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175th anniversary | 2011-2012 Annual Report

Donor profile: The Gibsons

The Gibsons
175:Caleb and Jill Gibson are members of the 1837 Society, which refers to the date of Marshall’s founding 175 years ago.
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Caleb Gibson grew up green

His dad and grandpa started getting season tickets to Marshall football right after the plane crash and Caleb was a fixture at the games from the time he was small.

“Marshall has always been who I rooted for,” said Caleb. “I started going in 1991 and have only missed four home games since the new stadium opened.”

When it came time for Caleb to choose a college, Marshall was the clear choice.

“Marshall was the only place I wanted to go,” said Caleb, a PROMISE scholar. “I met lifelong close friends there and I was active in student government, president of College Republicans, and wrote for the Parthenon.”

He graduated in 2006 with degrees in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism and then received his Masters in Political Management at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He liked the capitol city, and the city liked his easy manner and strong West Virginia work ethic, but something was missing.

“It just wasn’t home,” said Caleb. “Nothing beats being near Marshall University.”

Caleb returned to Huntington in 2009 when an opportunity opened up as a financial advisor for Edward Jones. In June, 2012, he married his future wife, Jill. The Gibsons are members of the 1837 society and participate by giving to the Marshall Foundation each month.

“It’s a way of staying connected,” said Caleb. “I am proud to say I am a son of Marshall. I’m proud to be from Marshall. It’s special.”