Marshall University is proud to announce the 2024 Marshall Day at the Capitol celebration, an annual occasion that shines a spotlight on the institution’s multitude of programs in academics, health care, athletics and technological advancements.
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Marshall University representatives, including Marco, will bring their green and white spirit and interactive displays to the West Virginia State Capitol, offering a glimpse into the vibrant community that defines Marshall.
The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 1:30 p.m. University representatives will be on hand to greet visitors, engage with elected officials, and showcase the best of Marshall University. This event is organized by Marshall’s offices of alumni relations and government relations, with special support from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the Marshall Health Network and the Marshall University Research Corporation.
Adding to the excitement this year, the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Huntington, along with members of the Capitol and Greater Kanawha Alumni Chapters, will attend.
“Marshall Day at the Capitol provides great insight for our legislators about Marshall’s many successes over the past year,” said Matt James, executive director of alumni relations. “We are fortunate to be joined by two of our alumni chapters this year who represent our state capitol region. It is imperative to showcase what we do on our campuses, but also the ways our alumni help support our state.”
Sara Payne Scarbro, associate vice president of government relations, said the long-standing tradition is a highlight for the university.
“It provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight Marshall’s pillars of excellence and showcase our student leaders, dedicated staff and the many quality programs here at Marshall. The main goal is to share how Marshall is making a statewide difference – a collective impact.”
Payne Scarbro said it’s expected that both the House of Delegates and the State Senate will consider a resolution for Marshall Day.
Multiple units will be represented at the Capitol, bringing together faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni.
Charlotte Weber, vice president of government relations, emphasized the collaborative nature of the event.
“This is a fantastic, collaborative event, and we could not do what we do without the support and involvement of everyone at Marshall University, ” Weber said. “Our hats are off to the amazing people at Marshall University who work every day to make a difference in our students’ lives and in the future prosperity of our state.”
Marshall’s Student Government Association, the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, Alumni Affairs, the Marshall University Foundation, Marshall Health Network, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Government Relations, the Marshall University Research Corporation, Marshall Athletics and University Marketing and Communications, among others are part of the planning committee.
Participating departments are encouraged to use the hashtag #MarshallUDay for their posts across social media that day.

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