Rosie Brydie

“I always knew I would attend Marshall; it was the only college I applied to. All of my family members attended Marshall, so I’ve always been part of the Herd family and was happy to make it official when I started my freshman year,” said Rosie Brydie, a director of philanthropy at the Marshall University Foundation.

Obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a Master of Science in human resource management, Rosie had a deep passion to work for her alma mater. She began her current position in 2015 and enjoys building relationships with alumni and friends in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.  She believes the best part of her job is working with individuals to learn their passions and apply their passions to help make a difference for students at Marshall University, now and into perpetuity.

“Knowing that the hard work you put in will benefit a deserving student, and connecting and facilitating donors in order to make that impact is one of the greatest feelings in the world! My fulfillment comes from helping others,” she explained.

Growing up in Chapmanville, West Virginia, Rosie now calls Huntington her hometown and feels like a native since she stayed after graduation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending tie with her husband, their two dogs and her family.

“My hope for Marshall University is continued growth and expansion, academically and as a whole, while maintaining all of the smaller university characteristics that make Marshall special.”