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Big Green Donor of the Week: Glenn and Nell Brumfield

March 21, 2012

This week's donor of the week is Glenn and Nell Brumfield.

Nell, Glenn and Jim Brumfield, with Mike Hamrick

Married for 65 years Glen and Nell are both graduates of Marshall University. Glenn graduated with a degree in Business and Nell with a degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Social Studies. They have three children Jim Brumfield, David Brumfield, and Lynn Adkins, all graduates of Marshall University, and our supports of the Big Green. They have blessed Glenn and Nell with five grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

After graduating Glenn served two years in Patten's Third Army in WWII. After his two years of service he returned to Huntington, WV where he opened one of Huntington's longest standing businesses, Glenn's Sporting Goods in 1970. Glenn's has always been one of Marshall's greatest supports and that still rings true today.

Last week the Brumfield's made a generous gift to the Vision Campaign, and present their gift to Athletic Director Mike Hamrick. "This gift from the Brumfield's comes from a critical time for Marshall Athletics, said Hamrick. We hope that all of our supports will do what they can to help Marshall realize its vision for the future."

Favorite Marshall Moment:
Our favorite Marshall Moment has to be all the different trips we have be blessed to make with the Marshall Football team over the years.

Favorite Marshall Player:
Glenn: Sam Clagg
Nell: The Chad to Randy connection. Most memorable was the Army game when Randy leaped over the defender. They were so much fun to watch.

Why We Gave to the Vision Campaign
We understand the importance of these new facilities. Marshall and Mike Hamrick have a wonderful dream to help our University to continue to stay relevant on the national scene.