The College of Liberal Arts awards the Distinguished Alumni accolades each year for outstanding national achievements in their particular field of endeavor. Click on the tabs below to meet our honorees from the past several years.
For his contributions to our campus as a student; for his lifetime of dedication to Marshall, Huntington, and the state of West Virginia; and for his generosity in devoting his time and effort to local agencies, community causes, and current students across the state, Bobby was recognized as the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus for 2017.
Dr. John Burke has distinguished himself in not one or two areas, but in Education, Communication, Administration, Healthcare Services, the Arts, and Social Services. When he started out to build his life after high school, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do – so he solved that problem by excelling at practically everything. Dr. John Burke was recognized as the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus for 2016.
Carter Taylor Seaton is an accomplished businesswoman, an award-winning author, a talented author, an inspiring educator, and a tireless supporter of the communities in which she has lived. She has served Goodwill Industries, the Dogwood Festival, the Mountain State Arts and Crafts, and the Huntington Museum of Art, just to name a few. Carter Taylor Seaton was recognized as the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna for 2015.