- Posted March 20, 2010 by
Huntington, West Virginia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Weekend assignment: Let's walk around the world
Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
A Walk in my shoes on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, WV
I would like to take you on a walk in my shoes on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Established as an academy in 1837, Marshall was named in honor of the great Chief Justice John Marshall. In 1961 Marshall became a university.
Many are familiar with Marshall because of the tragic 1970 plane crash that took the lives of most of the football team, coaching staff and a number of loyal community members. Over the years, the university and its athletic teams have grown and flourished. In fact in 2006 Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, and a number of other talented actors and actresses teamed up with Warner Brothers to produce the film "We are Marshall" about the tragedy and the struggle to rebuild not only a team but also a university and a community.
Today, Marshall University is a vibrant institution of higher education which offers more than 65 baccalaureate programs and 52 graduate programs, a medical school, a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, a Psy.D. in psychology, and two Ed.D. programs in education.
On this lovely first day of spring in 2010, I am delighted to share with you these scenes of my alma mater, Marshall University. For CNN's iReport, this has been a walk in my shoes by Jennifer Sias.