Open House – retirement for Mary Ellen Martin – Office of the President

Monday, April 27, 2009 – 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon


WHERE? Henry West Banquet Hall – drop by as you can!


After almost 22 years of service to Indiana Wesleyan University  we are celebrating her retirement!


It is with great pride and joy that the President’s Office invites all of campus to share a special day in our lives as we honor Mary Ellen.


Bring your old photos, your memories, and a great story to tell!


As you can see Mary Ellen has had a most lustrous career!


Mary Ellen was born in Coshocton, Ohio, into a minister’s home.  She received her high school diploma from Colonel White High School in Dayton, Ohio, in June 1961.  Mary Ellen attended Central Wesleyan College (Southern Wesleyan), South Carolina, as an Elementary Education major (1961-1964 – 1st semester).  She transferred to and attended Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan University), Marion, Indiana, 2nd semester, 1964.  She worked for Mullane’s Candy Company at their “candy bar” in a tea room, Cincinnati, Ohio.  She worked as secretary to the Marketing Manager of the Wesleyan Publishing House for 3 years.   


From October 1967 – August 1969 she worked as a clerk for Ohio Bell Telephone Co. Film Library in Columbus, Ohio.  Mary Ellen worked for The Wesleyan Church Headquarters as Executive Secretary for one of four General Superintendents for just over 17 years (April, 1970-August, 1987).  Total years at The Wesleyan World Headquarters was just over 20 years (adding in the 3 ½ years as secretary to the Marketing Manager of Wesleyan Publishing House).  When the decision was made by The Wesleyan Church to locate to Indianapolis, she resigned from her position. 


Mary Ellen has worked as an executive assistant at IWU since August 1987 (almost 22 years) as Division Secretary for the Division of Religion and Philosophy and personal secretary to the division chair (August 1987-June 1988); and as executive assistant to the President (June 26, 1988-June 30, 2009).


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