BG Donor of the Week: Patrick Lucas Family


Patrick Lucas family

Patrick Lucas family

Dec. 13, 2010

Like so many other Herd fans, Patrick Lucas grew up in Huntington and remembers the days of Fuzzy Feliz catching touchdown passes at Fairfield Stadium, just a block away from his house. His love for the Herd began there and grew even more as a student at MU, graduating with the class of '91. Today he's the owner and broker of Century 21 Homes and Land in Barboursville.

Paula Lucas is also a Marshall grad, with a bachelor's degree and a master's completed in 1990. She has been a part of Marshall's College of Education for the past 18 years and Dr. Lucas plays the role of "supermom" keeping up with their two children, Steven (11) and Samantha (6).

The next time you're at the Herd's game at the Henderson Center, just look down at the front row across from the team bench where you'll see little Samantha in her cheerleading outfit dancing with the Thundering Herd Band!

Thanks to the Lucas family for their support for the Herd through the Big Green Scholarship Foundation!

College: Marshall University; Patrick ('91) Paula (BS "89, ME '90)

Favorite Marshall Moment: Patrick; 1992 National Championship victory over Youngstown State
Paula; Taking Steven to his first Herd football game, the 1999 Motor City Bowl

Favorite Marshall Player: Patrick; Chad Pennington because he's such a great ambassador for Marshall
Paula; Mike Barber because they attended Winfield High School together

Why do you give to the Big Green? "We have been involved with Marshall for so long and we want to support Marshall Athletics. It's one way we can say 'thank you' to our university".