New York City resident Laura Baudo Sillerman inducted into Marietta College's Hall of Honor

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MARIETTA, OHIO (10/22/2018) Laura Baudo Sillerman '68, who has excelled as a poet and writer since early on after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, was recently inducted into Marietta College's Hall of Honor.

Sillerman, of New York City, was honored during the Marietta College Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Saturday, October 13th.

Along with her husband, Robert F.X. Sillerman, she is a founder of The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University, where she has served as a consultant to the Center. She is also the co-founder of The African Poetry Fund and Book Series with poet Kwame Dawes and the underwriter of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. She was also a founding Board member and the poetry editor of Women's Voices for Change.

Sillerman is a Life Associate Trustee and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters in 2007. She partnered with Robert Dyson '68 to provide the lead donations to build the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center and Legacy Library at Marietta College. Laura is also a member of the Erwin Academy Putnam Associates for her history of financial support at Marietta.

"Marietta College is where most of us were given the message that went straight into our hearts and souls, and it went this way: 'Make things better. Be of use," she said. "It's a great honor to be included in the Marietta Hall of Honor. I share it with all of my Marietta classmates."

Watch a video of Laura Baudo Sillerman's 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 Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.