, and his family turned the pain of losing his son, Grant ’12, to suicide into a way of helping others through an endowed fund that focuses on mental health and intellectual disabilities. The story also includes how an idea to do a random act of kindness in Grant’s name turned into a global event that involved thousands of people.

This edition has plenty of interesting stories about students, staff and alumni. If you would like to share your story idea or class note, please send an email to or mail it, along with your contact information, to:

Marietta Magazine/Marietta College

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