is home to the Marshall University H.E.L.P. (Higher Education for
Learning Problems) Center. The building was constructed in 1992
entirely through private funding. More than 100 people from 25
states contributed to the original building fund to establish the
Wilbur E. Myers, was a retired
District Manager for the Internal Revenue Service and as a principal
supporter of the program, contributed a majority of the funding
needed to complete the project. In appreciation, the building was
dedicated and named in his honor. Wilbur demonstrated that he was
devoted to the concept of service to others, and because he was so
unpretentious in this manner and so effective in accomplishing
goals, Marshall University is proud to claim Wilbur E. Myers as an
Alumnus. By virtue of the authority vested in former Marshall
President J. Wade Gilley, by the WV. Board of Trustees, and the
faculty, the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters was conferred
upon Wilbur E. Myers, the eleventh day of May, 1996.
Before his passing away earlier in
2005, Wilbur spent much of his time collecting art glass, much of
which is on display at the Huntington Museum of Art. Wilbur donated
a part of his collection to Marshall University which is on display
in the Drinko Library. Wilbur Myers did much more than provide
needed funding to the H.E.L.P. Program. He was an active member of
the Board of Advisors and the Oversight Committee for H.E.L.P. He
often was an advisor for students who have had personal problems and
needed a "loving grandfather" in their lives. H.E.L.P. has honored
him for being a "generous contributor and friend." The H.E.L.P.
Program will always be indebted to him for outstanding dedication
and steadfast loyalty.
In 1999, construction was completed
on an addition to Myers Hall. This expansion nearly doubled the size
of the original building to 13,000 sq. ft which includes an expanded
computer lab, additional tutoring space, multi-media room, and
improved Medical H.E.L.P. facilities
Dr. Myers and many others have made
it possible through their generosity to raise the necessary funding
to build the addition. We at H.E.L.P. are very proud that on the
campus of a state university, we have built a lovely building with
$2,000,000 of private funding.
We are very excited about the
prospects this unique and specialized program holds for its learning
disabled students at Marshall University.