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This week's Big Green Donor of the Week is Jarrett and Jennifer Gerlach

Oct. 31, 2012

This issue's Big Green Donors of the Week are Jarrett and Jennifer Gerlach. The Gerlachs are part of the youth movement within the Big Green. As Big Green membership continues to grow, the involvement from young professionals has been a driving force of that growth.

Jarrett and Jennifer are Marshall graduates -- Jarrett in 2004 with a B.A. in Political Science, and Jennifer in 2007 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. After graduation, Jarrett attended West Virginia University Law School and is currently an associate attorney with Huddleston Bolen, LLP. In 2011, Jennifer graduated from the Marshall University School of Medicine, and is currently in her second year as a pediatric resident.

Jarrett and Jennifer reside in Huntington with their 1-year-old daughter, Audra, and are expecting another child in April. They have been season ticket holders and Big Green members since 2007, and have recently stepped up and supported the Vision Campaign.

Favorite Marshall Moment: " The `Snow Bowl' Mid-American Conference championship against Toledo in 1997. I came to that game with my Dad. I was 12 years old and kept drinking hot chocolate to stay warm because we would not leave until the ended."
Favorite Marshall Player: Chad Pennington.

Favorite Marshall Moment: "1999 MAC Championship. I was at the game with my Dad and brother and will never forget chanting, "LET'S GO HERD!" during the comeback until I lost my voice. When Chad Pennington hit Eric Pinkerton for the go-ahead score, I have never seen the place go crazier! Unforgettable.
Favorite Marshall Player: Chad Pennington.

WHY WE GIVE TO THE BIG GREEN AND VISION CAMPAIGN: "We both received excellent educations at Marshall and have some of the best memories of our lives at Marshall sporting events. The student-athletes make those memories possible, and the Big Green is essential for the sake of the athletes. We, as fans, get so much from Marshall and the athletes. It feels good to give back. Even if you join for as little as $50 a year, if everyone got involved and gave what they could, we could really make a difference."