b'Articles of AUTUMN 2019GRATITUDE"The Rosa Lee and Sterling HallThe Art of Scholarship Fund is enormously valuable to our students in the fine arts. Currently, three students benefit from theGiving Backfund. School of Art and Design student AlexMarshall Universitys history, traditions and Simental is a Bachelor of Fine Artsgrowth are apparent to those who have major with an emphasis in sculpture.grown up in Huntington, West Virginia. Our Alex has been an active student innatives pass on their own traditions and instill our school, having her work exhibitedthe importance of supporting and promoting in the Foundations Review Selectedthe university, as they were raised to do. Works and Student Juried Exhibition inOftentimes, we encourage students to fight the Birke Art Gallery. This past summer,for what they believe in and stand up for Alex was selected to participate in thethemselves. Through that encouragement and Glass Investigation & Process Workshopthe support of scholarships and other means at Penland School of Craft in the Blueof assistance, we hope that they, too, become Ridge Mountains in Spruce Pine, Northlifelong advocates for Marshall University. Carolina. I spent five years in school Theatre student Neely Seams appears regularly in Marshall University Theatreout of Huntington and knew productions, most recently as Ellen inthat I would have a career here. the cast of Lisa Kron\'s "In The Wake"I wanted to make relationships, said Sterling Hall. For Rosa Lee, and as Annie Cannon in Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. She will appearattending Marshall was the only logical path to teaching.in the West Virginia tour of the Keegan Theatres West By God by MarshallSterling received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management and was a member alumnus Brandon McCoy. In addition,of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. Rosa Lee studied business and history in the teachers college she has been recognized by the Westand was a member of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma. They describe campus in the late 1950s Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. Stateas small, friendly and familiar with a lot of opportunities. Neither gave much thought to how Holiday Commission for her work in thethe university would grow to what it is in the present day, but believe that lessons from business area of social change.and engineering have been very helpful throughout the years. The Halls most love the location of Marshall in Huntington, its beauty and the many relationships they have established with faculty Finally, Jason Morgan is anand alumni.extraordinarily versatile musician. He has supplied piano accompaniment inAvid advocates for the arts, Sterlings greatest interest is visual art and Rosa Lees is music support of Dr. Briana Nannens initiativeand dance; she taught dance for 29 years after 14 years of study in New York City at Ford to bring music to clients of RecoverySchool of Dance and the American School of Dance. The Halls were instrumental in Marshall Point. He performs in University ChorusUniversitys Campaign for Distinction, the fundraising initiative in support of renovating the former and the Third Avenue a cappellaAnderson-Newcomb/Stone & Thomas department store, to establish the Visual Arts Center and ensemble. He is the first to step up toexpand Marshalls campus into the heart of downtown Huntington. Sterling has also served any challenge." on the Huntington Museum of Arts Board of Trustees. Rosa Lee has served as the president of Dance West Virginia and was on the initial committee to start the West Virginia Dance FestivalWendell Dobbs, D.M.A., Interim Dean,in Charleston. She also was appointed as a commissioner on the Cultural Arts Center Board.College of Arts and Media Because of the couples passion for the arts, they established the Rosa Lee and R. Sterling Hall Scholarship Fund to support students in the College of Arts and Media who are West Virginia 519 John Marshall Drive residents.Huntington, WV 25703 p 304.696.6264 www.marshall.edu/foundationContinued on next page > Managing editor: Kristin Rhodes'