Dayton, Ohio, resident named Marietta College's 2018 Liz Tribett Service Award winner
MARIETTA, OHIO (10/22/2018) Les Harris '65, who was able to recruit more than 95 of his fraternity brothers to contribute to a scholarship, recently received the Liz Tribett MCAA Service Award from his alma mater, Marietta College in Ohio.
Harris, of Dayton, Ohio, was honored during the Marietta College Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Saturday, October 13th.
Harris recruited those Alpha Tau Omega brothers during the ATO's 125th anniversary and the established the Roger Patterson ATO Scholarship that is given to a deserving ATO student each year.
"I do, however, love to look back on the four years I spent here and the memories created," he said. "Although, I must admit that I still have nightmares about missing classes. And I do love to come back to see what is new and what remains from my time on campus. To reminisce. To hear stories. To tell stories. And to share experiences. … The truth is, I've been a better alumnus than I ever was a student."
Watch the video of Les Harris' speech.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 49 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.