Marietta College hosts College Night event with regional recruiters

MARIETTA — Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities spoke to high school and middle school students during the annual College Night at Marietta College.

Admission recruiters from schools including Fairmont State University, Davis and Elkins College, Cleveland State University, Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Zane State College in Zanesville and Toledo University answered questions from students wanting to find the right college with their prospective major.

The event was sponsored by Marietta College and The Marietta Times.

Marietta High School senior Emily Blevins, 17, attended the fair with her mother, Heather. Emily spoke with Maria Bonner of Ohio University about their medical programs.

“I want to study biology and go to medical school after that,” she said. “Become a pediatrician or microbiologist, although you may not have to go to medical school for that.”

Alexandria Leach, 16, of Waterford spoke with representatives from West Liberty University at Wheeling about its engineering programs.

“I want to go into prosthetics and orthotics,” she said.

Senior Brad Ash, 17, attends Warren High School, but also takes classes from Washington State Community College. He’s interested in becoming a high-voltage electrician like his brother, who works for First Energy.

“I’m also interested in electrical in general,” he said. “It’s always in demand and there are always jobs for it.”