Support for Marshall University's fundraising drive to help finance construction of a new, technologically advanced library has been enormously gratifying with more than 3,900 gifts received to date. We're delighted with that overwhelming response, and we're especially proud of the some 500 current and retired members of the faculty and staff who have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the Marshall vision by contributing generously to the library campaign. These are the folks who know Marshall, its potential and its needs best, and their support is particularly meaningful.

The Drinko Library is named for the late Dr. John Deaver Drinko, a 1942 Marshall graduate and senior managing partner of Baker & Hostetler, one of the nation's largest law firms. He and his wife, Elizabeth Gibson Drinko, have been long-time significant supporters of academic programs at Marshall.

Our special thanks go out to all of the givers whose names appear on the library's Wall of Donors including those listed below.

American Electric Power, Inc. Huntington Anesthesiology Group, Inc. MU Athletic Department
W. B. "Bart" and Doris Andrews Margaret D. Hanshaw Neighborgall Construction
Arch Coal, Inc. James H. "Buck" and June Harless One Valley Bank
Ashland Inc. The Haymaker Family Charles, Susie, and Connie Pace
G. Richard and Judith W. Baise Heiner's Bakery A. Michael and Henriella Perry
Bank One, West Virginia, N.A. Huntington Federal Savings Bank J. Robert and Geraldine Pritchard
Bell Atlantic - West Virginia The Huntington Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert A. Ratcliff, Jr.
Ruth E. Butler Huntington National Bank Neal W. and Jo Ann Scaggs
Cabell Huntington Hospital Mary H. and J. Churchill Hodges C. Fred and Christine Shewey
William C. Campbell Ronald L. and Helen Hooser Delbert Smith Trust
City National Bank of West Virginia J. Aileen Hughes The Lemotto Smith Trust
Philip E. Cline Inco Alloys International St. Mary's Hospital
CSX Corporation J.H. Fletcher & Co. John T. Sydnor, Jr.
Isabelle Gwynn Daine Frank P., Jr. and Eva H. Justice Clara C. and James R. Thomas, II
Dr. John Echols Kentucky Electric Steel, Inc. The Twentieth Street Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Feazell Arthur L. and Virginia L. King United Bankshares, Inc.
Helga and David Fox, Jr. Charles and Lilly Staats Lanham Arthur Weisberg Family
Robert Eugene and Susannah Wylie Fox Elizabeth McDowell Lewis The Bernard C. & Pansy Wellington Trust
Gannett Foundation / The Herald Dispatch The J. Willard Marriott Foundation West Virginia-American Water Company
J. Wade and Nanna Gilley Matewan BancShares, Inc. Sarah Hedrick Slack Wheeler
Estate of Alex Groves, Jr. Tom and Anne Maxwel The Harvey P. & Frances H. White Fndtn.
Frederick John and Suzy Gumm Kermit and Dorothy McGinnis William E. and Joyce L. Willis
R. Sterling Hall Dan R. and Betty Jo Moore WSAZ Television