519 JOHN MARSHALL DRIVE HUNTINGTON, WV 25703 P 304.696.6264 WWW.MARSHALL.EDU/FOUNDATION MANAGING EDITOR: KRISTIN RHODES GRATITUDE Articles of SPRING 2018 The Alumni Hub Is there something you wish you could find in a copy of The Chief Justice, Marshall University’s yearbook? Do you need information on an Alumni Club in a particular area? Did you miss the latest edition of the monthly e-newsletter, Herd Heaven? By visiting the Marshall University Alumni Association’s website, you can do all of these things! With easy-to-access tabs, information is sorted in a convenient way so that you can find exactly what you are looking for and more. Check it out and plan ahead. Serving as Homecoming’s headquarters, the website hosts additional information so that visiting Huntington can coordinate with fun Marshall events. Stay up to date with Marshall University Alumni Association’s news and events by visiting www.herdalum.com. Continued on next page > Adventures in the Wild “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” - Helen Keller Growing up in Huntington, West Virginia, Richard “Dick” Jackson never imagined all of the adventures he would experience. Nor did he imagine the impact the adventures would have on not only his life, but also the lives of numerous future Marshall students. If not for his four years at Marshall, Dick’s adventures might have taken an entirely different path. Graduating from Huntington High School in 1955 and receiving many football scholarships, he chose to attend Marshall University after some encouragement from Ernie Salvatore, the most prominent writer at The Herald-Dispatch. “That was my dream in those early years,” Dick said, “as it is for many young college players nationwide.” A couple of factors played into Dick’s decision to attend Marshall. First, he wanted to play as many sports as he could, not just football. Second, his mother had moved out of the area and Dick needed a place to stay. “Coach Royer offered me that opportunity when he told me he would provide a dorm room and meals until school started,” explained Dick. “I accepted and that was it. We closed the deal and I would graduate from Marshall in 1959 after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and playing three sports during my four years on campus.” Dick recalls enrollment during the 1950s was much smaller than it is today. He believes the most popular building was the Student Union—a place where many students spent their time dancing. Many of his classmates were natives of West Virginia or adjacent states and its reputation was that it was a teacher’s college. @marshallfoundation @mufoundation @themufoundation