Marshall to celebrate life and legacy of President Kopp Jan. 13 with memorial service


Marshall University will celebrate the life and legacy of the late President Stephen J. Kopp with a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Cam Henderson Center Arena on the Huntington campus. Kopp died suddenly Dec. 17, 2014.

The service is open to the public. Parking on campus will be free the day of the ceremony. Visitors are urged to arrive early, since classes are in session and parking spaces are limited. The doors of the Henderson Center will open at 1 p.m.

The service will be live streamed at beginning at 2 p.m.

All classes will be cancelled from 2-4 p.m. so students and faculty can attend the service. Classes that convene in the afternoon prior to that timeframe will recess at 2 p.m.

Employees are welcome and encouraged to attend the service at the discretion of their supervisors. Some central offices will need to remain staffed to serve returning students. Those offices include, but are not limited to, Admissions, Bursar, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Housing and Residence Life.