519 JOHN MARSHALL DRIVE HUNTINGTON, WV 25703 P 304.696.6264 WWW.MARSHALL.EDU/FOUNDATION GRATITUDE Articles of SPRING 2016 Welcome Home, Alumni! More than 1,700 students joined the Marshall Alumni family on May 7, 2016. Among the 1,703 students receiving degrees were 1,032 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, 75 from the School of Pharmacy, 60 students from the School of Medicine and 36 from the School of Physical Therapy. 471 of the undergraduates completed their degree with honors; 16 of those students graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. Marshall University Alumni Association Executive Director, Matt Hayes, says, “It is a thrill to attend commencement and witness our students receiving their degrees. The look of confidence, satisfaction and achievement paired with the anticipation of what is coming next can be found on each face.” Congratulations, graduates! Inspiring Generosity Each spring, Marshall University welcomes several thousand students into our alumni family. Our new graduates are equipped to begin their career and take cherished memories and crucial knowledge to the next chapter of their lives. They make new friends here, perhaps this is the place they meet their significant others. It is frightening to leave the place that becomes home; a place that holds a special spot in their hearts. For those who are fortunate enough to remain on campus, striving for the university’s prosperity and cheering on the institution to which alums are forever obliged, they know the truth of Mr. W.B. “Bart” Andrews’ words. “Marshall is the key that holds everything together. It’s the center of our universe, so to speak, if you live in Huntington, West Virginia.” Mr. Andrews has lived in five places in Huntington, and none of them have been further than a mile from Marshall’s campus. His wife, Mrs. Doris Andrews, moved to Huntington to attend Marshall College and never left. Active in the Marshall and Huntington communities, Mr. Andrews has served on boards for alumni, athletics and the foundation; Mrs. Andrews serves on the Board of Trustees for the Huntington Museum of Art. “Being involved means never being bored; involved in your alma mater and in your community,” she states. “And we are interested in all of Marshall, academics and athletics.” Possibly the most rewarding community involvement the couple partakes in is scholarships. The Andrews have created five scholarships at Marshall University and with that comes a gratifying experience. With scholarships in athletics, fine arts, business, pharmacy and medicine, the Andrews believe in supporting many popular colleges. Recently, the couple began a sixth scholarship for students from the Golden Girl Group Home. “We cover all aspects of campus, we do not just go for one,” states Mr. Andrews. “Kids have different interests; they can be successful in different venues.” Continued on next page >