MHS All Class News

Great things are happening here in Huntington. The Marshall Lab School Memorial
installation dream is complete and we want to invite you to the unveiling on
October 4, 2019 on the second floor at Jenkins Hall (our former Lab School). There
are several activities planned for the weekend of October 4th - 6th. Watch your
email for more information.

As the President of the Marshall Lab School Alumni Association, I want to thank
those who have donated towards the installation and artist fee already and those
who will in the future. This is OUR dream, and I want you to be a part of it.

Robert Hutton, MU Art Faculty Emeritus, has created a vibrant, colorful, 13-foot
long puzzle tile mural that tells the stories of the Marshall Lab School's proud past.
The project will cost approximately $35,000, including installation, maintenance and
artist fees. Please consider helping preserve the Marshall University Lab School's
legacy by supporting this project.

Donations may be made to the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, with
"Marshall Lab School Mural Fund" noted in the memo line. All donations are tax
deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

I hope you will join us in our efforts to ensure that the legacy of the Lab School lives

Major Smms
President, Marshall Lab School Alumni Association

Jane just sent me the following photo of a wreath placed at our MHS WWII Memoriial by MHS classmates:

Thank you Jane!


From: Jane Sawyers <>
Date: February 20, 2014 at 7:30:12 AM PST
Subject: Reunion update

To All Alumni,

Here is the latest information on the Reunion.  Please pass it on.  We need Registration forms back ASAP as we need $$ to reserve several venues.  But if you are not able to send it in now, please let us know you plan to attend so we may move on with planning.

If you are unable to download the form, I will be glad to mail you a copy.


Thank you,


Marshall Lab School

 Reunion Timeline

June 20-22, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014 - West Virginia Day

4:00-6:00             Reception                     Convention and Visitors Bureau

Speaker      Mayor Steve Williams   Confirmed     Dr Kopp Requested

6:00- 8:00            Dinner       

Restaurants that have agreed to reserve tables of 20 for large groups

                   Club 21

                   Crumpets and Tea         Up to 40 people   Buffet  BYOB      $25.00 pp everything

                   Backyard Pizza

Additional locations will be added as needed

8:00-11:00           Party on the Patio                   Heritage Station   Concert       No Cost

The great news is that …Oakwood Road Band has agreed to play. And the night will be a tribute to US!!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

8:30                      Breakfast                       Pullman Plaza

9:30                      Pickup                           Pullman Plaza

                             Tour of Jenkins Hall and Library old Lab School Records

                             Rick Robinson  Confirmed  Nat DeBruin            Confirmed

11:30                    Lunch                                      John Marshall Room

 Speaker Stan Maynard                    Confirmed

1:00                      Spring Hill Cemetery     Eldora McCoy               Confirmed

          A song that we have chosen will be played while we are at the Bell Tower

2:30                      Tour of the new Art Center, the old Anderson Newcomb building

5:30                      Reception                       Lobby of the Frederick Lobby

7:00-12:00           Dinner/Dance                 Lobby of the Frederick Lobby


Sunday, June 22, 2014

8:30                      Breakfast and Closing             Pullman Hotel


Host Hotel           Pullman Hotel

Room Rate is $95.00 and this rate will be available for June 19, 20 and 21 for those that would like to come in early.  The Presidential Suite is also being donated that will allow two committee members to stay for the weekend PLUS the living area will serve as our Hospitality Suite.  This donation will add them to the list of Sponsors at the top level of Graduate.


Contact                Jane Browning Sawyers        304 544 6275

Email address

Web site     

Marshall Lab Reunion

June 20-22, 2014

Huntington, WV

                        Even if you are not attending PLEASE complete 2nd page

                                                                Alumni                     Friend


Reception Visitors & Convention Center                                 $20.00 __________                $20.00__________


Campus Tour/Lunch  /Spring Hill                                       $30.00 __________                $30.00 __________   

Dinner/Dance Frederick Lobby and Ballroom                       $50.00 __________                $50.00 __________


Closing Breakfast                                                                   $20.00 __________                $20.00 _________


Blenko Piece                                                                                    $50.00 __________


Reunion Fee                                                                                     $15.00                                     $10.00

Total for less than all events                                                         $_________________            $_________________

All Events                        Deadline March 1                                $185.00 ______              $130.00 ______

Late Fee            After March 1                                          $20.00                   


Brick               2 lines, 20 characters                                        $100.00 __________

Complete the last section on page two

Donation                                                                                              $ __________             $ __________

Column Totals                                                             $ _______            $________

Page Total                                                               $________

Please make check to Marshall Lab School Reunion and send to:

Jane Browning Sawyers, 6336 Aracoma Drive, Huntington, WV 25705

Host Hotel is the Pullman Plaza Hotel

Please contact them directly to book your room

304 525 1001 or Anna Pope,

Be sure and tell them that you are with Marshall Lab to get the group rate.

Name _________________________________________________


Address ________________________________________________




Email __________________________________________________


Phone _________________________       Arrival Date _____________


Occupation _______________________________


Where will you be staying __________________________________


Friend’s Name __________________________________________


Relationship _____________________________________________


Class ______________   Dates you attended _____________________


Did you graduate? __________


Favorite teacher(s) _________________________________________


Favorite Song(s) ____________________________________________

We will be making a CD to take home as well as playing on Saturday night.


A memory that you have about your time at the Lab School. You may include on this sheet or a separate sheet and email to



Do you have any thoughts/ideas about the Remembrance that we want to build on the grounds of Jenkins Hall?



Would you be willing to help during the Reunion Weekend? ___________


Would you be interested in attending the Dedication in 2015? ________________


Brick Information:




Even if you are not attending PLEASE complete 2nd page and return to us, thank you.