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Donor of the Week: Dr. Marvin "Merf" Dill

Nov. 15, 2010

Dr. Marvin "Merf" Dill has been a staple in the Marshall community for nearly 60 years. Merf graduated from Marshall in 1941 with a B.A. in Social Studies. After serving as a pilot in the Navy during WWII, he attended University of Louisville where he earned his D.M.D in 1950.

Dr. Dill came back to Huntington and practiced from 1950 to 1985. He also served as the team dentist for 25 years. In 2008 he was inducted into the Sports Medicine Hall of Fame.

Dr. Dill has been supporting Marshall since 1951. That year he became a season ticket holder of both football and basketball where he has renewed both season tickets every year since.

Dr. Dill and his late wife, Sue, have three daughters all of which earned their degrees from Marshall University, and five grandchildren who have attended or are currently in school. One of his grandchildren, Andrew Ramell from Harrisburg, Pa., was member of the Herd Cross Country team from 2004-2008.

Favorite Player: Football Hall of Famer Jackie Hunt

Favorite Marshall Moment: Football victory over Louisville.

Why I Give to the Big Green: "Marshall has been such a huge part of not only my, but my families lives, and it just feels right to give back to my university."