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Big Green Donor of the Week: Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson with Coach Holliday at Monday's Charleston QB Luncheon

Sept. 1, 2011

Mr. Johnson is the President of Mountain State Insurance Agency, Inc. He is a 1985 graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Finance and Business Law concentrating in insurance. Ross and his wife Dee have two sons, Taylor and Will. Taylor is a recent graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Accounting, and Will is pursuing his degree at Ohio University.

Ross has taken an active role in both the Tip Off Club and QB Club of Charleston. Mr. Johnson has also been the sponsor for the Mad Maniac of the game for the last two years. The Mad Maniac awards $100 and a Big Green Membership to the wildest student at each home basketball game.

Favorite Athlete

Leslie Thomas Cross Country/Track

"Leslie exemplifies what being a student athlete is all about. Leslie is a local girl from Charleston that has gone to Marshall and makes all of us proud. Not only is Leslie an honor student, but also as an excellent runner. I remember when Leslie was considering schools to continue her education and telling her that she should look at Marshall."

Favorite Marshall Moment

"There are so many great memories I have of Marshall Athletics. However, by far my favorite Marshall memory has to be sitting in the stands of the Civic Center this spring, watching my son Taylor walking across the stage at graduation. Taylor graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting."

Why do you give to the Big Green?

"I feel as though it is my responsibility to help these athletes succeed and receive a college degree, allowing them to succeed after they graduate."

The Big Green would like to thank Ross and the entire Johnson family for all they do for the Herd!