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Big Green Donor of the Week: Gregg Happe

March 16, 2011

How does a guy from Indiana who never went to school at Marshall become of our biggest fans and advocate for both athletes and students with special needs?

The answer comes in the person of this week's Big Green Donor of the Week, Gregg Happe. This is his story:

"In 1970 I was living in Indiana and your typical sports fan. I recall being at a party with the TV running in the background, news of the crash was on the air. Five years later I moved to West Virginia and met my wife Lynda, a Marshall alum. However, I didn't really grasp the close knit family nature of this school until my son enrolled in 1992. My heart will be forever linked to Marshall ROTC, the HELP program, and of course, the Big Green."

Gregg and Lynda have truly been special in their support of our student athletes at Marshall. Through Lynda's experiences as an alum, and their sons' as well, Gregg has become another member of the Herd family and we are very grateful for their loyalty.

College: Franklin College 1973

Favorite Herd Moment: "A pervasive winning atmosphere, knowing we would win whenever we teed it up in the Joan, pulling off a Miracle in Mobile, or rising to the occasion at The Cam against UCF Saturday night!"

Why We Give to the Big Green: "Witnessing the growth of our youth between 18 and 22 years old is remarkable. Knowing our funds help support the academic side of the maturation process is very rewarding. Plus, I like getting the Herd Insider for free!"