MU inducts 4 into Business Hall of Fame
HUNTINGTON -- More than 240 people came out to celebrate the induction of four businessmen into the Marshall University College of Business Hall of Fame on May 6 at the Marshall University Foundation Hall.
The event brought out the likes of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp, Marshall's Athletic Director Mike Hamrick and Marshall Head Football Coach Doc Holliday.
This year's inductees were former Sourcefire Inc. CEO the late John C. Burris; local lawyer and downtown developer Ben W. Hale Jr.; Cabell Huntington Hospital President and CEO Brent Marsteller and Thomson Reuters President and CEO James C. Smith.
Smith attended the event with his wife, Pam.
Hale and Martseller were unable to attend the event due to illness, and Hale's sisters, Wilsie Hale and Louetta Jimison, represented him at the event.
Ann Burris, widow of John Burris, attended the event on his behalf.
This ceremony is an acknowledgement of success in their professional careers for at least 25 years, contributions to the college and university, and a display of the highest moral character and reputation.
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