MCAA Award Winners 2013

2013 Marietta College Alumni Award Recepients
Outstanding Young Alumnus
Salvador Carlucci 2002

Salvador Carlucci ’02 has never shrunk from a challenge especially if it involves a motorcycle and raising awareness of a worldwide health issue. So, it should come as no surprise that he just recently completed a ride across Africa to draw attention to the devastating effects of malaria upon the people of the continent and taken in combination with his professional accomplishments in the pharmaceutical industry.

Outstanding Young Alumna
Tara Van Ho ’00
Tara Van Ho is a project associate with an international business and human rights project and conducts research on issues in Kosovo, Nigeria and Afghanistan, advising both intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
Distinguished Alumnus
Shawn Talbott ’89
Shawn is one of America’s leading lifestyle and nutrition experts, a health educator for a variety of elite-level athletes, and was invited to the White House to participate in Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign fighting childhood obesity.
Distinguished Alumna
Barbara Chandler-Wright ’88
A longtime educator with a background in social work and counseling, Barbara now volunteers with a nonprofit organization that coordinates services for criminal offenders as they return to the community.
Liz Tribett Service Award
Martin “Marty” Hupp ’86 and Larry Stoltzfus ’86, co-winners
Marty and Larry have organized an annual alumni and friends golf tournament in Houston, Texas, for the past eight years raising in excess of $50,000 for the Petroleum Engineering department.
Marietta College Admission Program Award
Ellen Carr '60
Hall of Honor
Richard A. Galen ’68
Best known as the author of the political column, Mullings, reaching more than 400,000 people per month, Rich’s commentary is in high demand and he is a frequent contributor to television network news programming. Rich has extensive international experience fulfilling multiple government assignments dedicated to building democratic political infrastructures overseas.  
Denzil Prather ’47 (deceased)
Well known as the first graduate of Marietta College’s Petroleum Engineering program, Denzil went on to work in the oil fields of where he was placed in charge of oil properties worth more than of $400,000 just five months after graduation. He achieved almost immediate success due to his knowledge and work ethic eventually founding a highly successful consulting business.
Robert M. Walsh ’62
Upon graduation from Marietta, Bob began his career as a broadcast producer and went on to management of an NBA team and ultimately to become a sports agent, promoter, businessman, humanitarian, back-channel ambassador and citizen diplomat.
For almost fifty years, the Marietta College Alumni Association has recognized the outstanding accomplishments of members of The Long Blue Line and we think you’ll agree that this year’s class certainly represents the pride of the Pioneers. Please join in their special moment set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, during Homecoming Weekend’s Marietta on the Mall celebration.